Job Details

Position : RN Med-Surg

 Ability to maintain confidentiality; and both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients, and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.

Incorporate Mission, Vision, and Core Values into department, and ensures departmental employees and self adhere to these.

Wears appropriate apparel for the position and displays nametag upon such apparel.

Regular and predictable attendance at work. 

Provides the best possible nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of patients on the unit, including giving direct patient care. 

Utilizes gathered data in determining priorities for patients' physical, psychological, educational and discharge needs in formulating the plan of care.

Makes nursing assignments appropriate to the skill level of employees.

Functions in Charge Nurse role when assigned.

 Identifies problems and guides personnel to their solution.

Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of coworkers.

Administers medications and intravenous solutions skillfully and correctly.

Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting.

Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand.

Participates in planning changes and improvements.

Supervises LPN and nursing assistant personnel.

Carries out nursing interventions safely and accurately utilizing knowledge, judgment and skill to implement physicians' orders and the nursing plan of care.

Evaluates patient/family responses to implementation of the plan of care and modifies plan of care based on these responses.

Prioritizes workload.

Performs documentation in the nursing unit and in the patient's record accurately, concisely and in a timely manner.

Demonstrates effective communication skills.

 Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures.

Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.

Keeps house supervisor informed of patient needs, and problems on the nursing unit.

Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.

Evaluates the performance of personnel with recommendations for appropriate action.

 Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.

 Maintains professional patient confidentiality.

Displays concern and initiative.

Observes and supports hospital policies.

 Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.

Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, patients, and visitors.

Volunteers for on-call shift coverage.  If shifts cannot be covered voluntarily, will be assigned to cover on-call.

 Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, LCHC policies, nursing standards and professional judgment.

 Works rotating shifts, weekends and holidays as scheduled.

 Effectively assumes job responsibilities of ancillary support during absences.

Attend meetings and in-services as required.

Other duties as assigned.