PRIMARY PURPOSE: Under the supervision of the Unit Director/House Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse, shall oversee day-to-day functions of assigned personnel to ensure that appropriate nursing care is provided to each patient in accordance with the assigned employees job description and competencies. The RN is responsible for managing the care of patients by direct care giving or supervising other nursing personnel utilizing the nursing process. The RN may provide direct nursing care using the nursing process.
EDUCATIONAL AND/OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, LICENSE: Licensed through the State of Louisiana. CPR and ACLS certifications required.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 1 year clinical nursing experience/training.
SPECIAL SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Current knowledge of clinical practice. Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written. Knowledge of theory, principles, techniques, and practice of professional nursing; of scientific principles and nursing research; of preparation, administration and actions of medications; of treatments and medical procedures; of counseling and teaching techniques. Ability to supervise ancillary workers. Well organized and possess positive attitude. Demonstrates competence in leadership skills, nursing principles and procedures. Must be able to work various shifts.
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS KNOWLEDGE: Computers and other office equipment as it relates to the job. Safety equipment as it relates to the job and patient care. Medical equipment as it relates to patient care.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand and walk for lengthy periods of time. Must be able to lift using proper body mechanics.