The Staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed professional nurse accountable for direct and indirect age appropriate patient assessment, care planning, patient care and monitoring of patient outcomes to care and must be competent to implement all phases of the nursing process. The Staff RN collaborates with all patient care providers and the patient/family in the development of the patient care plan. The Staff RN is responsible for reporting patient status to the patient’s physician and/or LIP and obtaining orders for care. The Staff RN will demonstrate the ability to provide patient/family teaching that is age appropriate and accommodates for the individual learning needs of the patient. The Staff RN is also responsible for the education and mentoring of students, novice nurses and peers as well as promoting educational opportunities for self and others. The Staff RN will demonstrate safe and competent nursing care, reflective of the philosophy and standards of Gritman Medical Center, following the guidelines and rules set forth by the Idaho State Board of Nursing, American Nurses’ Association and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The Staff RN will have and maintain adequate physical and mental health to meet the RN job performance criteria. The Staff RN will demonstrate a code of conduct reflective of a professional health care provider and will act as a role model for other professional and non-professional staff. Gritman Medical Center’s mission, vision and values will be demonstrated in the daily practice of the Staff RN.
Qualifications, Education, Training, & Experience:
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and be eligible to take the Idaho State Nursing Board examination or to receive licensure by reciprocity. The Staff RN must demonstrate competent performance of Gritman Medical Center’s core nursing competency assessment requirements within 90 days of hire. Will have and maintain department specific required core competencies, education, experience and certifications as defined in the policies of each nursing unit. All Staff RN’s must have 10 job appropriate CEUs per year and are expected to maintain knowledge of and utilize current nursing practices based on sound nursing and medical research.
Current registered nursing license in the State of Idaho or compact state. BLS and ACLS required prior to hire. ENPC and TNCC required within one year. RNs and required to attend annual hospital and department skills fairs.
Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities. May have impairments of any or all body systems and senses.
Lifting Occasional- Maximum of 40lbs from floor to waist, 2x per day. 20lbs floor to waist 16x per day. Frequent: None. Items Lifted: CPM’s, patient belongings, lap top bags.
Transfers: Bed to bed, sit to stand, bed to chair, commode, hoyer lift. Stand by to Max assist required. Average of 2 max(A), 7 mod(A) and 5 min(A) per day. Primary dx: THR, TKR, wound care and CHF.
Push/Pull: Moderate force required to push a wheelchair 1-2 yards, 3x day.
Carry: 20lb lap top bag and medical bag up to 20 yards, 16x per day.
Fine Motor: High degree required for patient handling and computer use.
Standing: Up to 30 minutes at one time and 90 minutes per day.
Sitting: Up to 2 hours at one time and 7 hours per day.
Kneeling: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 90 minutes in one day.
Crawling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 1 minute in one day.
Stooping: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 90 minutes in one day.
Driving: Up to 1 hour at one time and 3 hours in one day.
Climbing: Up to 2 minutes at one time and 20 minutes in one day.
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease and other infectious diseases. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances, including their home environment. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations; potentially violent or angry patients and families; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Frequently required to function competently with multiple demands and tasks. Maybe exposed to environmental hazards in patient homes. May be exposed to noxious and potentially hazardous fumes.