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 or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.
BLS certification required.
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
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