Acute Care Registered Nurse (RN)

Acute Care Registered Nurse (RN)

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Acute Care Department

LOCATION: Kemmerer, WY

SHIFT: Rotating Days and Nights

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Job Description:

The RN with the Acute Care department provides quality nursing care to assigned patients to ensure that the patient’s physical and psycho-social needs are met. The RN also ensures that the patients care is documented and that their families are well informed of the patient’s status.

Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience

• Current, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wyoming

• BLS, ACLS, and NRP certification required.

Responsibilities / Functional Job Description

General: Performance Expectations

  • Responsible – works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention skills.
  • Sensitive – displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communications skills and empathy.
  • Timely – recognizes time as a customer’s most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients’ and co-workers’ needs.
  • Accurate – works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.
  • Coordinated – organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organization skills and utilizes resources wisely.
  • Thorough – meets all the requirements of his/her position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on his/her services.

General: Teamwork and Service Expectations

  • Display and encourage sensitivity to needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.
  • Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect.
  • Perform duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.
  • Remain composed and takes actions to restore calm in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrate judgment and tact when dealing with others.
  • Cooperate with other hospital departments and work groups.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; take action to clarify information received from others.

Role Specific: Work role responsibilities

  • Provides direction to para and non-professional personnel to perform their duties in accordance with their level of expertise.
  • Has major responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating quality patient care which is consistent with the established hospital and nursing service policies and procedures.
  • Is responsible for teaching patients and others. Also facilitates education of other health team members.
  • Responsible for initiating, developing, and coordinating a discharge plan with assigned patients in collaboration with the physician and other health care providers.
  • Coordinates the individual patient care regimen with other members of the health care team and works in a collegial relationship with physicians in carrying out their delegated medical and nursing care plans. Alternative or changes in medical regimen are discussed with the physicians based on nursing observations.
  • Responsible for maintaining the dignity and confidentiality of the patient and serves as a patient advocate at all times.
  • Is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of nursing trends and new developments in the healthcare field in order to promote optimal standards of nursing care.
  • Utilizes effective human relation and communication skills in interfacing with hospital personnel, patients, and others.
  • Takes positive actions to resolve patient/family issues and promotes positive hospital-patient/family relationships.
  • Is responsible for making independent nursing decisions relating to patient care.
  • Is responsible to work in each nursing area of the hospital – Med Surg, Long Term Care, OB, Nursery, Monitored, Beds, ER, CS, PACU, and surgery if asked to do so and after appropriate orientation.
  • Performs Charge Nurse duties appropriately when assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Accountable for quality patient care through completion and documentation of assessments, care planning, interventions, evaluations, patient teaching, discharge planning, and safe practices in compliance with hospital and nursing standards.
  • . Assesses and documents assigned patients’ condition
  • . Completes admission assessment and reviews patient history
  • . Develops/updates patient care plans
  • . Documents patient care
  • . Initiates and updates patient discharge plan
  • . Documents patient teachings
  • . Performs patient care procedures and intervenes for patient safety
  • Provides for quality of nursing service by maintaining a safe patient environment through professional conduct and practices, compliance with policies and procedures, and participation in an ongoing review of QA processes and monitors.
  • . Administers medications/IVs in a safe manner
  • . Develops and supports a safe patient environment
  • . Maintains training in the use of equipment for patient care
  • . Reviews and properly processes orders
  • . Performs appropriately in crisis situations
  • . Participates in QA program
  • Accountable for cost-effective patient care through monitoring the use of personnel, time supplies, and equipment
  • . Attends work in a punctual and dependable manner
  • . Manages time and uses supplies based on patient needs and medical/nursing plans of care.
  • . Assures that charges are accounted for and are recorded to the patient billing system.
  • Accountable for coordinating patient care activities with patient, colleagues, other hospital personnel, and physicians.
  • Accountable for maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • . Communicates effectively with patients and others
  • . Understands patient rights and complies with confidentiality policies
  • . Functions competently under stress
  • . Communicates and solves problems with coworkers, physicians, and other hospital employees.
  • . Demonstrates appropriate problem-solving ability and support of hospital philosophy and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures governing accounting, medical billing and financial recordkeeping.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles and ability to produce, read and analyze financial reports
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance best practices and programs which enhance the financial success of the organization
  • Knowledge of financial/revenue cycle reporting and key performance indicators for measuring and benchmarking performance
  • Ability to operation various office equipment
  • Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to perform public relations and public speaking in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to read, write legibly and calculate mathematical figures
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
  • Ability to work with, lead and supervise others
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects; meet timelines and prioritize responsibility
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and react appropriately
  • Ability to maintain a driver’s license and ability to travel distances for multiple days as necessary
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
  • Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across SLMC departments
  • Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively
  • Ability to see to use computer efficiently and read computer reports and correspondence
  • High proficiency with Microsoft office products (excel, word, PowerPoint, etc.)
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