RN- Acute Care- FT- 6 pm-6 am
Registered Nurse - Acute Care-FT- 6 pm- 6 am
Reporting and accountable to the Nurse Manager/Director, the Registered Nurse is responsible for coordinating and delivering patient care utilizing the nursing process.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Assess and documents the patient’s physical and psychosocial condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care.
Develop and implements a plan of patient care reflecting significant nursing diagnosis and interventions to achieve desired patient outcomes, involving the patient/family and healthcare team in this process.
Evaluate patient outcomes, effectiveness of plan of care, and readiness for discharge. Revise as needed, and make referrals when indicated.
Utilize manual and automated information systems to improve efficiency and effect productivity.
Demonstrate a current working knowledge of equipment, instrumentation and medications.
Adhere to the standards, policies, procedures and goals of the hospital.
Act as a liaison in coordinating patient care activities with family care giver, nurses, physicians and allied health professionals.
Communicate patient’s plan of care and significant changes to all members of the interdisciplinary team and to the patient, family and significant others.
Participate in and support performance improvement and risk management activities.
Provide education as indicated after assessing the learning needs of the patient, family, staff members and students.
Demonstrate cost effectiveness by using supplies judiciously, anticipating needs for special supplies and equipment, and making recommendations for change.
Complete required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements.
Comply with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, and other hazardous substances.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit.
Special skills required of the Registered Nurse include the ability to communicate effectively with patients, family, and healthcare personnel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Must possess a Registered Nurse degree through accredited program.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kentucky.
Certified in CPR.
Keep abreast of changing standards regarding medication, medical technology, nursing procedures, and theory.
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Night
Beth Cavanah - Director of Human Resources
615 Old Symsonia Rd
Benton, KY 42025