Jun 23, 2022

New Graduate Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Taylorville Memorial Hospital

  • Memorial Health
  • Taylorville, IL, USA

Job Description

Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse is responsible for the care of a complex group of patients through the appropriate utilization of the nursing process, applying knowledge of holistic care. Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies, procedures, and standards of care. Demonstrates critical thinking in the delivery of safe, effective patient care.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Will submit letter verifying successful NCLEX completion
  • BSN preferred

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Must be able to position and/or transfer an average adult patient and possess gross coordination sufficient to perform other patient care duties as required. Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of standing. Must be able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as IV insertion and IM injections.
  • Environmental working conditions include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue, contagious diseases and/or radioactive or other potentially hazardous materials.

Responsibilities

  • Professional Nursing Care
    • Age appropriate assessment.
    • Data analysis to identify nursing problems.
    • Defines individualized patient outcomes.
    • Develops an interdisciplinary, individualized plan of care in partnership with patients and families.
    • Implements specified interventions to attain expected outcomes.
    • Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes, revising the plan when indicated.
    • Does not accept physicians’ telephone orders independently; the RN supervising the RNLP must be listening at the same time.
    • Seeks guidance from the supervising RN when performing aspects of nursing care that the RNLP has not previously performed.
  • Supervision and Delegation
    • Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description, individual capability and patient needs.
    • Communicates patient status and caregiver performance expectations.
    • Supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
    • Directs performance improvement for LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
    • Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others.
    • Communicates changes in patient condition to the RN supervising the RNLP.
  • Communication and Collaboration
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
    • Uses therapeutic communication techniques.
    • Demonstrates assertiveness.
    • Communicates relevant patient information to other members of the health team.
    • Documents patient care according to TMH policies and procedures.
    • Ensures appropriate implementation of physicians’ orders.
  • Quality and Safety
    • Identifies and resolves safety risks.
    • Participates in continuous quality improvement.
    • Participations in the periodic review and revision of policies, procedures and standards of care.
    • Complies with all safety policies.
  • Professional Accountability
    • Demonstrates ethical decision-making.
    • Advocates for patients and families.
    • Appropriately follows the chain of command.
    • Participates in community health initiatives.
    • Participates in community organizations.
    • Contributes to nursing research activities and applies findings in clinical practice.
    • Participates in nurse peer review.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.