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Ambulatory Services Registered Nurse – Hot Springs Health – Thermopolis, WY

Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital

Job Description

AMBULATORY SERVICES REGISTERED NURSE

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DEPARTMENT: Surgical Services

SUPERVISOR: Surgical Services Director

STATUS: Non-Exempt

EMPLOYEE NAME:

APPROVED BY: Chief Nursing Officer DATE: January, 2019

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GENERAL:

In accordance with the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual and the requirements of our accrediting bodies, the employee will: support the mission “Partnering with our community for quality health and healing”, the five core values “Ownership, Always better than yesterday, Service first, Integrity, and Stewardship of our resources (OASIS). Our behavior creates our OASIS – a place where we can find safety, sustenance, and a pleasant change from the usual. and vision

of “being the hub for the development and provision of quality health services while ensuring the viability of Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital as a valued healthcare partner in the community.”

The established priorities of Quality, Service, Finance, People, and Growth, will be utilized in decision making. Furthermore, the employee will demonstrate the ability to manage time, maintain a safe and clean environment; practice confidentiality; treat all persons with respect and professional courtesy; accept change; accept and provide constructive feedback; work as a team player and adhere to the infection control, fire and safety, disaster and hazardous waste policies. The employee must also demonstrate the competencies for their position, and adhere to policies and procedures of their department. The employee will participate in quality improvement activities.

BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS:

The following is a list of minimally required behaviors to assist the employee in partnering with our community:

Ownership

Accepts responsibility for actions, attitudes and health. Doing things right the first time, every time for excellent results. Accepts ownership of mistakes and takes constructive action to avoid repeating mistakes. Works with empowerment to the highest potential both as an individual and as part of the team. Unsatisfied with the status quo or just being “good.”

Always Better Than Yesterday

Performs at the highest level, always learning and looking for ways to improve, with an unwavering focus on safety. Celebrates and encourages the contributions of one another.

Constructively challenges the status quo by being flexible, adaptable and embracing change as a key element of our future success. Contributes to an environment that encourages creative thinking. Shares ideas and opinions, and supports opportunities to learn and grow. Contributes to an environment that encourages creative thinking. Shares ideas and opinions, and supports opportunities to learn and grow.

Service First

Doing our best every day to anticipate and exceed the expectations of patients, providers and co-workers. Understands excellence is the result of team effort. Creates legendary experiences.

Integrity

Does the right things. Consistently open, honest, trustworthy and ethical. Demonstrates respect for patients, their families, staff, providers and the community.

Stewardship of Our Resources

Strives to care wisely for our human, financial and natural resources. Strengthens HSCMH as a partner in the community

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivery of nursing care via the nursing process; assessment (collection of data), planning, interventions and evaluations
  • Prepares patient for surgery and outpatient procedures as directed by physician’s orders and administering nursing care to patients pre/intra/post procedure. Prepare the patients for discharge post procedure.
  • Documentation of nursing care in a timely and accurate manner. Arranges for follow-up care or referral
  • Demonstrate ability to provide chemotherapy administration and antibiotic therapy
  • Able to perform minor procedures dealing with aseptic techniques
  • Assist with responsibilities in OR, PACU and Endoscopy to level of expertise
  • Administration of all medications, (I.V., PO, 8Q, etc.) and biological in accordance to State Law. Uses 5 medical rights and reduce the potential for medication errors
  • Communicate questions about appropriateness of medical or nursing care through chain of command as needed
  • Perform treatments and procedures as directed, which are within the individuals’ training and

capabilities

  • Plans, supports and coordinates activities and resources to assure pain in all patients is recognized and addressed appropriately
  • Calls patients day before surgery to confirm appointment and with specific instructions as to NPO status, prep completion and where to report.
  • Perform preoperative evaluations, reporting appropriate information in regard to patient status. Provide patient education in all areas of responsibility.
  • Prepare charts accurately. Stocks and orders supplies
  • Plans, supports and coordinates activities and resources to assure pain in all patients is recognized and addressed appropriately

The above duties are intended to describe the key aspects of the work performed by individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive listing of requirements relative to the position. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

The Registered Nurse shall:

1. Current Wyoming Registered Nurse license in good standing

2. Previous experience working in a medical or health care facility preferred but not required

3. Must possess communication skills to relate to the public in person

4. Demonstrate good organizational abilities

5. Seeks proficiencies in computer applications

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret appropriate journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Will assist in writing policies and procedures as needed.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and is knowledgeable in metric, apothecary and household measurements and can convert from one system to another.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to modify care based on the developmental / functional age of the patient as well as that of the patient’s ethnic background.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS (obtain ACLS and PALS within one year of employment)
  • Oncology certification or obtain within one year of employment )

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to interact with patients, families, visitors and co-workers. Ability to interact assertively and tactfully when dealing with conflict and in group solving activities. Ability to demonstrate a professional, open minded approach in identifying problems and resolving problems/conflicts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 filling this position, the employee must regularly lift and or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance, vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. This position also requires walking or standing to a significant degree. This position also requires reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking, and hearing, stooping, bending, crouching, and working with equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those 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.

The employee is also subject to exposure to blood and body fluids, proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, exposure to burns and radiant energy, exposure to toxic chemicals and biological agents.

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