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Education - RN Nurse Resident

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 05-15-2017
Job Summary:  Under the guidance of the Nurse Residency Manager, perform nursing patient care duties for the assigned unit or department under the direction of a Clinical Coordinator and/or Nursing Unit Director. Participate in learning activities, classroom lectures, etc. provided through the Wise Health System Nurse Residency program. Plan, provide, and evaluate total nursing care in accordance with the established patient care philosophy. Facilitate individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Relate effectively with other shifts for continuity of care, maintain satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units; and participate in all phases of education.
  • Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities: Knowledge of managed and direct patient care principles.
  • Knowledge of the Health Information Protection and Portability Act(HIPPA).
  • Knowledge of applicable hospital, department, unit, and or standards of practice in place at Wise Health System.
  • Problem resolution skills and the ability to assess situations and take an appropriate course of action.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Strong clinical assessment skills and the ability to provide appropriate patient centered care.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to meet shift commitments on a prompt and efficient basis with minimal absences.
  • Ability to cooperate and maintain good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, patients, and visitors.
  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed during emergencies.
  • Ability to provide adequate attention and care to multiple patients as required.
  • Ability to plan and manage care plans appropriately.
  • Ability to uphold a strong continuum of care.
  • Ability to maintain a mindset of continuous learning
  • Handles multiple priorities
  • Makes decisions under pressure
  • Manages anger/fear/hostility
  • Manages stress appropriately
  • Works alone effectively
  • Works in close proximity to others and/or in a distracting environment; Works with others effectively
Contacts: Age of Patient Populations Served
Neonates 1 – 30 days
Infants 30 days – 1yr.
Children 1 – 12 yrs.
Adolescents 13 – 18 yrs.
Adults 19 – 70 yrs.  Geriatrics 70+
Internal Contacts: Patients,   Providers (i.e., physicians) Staff  (i.e., clinical and admin support staff) Volunteers
External Contacts: Patients, Providers, Community agencies and advocates, Regulatory agencies
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
Physical Demands:  Work Environment- Normal Clinical Environment
General Activity: Sit 2-4 hours, Walk/Stand 6-8 hours
Motion:  Activity                            Up to 1/3 time spent                       More than 1/3 time spent
Bend                                                                                 X
Squat                                   X
Reach                                  X
Lift                                       X
Carry                                                                                X
Push                                     X
Pull                                      X
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted:
               Up to 25lbs                                                                      X
               Up to 50lbs                         X
Reporting Relationship:  Designated Supervisor
Requirements:  1) Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing 2) Current Texas RN licensure 3) CPR 4) ACLS 5) PALS
Must have current licensure upon hire. 
New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required Basic Life Support (CPR, ACLS, PALS, BLS, and/or any other life support certifications required for the job).
There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job.  Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
Employee Category:   NON-EXEMPT
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