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Total Weight = 100% JOB SUMMARY Provides direct and indirect patient care in the assigned setting. 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 utilizing the nursing process. Will float to other areas of the hospital as assigned. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: Professional Requirements: Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the plan of care. Ability to perform and document a complete admission assessment to include: patient's health history, problems identified, patient teaching, and discharge needs/expectations. Ability to initiate and/or revise an individualized nursing care plan that is based on assessment of identified needs/problems involving the patient and/or family. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services. Provides patients with a complete explanation of procedures or treatments. Always provides patient safety by keeping call light within reach, maintaining bed in a low position with side rails in place and locked at all times, and seeing that patients are secured appropriately when transporting by wheelchair or stretcher. Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers, and physicians. Consults other departments as appropriate for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient. Participates in orientation of new personnel. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Delegates, coordinates, and supervises patient care as necessary. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with social services regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs. Completes documentation as specified by organizational policy and procedures. Recognizes abuse/neglect potential. Demonstrates a cost effective practice by efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, always following established procedures for charge items. Participates in sharing of knowledge and expertise through in-service, staff meetings, assisting in orientation of new personnel. Utilizes infection control principles. Recognizes adverse drug reactions/interactions with appropriate actions taken. Takes appropriate measure to prevent skin breakdown. Provides assistance with basic self-care/ADLs, as appropriate. Provides feedback about health status and potential life style changes. Attends mandatory staff meetings; reads and returns all staff meeting minutes. Promotes professional growth of peers and subordinates by sharing knowledge and/or directing them to sources of information appropriate to a given situation. Accepts constructive criticism regarding nursing judgments or actions. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and function under stressful situations. Interacts professionally with patient/family and treats them with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality and privacy. Utilizes critical thinking skills, recognizes and reacts appropriately in the delivery of patient care. Provides assistance to other nursing care team members to assure efficient, effective and timely quality patient centered care. Understands and assumes responsibility for charge position when assigned, to include patient assignment according to patient acuity and staff mix. Displays a positive attitude toward the hospital and his/her profession. Displays appropriate time management skills in the planning and administering of patient care Active in PMly participates in the department's performance improvement (PI) activities. Assumes lifelong learning related to profession. Education/Regulatory Requirements: Current Mississippi Registered Nurse Licensure. CPR certified. ACLS certification within 6 months of hire or RN Licensure. One year med/surg experience preferred. Language Skills: Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Skills: Moderate to advanced computer and data entry skills. Specific Age Groups Served: All age groups. Exposure Classifications: Classification I: Jobs in which required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate measures is required for every healthcare provider in these jobs. Professional Expectations: Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification badge while on duty. Attends annual review and department in-services as scheduled. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as well as the focus statement of the department. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and functions well under stressful situations. Answers telephone and greets all patients and family members in a polite and tactful manner. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs to the organization. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Descriptions for Physical Demands: 1-33% - Occasional; 34-67% - Frequent; 68-100% - Continuous Physical Demands On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. This job requires that weight is lifted or force is exerted. Stand - Occasional Walk - Frequent Sit - Occasional Talk or hear - Continuous Use hands to finger, handle or feel - Occasional Push/Pull - Occasional Reach with hands and arms - Occasional Up to 10 pounds - Occasional Up to 25 pounds - Occasional Up to 50 pounds - Occasional Up to 100 pounds - Occasional More than 100 pounds - Frequent Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point) Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships) Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus) Ability to hear alarms on equipment Ability to hear client call Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff Ability to hear overhead paging system and fire alamrs Work Environment This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions. Work near moving mechanical parts - Occasional Outdoor weather conditions - Occasional Risk of electrical shock - Occasional Risk of radiation - Occasional The typical noise level for the work environment - Moderate Noise Repetitive Motion Actions Repetitive use of foot control - Occasional Repetitive use of hands - Occasional Grasping: simple/light - Occasional Grasping: firm/heavy - Occasional Fine Dexterity - Occasional PERFORMANCE RATINGS KEY Abbrev. Rating Exceeds Expectations EE 3 Meets Expectations ME 2 Needs Improvment NI 1 Unsatisfactory U 0 EMPLOYEE-BASED COMPETENCIES/BEHAVIORS (Part A) Part A of this form has been designed to document the level of performance as measured against the employee-based competencies/behaviors. After each of the competencies/behaviors, senior management has indicated the weighting, giving the highest weighting to those competencies needing the most focus. The Position Questionnaires/Position Descriptions should be used as a reference guide. The total weighting of all competencies/behaviors is 100. The competencies/behaviors support the Anderson Regional Health Systems (ARHS) strategic planning goals which focus on: Safety; Quality; Satisfaction; People and Finance. 15% People and Satisfaction Demonstrates effectiveness and courtesy when interfacing with patients, family members, contributors, healthcare professionals, regulatory agencies, vendors and/or other outside sources. Demonstrates effectiveness and courtesy when interfacing with co-workers at all levels organization-wide. Demonstrates team building leadership. Exhibits organizational values. 15% Quality Participates in the intra and interdepartmental continuous quality improvement process involving enhanced work processes, productivity, and employee relations. Participates in improved departmental efficiency and productivity. Participates in improving and/or supporting departmental policies and procedures. 15% Finance Promotes ARHS financial objectives by effectively establishing position priorities in accordance with department procedures & accurately projecting the time frames needed to perform position-related duties. Conducts position duties in an organized and orderly manner avoiding costly mistakes. Avoids wasting time and departmental resources. 25% Safety / Knowledge / Position Skills Supports and adheres to safety rules and supports and adheres to applicable TJC requirements. Keeps apprised of current and proposed safety and risk management procedures. Displays technical and practical knowledge of essential job functions and position-related duties as described in the Position Questionnaires/Position Descriptions and other sources. Keeps current on trends and issues in the field. Demonstrates effective oral, written and electronic communicat


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