PRN: “as needed” according to the department needs. Typically day shift hours.
Promotes the delivery of quality patient care through implementation of the nursing process for all age groups cared for on the unit. Functions as a patient advocate, assists with financial control and cost effective functioning of the unit: participates in the evaluation of the unit personnel; and assists with professional growth and development of staff. Will ensure Russell Medical Center’s values, goals, policies and procedures are consistently supported and enforced.
EDUCATION: Associate’s degree in Nursing
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS: Current Registered Nurse license by Alabama Board of Nursing
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, WORK AIDS:Knowledge of computers and computers systems to include Meditech, Order-entry, and ORM systems. Office equipment (copiers, fax machines, phone systems) Patient therapeutic equipment (vital sign machines, weight scales, pulse oximetry, DVT prevention devices, IV pumps, O2 and suction equipment, defibrillator/pacer)
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Knowledge of appropriate patient population growth and development. Skillful in verbal and non-verbal communication. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in high stress fast paced environment. Ability to understand and follow the policies and procedures of Russell Medical Center and regulatory agencies’ standards and rules. Able to formulate judgments based on the recognition of normal physiology and signs and symptoms of disease processes.