To act as patient advocate, providing continuity of care designed to meet individual patient needs through collaboration with other members of the healthcare team and supporting the philosophy, objectives and goals of the facility. The Staff nurse will assess the needs of individual patients including but not limited to adult, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients.
Degree from accredited nursing program
License as registered nurse in the state the facility is located
Minimum of three years work experience as a staff nurse
Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychological and cognitive status
Formulates a goal directed plan of care, which is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes
Implements care in a knowledgeable, skilled consistent manner in reaching the desired patient outcomes through nursing processes
Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available center resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies
Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons and documenting events
Demonstrates applied knowledge base in areas of medical/surgical patient care, pain assessment and actions of pharmaceuticals and anesthetic agents, laboratory values, safety and legal issues and all emergency equipment
Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making
Performs documentation duties on the floor and in the patient record, which is timely, accurate and concise
Works as part of a team in delivering patient care
Maintains CPR/ACLS certification
Attends all mandatory in services and participates in staff meetings
Remains flexible, adaptive and able to accept and implement new ideas and approaches
Treats all patients equally adopting the centers Patient Rights policy
Reviews and carries out physician orders in an appropriate professional manner
Willingness to assist with other duties when asked
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee must be able to lift and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least 10 hours per day.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Methodist Hospital For Surgery