Firelands Regional Medical Center RN in Sandusky, Ohio

Requisition Number

17-0578

Post Date

6/19/2017

Title

RN

City

Sandusky

State

OH

Company

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Department

Nursing-Emergency Services

Employment Type

Hourly Full Time

Work Hours

3:00pm - 3:30am

Biweekly Scheduled Hours

80

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY AND SCOPE

Under the general direction of the Nurse Director, delivers care to patients through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention,

implementation, and evaluation, effectively interacts with patients and their significant others, along with other health team members, while maintaining standards of professional nursing utilizing evidence-based practice.

FUNCTIONS:

Adherence to Medical Center/Department Policy

Maintains acceptable attendance/punctuality records in accordance with FRMC policy.

Follows dress code.

Observes confidentiality.

Adheres to safety policies.

Participates in continuing education and clinical competency as appropriate.

Follows Department of Nursing and Medical Center policies and procedures.

Precepts new employees and students as defined in FRMC’s preceptor policy.

Patient Care Coordination

May function in the role of the shift lead RN or relief Charge Nurse.

Utilizes the nursing process.

Incorporates evidence-based practice into daily patient care.

Uses appropriate resources to answer evidence-based practice questions.

Critically examines and questions the rationale and scientific basis for clinical practice and/or changes in practice.

Identifies evidence-based practice/ research findings with potential implications for changing clinical practice.

Clarifies and co-signs all physician orders.

Notifies physician of patient condition, changes or requests.

Assigns patient care givers.

Prioritizes patient and staff needs.

Delegates responsibilities to appropriate team members.

Assesses the patient.

Plans patient care.

Evaluates effectiveness of plan of care.

Instructs patient/family.

Documents patient care.

Collaborates with other health team members.

Implements Patient Care

Administers medications, I.V.s.

Administers treatments.

Delivers care for patients.

Information Processing and Documentation

Communicates patient information to care givers.

Documents information.

Transcribes and notes physician orders.

Charges for equipment, supplies, and treatment.

Communicates patient acuity information to the Nursing Supervisor in a timely manner.

Provides an efficient and concise shift report.

Assists Nurse Director with Q.A. data collection, documentation, and interpretation.

Care of Environment & Equipment

Maintains unit.

Maintains equipment.

Interpersonal Skills

Communicates with peers, other health team members, patients, visitors and students.

Maintains adaptability.

Supports unit team.

Resolves problems.

Participates in new employee orientation.

Demonstrates service excellence and ACE.

MINIMALLY REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Education:

Must be a graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing.

Training and/or Experience:

Must possess current hospital experience (within past five years) or be a new nursing graduate (within past two years). Nurses who do not meet this requirement must show proof of successful graduation from an approved refresher course.

Must be knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care.

Prefer minimum of one year’s experience in pertinent clinical specialty. Nurses who do not meet this requirement must obtain experience through competency based orientation (CBO).

Possess a service orientation.

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:

Must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Ohio.

Must be currently certified in CPR (and recertified bi-annually).

Unit Specific Requirements: Unit-specific requirements must be obtained within 6 months of hire, if not current at the time of hire.

3N, 4N, and PACU ACLS Certification required. Basic EKG required.

Board Certification preferred.

ER ACLS Certification required, Basic

EKG required. PALS required, TNCC required.

ER experience preferred, at least one year nursing experience required.

3-Tower ACLS Certification required, Basic EKG required,

Chemo Certification.

Radiology

ACLS and PALS required. Board Certification preferred.

OB Fetal Monitoring, Basic EKG, and Neonatal Resuscitation required.

Board Certification preferred.

Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Certification preferred.

4P ACLS, Basic EKG required,

Board Certification preferred.

CCU ACLS, Basic EKG, ECCO required

CCRN preferred.

Critical Care

experience preferred, at least of nursing experience required.

Pediatrics/3-West PALS required,

Board Certification preferred.

OR (First Assist) CNOR or CNOR eligible.

Completion of an approved RNFA course.

Covered by professional

liability.

Job Characteristics:

Works with acutely ill patients, including emergency situations.

Works independently as well as functioning as a team member.

Capable of adapting to changing environment.

Represents FRMC to the community. Acts as an ambassador and advocate for FRMC.

Equipment, Machines, Tools:

Knowledgeable of equipment used in pertinent clinical area (see unit-specific competency base orientation [CBO], location of reference manuals, and resources for consultation.)

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to understand and effectively communicate in both written and oral form.

Ability to read and write small letters and numbers and perform complex arithmetic.

Ability to maintain and project a positive impression of the Medical Center at all times.

Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner and maintain an accident free work place, including ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Medical Center emergency codes.

Ability to comply with OSHA regulations and CDC standard and transmission-based precaution recommendations and to utilize proper personal protective equipment.

Ability to comply with provisions of applicable M.S.D.S. forms.

Successful completion of a ninety (90) day get acquainted period.