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Registered Nurse

Company: Pioneer Specialty Hospital
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

*Job description**Title: *Registered Nurse *Department: *Nursing*General summary*The Registered Staff Nurse is responsible for the ongoing assessment, health and wellbeing of patients assigned to their care. Utilizes critical thinking and decision making skills to supervise nursing staff (Certified Nurse Aides, Unit Clerks, Patient Care Technicians, Students, etc.) on his or her shift. The Registered Staff Nurse provides medical/surgical and emergency nursing care to patients by performing the following duties in accordance with hospital approved policies and procedures. The Registered Staff Nurse works under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse during their assigned shift. The Registered Staff Nurse is also supervised by the Nursing Department Leadership related to their scope of responsibility.*Duties and responsibilities** Uphold Nursing Code of Ethics (ANA)* The Registered Staff Nurse will provide general patient care by:a. The Registered Staff Nurse will review the patients chart becoming familiar with the orders for the patient including but not limited to medications, lab orders and results, radiology orders and results, activity, diet, consultation orders etc. and utilize these tools to provide initial and ongoing patient assessment and care planning activities.b. Is knowledgeable regarding discharge plan for patients.c. Assures basic patient care activities are completed on all patients. This includes am care (bathing, linens changed, fresh water, daily weights, etc.) or pm cares (face washed, teeth brushed, back rub, etc.)d. Explains procedures, treatments to patient to allay apprehension, verify understanding and gain cooperation.e. Explains procedure, treatment and medication delays to patients and families as soon as possible after notification of delay.f. Serves as a patient advocate by clarifying and confirming communications from hospital personnel.g. Follows all Universal Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy.h. Initiates Isolation precautions as appropriate for safety of patient, staff and visitors.i. Assures needed supplies are available in the various nursing areas.j. Provides for the emotional/physical comfort and safety of patients through the development, implementation, and revision of the nursing care plan.k. Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.l. Provides appropriate individualized teaching regarding medical/surgical condition, treatment, pertinent lab/xray results, medications, diet, pain management, and potential food, drug and herbal interactions.m. Begins the shift by attending and receiving report from the staff who have worked the proceeding shift. Asks questions for clarification of the staff that have been caring for the patient.3. The documentation of patient information will be completed by:a. Documents patient assessment in patient chart. Especially notes any changes in condition, vital signs, weight, level of consciousness, etc.b. Reviews chart to verify Medication orders, lab requests, radiology orders, consults, etc. are properly transcribed and have actually been ordered.c. Verifies and notes medical providers orders.d. Completes and documents on new patient admission information including signed consents, complete history, complete admission assessment, completed health screenings, patient belongings list, orientation to room and nursing floor routine.e. Utilizes admission and daily assessment data to initiate and update appropriate plan of care.f. Gives a patient report to the oncoming shift that includes. Patient identifiers, diagnosis/surgical procedure(s) and date. Pertinent treatments, mental status, diet, activity, ability, abnormal assessment findings, skin issues, pain management, safety issues, significant events and plan/goals.g. Assures timely, accurate and complete documentation in patient record.h. Insures that timely, accurate, and complete billable supply charges are placed on patient charge sheet located in patient room.4. Completes Medication Administration responsibilities as demonstrated by:a. Review of Medication Administration Record to plan assigned patient medication and treatment administration times.b. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.c. Observes patients for therapeutic and/or adverse reactions to medications or treatment. Reports adverse reactions to medical provider responsible for patient.d. Assures accurate narcotic count and resolves discrepancy before leaving shift.e. Wastes narcotics immediately or as soon as possible with a second nurse to prevent diversion activity.5. The patient will be assessed by:a. A visual assessment on each assigned patient will be performed within a minimum of one hour after receipt of report and a complete physical assessment will be performed on each assigned patient within a minimum of two hours after receipt of report during an assigned shift.b. Document any assessed changes in patient condition. Notify the Charge RN and medical provider of changes in patient condition as necessary. (Including vital signs, weights etc. that may have been performed by ancillary staff.)c. Assess patients room for safety issues or needed equipment.d. Creates, initiates, reviews and modifies Nursing Plan of Care including patient and family education plan.e. Monitors the patient for any changes in condition. Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient. Reports any significant changes in patients condition during the shift to the Charge RN and Medical Provider.7. The Registered Nurse will provide clinical expertise to the remainder of the staff by:a. Shares knowledge with other staff and students as appropriate. Assists with the orientation and education of staff and students.b. Demonstrates ability to use critical thinking skills by assessing situation and knowing how decision making will impact patient, family, staff and others involved in patient care. This includes assessing how decisions will impact oncoming shift.c. Participates in multi-disciplinary team.*Educational requirements** Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and current licensure in Michigan as Registered Nurse.* Maintain a valid Michigan license at all times.* Complete preliminary 24-36 hours of orientation to include patient confidentiality requirements, and program policies and procedures.* Current Registered Nurse License* Current ACLS/BLS*Experience*Associates or Bachelors Degree in Nursing and one (1) year of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.*Specific requirements** Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, interpret and evaluate information presented in research reports, professional publications, referral documents and similar materials. Ability to write clearly and cohesively and to present information effectively both orally and in writing.* Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions from a wide variety of data and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.* Physical Demands: Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, implements or office equipment; talk and hear; stand and walk, reach with hands and arms; stoop or kneel. Employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and be able to assist an adult weighing 100-200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance) and to change bed linens, help clients from floor to chair or bed, and assist with bathing.* Work 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, exposure to infectious diseases, and transmission of airborne disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.* Job offer is contingent upon results of pre-employment drug screen and compliance with Annual Influenza vaccination and TB test requirements unless documentation of medically contraindications are provided. Pioneer Specialty Hospital is a drug-free workplace, and all employees are subject to random, as well as for cause, drug screening. Employees must show no evidence of misuse of alcohol or other drugs while employed.Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Per diemPay: $35.00 - $50.00 per hourBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* Critical & Intensive Care* Medical-Surgical* TelemetryPhysical setting:* Acute careStandard shift:* Night shiftWeekly schedule:* 3x12* Rotating weekendsEducation:* Associate (Preferred)Experience:* Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:* BLS Certification (Required)* RN (Required)Work Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Pioneer Specialty Hospital, Pontiac , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan

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