Assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned patients in the respective unit to include: responsibility for the process of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care; initiating health care training and education to the patient/family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of the Hospital and the Department of Nursing; demonstrating awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and providing leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care; and accountability for the supervision of other licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel for assigned unit. This position requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients. Responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age-specificity and diagnosis.
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing with current licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Virginia State Board of Nursing. Current BLS certification.
Experience: Previous experience in acute care hospital setting and at least one year of experience in ER preferred. Requirements will include successful completion of orientation checklist and skills/credentials/competency requirements of specific unit.
Requires ability to function in stressful situations.
Verbal ability to present information and ideas related to nursing theory and practice. Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to prescribe, delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided on assigned units as required with leadership qualities. Requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing care appropriate to the patient population assigned, considering patient age, growth and development, and diagnosis with full implementation of the nursing process to include Assessment/Reassessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.