POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

Registered Nurse (RN) Ė Level II (88690)

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

REPORTS TO:

Manager/Director

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY: ††The professional registered nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Registered Nurse accepts accountability, applies competent clinical knowledge skills, and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and by health care providers to whom care is delegated to achieve quality patient care outcomes. Performs the duties and responsibilities within the scope of a Registered Nurse (RN) - Level I, as defined within the job description.

The Registered Nurse must demonstrate the knowledge and skills at the advanced beginner level necessary to provide care that is relevant to the patient(s) under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span. The Registered Nurse also must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. This role provides professional nursing care for patients in an inpatient hospital setting.†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Current unencumbered licensure with the WV Board of Registered Professional Nurses, or appropriate state board where services will be provided, as a registered professional nurse OR Current multi-state licensure through the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).

2.

Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

One (1) year of nursing experience.

 

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 all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.† Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Modifies patientís plan of care based on data collection and patientís individual needs.

2.

Uses Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) to provide patient care.

3.

Delegates according to scope of practice.

4.

Verifies the plan of care with interprofessional colleagues, patient, and caregiver(s).

5.

Provides education based on learning needs and involvement of family.

6.

Promotes effective communication among interprofessional team members & healthcare consumers.

7.

Influences policy to promote safe patient care.

8.

Utilizes appropriate resources in providing care, especially in sensitive situations.

9.

Incorporates processes to enhance the organizational plan of growth and influence.

10.

Participates in developing strategies to promote healthy communities and practice environments.

11.

Recognizes strategies to improve nursing quality.

12.

Provides critical review and/or evaluation of policies, procedures, and guidelines to improve quality of healthcare.

13.

Demonstrates understanding of importance of data collection and utilization.

14.

Disseminates educational findings, experiences, and ideas with peers.

15.

Engages in activities related to nurse sensitive indicators to enhance quality of care.

16.

Participates in continuing professional development.

17.

Identifies ethical situations and seeks assistance of appropriate colleagues.

18.

Identifies ways to maintain and improve ethical environment of the work setting conducive to safe, quality health care.

19.

Adheres to the moral and legal rights of patients.

20.

Engages in opportunities for work/life balance.

 

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.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patientís profile and appropriate algorithms.

2.

Heavy/Hard work: Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.

3.

Visual acuity must be within normal range.

4.

Hearing within normal range is required (i.e. to assess breath sounds, bowel sounds, apical pulse, monitors, etc.)

 

 

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.

Working protracted or irregular hours.

2.

Working around biohazards.

3.

Working around infectious diseases.

4.

Working with or near the deceased.

5.

Working with hands in water.

6.

Working with electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment.

 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.

Possesses the interpersonal skills to positively and effectively communicate, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

2.

Uses competent clinical practice and critical thinking skills to efficiently deliver patient care with all health care providers while maximizing efficient use of resources.

3.

Ability to be flexible in response to changes in work volume, staff and scheduling changes.

4.

Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions and capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised: †April 2020