RN, Patient Care

Atlanta, GA
Feb 03, 2018
Mar 05, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
The Registered Professional Nurse at Northside Hospital independently plans and provides professional nursing care to patients in accordance with physician orders and established guidelines, and in accordance with the scope of practice as defined by the Georgia Nurse Practice Act. The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing: Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition (2015), provides a definition of nursing as: “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.” Furthermore, the scope of practice of the registered nurse and the corresponding standards and competencies are dependent on the nurse’s education, experience, role and population served (ANA, Scope and Standards of Practice, 2015, p 2.). The practice of Professional Nursing at Northside Hospital utilizes ANA’s Scope and Standards of Professional Practice and Professional Performance, incorporates two additional components of clinical practice, and classifies all elements into five domains: 1. Clinical Knowledge and Practice * Assessment, Diagnosis, Outcomes Identification, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation; Clinical Information Systems (Documentation); Patient Care Technology. 2. Professional Practice * Communication, Culturally Congruent Practice, Ethics, Professional Practice Evaluation and Resource Utilization 3. Leadership * Collaboration, Community Involvement, Environmental Health and Leadership 4. Professional Development * Education of Self and Others, Expansion of Knowledge, Advancement of Practice, Contribution to the Professional/Clinical Specialty 5. Evidence-Based Practice, Quality and Research * Evidence-based Practice, Nursing Research, Quality of Practice, Patient Satisfaction Scores, External Reporting/Benchmarks The Staff Registered Professional Nurse III (Staff RN III) is licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Georgia, in good standing and without limitations; has a minimum of two years (2) years full-time experience as a registered professional nurse, and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, an Associate Degree (AD) or a Diploma in Nursing. The Northside Hospital Staff RN III manages care of an assigned group of patients in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the nursing division, to include the Northside Nursing Collaborative Care Model. The practice of all professional nurses at Northside Hospital reflects the values of collaboration, communication, coordination, integration, and empowerment. Northside Hospital Staff Registered Nurse positions are based on a sequential progression from a novice nurse to an expert. The job descriptions for Staff RN I to Staff RN VI therefore imply that a nurse who is employed at a specific level possesses the knowledge, skills, competencies and critical thinking abilities of all prior (lower) levels. As an example, the job description for Staff RN III includes all provisions of Staff RN I and II in addition to the specific requirements of the Staff RN III position.
Position Requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: 1. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and licensed as a RN in the State of Georgia in good standing without limitations. 2. Minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience as a RN post-orientation or post-residency training. 3. Certified in American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS). a. Other REQUIRED cardiopulmonary resuscitation certifications (ACLS, NALS, PALS, etc.) are unit specific. Please refer to the specific clinical unit. 4. Please refer to the specific clinical unit for additional education, competencies and/or certification required as a condition of employment. 5. Select Unit/Role specific REQUIREMENTS: Please refer to the specific clinical unit. 6. Other REQUIRED RN attributes are unit specific. Please refer to the specific clinical unit. Bone Marrow Transplant: Obtains ACLS certification within one year of employment (required) Cancer Center (Radiation Oncology): 1. Obtains ACLS certification within one year of employment (required) 2. Certified as Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) Cardiology –Forsyth: Minimum of two (2) years critical care experience preferred Cath Lab Admission/Recovery Unit (ARU )- Forsyth: 1. Certified in ACLS (required) 2. Minimum of two (2) years critical care experience preferred Critical Care: Obtains ACLS certification within one year of employment (required) Emergency Department: Certified in ACLS (required) Family Centered Care – Admissions Team: 1. Minimum of two (2) years’ Nursery/NICU experience, or four (4) years’ Mother/Baby experience. 2. Certified as NRP (required) Gastro-Intestinal Lab: Certified in ACLS (ACLS certification required for registered nurses performing moderate sedation). (required) Newborn Admission Team: 1. Minimum of two (2) years of nursery/NICU or four (4) years of Mother/Baby unit experience. 2. Certified in NRP (required) Neurosciences: 1. ACLS certification and dysrhythmia interpretation for the Neuro Vascular Intermediate patient required (required) 2. Completion of Critical Care and Basic Arrhythmia course preferred 3. ACLS certification preferred Pain Treatment and Spine Centers : Certified in ACLS certification (for Registered Nurse performing moderate sedation). (required) Pediatric Radiology (Sedation): Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). This certification is required for a Registered Nurse assisting with the moderate sedation under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist. (required) Radiology: 1. Obtains ACLS certification within one year of employment (required) 2. ACLS certification required for Registered Nurse performing moderate sedation. (required) 3. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in medical-surgical nursing or related area with at least one (1) year experience involving the treatment of cardiac/critical care patients or previous radiology experience preferred 4. PALS is required of Radiology Nurses working in the Alpharetta Pediatric Imaging facility and is preferred but not required for all other Radiology nurses (required) Renal Services – Hemodialysis: Minimum of one (1) year experience in critical care or hemodialysis preferred Special Care Nurseries: 1. Certified as Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) required (required) 2. Completion of the American Heart Association Resuscitation course preferred Surgical Services: Operating Room: Prior Operating Room experience or completion of a course in Operating Room nursing preferred. PACU: Prior PACU or ICU experience or completion of a course in Post-Anesthesia Care nursing preferred All AREAS: Certified in ACLS preferred KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION PREFERRED: 1. BSN degree preferred 2. National Certification in Clinical Specialty preferred 3. Other preferred RN attributes are unit specific. Please refer to the specific clinical unit.

License/Certification Requirements: Yes

Work Hours: 8a-4:30p

Weekend Requirements: Yes

On-Call Requirements: Yes


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We are committed to the health and wellness of our community. As such, we dedicate ourselves to being a center of excellence in providing high-quality health care. We are a leader in providing evidence-based treatment options and using the latest technology. In order to continue providing our patients and their families superior care, we are seeking qualified individuals to join our team. Join other Northside staff in wide-ranging roles that help make us the top-rated hospital for patient services.
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