Gritman Medical Center

  • Staff RN - Medical Surgical Unit

    Job ID
    2018-1793
    # of Openings
    2
    Location
    Gritman Medical Center
    Category
    Medical/Surgical
    Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    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

    Minimum Education
    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.

    Minimum Education
    Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required. ACLS, and PALS required within 12 months of hire. Required to attend hospital wide skills fair once annually.

    Required Licenses
    [Idaho, United States] Registered Nurses
    Current registered nursing license in the State of Idaho or compact state.

    Responsibilities

    Organizational Expectations
    Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.

    Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

    Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet environment.

    Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.

    Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.

    Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.

    Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential information.

    Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in The Gritman Way.

    Population Served
    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.

    Physical Demands
    Lifting: Occasional-maximum of 40 lbs. floor to waist, 2 x per hour, 12 x per day. Frequent-maximum of 2-8 lbs., floor to overhead, 10 x hour, 60 x per shift. Items Lifted-CPM, trays, IV’s, linen, medical equipment
    Transfers: Bed-bed, floor-bed, stand pivot, bed-chair. Min-max assist required up to 30 times per 12 hours shift. Up to 8 times per hour.
    Push/Pull: Moderate force required for bed and W/C pushing from 5-100 yards. Minimal force to push trays, medical carts, etc. Total pushes per day: up to 30
    Carry: 2-8 lbs.
    Fine Motor: High level required for injections, computer use etc…
    Standing: Up to 5 hours at one time and 10 hours per day
    Sitting: Up to 30 minutes at one time and 2 hours per day
    Kneeling: Up to 5 minutes at one time and 15 minutes per day
    Stooping: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 1 hour per day
    Climbing: Up to 1 minute at one time and 5 minutes per day

    Must possess good manual and finger dexterity. Visual requirements include near and far acuity, depth perception, color differentiation, and focusing ability. Hearing, speech, and sense of touch essential. Occasional repetitive motion activities.

    Environmental Conditions
    Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and injuries.
     

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