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RN PACU

JOB SUMMARY:

The RN Clinical Nurse provides comprehensive nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with facility or department policies, procedures, and/or protocols under the supervision of the nursing leader. The RN Clinical Nurse assists in maintaining a safe work environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. The RN Clinical Nurse maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served. A registered nurse’s practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collects pertinent data and information relative to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation. 
  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine the actual or potential diagnoses, problem, and issues. 
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation. 
  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.  
  • Implements the identified plan, coordinates care delivery, and employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment. 
  • Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers in accordance with any applicable legal or policy parameters or principles. 
  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes. 
  • Practices ethically. 
  • Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. 
  • Communicates effectively in all areas of practice. 
  • Collaborates with healthcare consumers and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice. 
  • Leads within the professional practice setting and the profession. 
  • Seeks knowledge and competence that reflects the current nursing practice and promotes futuristic thinking. 
  • Integrates evidence and research findings into practice. 
  • Contributes to quality nursing practice. 
  • Evaluates one’s own and others’ nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations. 
  • Utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible. 
  • Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner. 
  • Participate in committees, shared governance, or facility decision-making activities, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes and promotion. 
  • Models the Atrium Health mission, vision, and value. 
  • Supports and contributes to the Patient-Centered Care Philosophy by understanding that every teammate is a Caregiver whose role is to meet the needs of the patient.

Skills:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. 
  • Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. 
  • Must speak English in good, understandable terms. 
  • Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. 
  • Finger dexterity. 
  • Critical thinking and the ability to concentrate. 
  • Must be able to respond quickly to changes in inpatient and/or unit conditions. 
  • Physical Abilities Testing required. 
  • Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the nurse leader.

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. 
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to the American Heart Association. 
  • Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. 
  • Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader. 
  • Complies with the requirements for advancement, maintenance, approved certification, and nursing education as outlined in the Professional Nurse Clinical Advancement Program

Certifications & Licenses:

  • ACLS - AHA

  • BLS - AHA

  • PALS - AHA

RN PACU

Albemarle, NC
Temporary, Traveling
Early Career (2+ yrs experience)
Associate
Bachelor's

Published on 09/24/2020