Provides direct patient care on assigned units in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Competencies and skills:Essential:
- Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources. Monitors, documents, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
- Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient admission, transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
- Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
- Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
- STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
- CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
- RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
- PATIENT SAFETY - NURSING: Complies with and ensures patient safety practices in the clinical setting.
- DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF CARE: Develops and implements a nursing care plan based on the patient's individual needs, an interdisciplinary approach, and evidence-based practices.
- PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
- ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency.
- PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
- KNOWLEDGE OF DISEASE PROCESS: Applies knowledge of practices and interventions for specific populations with specific conditions.
Education equivalent experience:Essential:
- BLS Certification
- Registered Nurse License
Complexity of Work:
- Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Required to work throughout the hospital in specialty units treating a diverse range of patients under changing circumstances and challenges in different settings.
Required Work Experience:
1 year nursing experience in a telemetry unit.
•• Department specific credentials - See below
- ONCC Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Certificate Required for those RN's administering chemotherapy.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required for ICU, ED, PACU, Endo, Tele, OB, MHN Pre-Op and Specialty Procedural areas.
- PALS required for Pediatric areas with the exception of NICU. Certification in Fetal Monitoring through National Credential Center or through AWOHNN (Intermediate or Advanced) for L&D RN's.
- Newly licensed RN's have 6 months to obtain ACLS and/or PALS, and Fetal Monitoring if L&D.
For added clarification, see Mandatory Education Requirements Grid.
- Bending and Stooping 80.00%
- Climbing 40.00%
- Keyboard Entry 80.00%
- Kneeling 80.00%
- Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 80.00%
- Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%
- Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%
- Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%
- Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%
- Reaching 80.00%
- Repetitive Movement Foot/Leg 60.00%
- Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 80.00%
- Running 60.00%
- Sitting 60.00%
- Squatting 80.00%
- Standing 80.00%
- Walking 80.00%
- Audible Speech 80.00%
- Hearing Acuity 80.00%
- Smelling Acuity 80.00%
- Depth Perception 80.00%
- Distinguish Color 80.00%
- Seeing - Far 80.00%
- Seeing - Near 80.00%
- Bio hazardous Waste 80.00%
- Biological Hazards - Respiratory 80.00%
- Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 80.00%
- Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 80.00%
- Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 80.00%
- Cytotoxic Chemicals 60.00%
- Dust 40.00%
- Gas/Vapors/Fumes 80.00%
- Hazardous Chemicals 60.00%
- Hazardous Medication 60.00%
- Latex 60.00%
- Computer Monitor 80.00%
- Domestic Animals 60.00%
- Fire Risk 40.00%
- Hazardous Noise 40.00%
- Heating Devices 80.00%
- Magnetic Fields 60.00%
- Moving Mechanical Parts 80.00%
- Needles/Sharp Objects 80.00%
- Potential Electric Shock 60.00%
- Potential for Physical Assault 60.00%
- Radiation 60.00%
- Wet or Slippery Surfaces 80.00%
Since the opening of the one-story, 100-bed Memorial Hospital in 1953, the South Florida community has benefited from caring and compassionate healthcare at Memorial Regional Hospital. Today, with 553 beds and as the flagship facility of Memorial Healthcare System, Memorial Regional Hospital is one of Florida’s largest and most sophisticated hospitals, offering leading-edge care and technologies. Services include:
Medical and Surgical Services
Emergency Room and Level I Trauma Center
Memorial Cancer Institute
Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Memorial Neuroscience Institute
The Family Birthplace
Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
We are also home to a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom deliver nationally recognized, award-winning care. Memorial Regional Hospital has received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction (Inpatient Behavioral Health) for three consecutive years, has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, and for the last seven years has received the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.
This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.