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Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse

RN Med/Surgical

STRHS-Lawrenceburg Full time, day & night positions available. Current and active Registered Nursing license in Tennessee is required.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice. Reports to Director of Medical/Surgical FLSA: Non-exempt Grade: 67 EEO: X 02 Professionals

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Education Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Required skills 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. Certifications: Basic life support (BLS) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Licenses: Current and active Registered Nurse license in state of Tennessee is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs plan of care intervention, including medication administration, 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 duties 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.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned. May be required to perform duties of the CNA, MA, or LPN or other nursing staff on occasion. Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service, projects and committees as assigned. Adheres to and supports policies and procedures of STRHS-Lawrenceburg. Works scheduled shifts including overtime, when necessary. Accepts all call schedule as directed. Maintains a neat and professional appearance in compliance to the existing dress code.

FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS

All populations are served, and protected health information is accessed. While performing this job, occupational bloodborne pathogens exposure is present for all employees. Physical requirements - Physical dexterity and Effort Rarely <1%, Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently 34-66%, Constantly 67-100%. Bending/stooping - constantly Climbing - rarely Keyboard data entry - frequently Kneeling - frequently Lifting, moving patients - frequently Reaching - frequently Repetitive foot/leg movements - frequently Repetitive hand/arm movements - frequently Running - rarely Sitting - occasionally Squatting - frequently Standing - frequently Walking - frequently Pushing/pulling 0-25 lbs.- frequently Pushing/pulling 26-75 pounds - frequently Pushing/pulling over 75 pounds- frequently Lifting/carrying (non-patient) 0-25 lbs - frequently Lifting/Carrying (non-patient) 25-75 lbs. occasionally Lifting/Carrying (non-patient) over 75 lbs. rarely Visual Acuity, Hearing and Speaking: Audible Speech - constantly Hearing Acuity- constantly Smelling Acuity- rarely Taste discrimination- rarely Vision: depth perception - frequently Vision: distinguish color- frequently Vision: Seeing far - occasionally Vision: Seeing Near - constantly Biological: Biohazardous waste/hazards - occasionally Blood and/or bodily fluids - frequently Communicable Diseases/pathogens - occasionally Chemical: Asbestos or lead - rarely Cytotoxic chemicals - rarely Dust rarely Hazardous Chemicals occasionally Gases/Vapors/Fumes occasionally Hazardous Medication - occasionally Latex - frequently

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS

Compliance to the STRH-Lawrenceburg Standards of Performance is required Compliance to Dress Code Standards Should this job description be filled by a PRN employee, they will be subject to the requirements of that position.


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