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Position : Med/Surg RN

Develop and implement total nursing care for patients by assessment, nursing diagnosis, patient care plans, provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

Develop systems to provide care to a population including infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

As required by the State Board of Nursing.

Current Basic Life Support. As required by the State Board of Nursing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a Registered Nurse Program with current Oklahoma Registered Nurse license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: BSN. Experience, school attendance record and performance record may be considered.

Participates and implements age specific care and interaction.

Employee has attended departmental orientation (training) and annual inservice education for age specific training. Implements age specific training.

Collaborates with the healthcare team (RN, LPN, NA, Physician and ancillary disciplines) in the assessment of the patient/family.

Performs a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.

This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the patient population.

Adequately assesses and reassesses pain.

Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Interprets data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.

Collaborates with the healthcare team to develop a plan of care to meet the physiological, spiritual, emotional, mental, social and developmental needs of the patient.

Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Acts appropriately to address requests for additional resources or issue resolution.

Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.

Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning.

Family is included in teaching, as appropriate. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.

Collaborates with the healthcare team in the implementation of the patient’s plan of care.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.

Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age and clinical condition.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.

Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice.

Administers medications accurately and safely. Knows medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.

Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

Accurately and consistently evaluates patient/family responses to interventions to determine the patient’s progress and revise the plan of care.

Revises plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.