RN Staff Nurse - East Surgery - FT

Erlanger Health Chattanooga , TN 37402

Posted 1 week ago

Job Summary:

A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Health System is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the rules and regulations defined by the state's Nurse Practice Act, Erlanger's Models of Care/Practice, policies and procedures. The nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care as assigned and for the supervision of other qualified staff to whom the nurse has delegated patient care in the exercise of his/her independent judgement.

The nurse addresses physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs of the patient and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals. The nurse is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position. In addition, the nurse conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission, Vision, and Values of Erlanger Health System.

A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient in the EEH Day Surgery unit. Must have the ability to take call after hours.

All bedside nurses will be place on a matrix system which includes five core competencies: Customer-Focus; Cost-Effective Care; Communication; Competent Care and Compassionate Care.

This matrix will be a guide for nurses based on the Benner Model of novice to expert. It will be used to note staff's engagement, advancement and professional development.

Education:

Required:

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. De-escalation training, if applicable

Experience:

Required:

Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education. One (1) year experience

Preferred:

Previous medical surgical experience and/or Day Surgery/SACU experience

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration

Required:

Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.

BLS completed prior to going to the unit/ department and maintained going forward

ACLS- required at end of unit orientation and to maintain ongoing thereafter

PALS- required at end of unit orientation and to maintain ongoing thereafter

Completion of 4 Hours of Erlanger Online Education specific to Total Ankle, Hip, and Knee Replacement upon hire (will be assigned by Department Leadership and/or Educator).

The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.

Preferred:

Nationally recognized certification in area of practice.

Nursing Position Summary:

The professional nurse provides safe and effective patient care by using evidenced based best practices. The professional nurse at Erlanger:

Utilizes hand off communication and bedside shift report to effectively communicate with other members of the healthcare team.

Maintains a safe therapeutic environment by understanding and complying with hospital policies/procedures, and identifying and communicating risks that have potential impact to patient safety.

Performs and documents comprehensive and holistic assessments while interpreting and responding to abnormal diagnostic data.

Anticipates potential emergency situations and intervenes safely and appropriately with assistance if needed.

Develops a relationship with patient/family that facilitates mutual involvement in the planning of care.

Demonstrates basic critical thinking skills.

Documents in a concise, accurate, and complete manner reflecting adherence to hospital, regulatory and legal requirements.

Completes population-specific mandatory education competencies as defined by the unit specific scope of service.

Provides culturally competent care to patients and families.

Demonstrates awareness of evidence based practice.

Utilizes appropriate time management and meets the expectations for punctuality and attendance.

Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to support the staffing needs of patient care areas.

Communicates effectively with patients, family members, and all members of the interdisciplinary team, seeking assistance for conflict resolution as needed.

Implements the plan of care and identifies resources to meet patient care needs.

Identifies and communicates changes in patient conditions that may impact unit staffing levels or the provision of safe patient care.

Contributes to a healthy work environment by exhibiting professional behaviors and seeking assistance in addressing interpersonal conflicts.

Takes responsibility for meeting education and mandatory programs by completing hospital and unit-based competencies.

Demonstrates knowledge of and contributes positively to unit based performance improvement outcomes.

Updates their individual matrix with specific information to reflect accomplishments.

Possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify patients perioperative and post-operative plan of care. Individual must have the abilities to communicate effectively with staff physicians, and other departments concerning all aspects of patient care.

Department Position Summary:

The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the assessment, documentation, and evaluation of the plan of care for the patient during the perioperative phase of surgery. This individual demonstrates the ability to prioritize duties and responsibilities in his/her performance as a patient advocate. The Registered Professional Nurse works in collaboration with the medical, anesthesia, managerial, and clinical staff in order to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

The Registered Professional Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The Registered Professional Nurse must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, posses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures. This individual further contributes to nursing and the Medical Center through support of the philosophy and objectives.

The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.

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