Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members; and utilizes evidence based practice. Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods; establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support in accordance with our mission statement. Exemplifies the INURSE values through integrity, nursing excellence, unity, respect, scholar, and evidence based practice. Contributes to the operation of the department by maintaining equipment; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques; maintains nursing supplies inventory by anticipating needed supplies and using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)
Administers medications within the scope of practice and the hospital's policies and procedures.
Assesses, evaluates, interprets and documents the patients physical and mental status.
Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and significant others in a position to understand care requirements and works to resolve patient problems through the use of multidisciplinary teams.
Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, and significant others to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustment; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing and other governing agency regulations.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel; protects patient and employees by adhering to policies and protocols.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; maintains continuity through documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic medical record.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Completes annual competency and regulatory education.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results measured by Press Ganey/HCAPS, AIDET, and Model of Care and Conduct.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Thorough knowledge of a variety of medical equipment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to administer medications per policy and procedure.
- Ability to follow the National Patient Safety Goals.
- Ability to interpret lab and diagnostic results as it relates to patients status.
- Ability to communicate with all disciplines using SBAR.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Demonstrates courteous, kind and a caring, compassionate, positive attitude and support to the organization.
- Clinical skills, Bedside Manner, Infection Control, Nursing Skills, Physiological Knowledge, Administering Medication, Medical Teamwork, Multi-tasking, Listening, Verbal Communication, Health Promotion and Maintenance.
- ED/ICU Requirement: ACLS MED SURG AREAS Requirement: BLS College Diploma Nursing Required
- Bachelors Nursing Preferred
- College Diploma Nursing Required
- 0 years Required
- Licensed Registered Nurse
- Certified Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.
Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.
DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.