A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital
with full health benefits
72 hrs biweekly, 7pm
Must be able to stand and walk 6-12 hours per shift. Must be able to assist patients with ambulation and transfers, able to lift up to 35 pounds. Exposure to body fluids.Licenses/Certifications
RN in NYS. Required: BLS, ACLS, National Certifications are encouraged. New employees must complete certifications within six (6) months of hire. Essential Functions:-Assesses and diagnoses patient and family needs to provide quality care to assigned patients and documents findings in the EMR.-Performs admission assessment within six hours of admission or in accordance with specific unit standards. Reviews and acknowledges all MD orders for assigned patients.-Identifies and documents nursing diagnosis on patients' plan of care promptly.-Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching needs upon admission.-Identifies discharge-planning needs of patient/family/significant other of admission.-Develops, discusses, and communicates a realistic problem list (plan of care) for each patient, in collaboration with each patient/family/significant other in order to address all identified needs. Plan of care will include nursing diagnosis statement for each identified problem.-Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and discharge plan as per unit standard.-Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing interventions, and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.-Demonstrates knowledge of hospital policies and procedures for verifying, scanning, administering, and recording medications.-Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects. Observes five Rs for administering meds: right patient, right drug, right dose, right method, and right time.-Demonstrates proper procedures in all methods of medication administration. Administers blood and blood products competently following hospital policy and procedures.-Initiates and maintains IV access according to hospital policy and procedures.
Assesses and documents IV site q4o or per unit standard, ensures IV site is labeled AAT.-Evaluates the identified problems, care provided, and patient's responses are reassessed in order to meet patient and family needs to ensure overall quality of care delivered.-Reassessment of plan of care is done every shift.-Assesses the patient/significant other's response to teaching plan in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.-Based on reassessment, plan of care will remain the same or be modified to meet the patient/significant others identified needs.-Functions as a role model for current and new staff. Facilitates problem resolution among peers.-Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff and nurse leaders toward the organization.-Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the unit/med-surg division as specific to the scope of service to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.-Demonstrates knowledge of procedures and theories related to the care of the orthopedic patient.-Demonstrates knowledge of procedures and theories of PCA and epidural pain management modalities. Consistently documents pre/post pain med assessments.-Demonstrated knowledge and procedures of theories of capillary blood glucose testing.-Follows MD orders and accurately documents I & O's-Utilizes appropriate PPE and precautions prn