Registered Nurse

Nursing - RN Doniphan, MO Nursing Full-Time


Description

SHIFT:  Days

Provide registered nursing care to the patients by performing a variety of tasks. They practice within the scope of services dictated by the Missouri Nurse Practice Act. The fundamentals of professional nursing apply throughout all role definitions.  Specific functional tasks and delegations to lead and direct the environment and staff are defined below.

BEGIN:

  • Honor the value of the team and work in concert with others to create a personal experience for every patient or customer
  • Honor and respect the diverse nature, beliefs, values and lifestyles of patients, families and colleagues
  • Welcome patients and perform sign-in entry to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) as needed.
  • Greet EMS personnel or escort patients to room
  • Complete patient documentation
    • Collect data appropriate to patient complaint and history
  • Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of patient care as follows:
    • Assess patients needing immediate attention or intervention
      • Implement appropriate nursing standards of care
      • After consultation with Physician and/or APRN, initiate appropriate pre-approved protocols
    • Evaluate patient status and responses to interventions and care to include, but not limited to:
      • Documentation of assessment/reassessment of patient per policy
      • Documentation of vital signs per policy
      • Documentation of numerical pain score per policy
    • Plan patient disposition:
      • Discharge
        • Complete medication reconciliation
        • Facilitate patient education activities
        • Provide follow-up instructions
      • Admission/Transfer
        • Provide appropriate staff for transfer
        • Complete necessary admission/transfer paperwork
        • Exchange professional report for receiving unit/staff member
      • Perform patient status updates
        • Advise physician and charge nurse of changes in patient’s condition or vital signs
      • Assist patient to prepare for exam by providing for patient comfort and privacy
      • Document and secure patient clothing, medications, and valuables per policy
      • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
      • Report to the charge nurse and obtain direction for the appropriate course of action to be taken to include, but not limited to the following:
        • Child abuse/neglect
        • Domestic violence
        • Elder abuse/neglect
        • Animal bites
        • Gunshot wounds
        • Highly communicable/infectious diseases

Demonstrates Professional Standards of Nursing Practice as follows:

  • Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of care
    • Participates in chart reviews/audits
    • Participates in process/procedural reviews
    • Provides and accepts constructive feedback
  • Demonstrates activities and behaviors that characterize professional status
    • Engage in peer evaluation of work performance
    • Participate in routine department meetings
    • Active participation in unit based work groups
  • Use critical thinking skills to recognize patient changes and updates appropriate physician or staff
  • If standard of care is not followed appropriately documents and reports to charge nurse and physician on duty
  • Good communication skills with family, patients, co-workers and visitors
  • Conducts self with courteous and professional behavior
  • Assist in assuring appropriate patient flow through the department
  • Listens effectively and provides appropriate information to members of the department and other hospital personnel
  • Keeps current on policy changes
  • Follows department and hospital policies to include nursing standards
  • Is flexible and willing to accept new ideas and challenges
  • Performs other duties as assigned
BECOME:
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred from an accredited program
  • ACLS, PALS, or ENPC and TNCC are required as soon as available
  • Licensed as a registered professional nurse in the State of Missouri
  • Currently certified in BLS
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English