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Registered Nurse

Company: e-Solutions
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Min 2 years exp in acute care setting or rehab setting required. The Registered Nurse, with appropriate competency completions, is responsible for the direct and indirect nursing care of all patients ranging in age from 18 years to geriatric experiencing medically complex conditions, general medical-surgical conditions, with rehabilitation and/or wound care needs. The RN is also responsible for the overall direction and supervision of all patient care during his/her shift. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill to carry out the nursing process when providing patient care. Satisfies the established standards of the nursing practice. Supervises and delegates patient care tasks to LVN/LPN or CNA and other patient care team members. Promotes teamwork with physicians and personnel of other departments. As appropriate, the Registered Nurse takes into consideration the patients age in the performance of any task.
POSITION SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervisory Positions may include:
LVN/LPN
Nursing Assistants/Nursing Technicians
C.N.A.
Unit Secretary
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to project a professional image
Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements and hospital policies and procedures
Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Order entry, data input etc.)
A minimum of two (2) years experience in an ICU environment is preferred for HOU/ICU RNs
Education and/or Experience:
Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing
Two or more years of acute care experience or rehabilitation as a registered nurse is preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
A Registered Nurse who is currently licensed to practice, in good standing, by the state of employment
Must maintain current provider CPR certification throughout employment
ACLS certification required within 6 months of employment
If working in ICU, current ACLS is required upon hire and throughout employment
CCRN certification preferred, for ICU/HOU RNs
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English is the primary language of the facility
Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with patients, family, and staff members
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, patient or family, physicians and public
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
Ability to compute rate*** ratio, and percent
Also the ability to draw and interpret various graphs
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and/or diagram form
Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in statistical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily based on five overall skills categories; assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and teaching/coaching
Each category will be assessed on performance measurements of appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness and timeliness
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions
Job Function
Approximate
% of Time
Implements patient care and prioritizes and collaborates with health team members as necessary.
20%
Coordinates and delegates the delivery of care provided by selected members of the health care team.
20%
Assess patients condition, learning needs and family dynamics based on systematic data collection utilizing assessment skills and tools appropriate to the respective practice area.
15%
Communicates effectively and appropriate to patient, family and other health care providers.
10%
Documents delivery of health care and nursing processes in accordance with specific unit standards and hospital nursing policy.
10%
Develops a comprehensive plan of care and discharge plan based on the nursing assessment and integration of the medical plan utilizing patients, family and other health care team members.
10%
Evaluates outcomes of the patient care planning and teaching, collaborating and coordinating with other health care team members to revise the plan according to the changing needs of the patient.
5%
Maintains clinical competency (to include age specific) by assuming responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experiences and integrate, as appropriate, into patient care delivery based upon specific patient needs.
5%
Participates in the orientation and education of personnel and students.
3%
Performs other duties as assigned or delegated by the Unit Manager or Charge Nurse.
2%
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to responsibilities
Accountable for leadership of staff as assigned, delegating and coordinating nursing care to achieve and measure quality, cost-effective outcomes
Checks emergency equipment
Demonstrates competency in operation of critical care equipment
Demonstrates critical thinking skills
Demonstrates procedures related to the use of nursing equipment and supplies
Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administer same
Maintains a safe and effective environment
Makes patient rounds to assess physical and emotional status and to initiate nursing intervention
Obtains report from nurse being relieved from duty and provides report to nurse coming on duty.
Keeps Nursing Unit manager or others as appropriate informed about patients status and related matters
Performs or supervises complete, timely, and accurate documentation of patient care
Performs or supervises administration and documentation of medications, internal nutrition and treatments per physicians order and accurately records all care provided
Performs or supervises review of medication and treatment records for completeness, accuracy in transcription of physician orders and adherence to stop order policy
Responds to patient and family concern, ensures that each concern is documented and a resolution is initiated
Responsible for planning, organizing and evaluating care interventions and their effect on outcome
Seeks out external resources through conferences, workshops, etc. as necessary. Shares professional knowledge with staff, managers and hospital personnel
Supports staff, patient and family education to enhance knowledge, skills, and necessary behaviors to facilitate positive outcomes
Utilizes the nursing process, documentation, communication and technical skills, collaboration with physicians and other team members to meet performance requirements
Promote the philosophy, mission and objectives of the Company within and to customers outside the hospital
Demonstrates satisfactory level of interpersonal skills to interact with facility and medical staff and Administration, patients, families, customers, vendors and government agencies
Assure participation in relevant in-service training sessions, facility meetings and continuing educational opportunities appropriate to responsibilities
Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times in care and use of patient and hospital property
Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties within allotted time
Appropriately accesses the resources of the Companys corporate offices for consultation and program development support
Participate in hospital wide patient safety program identifying risks to patient safety and reducing healthcare errors
Comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements
Perform other duties as assigned
RNs may work in sub-specialty areas including ICU/HOU, Wound Care and Telemetry, with documented orientation to the specialty area
Patient Rights
Promotes and protects patients rights; treats patients with dignity and respect; reports suspected abuse or neglect.
Leadership
Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks; generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities; communicates and models organizational values; fosters high performance; recognizes need for and provides adequate resources.
Process Improvement
Applies process improvement methods and techniques; assists in data collection; identifies processes for improvement in daily work; and assists in education of new employees in the team process.
Environment Of Care
Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures; participates in fire and disaster drills; demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures; applies safety and security precautions; demonstrates understanding of hazardous materials plan; demonstrates proper use of equipment.
Infection Control
Applies hand-washing principles during daily work; demonstrates understanding of isolation precautions; recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program; demonstrates understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste; maintains personal hygiene; complies with OSHA standards in the work place; and demonstrates understanding of cross-contamination.
Information Management
Enters or records data timely and accurately; protects confidentiality of patient information; protects data against loss or destruction; reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Demonstrates active listening techniques
Gains support through effective relationships
Treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback
Establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service
Creates and maintains reporting mechanisms
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Attends in-service and education programs; attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure
Provides in-service to staff
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
In a standard workday, Employee is required to:
Hrs
Min
Max
1. Sitting
0-2
4. Walking Distance
2. Standing
5-8
1 to 50
X
3. Walk
5-8
51 to 100
101 to 300
X
Work Position and Activities
N=Not at all
O=Occasionally (1-33%)
F=Frequently (34-66%)
C=Continually (67-100%)
1. Lift or Transfer
5. Reach
O
a. Up to 10 pounds (Sedentary)
F
6. Stoop or Bend
F
b. 11-20 pounds (Light)
F
7. Crouch or Squat
F
c. 21-50 pounds (Medium)
F
8. Kneel
O
d. 51-100 pounds (Heavy)
O
9. Handle or feel
C
e. > 100 pounds (Very Heavy)
O
10. Talk
C
2. Carry
F
11. Hear
C
3. Push or Pull
F
12. Sit, walk, stand
C
4. Climb
N
13. Foot Controls
O
Employee uses hands for repetitive action such as:
Yes
No
Yes
No
1. Grasping: Right Hand
X
4. Grasping & Turning: Left Hand
X
2. Grasping: Left Hand
X
5. Fine Manipulation: Right Hand
X
3. Grasping & Turning: Right Hand
X
6. Fine Manipulation: Left Hand
X
Mental Demands
Yes
No
Yes
No
1. Alertness
X
7. Creativity
X
2. Precision
X
8. Concentration
X
3. Analytic Ability
X
9. Judgment
X
4. Problem Solving
X
10. Imagination
X
5. Memory
X
11. Initiative
X
6. Communication
X
12. Patience
X
Protective Equipment Needed
Yes
No
Yes
No
1. Gown
X
4. Mask
X
2. Gloves
X
5. Resuscitation Masks
X
3. Goggles
X
6. Respirator/TB Masks
X
HAZARDS: Situations in which the individual is exposed to definite risk
Yes
No
Yes
No
1. Mechanical
X
8. Frequent Travel
X
2. Electrical
X
9. Long / Irregular Hours
X
3. Explosives
X
10. Stressful Atmosphere
X
4. Burns
X
11. Inadequate Work Area
X
5. Chemicals
X
12. Moving Machinery
X
6. Fumes/Gases/Odors
X
13. Blood Borne Pathogens
X
7. Toxic Waste
X
14. TB
X
Work Environment
Yes
No
Yes
No
1. Inside Work
X
4. Vibration
X
2. Outside Work
X
5. Wet / Humid
X
3. Noise
X

Position Urgency:
Normal

Shifts:
NIGHT

State License Details:
Must Be Currently Active

Minimum Years of Experience:
2

Minimum Guaranteed Hours:
36

Specialty Type:
Nursing

Sub Specialty:
Med-surg Adult

General Certifications:
ACLSBLS/BCLS

Bilingual:
No

EMR Used:
No Listing

Holiday Coverage Required:
No

Keywords: e-Solutions, Round Rock , Registered Nurse, Other , Round Rock, Texas

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