Piedmont Henry Hospital - Stockbridge, Georgia
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The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of a nursing program
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
New Graduates of a nursing program eligible
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse
BLS certification required.
Bachelor's degree preferred
Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable
Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred
ADDENDUM – ADDITIONAL EXPEREINCE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALTY AREAS: <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
ACLS Certification (L&D- within 6 months from hire date)
AWHONN Basic Fetal Monitoring Certification (L&D only – by end of the orientation period)
NRP certification required (by end of orientation to unit).
ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire date
ACLS required within 6 months of hire date
PreOp/PACU/ENDO/CSU – ACLS required within 6 months of hire date; PALS required within 6 months of hire date if unit provides care to pediatric patients
ED, Critical Care & designated stroke Medical/Surgical Units:
Knowledgeable in assessment, planning, treatment, and evaluation of patients experiencing stroke or stroke-like symptoms
Provides appropriate stroke related education and Stroke Education Booklet to patients and/ or family/ caregiver with discussion on risk factor reduction
Knowledgeable in stroke performance measures and relationship to patient outcomes
Communicates with the multidisciplinary team and assists with coordination of care of the stroke / TIA patient
Completes required 4 hours of stroke related education annually and demonstrates competency with performing the MEND exam