Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/11/2022
JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Director/Manager, renders professional nursing care in accordance with physician ?s treatment plans and standards of evidence based practice/care. In doing so, assesses patient ?s condition, plans patient care, administers prescribed drugs, provides treatments, provides appropriate patient education, and evaluates patient ?s progress, records pertinent observations and report responses to drugs and treatments. Assists with examinations and prepares instruments and equipment. Advocates for patient in order to achieve the best possible outcome. New Graduate Nurse Considerations- Practices under the direct supervision of the nurse intern ?s Registered Nurse preceptor, and renders professional Nursing care, including administering medications, starting intravenous fluids and blood products. - Performs both complex and routine treatments as prescribed by physicians or as warranted by patient ?s condition. - During this transitional period the new graduate or newly licensed nurse is expected to seek and receive direction, supervision, consultation and collaboration from experienced nurses.- A graduate nurse (GN) shall not be placed in the role of charge nurse for a period of six (6)months, unless a lesser time period is mutually agreed upon by the newly licensed nurse and the supervising nurse based upon the evaluation of competency of the newly licensed RN.- Once licensed, direct supervision should be continued for a period of six months, or a lesser time period if agreed upon by the newly licensed nurse and the Unit Director. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Work Experience:- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing program, a valid license to practice in the State of Texas and a minimum of one year clinical nursing experience in the area of expertise applied for or a valid permit to practice as a Graduate Nurse (GN).- Experienced nurses are defined as having the knowledge and skills commensurate with peers with similar training, and experience functioning on the unit. - Clinical RN's with less than one-year experience in related field will require a nursing internship when changing clinical specialties.- New graduates from an accredited School of Nursing with a valid GN permit will be considered and required to successfully complete a nursing internship. License/Registration/ Certification:- Work requires a general level of knowledge and clinical competencies as typically acquired through the completion of the education and training requirement below; and current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing. - RNs are supported in obtaining certification in their specialty area.- Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required. Education & Training- Work requires a general level of knowledge and clinical competencies as typically acquired through the completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. Skills:- Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. - Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. - Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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