- Purpose of Job
- The practice of nursing by a registered nurse (RN) shall mean the assumption of responsibility and accountability for those nursing actions which include, but are not limited to: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a nursing diagnosis. Execution of the prescribed diagnostic and therapeutic treatment regiments, administering, delegating, and evaluating nursing activities.
- Job Requirements
- Graduate from an accredited Diploma School of Nursing/College of Nursing with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor's in Science (BSN) required.
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Current unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure by the State of Nebraska required.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
- Two to five years previous psychiatric inpatient nursing experience preferred.
- Knowledge of computer resources.
- Proficiency in nursing practice.
- Exceptional ability to be self-directed.
- Outstanding ability to communicate with wide variety of disciplines.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Physical Activity
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature, and noise.
- Job Hazards
- Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static
- Rare (1-33%):
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (Blood or Body Fluid-BBF)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Provides an accurate and thorough assessment of the patient/family to identify human responses to actual or potential health conditions.
- Performs patient care assessments and reassessments based on patient condition and established policy/procedure.
- Demonstrates the ability to effectively utilize the nursing process when providing assessment for all individuals.
- Demonstrates the ability to assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized.
- Documents all assessment and reassessments in an accurate and timely manner.
Formulation of a nursing diagnosis to identify and plan for the needs of an individual, family, or group.
- Utilizes history and assessment information to identify patient problems and set goals.
- Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs.
- Demonstrates the ability to revise a plan of care as indicated by patient's response to treatment.
- Utilizes assessment data and formulates a plan for discharge needs.
Implementation of a nursing treatment regimen to provide for the selection, performance and management of proper nursing practices.
- Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standards of care and patient's age.
- Performs direct patient care utilizing professional nursing skills and judgment according to physicians and other licensed practitioner's orders.
- Teaches health care practices, initiates and participates in patient and family education programs.
- Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their condition.
- Documentation of nursing care meets current standards and policies.
Evaluation of the plan of care an treatment for all patients under his/her care to promote resolution of patient problems and positive patient outcomes.
- Evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness and makes adjustments as needed to meet patient goals.
- Evaluates effectiveness of learning and discharge teaching needs.
Coordinates and supervises patient care to provide for the management of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
- Communicates pertinent information regarding patient care appropriately and clearly.
- Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures and patient rounds.
- Utilizes effective clinical delegation skills, demonstrating accountability for the scope of practice of the individual being delegated to and evaluation of the outcome of delegation.
- Consults with co-workers and other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs and discharge plan.
Safety initiative - Complies with Methodist Fremont Health (MFH) safety policies and procedures and regulatory requirements e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), etc.
- Performs job duties in a manner consistent with organization and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Completes departmental safety requirements, i.e., blitz, departmental in-services, etc., on an annual basis.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System