Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Performs plan of care intervention, including medication administration, assessments, specimen collection, clinical treatments, as well as other medical care treatment.
Documents patient care given.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate to care team, physician, patient, and family.
Assists patients with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and ambulation.
Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral, and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient.
Â Must complete all education assigned and required for the position, including classroom and on-line courses.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must work effectively as a team-member.
Provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice for a medical/surgical unit.
Reports to: Director, Surgery/OR
Minimum Education: Graduate of a Program in Discipline - RN Required
Licenses: Tennessee Licensed RN or compact state license.
Certifications: American Heart Association (AHA) OR American Red Cross Certifications â€¢ Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire â€¢ Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of hire or transfer â€¢ Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 6 months of hire or transfer