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Med/Surg: Staff RN, FT, 7p-7a, Decatur

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 11-28-2018
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coordinates nursing care and patient/family education for the NEWBORN, PEDIATRIC, ADOLESCENT, ADULT, and GERIATRIC patients through the use of the nursing process; maintains positive working relationships with staff and other departments to provide optimal quality outcomes within the framework of professional nursing practice.
  • These responsibilities are met according to hospital policy, hospital mission statement and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. Basic arrhythmia/telemetry training                            
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:  Operationally, the Staff RN reports to the Unit Manager and the House Supervisor, and administratively to the Chief Nursing Officer.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge base and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patients served.
  • The nurse must demonstrate familiarity with the principles of growth and development throughout the life cycle.
  • The nurse must be able to assimilate basic knowledge and patient related data to perform a comprehensive and age appropriate assessment.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1)  Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • 2)  Current Texas RN licensure
  • 3)  CPR certification
  • 4)  ACLS
  • 5) PALS    
 Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire. 
New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required CPR, ACLS, and PALS.
 
RECOMMENDED:  1)  Specialty Certification
 
EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Non-Exempt
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY ONE:  There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes during the performance of the job.  Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employees when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
 
Physical requirements:  Able to properly care for the patient population
 
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