• Full Time Registered Nurse

    Job Locations US-NE-Lexington
    ID
    2018-1024
    Category
    Nursing
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Title: Registered Nurse

    Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer

    Management responsibilities: None

    Working conditions: May spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest of shift may be spent completing paperwork or computer work for documentation. Transferring patients occasionally to frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers above the 35 pounds. Nursing COW, which is utilized for documentation and delivering medication, requires 15 horizontal force pounds to maneuver cart 200 feet at one time. 17 pound commodes are carried to patient specific rooms up to 200 feet. Transporting patient recliners from room to room up to 150 feet is completed. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completed by 2 person assist. Acute care shelves are to be stocked, reaching 17 inches from floor up to 83 inches high, which may require use of a step stool to reach appropriate heights. IV bags weighing 7 pounds are lifted up to variable heights overhead to be attached to IV poles. Crash cart requires 20 horizontal force pounds to transport up to 150 feet in emergency situations. Chest tube tray in ER weighing 8 pounds is used in appropriate situations, transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. Auto CPR device weighs 25 pounds and is used in emergency situations to be transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. In emergency situations, nurse may be required to get onto floor to perform CPR or other emergent patient care. Crawling or getting onto floor may be required to clean up messes made in patient rooms as well.

    Minimum hours per week: 36 hours (12 hours shifts, rotating weekends)

     

    Responsibilities

    1. Administers patient centered nursing care as outlined in scope of practice including assessments, reassessments, medication administration, initiating provider orders, observing and monitoring patient conditions, pain management, completion of patient call backs, etc.
    2. Delegates through the appropriate scope of practice.
    3. Communicates with providers in regard to patient status, results of diagnostic tests, changes in assessments, etc.
    4. Prepares patients for and assists with exams and treatments.
    5. Maintains medical record documentation to accurately reflect care administered and patient's condition. Records all care information concisely, accurately, and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
    6. Provides holistic support to patients and patient designated support system.
    7. Educates patients and designated support system on preventive measures, disease management, health care management while at home, etc.
    8. Provides accurate and detailed bedside shift report to oncoming staff to ensure consistency and continuity of care.
    9. Supervises less skilled nursing healthcare personnel.
    10. Evaluates and implements patient care plans.
    11. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
    12. Participates in shared governance committee.
    13. Communicates with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient centered holistic care.
    14. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required
    15. Performs all other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    1. Knowledge and understanding of nursing theory and practice and the growth and development of a variety of patients in order to meet the patients' health care needs as is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school. Bachelor's degree preferred.   
    2. Must hold a current active Registered Nurse license from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act.
    3. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
    4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
    5. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
    6. Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
    7. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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