REGISTERED NURSE - INTERMEDIATE CARE NURSERY
Status: Full Time
Shift: 7P-7A; rotating weekends, some holidays
The Registered Nurse at North Oaks Medical Center is primarily responsible for his/her patients. They shall possess the qualities most exemplary of the nursing profession. These qualities include compassion, empathy, accountability, honesty, together with the knowledge and skills they have learned within their nursing education. The Registered Nurse shall adhere to the Standards of Practice of NOMC.The registered nurse is a member of the health care team and is responsible for providing quality nursing care utilizing NOMC standards of care. Will uphold the philosophy and objectives of Nursing Service. Is a resource person for other members of the health care team. Responsible for patient care. Will utilize effective communication between personnel, physicians, other hospital departments, patients and families.
1. 2. Specialized or Technical Education Required:Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and be currently licensed by the State Board of Nursing. Membership in a professional organization is encouraged.3. Manual or Physical Skill Required:4. Physical Effort Required:Must possess good physical health. Required to stand for long periods of time. Lifting and transporting of patients is required. Motor coordination and manual dexterity are necessary.Strength: MediumPush: OccasionallyPull: OccasionallyCarry: OccasionallyLift: OccasionallySit: OccasionallyStand: FrequentlyWalk: Frequently
1. Insure the maintenance of quality patient care.A. Utilize nursing process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) for each patient on an individual basis.B. Assist with QA audits.C. Administer medications as ordered by the physician.D. Document patient response to medication and procedure, using vital sign record, nurses’ notes, and any other form as appropriate.E. Monitor patient receiving I.V. conscious sedation as per policy.2. Administer blood, blood components, hyperalimentation and chemotherapy.A. Adhere to hospital policy in regard to blood and blood components.B. Adhere to hospital policy for administering hyperalimentation and chemotherapy.3. Adhere to policies and procedures.A. Responsible for adherence to hospital policies and procedures for self and personal under his/her supervision.B. Adhere to acceptable dress code.C. Report incidents and injuries.D. Report medication errors.E. Demonstrate professional manner.F. Comply with attendance policy.G. Knowledgeable of all hospital safety codes, and perform duties during drills and actual emergencies.H. Report unsafe conditions and incidents.I. Provide clean environment.J. Account for narcotics.4. Assist in operational functions.A. Assist department manager in maintenance of policies and procedures.B. Schedule assignments of personnel as applicable.C. Assist department director in data collection.D. Monitors equipment function.5. Maintain satisfactory communication.A. Promote satisfactory relationships.B. Share knowledge with others.6. Participate in professional development activities.A. Attend committee meetings as designated.B. Attend in-service programs.C. Maintain certification in Basic Life Support and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support as required.D. Maintains knowledge of computerized systems within the healthcare system as needed for job performance.7. Perform other duties as requested.8. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.9. Adheres to the Nurse Practice Act and the Rules and Regulations of the LA State Board of Nursing.ADDITIONAL DUTIESA. Participate in Breast-feeding Class1. Exhibit willingness to learn proper breast-feeding techniques.2. Breast-feeding Class completion is encouraged within six (6) months of employment.3. In-service new staff members (RNs, NAs, and NTs) on the proper breast-feeding techniques in the unit as needed.B. Participate in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.1. Completion of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program is expected within one (1) year of employment.2. Maintenance of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification is encouraged.3. Responsible for exhibiting knowledge/skills relevant to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines in an emergency situation.4. Must function interdependently and cognizant of own skill level.C. Ability to monitor high risk infant1. Exhibits knowledge and skills relevant to equipment used in caring for the neonatal patient.2. In-service new staff members to equipment and unit based orientation3. Must be able to perform nursing care with minimal supervision.4. Recognizes and initiates care in reference to age appropriate development needs in conjunction with hospital policy.