Registered Nurse (RN), Med Surg 1 Telemetry, PRN Nights - Piedmont Henry

Job Number: 1701884

Piedmont Henry Hospital - Stockbridge, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Description

RESPONSIBLE FOR:   
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.  

Requirements

 
 

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 or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.

BLS certification required.

 

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.

Women’s Services:

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or Horizon Program Participants entering into a specialty unit will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of program commencement)

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

Emergency Department:

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS and PALS Certification - (Nurse Residents or Horizon Program Participants entering into a specialty unit will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of program commencement)

Performs quick triage assessment, incorporating age specific or cultural phenomena, upon arrival

 Incorporates relevant cues, and eliminates non relevant cues, when analyzing assessment data

 Quickly and accurately establishes triage acuity based upon assessment data

Plans with patient, family, significant other and healthcare team for disposition from the ED

Critical Care

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or Horizon Program Participants entering into a specialty unit will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of program commencement)

Coordinates and directs the delivery of nursing care for the Medical-Surgical unit at times when critical care has no patients in order to provide ready in-house access to staffing for critical care admissions

Provides direct clinical care for critically ill adult patients according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practices standards under the supervision of the critical care supervising physician

Asses patient for change in status and institute appropriate emergency interventions to stabilize patient

Implements treatment plan for acute illness in collaboration with designated primary supervising physician.

Cardiac Tele

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or Horizon Program Participants entering into a specialty unit will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of program commencement)

 Basic cardiac rhythm monitoring, interpretation, and treatment

 Advanced life support

 Administration of continuous cardiac medications and infusions, and monitoring of side effects

 Monitoring of patients before, during, and after invasive cardiac procedures

Recognition of signs and symptoms of cardiac, pulmonary, and respiratory emergencies

Surgical Services:

Additional Required Certifications:

PreOp/PACU/ENDO/CSU – ACLS; PALS if unit provides care to pediatric patients (Nurse Residents or Horizon Program Participants entering into a specialty unit will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of program commencement)

Utilizes appropriate tools, screenings, and flowsheets to document assessment and discharge for patients receiving anesthesia.

Determines readiness of patients discharge from PACU by scoring and consultation with anesthesia personnel.

Responsible for assessment of patient at appropriate intervals based on defined standards of care for patients in pre/intra/post-procedural/surgical phases of care.

 Collaborates with other staff to coordinate and direct the delivery of nursing care in Surgical Services.

Designated Stroke: ED, Critical Care & 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 and NIHSS exams

Transplant:

 Participates in the transplant process according to transplant center protocol.

 Implements a clinical pathway for duration of hospital stay.

Ability to identify and monitor for signs and symptoms of transplant related infections or organ rejection

 

 

IND123 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

For PRN positions: One year of nursing experience in a hospital setting preferred

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable (see addendum)

Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred



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