Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

November 26, 2019 Job Listings 0

DEFINITION:

Under general supervision, the registered nurse assesses, plans, implements, directs, and evaluates in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act and performs supervisory duties of lower level staff.  The registered nurse is responsible for orientation, training, and management of personnel, as directed, and may act as the charge nurse.  This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The duties listed below are examples of work typically performed by an employee in this position.  An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below.  Marginal duties (shown in italics) are those which are least likely to be essential functions of this position.

  1. Provides direct and individualized nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of residents/patients and maintain acceptable standards of resident/patient care.
  2. Delegates to other personnel direct care duties consistent with their licensure, certification, and competency and as allowed in the practice setting.
  3. Completes admission evaluation and initial care plan within in 24 hours of new admission.
  1. Carries out therapeutic procedures which provide for the emotional and physical comfort of patients.
  2. Identifies patient health care needs utilizing professional nursing assessment skills.
  3. Makes comprehensive clinical observations and evaluations of health needs including subtle abnormalities and changes in condition.
  4. Records and reports indicative signs and symptoms of physical and mental condition.
  5. Prepares nursing care plans by assessing a patient’s psychological and physical condition and conferring with other health care professionals.
  6. Evaluates needs and develops nursing diagnoses, plans for treatment, services, and health education based on the needs of the patient.
  7. Identifies immediate and long-term care goals.
  8. Reviews and revises care plans as needed.
  9. Administers medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, topically, and orally as prescribed by a physician or designee as allowed in the practice setting.
  10. Ensures correct time, dosage, and route of administration of prescribed medication and monitors patients for side effects and/or allergic reaction.
  11. Implements physician’s orders accurately and promptly.
  12. Participates in hospital safety programs.
  13. Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures.
  14. Assumes responsibility for professional growth by current reading and attendance at educational programs and staff meetings.
  15. Seeks guidance when encountering nursing procedures and responsibilities that have not been mastered.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

Knowledge and Ability:

The following list of Knowledge and Abilities is the general nature and skills required for performing the job duties and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Knowledge of

  • application of the nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation;
  • universal precautions and infection control techniques and procedures;
  • medical terminology sufficient to understand a doctor’s orders;
  • the documentation process;
  • uses and effects of medications used in nursing;
  • the operation and use of medical equipment in the practice setting;
  • nutrition and personal hygiene as applied to patient care;
  • human growth and development; and
  • routine laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.

Ability to

  • organize workflow, respond to emergencies, set a professional example and note detail interview;
  • patients to elicit a health history, symptoms and/or complaints;
  • clinically assess the basic health status of a patient;
  • develop, implement and evaluate a nursing care plan;
  • prepare and maintain medical records, charts and reports;
  • follow detailed oral and written instructions;
  • provide health education to individuals and families;
  • provide emergency medical treatment as required;
  • establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with supervisors, staff, patients and families; and respond to and resolve patient care issues.
  • comply with hospital and safety policies and procedures;
  • comply with Resident Bill of Rights and Employee responsibilities;
  • work overtime, adjust to changes in days off and shifts on occasion if necessary;
  • be flexible and able to work in an environment that has frequent and multiple interruptions, which is stressful at times;
  • provide genuine caring for and interest in people

Experience and Training:

Possess and maintain a current RN license in the State of Nevada, maintain current certification in CPR, and participate in annual mandatory training.

Maintain current certification in PALS and ACLS required for working in acute, emergency room, operating room

Receive certification in TNCL once during employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use a keyboard and video display terminal.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.  Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; periodic lifting of files, stacks of paper or reports, references, and other materials.  Some bending, reaching, squatting, and stooping to access files and records is necessary.  The manual dexterity and cognitive ability to operate a personal computer using word processing and databases.  The ability to communicate via telephone and in person.  Mental stamina to deal with emotionally difficult situations.  Moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds) may be periodically required.   Strength and stamina to lift and move patients.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed under the following conditions:

Work environment is generally clean and comfortable.  Lighting conditions are typically good.  Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.  Changes in days off and shifts are possible and incumbent will be required to be available on short notice.  Exposure to infectious diseases and bodily fluids is common.  It is common to engage with family members of residents and patients during emotionally difficult periods of time.

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

LIMITATIONS/DISCLAIMER:

  1. The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
  2. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with dis­abilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
  3. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties request­ed by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws.
  4. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

Qualifying applicants may be eligible for addition benefits including relocation assistance and sign-on bonus.

Position(s) open until filled.

11/26/2019 HAB