Job Title: Staff Registered Professional Nurse, Special Care Nursery
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Summary:Responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of direct care to assigned patients with simple to complex health care needs.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing holding current New Jersey license. B.S.N. degree preferred.
Experience: Prefer a minimum one-year current clinical SCN experience.
Certification: Current NJ License. Required BLS & NRP through American Heart Association.National certification related to specialty area preferred.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Delivers patient care in accordance with the ANA Scope and Standards of Care and Practice, Patient Bill of Rights and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
Delivers patient care in accordance with specialty specific standards (e.g. Oncology Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses) as appropriate
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the patient plan of care according to changing health care needs.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient teaching using appropriate education resources and evaluates the effectiveness of the teaching.
Models effective leadership skill through role modeling, mentoring and effective communication. Assumes charge nurse responsibilities as assigned.
Directly delegates and supervises the practice of ancillary staff (LPN's, PCA's, Tech's, Unit Secretaries, etc.) and is knowledgeable of the tenets of the NJ Scope of Practice guidelines.
Supports a professional practice environment by functioning as a role model and resource person and also functions as a preceptor for nursing staff and participates in the orientation of other unit employees.
Participates in unit-based and organization-wide activities, committees and community activities as appropriate
Identifies own learning needs with respect to nursing practice and pursues educational support to meet these needs.
Routinely utilizes Evidence Based Practice literature, policy and procedure manuals and other available reference materials to ensure consistency and accuracy in the delivery of care.
Participates actively in the Performance Improvement process to evaluate the quality of nursing care delivered to patients
Holy Name Medical Center