American Heart Association CPR
24/7 - 11 Beds - Full Service Ambulance-Receiving ED
The Registered Nurse (RN) assumes the accountability and responsibility as a professional nurse for providing total, comprehensive, continuous, and patient-centered care for an assigned group of patients. The RN is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The RN's duties include, but not limited to the following:
Directing and coordinating all nursing care for patients based on established clinical practice standards.
Collaborating with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
Supporting the organization's vision, mission and values.
Utilizing knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care.
Participating in and accepting responsibility for functions delegated to the team.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities :
Provides competent, compassionate patient- and family-centered nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of the nursing process and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Demonstrates the Caring Theory principles and provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and families.
Articulates the professional nursing role to the patient, family and health team members.
Identifies, facilitates, and evaluates outcomes of nursing care for an individual patient or group of patients.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the provision and coordination of patient care.
Directs the coordination of care across settings and among caregivers, including oversight of licensed and unlicensed personnel in any assigned or delegated tasks.
Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care, including patient/family teaching and discharge planning.
Communicates and coordinates the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from other health care team members. Promotes continuity of care through effective hand-offs.
Helps define standards of excellence for patient care; participates in improvement of patient care services in a cost-effective way.
Provides care appropriate to age group of patients and specific functions on assigned unit(s) as described in the unit's Scope of Service.
Participates in, contributes to and integrates the performance improvement into care delivery and participates in quality improvement activities. Such activities may include: exhibits compliance with regulatory and quality and safety requirements.
Collaborates with other professionals and directs nonprofessional nursing personnel in maintaining recognized standards.
Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.
Appropriately utilizes nursing resources.
Interprets hospital and departmental policies and procedures to nurses and other health team members.
Participates in daily operational activities necessary for safe patient/staff environment.
Provides input to the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs.
Participates in unit, departmental and hospital committees for formulation of nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Virginia is required. BSN is preferred; as of March, 2014, all new hire RN's with an Associate's Degree in Nursing will be required to obtain their BSN within five years.
1 year RN experience required in one of the following specialties: ED, Critical Care, Step Down, Renal/ Respiratory, L&D or NICU. (to include all MWHC ED locations: MWH, FSED and Stafford)
2 years recent RN ED experience required
CPR required. ACLS required or ability to successfully obtain within 30 days of employment (paid by unit). PALS required or ability to successfully obtain within 60 days of employment (paid by unit).
Successful completion of pre-placement/employment evaluation
CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider) required
Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary