New Hanover Regional Medical Center Staff RN - CHA - Cape Fear Heart Associates in Wilmington, North Carolina

Staff RN - CHA - Cape Fear Heart Associates

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This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required with zero tolerance. All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and CHA. JOB SUMMARY: The Professional Registered Nurse providing direct patient care is responsible for using the Nursing Process to effectively manage the Plan of Care for each patient based on appropriate nursing standards, policies and procedures. May provide care to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as allowed by competency validation. Management of each patient also includes appropriately and effectively delegating patient care duties to other members of the nursing team in order to assure optimal patient outcomes. The Professional Registered Nurse is also responsible for continuing his/her own personal development to enhance practice and the profession of Nursing. Promotes patient satisfaction by maximizing positive interactions with patients and their families. May perform moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines, based upon completion of initial training with appropriate documentation and on going annual competency assessment. The initial competency assessment should be done six months post training, and annually thereafter. For documentation of testing performed, see the Education/Training/Competency file for the individual employee. PRIMARY JOB DUTIES: 1. Utilizes all aspects of the Nursing Process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) with appropriate skill to effectively manage the Plan of Care. 2. Maintains competency in the ability to provide care to specific age patients in assigned clinics as outline on the Competency Validation Record.. 3. Provides appropriate and pertinent patient education to the patient/family according to the Plan of Care to facilitate optimal patient function, independence and health. 4. Effectively and appropriately delegates specific patient care duties to LPNs and MAs to assure optimal patient outcomes. 5. Annually continues personal development to enhance practice and profession. 6. Appropriately communicates information in accordance with CHA policies and procedures. 7. Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently. 8. Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team performance. 9. Demonstrates a daily commitment to the values and performance standards of the department and organization. 10. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with all members of the team. 11. Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction. 12. Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of CHA on a daily basis. 13. Performs other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 1. Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, either through an AD, Diploma or BSN program. 2. Licensure / Certifications: Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of North Carolina.. 3. Experience: I year clinical experience in a physician office setting is preferred. Requires familiarity ICD-9 and CPT coding, and operating knowledge of designated equipment and supplies. 4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Precise hand/eye coordination. Ability to speak clearly. Must be able to communicate and be literate in the English language. Ability to write legibly and operate a computer. Typing ability preferred. 5. Essential Computer Skills: Working knowledge in the use of a personal computer workstation and the Microsoft Windows environment. 6. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact and maintain positive relationships with patients, co-workers, guests, outside agencies physicians/providers, other members of the organization and community. 7. Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop and bend. Must have sufficient freedom of total body movement to maneuver around the facility and around patients and equipment. Must be able to use proper body mechanics to lift up to 45 pounds. Requires occasional pushing, moving and lifting of patients and equipment. 8. Essential Mental Abilities: Requires short and long term memory; ability to apply judgment and organizational skills to prioritize work, ability to understand, follow and recall instructions. Requires basic math, filing and reasoning skills. 9. Essential Sensory Requirements: Ability to visually assess patients, use computers, operate equipment and document activities. Hearing required to obtain blood pressures, hear alarms and effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and staff. Must have clear and precise speech. 10. Exposure to Hazards: Potential exposure to blood and body fluids, infectious/communicable diseases, needle puncture wounds; occasional exposure to radiation in certain areas, general office and cleaning supplies; exposure to biohazard specimens and materials. 11. Hours of Work: General hours of operation are Monday-Friday during the day. Requires flexibility to work alternate schedule (including weekends and evenings) if required by patient volume. 12. Population served: Neonates Infants Pediatrics Adolescents (12 – 17 years) Adults (18 – 71 years) Geriatrics ( 72 + years)