RN - Emergency (PRN) - #337522

Capital Region Medical Center


Date: 07/22/2021 14:30 PM

City: Jefferson City, Missouri

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

CAPITAL REGION MEDICAL CENTER


This Position Reports to (Title): Unit Manager/ Supervisor


Department: Patient Care Division


Entity: Capital Region Medical Center


Position Purpose: The staff nurse is responsible for coordinating the total nursing care to an assigned group of patients providing the professional leadership necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate the plan of care. In accordance with the Missouri Nurse Practice Act and Capital Region Medical Center's policies and standards, the staff nurse assumes the role of leader, educator, preceptor, caregiver, and/or supervisor in the provision of nursing care.


Principal Accountabilities and Essential Duties of the Job:


FINANCIAL


  • Maintains fiscal responsibilities utilizing sound principles
  • Demonstrates a sense of cost consciousness by monitoring supply usage/waste, environment, and time management
  • Demonstrates assessment competency and documents according to policy
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage care of patients
  • Completes shift activities in allotted time frame

GROWTH


  • Supports patient care processes to sustain growth and meet strategic plan goals
  • Collaborates with support disciplines to arrange services and plan for discharge, beginning at admission
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of a team environment within the medical center
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with external agencies

PEOPLE


  • Communicates and collaborates with team regarding patient’s status, needs, goals, and desired outcome
  • Monitors, participates in, and evaluates patient care
  • Rounds frequently to identify and address patient’s needs/concerns
  • Collaborates with other team members regarding any plan of care modifications
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary review and evaluations
  • Communicates verbally or written an change in a patient’s condition as well as individual notifications
  • Conducts self in professional manner and positively represents Capital Region Medical Center to patients, family, and the public
  • Collaborates with health care team and provides education to patient and family and documents teaching
  • Is sensitive to and aware of other’s feelings, using appropriate tone of voice when communicating

QUALITY


  • Possesses and upholds Continuous Quality Improvement Principles by:
  • Demonstrating professional behavior reflecting Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Utilizes good time management to complete an assignment in an organized timely manner
  • Completing competencies yearly
  • Attending meetings and in-services, mandatory and regular, as scheduled
  • Acting as change agent, is flexible, punctual, available to help others
  • Utilizing safe practice consistently (body mechanics) using universal precautions, OSHA guidelines, and hospital plans
  • Participating and/or contributing to unit or hospital quality improvement activities
  • Performs comprehensive patient assessment and documents findings
  • Develops and initiates plan of care based on patients’ needs and develops stage
  • Participates with waived testing per unit policy and competency validation
  • Assesses and identifies patient problems as well as documents and initials plan of care
  • Establishes priorities and deploys in appropriate sequence
  • Manages physician orders according to policy
  • Updates plan of care each shift and as needed
  • Demonstrates the skill level to manage care of patients and handle emergency situations in a professional manner
  • Administers and documents medications, IV’s, according to policy
  • Consults with other disciplines and arranges services as needed
  • Performs complete admission assessment
  • Documents accurate and ongoing assessments of patient status

SERVICE


  • Demonstrates positive customer service relations
  • Demonstrates a positive demeanor, smiles, greets people, and offers assistance
  • Embraces Capital Region Medical Center’s mission, vision, and values
  • Greets customers in a courteous, respectful manner and offers assistance
  • Displays versatility, own jobs, takes initiative, and demonstrates follow through
  • Keeps customers informed utilizing clear communication
  • Respects privacy and confidentiality of person, valuables, and medical record
  • Displays empathy and understanding; skilled in listening
  • Utilizes good problem solving techniques when interfacing with team, patient, family, and community
  • Accepts and provides constructive criticism
  • Being a team player, with broad focus, to achieve desired goal
  • Maintains a professional image in adherence to dress code and fragrance policy
  • Plans patient care to achieve optimal level of function/independence
  • Addresses customers appropriately; acknowledges customer’s presence
  • Demonstrates punctuality, availability on the job and flexibility
  • Uses appropriate channels for problem solving

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