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Registered Nurse Full-time

at University of South Alabama in Alabama (Published at 19-02-2020)

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing meeting the minimum standards set by the State of Alabama and licensure with the State of Alabama as a registered nurse.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of nursing expereince preferred.

Essential Functions

These are the job duties required of the position.

Essential Functions

Practices family centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; serves as Charge Nurse when assigned; supervises, plans, evaluates, and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; maintains CPR certification according to American Heart Association standards and hospital policy; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization?s values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; serves as preceptor for new employees and nursing students; utilizes the nursing process to: assess patients, plan individual care, identify expected outcomes, and implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; performs therapeutic procedures and assists with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; administers blood and blood products; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; performs basic life support and manages arrest situations; starts IVs; performs activities of daily living; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; when performing skilled procedures the RN can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety and when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the educational needs of each patient; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; completes Admission Assessment within unit timeframe; completes flow sheets, pain assessment tool, discharge forms, and documents medications according to policy in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR); supervises, evaluates and finalizes the patient care record; transcribes physician orders; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Infant-Toddler; utilizes and cares for all types of CVL?s including PICC/Midlines; serves as PICC Line Team Member; provides support to unit when Neonatal Critical Care Transport Team has been dispatched; maintains current knowledge of all unit policies and procedures, equipment location and supplies; ensures that charge stickers and charges for all procedures are documented in the appropriate location; completes Beads of Courage Card; advocates for breastfeeding moms for initial oral feed; identifies, organizes and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and materials to meet the needs of the patient and nursing staff; communicates with the Nurse Manager and Nurse Administrator, on an ongoing basis, regarding: changes in unit status, patient related issues, staffing issues, Quality Management issues or other events as they evolve; acts as first line in problem resolution with other departments and any patient complaints; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as staff nurse as needed; verifies that emergency equipment is functional; attends and actively participates in Charge Nurse meetings; ensures that narcotic counts and stock drug counts are completed by shift; completes acuity sheet; maintains knowledge base of all NICU Critical Care Transport policies and procedures; assists with the development of transport standards in conjunction with the Medical Director and Nurse Manager; maintains competency in all advanced nursing, transport procedures and skills; utilizes the appropriate communication skills with referring hospital personnel and transport team members throughout the transport process; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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