Job Characteristics:

To provide patient care through utilization of the nursing process. The nursing process is demonstrated by the staff registered nurse’s ability to work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team in planning, directing, providing and evaluating patient care. The staff registered nurse may serve as direct care nurse, as a team leader responsible for nursing care or providing appropriate communication with other health team members and as relief in a higher classification when necessary.

Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops. Maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards. Perform other related duties as required to ensure the smooth operation of the hospital. This individual is expected to follow all policies and procedures of NCH and observe the rules and regulations pertaining to Corporate Compliance and confidentiality (HIPAA).

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Works with acutely ill patients, including emergency situations
  • Works with swing bed patients, both skilled nursing and extended care
  • Works independently as well as functioning as a team member
  • Capable of adapting to changing environment
  • Nursing Process – Assess patient needs, Identify patient problems
  • Plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions
  • Evaluates patient care outcomes and documents all of the above
  • Teaching – Identifies the learning needs of the patient and/or significant others and initiates measures to meet these needs.
  • Leadership – Provides direction to other members of the nursing team to ensure that patient care is administered in a thorough, safe, and knowledgeable manner.
  • Functions in formal leadership positions as assigned to plan, direct, and coordinate unit activities.
  • Supervisory Duties: LPN’s, CNA’s, Nursing Students, etc.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • The ability to read, write, and speak English is required.
  • Additionally, the ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Knowledge of and capability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions is also necessary.
  • Excellent typing and computer skills are also necessary.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations and Corporate Compliance requirements.

Experience: Minimum one year hospital experience preferred

Education or Formal Training:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing
  • Current licensure of Registered Nurse in the State of Wyoming
  • Must maintain current ACLS Certification at all times

Additional Information:

Physical Activities:

Under one third of the time you may need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl to perform your job duties. One-third to two-thirds of the time you will stand, walk, use your hands, or reach with your hands and arms, or sit. Over two thirds of the time it will be necessary to talk or hear. You will frequently bend, reach and push or pull less than 50 pounds. Occasionally you will squat, kneel, climb on a step ladder, twist at the waist, and rotate above the waist. Up to one-third of the time, you must be able to lift up to 50 pounds from a twelve (12) inch height to waist height. The ability to see with clear vision at 20 inches or less, 20 feet or more, strong peripheral vision, three-dimensional vision and ability to judge distances and spatial relationships (depth perception); and the ability to adjust focus is necessary.

Working Environment:

Working in a hospital creates a unique work environment of both confidentiality and hospitality. The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This individual can expect a moderate noise level, such as a business office or light traffic, and moderate foot traffic. You must have the ability to hear well enough for any type of position (e.g. normal hearing and audiogram including normal noise and speech discrimination).

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