Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital - Athens, Georgia
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 (see addendum)
Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred
ADDENDUM – ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALTY AREAS:
All Nursing Disciplines (Medical Surgical, Radiology, as well as those listed individually below):
Ability to accurately perform physical and psychosocial assessments using a variety of evidence-based tools and techniques appropriate to the patient’s condition and developmental age.
Ability to develop and implement an individualized plan of care for each patient, in collaboration with each patient, family, or significant other in order to address identified needs.
Documents patient’s vital signs, assessment findings, the patient’s care plan, interventions, patient and family teaching, and the patient’s response to interventions. Demonstrates effective communication with patients, families, and all members of the healthcare team.
Ability to recognize changes in the patient’s condition and escalate concerns when appropriate and to the appropriate team member.
Demonstrates protection of safety for patients, families, coworkers and all people at current facility using the methods recommended (ex. ALWAYS SAFE, responses to various CODES announced).
Demonstrates the ability to administer medications utilizing the 5 rights of medication administration.
Utilizes physician orders, policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols to effectively provide high quality, individualized care within the nurse’s scope of practice.
Additional Required Certifications:
ACLS Certification (L&D – within 6 months from hire date)
AWHONN Basic Fetal Monitoring Certification (L&D only – by end of orientation period)
NRP certification required (by end of orientation period)
Utilizes physician orders, policies and procedures, and the condition of mother/fetus/neonate to determine frequency of assessment.
Identifies, reports and takes appropriate protective measures for risk situations such as suspicion of abuse or neglect, abnormal mother/infant bonding, failure to thrive, and potential for infant/child abduction