Registered Nurse (RN) Business Health - PRN

Salem VA, Virginia
Competitive Salary
Jan 10, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type

LewisGale Medical Center (LGMC) delivers quality care to our patients located in the beautiful mountainous region of Southwest Virginia.  LGMC is a 521-bed acute care facility and is the largest hospital in the LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS).  Through our extensive network stretching from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, we have the privilege of serving more than 250,000 patients each year. 

LewisGale is also ranked among the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for benchmarked quality cancer care, patient safety and satisfaction and health outcomes.  Lastly, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked us among the top hospitals nationwide on quality measures for our services and treatments to address heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Accountable and Responsible for Clinical Judgment

-Demonstrates accountability for essential clinical knowledge to positively affect patient outcomes within the scope of nursing practice while assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating care.

-Demonstrates strong and accurate clinical judgment and competent or expert nursing skills while following established policies including those related to confidentiality (written, verbal, electronic and digital).

-Documents effectively, succinctly, and timely according to organizational policy.

-Incorporates time management and prioritizes for efficiency and productivity.

-Delegates only those tasks for which she or he believes the other health team member has the knowledge and skill to perform, taking into consideration training, cultural competence, experience, and facility/agency policies and procedures.

Duty to Self and Others through Clinical Inquiry

-Professionally resolves or seeks assistance for clinical problems and conflict.

-Timely collaborates with the healthcare team to report information.

-Questions and evaluates practice and evidence through research utilization and experiential learning. Committed to Caring Practices

-Demonstrates professional caring practices through sensitivity, respect, engagement, and assessing for patient/participants satisfaction.

-Creates a safe and therapeutic atmosphere for patients, co workers, other departments and customers. -Coaches other members of the team for professional growth and to meet the patients/participants needs.

Advocates for the Patient

-Works on behalf of others representing the concerns of the participant/employer/community.  

-Adheres to quality standards such as National Patient Safety standards and infection prevention.

-Appropriately teaches patients with instructions until referral to the next provider is accurately provided. 

Collaborates within the Healthcare Environment

-Demonstrates and promotes hospital and nursing Mission, Vision, Philosophy and Core Values.

-Communicates professionally with other team members and colleagues by following approved methods of communication as applicable

-Collaborates with patients/participants and the healthcare team to coordinate care for an effective and current plan of care.

Contributes to the Healthcare Environment with Systems Thinking

-Adheres to and promotes the regulations that safeguard the care including but not limited to: Basic Life Support (BLS), National Patient Safety Goals, American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, Standards of Care, Safe Patient Handling, and the Joint Commission Guidelines.

-Attends staff meetings and engaged in hospital affairs.

-Demonstrates quality systems thinking through gaining and maintaining knowledge of the quality indicators including the nursing sensitive indicators.

-Contributes to promoting a work environment that is free from harassment or lateral violence such as bullying.

-A professional role model within the community when representing the organization.

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