Camden Clark Medical Center

                              Patient Care Services

                                 Job Description

Performance Standards

 

POSITION: Registered Nurse                    EFFECTIVE DATE: 6/06 

DEPARTMENT: Patient Care Services             REVIEWED:          

JOB CODE: 9-024                               REVISED: 5/06, 9/07, 7/08; 8/08

                                                 4/11

 

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VP Patient Care Services / CNO               VP Human Resources

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I. Reports To:    1.  Reports directly to the Manager of the Department hired.

                  2.  Reports indirectly to Shift Resource Coordinator.

3.   Receives direction from the Shift Leader.

4.   Works in collaboration with the Care Coordinator and Case   

    Manager and other members of the healthcare team.

 

II. FUNCTION:     Under general supervision, the RN renders professional collaborative nursing care to a caseload of patients in accordance with the health care practitioner’s treatment plan, standards of care/practice and professional code of ethics.  The Registered Nurse is committed to promoting the health potential of the whole person assuring optimal care through being responsible for prescribing (assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating) patient care.  The RN demonstrates an ability to delegate appropriately and direct staff in the coordination and delivery of care; assumes responsibility for the appropriate utilization of resources; effectively assesses learning needs and provides patient /family education; demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with others in communication and problem resolution; is sensitive to the needs of patients, families and fellow coworkers; and takes action to ensure a safe patient care environment.

 

III.    QUALIFICATIONS:  1.  Current West Virginia Licensure as a Registered 

                           Nurse required.

                       2.  On the job experience necessary as determined by

                           work area (approximately 3 – 6 weeks orientation) in

                           order to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge

                           of unit and departmental structure standards, and to

                           demonstrate minimal job competency.

3.    Interpersonal skills necessary in order to instruct

    and comfort patients and their families, and  

    maintain effective contacts with a variety of

    hospital personnel, recognize and reinforce positive

    efforts of all coworkers and address personnel

    problems in a tactful and timely manner.

4.    Analytical skills necessary in order to prepare   

    nursing care plans, implement effective nursing care  

    and develop solutions to problems concerning 

    patients’ mental and physical well-being.

5.    Basic computer knowledge in order to document  

effectively.

6.    Clinical Ladder: Promotion to clinical ladder status

    is attained based on ability to perform  

    accountability.

7.    Ability to be scheduled for work based on the operational needs of the hospital.

8.    Possess the ability to deal tactfully and harmoniously with guests.

 

 

IV.   Age of Patients Population Served –

 

      __X__ Infant: Birth – 1 Years

      __X__ Pediatric: 1 + 12 years

      _ X___Adult: 13 - 65 years

      _ X_  Geriatric: 65 +

      ____ No daily direct patient care contact

                             

V.  PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    A.   ORGANIZATIONAL TEAMWORK COMPETENCIES

 

     1.   To support the mission of CCMC as follows: To meet the healthcare

          needs of our community for a lifetime.

 

     2.   The core values of CCMC represents the beliefs of our organization,

          guiding our processes and decision making at all levels.  The

          mission is accomplished through a commitment to our core values.

 

     3.   Values based care recognizes the importance of quality customer

          services (Service Excellence Standards) to patients and employees.

         

     4.   In the context of customer service, each employee has the following

          expectations (dimensions of performance) as an individual and health

          care team member.

 

     B.   ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT COMPETENCIES

    

     1.   Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to follow / attendance /

          punctuality / time card system / scheduling policies.

     2.   Demonstrate knowledge of parking / hospital department

          locations.

     3.   Demonstrate knowledge and adheres to dress code.

     4.   Demonstrates knowledge of CCMC Compliance Program / Code of

          Conduct / Confidentiality.

     5.   Demonstrates knowledge of CCMC Emergency Management Plan

          including the following codes:

               a. Code Blue    (Cardiac Arrest)

               b. Code 1          (Assault)

               c. Code Utility (Utility failure)

               d. Code Red        (Fire)

               e. Code Weather (inclement weather)

               f. Code Gray    (Hostage Situation)

               g. Code Amber & Code Walker

               h. Code Orange  (Hazmat)

               i. Code Black   (Bomb Threat)         

 

              

 

     6.   Demonstrates knowledge of physical health / wellness

          information and Exposure Control Plan.

         

    7.   Demonstrates knowledge of Office/workplace safety.

     8.   Demonstrates knowledge of Risk Management / Occurrence Report

          Practices / Non-punitive Work Environment. 

                             

C.      WORK ROLE COMPETENCIES                                      

    Clinical (or Work) Practice

1.    Develops knowledge of Collaborative Practice Model (CPM) and application of Method of Practice.

 

2.    Utilizes the nursing process to prescribe, delegate, and evaluate

    the nursing care rendered.

              

3.    As part of the nursing process, performs admission, handoff,

   transfer and discharge procedures.

    

4.    Assesses, develops, implements, evaluates and revises teaching

   programs for the patient and family based on individualized

   needs.

 

5.    Demonstrate ability to meet standards of Practice

    a. Assesses and promotes optimal neurological, sensory, cognitive

       and perceptual functioning.

  

    b. Assesses and promotes optimal respiratory oxygen cardiovascular

       and circulatory function.

 

 c. Demonstrates ability to care for patients with diabetes

 

             d. Assesses and promotes optimal gastrointestinal / nutrition

                function.

 

             e.  Assesses and provides fluids electrolytes and blood product.

              

             f. Assesses and promotes optimal musculoskeletal activity rest and

                orthopedic function.

 

 g. Assesses and maintains optimal skin integrity, 

    wound and hygiene including preventative measures.

 

             h. Assesses and supports genitourinary and elimination function

              

             i. Assesses and provides optimal support for psychosocial / end of

                life / spiritual / cultural needs.

 

j. Assesses and provides for optimal pain management based on

   patients self-report of pain or APP (assume pain present).

                             

          6.  Demonstrates ability to administer medications and has

              knowledge of actions, route of administration, dosage, and

              side effects.

 

 7.  Demonstrates appropriate patient/family/self safety practices

 

 

    Administrative Practice

          1.   Delegates and evaluates the delivery of patient care given by

               peers, other members of the health care team and ancillary

               staff.

             

          2.   Participates in self-evaluation and develops a plan for

               professional development based on personal / unit goals / strategic plans.

              

          3.   Cognizant of environmental factors, infection control issues

               and maintains a safe environment for patient care.

 

   Professional Accountability / Leadership

          1.   Participates in the education / oversight of orientees,

               ancillary staff, and students in collaboration with the

               preceptor, manager, and/or designated education coordinator (CNS

               / CSE).

 

          2.   Active on selected committees for the purpose of exchanging

               information and participating in problem solving methods.

 

          3.   Arranges own knowledge base and development by attending formal

               and/or informal educational activities.

              

          4.   Assists in identifying problems for investigation, collecting

               data for research projects and applying current concepts to

               patient care.

 

VI.  DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.    The following items under physical demands, psychological demands,

    work demands and exposure category describe the basic extent of     

    physical demands performed by staff in this position.

a.    See attached Physical Demands

 

NOTE:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with    disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and broad competencies for the performance of this job and the performance standard on how to meet the broad compliance.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. 

 

 

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Employee Number / Employee Name (PRINT)         Employee Signature / Date

 


Registered Nurse

Description of Physical Demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the job time is spent in the following physical activities and psychosocial interactions:

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

AMOUNT OF TIME

CATEGORY

DESCRIPTION

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Never

Seldom

Often

Always

Physiological

High

Medium

Low

Standing:

 

 

 

X

Mental Stress

X

 

 

Walking:

 

 

 

X

Work with others

X

 

 

Sitting

 

 

 

AUDIO VISUAL

GOOD

FAIR

N/A

Stoops, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl

 

 

X

 

Hearing*

X

 

 

Use hands to finger handle or feel

 

 

 

 X

Near Vision

X

 

 

Pushing / Pulling

 

 

X

 

Far Vision

          X

 

 

Reaching with hands and arms above / below:

 

 

X

 

Peripheral Vision

          X

 

 

Talk or hear:

 

 

 

X

Color Discrimination

 

        X

 

Taste or smell:

 

X

 

 

Depth Perception

 

        X

 

Lift / Force

Never

Seldom

Often

Always

EXPOSURES**

Frequent

Occasional

Rare

Up to 10 pounds

 

 

 

X

Cold

 

         X

 

Up to 25 pounds

 

 

             X

 

Heat

 

         X

 

Up to 50 pounds

 

 

 

Dampness

 

         X

 

Up to 100 pounds

 

 

X

 

Heights

 

X

 

More than 100 pounds

 

 

X

 

Vibration

 

X

 

Job Lifting

Heavy Lifting Regular Basis

Heavy Lifting Occasional / Moderate Lifting Regular Basis

Moderate Lifting Occasional/Light Lifting Regular Basis

Light Lifting Occasional / No Lifting Regular Basis

Skin Irritation

X

 

 

Category

     X

 

 

 

Lung Irritation

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Radiation

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Risk of Electrical Shock

 

 

X

* Hearing                                                X Ability to hear alarms on equipment / pages

                                                                X Ability to hear Client Call

                                                                X Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff

                                                               

* Exposures Category                        X 1 = Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues

                                                                2 = Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues but employment may require unplanned category 1 tasks

                                                                3 = Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, and category 1 are not a condition of employment.

 

A list of Hazardous Products or Substances that this position is required to work with are referenced for staff review.  MSDS information is available.