Registered Nurse PACU – Berkeley Medical Center – Martinsburg, WV

The Registered Nurse (RN)

coordinates the nursing care for assigned patients. Utilizing the nursing

process, the Registered Nurse (RN) assesses, plans, implements and evaluates,

in collaboration with the patient, family and other health team members, the

nursing care for assigned patients, demonstrating clinical competency and

maintaining standards of professional nursing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION,

CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.

Valid RN license. Diploma, ADN/ASN, BSN or

MSN.

2.

BLS Required

3.

EXPERIENCE:
1.

Minimum of one year health care experience

preferred

2.

3.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION,

CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.

EXPERIENCE:
1.

2.

CORE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The

statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work

being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended

to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Performs all duties and assumes staff nurse

responsibilities while providing patient care. Collects, documents and

analyzes the patients current health status and medical history. Completes

admission assessment.

2.

Formulates and initiates plan of care based

on patient needs. Establishes priority of care based on physical,

developmental, and psychological needs. Initiates nursing interventions based

on relevant data collection. Evaluates and documents the effectiveness of

interventions and modifies the plan of care and expected outcomes as

appropriate. Applies these principles while monitoring patient condition and

while providing pain management and other interventions that would be

appropriate.

3.

Appropriately assesses patient/family

learning needs. Provides teaching materials and properly documents when

teaching has been initiated, reinforced, and completed. Demonstrates age

appropriate medication administration while using two unique patient

identifiers. Documents medication administration accurately, including its

effectiveness when appropriate. Scans patient and medication barcodes in

Meditech 85% (% is JMH standard) of the time on units that use BMV as

applicable.

4.

Facilitates problem solving and conflict

resolution between staff, physicians and departments. Makes effective

decisions to resolve clinical and interpersonal problems. Uses tactful

communications in sensitive and/or emotionally charged situations.

5.

Follows up with supervisor regarding any

reported complaints, conflicts, or concerns. Promotes positive public

relations with patients, staff, visitors and physicians. Remains productive

when stressed.

6.

Communicates in a clear and concise manner

with hospital staff and patients, families and visitors. Accurately describes

the clinical situation and elicits input from staff on a consistent basis.

Shares reliable, concise, relevant information in a timely manner to staff,

patient and co-workers.

7.

Uses written, verbal and electronic

communication for maximizing comprehensive information exchange. Practices

active and receptive listening skills to ensure productive results.

8.

Attends in-services, department, and other

hospital meetings. Meet department standard. Accepts and uses constructive criticism

to improve personnel performance. Assumes responsibility for own behaviors

and actions. Seeks to add to knowledge and skills and assumes responsibility

for professional development.

9.

Quickly learns, implements, and mentors

change as it relates to the use of new equipment, procedures, and technology

that improves patient care at WVUH-East. Responds well to change. Actively

assists fellow staff and management in preparation for all credentialing and

licensing surveys (TJC, Medicare, etc.).

10.

Assists the hospital with meeting all Core

Measure goals. Including but not limited to: PI and Quality Blue Initiatives.

Assists the hospital with meeting all Press Ganey, Patient Satisfaction

goals.

11

Informs the patient of rights and

responsibilities. Understands and complies with inter and Intra-facility

transfer guidelines. Implements safety procedures for each patient in

accordance with the patients safety needs. Maintains a clean and safe

environment for all.

12

Complies with Appropriate safety

standards: Narcotic counts, Incident reports, Equipment failures, Crash

cart checks, Medication security. Identifies proper PPE for use in airborne,

droplet, contact, and standard precautions.

13

Collects and transports specimens in

approved containers, according to laboratory specifications. Labels all

specimens correctly in the presence of the patient when appropriate.

Routinely follows universal precautions in all aspects of patient care,

including before invasive procedures are performed.

14

Takes accountability / responsibility for

the correct and documented use of health care resources on the nursing floor.

15

Exercises proper stewardship through the

appropriate use of supplies, equipment, and time. Consistently documents to

ensure that supplies and medications are accurately charged.

16

Performs other duties as assigned which

support the mission and values of the organization

17

Willingly accepts assignments within scope

of practice, skill set and level of competence.

PHYSICAL

REQUIREMENTS: 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.

1.

Able to wear latex

or vinyl gloves, with frequent changes and hand washing. Must be able to

wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Cap; Gown; Mask; Eye cover;

Gloves; Waterproof Shoe covers, prn; Lead Apron, prn; Laser Glasses, prn.

2.

Communicate

verbally, written and electronically with healthcare personnel, families and

patients. Must be flexible and work other than the normal shift when needed

and able to take call. May be required to leave work early or asked to work

overtime as deemed by the work load.

3.

Must be proficient

in the use of assorted equipment supplies and techniques associated with the

delivery of patient care

WORKING

ENVIRONMENT: 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.

1.

May be required to

travel between facilities/buildings. May be exposed to virus, disease, and

infection from patients and specimens in working environment. May be exposed

to traumatic situations including psychiatric crisis, physical injuries and

death.

2.

Must meet

Department of Labors MEDIUM duty standard (MEDIUM WORK- exerting up to 50

pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently,

and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly). Able to bend, stoop, reach and

be capable of normal rotation, standing and walking for an 11-12 hour shift.

Able to ambulate, position, turn and pull up self-assisting adult patients.

3.

While performing

duties of this job the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne

particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk or electrical shock, risk of

radiation and infectious/blood borne diseases. This job may be fast pace.

SKILLS

AND ABILITIES:
1.

Use a computer

keyboard, monitor and mouse and be able to use and apply hospital software

programs.

2.

Answer telephones and transcribe messages

and use patient call system.

3.

Must have or acquire the ability to operate

patient care equipment.

4.

Date

Reviewed/Revised: 01/17/18

Employee Understanding

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