Registered Nurse
Description

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse is directly accountable for the care given to patients. Provides direct communication with providers and teammates about the changes in the patient’s clinical condition. The RN is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in the condition and/or response to treatment.

Requirements

Education and Experience: 

· Current and valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Ohio

· BLS upon hire and maintain current

· ACLS within 6 months of hire and maintain current

  

Responsibilities:

· Complete initial assessment on new patients 

· Ability to efficiently and accurately perform physical assessments on patients as indicated

· Provide intravenous (peripheral and central) site care as necessary

· Insert peripheral intravenous line when indicated and infusions

· Comply with information in the Infection Manual and demonstrate appropriate use of PPE

· Assists physician or practitioners with procedures on the unit as indicated

· Recognize signs of abuse and report immediately

· Report abnormal test results or change in patient condition to physician in a timely manner

· Complete documentation

· Provide education to patients and families as indicated 

· Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the organization’s mission, vision and values

· Avoid and prevents injury to self and patients by applying principles of body mechanics

· Report all unusual incidents to the appropriate person and understand and abide by all policy and procedures

· Attend scheduled and mandatory in-services

· Comply with Code of Ethics and HIPAA requirements

· Knowledge of emergency preparedness procedures

· Maintain work area in a neat, clean and orderly manner eliminating any seen or known hazards

· Knowledge and compliance with standard and transmission-based precautions


Required Skills/Abilities:

· Must be able to prioritize tasks

· Must be able to handle stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions and distractions

· Must be highly motivated and willing to assume additional jobs and duties as needed

· Strong computer skills to include EMR and Microsoft Outlook

· IV insertion and infusions

· Physical assessment of patients


Physical Requirements:

· Sitting 3-6 hours daily

· Standing 3-6 hours daily

· Walking 3-6 hours daily

· Wrist deviation and repetitions

· Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds

· Occasionally twisting, bending, pulling, pushing or squatting/kneeling

· Exposure to hazardous chemicals or infections