RN - ICU PRN
Company: Johnson Regional Medical Center
Posted on: February 10, 2024
Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care.
Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as
appropriate about changes in patient's clinical condition including
results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to
respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response
to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing
duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and
reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric
and the general patient population.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes
appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and
family regarding pain management.
Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's
response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for
Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per
Clinical Laboratory's and the resident care unit's policies and
Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate
action on waived tests results.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific
to the standard of care for patient's age.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on
age of the patient and their clinical condition.
Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential
for medication errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and
evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and
performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and
religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions
as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves
patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age
appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to
interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each
patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of
medical/health care errors.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an
interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family;
communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both
in hospital and post discharge needs.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all federal, state,
local regulations and accrediting organization standards.
Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within
Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time
Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.
Attends 12 staff meetings annually, or reads and returns monthly
staff meeting minutes.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous
quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well
as the focus statement of the department.
---Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
---Current state Registered Nurse Licensure, within state of
---Current BLS certification.
---Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in
---Additional languages preferred.
---Basic computer knowledge.
---Mobility, sight, hearing, verbal communication, changes in
temperature, exposure to disagreeable elements, exposure to
biological, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards. Frequent
standing and walking. Lift up to 100 pounds. Carrying up to 40
pounds. Pushing/pulling up to 450 pounds.
---This position is a safety sensitive position pursuant to
Amendment 98 to the Arkansas Constitution - 2(25). A safety
sensitive position means any position in which a person performing
the position while under the influence of marijuana may constitute
a threat to health or safety. This position is therefore "safety
sensitive" due to the fact it requires the following: performing
life-threatening procedures; working with hazardous or flammable
materials, controlled substances, food, or medicine; and a lapse of
attention while working in this position could result in injury,
illness, or death.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position
without compromising patient care.
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