HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN PRN in Low Moor, Virginia

PRN Med/Surg RN Needed with LewisGale Allegheny Night/Weekend Needs

JOB TITLE– Registered Nurse

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES –The registered nurse provides clinical and administrative support to the program. The RN performs therapeutic measures prescribed and delegated by the physician. Participates in patient education and rehabilitation and provides interpretation of treatment to the patient and the patient’s family. The RN coordinates unit activities and assures accountability of all assigned tasks.

SUPERVISOR –Nurse Manager

SUPERVISES –Supervisory duties include nursing assistants, LPN’s and other duties assigned in Charge Nurse role.

Nursing Philosophy Focus on the Patient is central to the nursing philosophy at Alleghany Regional Hospital Regional Hospital. It is the patient's right to receive compassionate, competent and safe care with ongoing communication of the treatment plan in an evidence-based practice environment. Committed leadership provides nursing staff with supplies, equipment, technology and education to successfully care for patients. Modified primary care and team nursing are the methods of nursing care delivery. Nursing staff share in decision-making and can be leaders through the development of their own professional and ethical practice of nursing. Patient care demands supportive and fully engaged interdisciplinary team members focused on common goals and outcomes benchmarked to achieve excellence. The importance of work/life balance is acknowledged and valued. Life-long learning is considered essential. Self-scheduling is encouraged throughout nursing services Nursing Vision To be recognized for excellence in the Professional Practice of Nursing Nursing Core Values Caring for and about People Autonomy Accountability Professional Development Innovation Interdisciplinary Relationships Patient Safety

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO * Demonstrates clinical knowledge of nursing in the field of choice and maintains the highest quality of comprehensive patient care. * Displays effective communication skills as evidenced by the ability to maintain therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians and staff. * Utilizes knowledge of growth and development, psychopathology, and psychosocial systems. * Displays understanding of family dynamics by responding appropriately to family members when needed. * Has a comprehensive knowledge of existing policies and procedures and utilizes the standards stated as evidenced by independent functioning and carrying out the philosophy of the Nursing Department. * Consistently documents in the medical record all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis and as set forth in policy and procedure manual. * Utilizes the nursing process, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation. * Consistently completes all nursing assessments accurately with timeframes set forth in policy and procedure manual. * Participate in the initiation of master treatment plan along with other key program staff. * Attend Interdisciplinary planning meetings and patient care conferences to participate in patient’s treatment process and progress. * Participate in discharge planning and referrals. * Utilizes treatment plan as means to communicate care to entire clinical team. * Demonstrates professional skills and performs the tasks needed to maintain a therapeutic milieu and optimum patient care. * Examines physician orders for completeness, accuracy, clarity and questions when appropriate. Correctly transcribes orders and documents implementation. * Administers prescribed treatment and medications correctly. * Documents administration of medication and treatments completely and accurately on the Medication Administration Record and progress notes in the medical record. * Is competent in restraint/seclusion and follows hospital policy. * Displays competency in medical aspects of patient care as evidenced by recognizing signs and symptoms of medical conditions, intervening appropriately and documenting adequately in the Treatment Plan and progress notes. * Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with leadership. * Demonstrates good organizational skills based on the needs of the patients and program as evidenced by following through on assigned tasks in a smooth and effective manner and determining priorities. * Has a basic understanding of appropriate staffing patterns and utilizes the acuity system to maintain appropriate levels in absence of Nurse Manager. * Assumes supervision of nursing assistants and ancillary staff when directed by Nurse Manager. * Demonstrates skills in admission, discharge and transfer of patients. * Demonstrates a professional attitude and emotional stability when coping with stress, accepting guidance and evaluating own performance. * Acts as a role model, by utilizing professional standards, motivating peers and co-workers, stimulating growth and development in others. * Responsible for maintaining upgraded evidence based nursing by engaging in activities that will enhance current knowledge base. * Attends unit meetings as specified by Nurse Manager in order to receive current information, and assists the Nurse Manager in communication of this information to other staff members. * Complete all competency requirements in a timely manner. * Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by Nurse Manager. * Helps promote evidenced based practice * Participates in Shared Governance through unit based or hospital councils * Helps develop and achieve unit based nursing goals

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES * Must have CPR certification and maintain active CPR * Demonstrate leadership, communication and interpersonal skills through participation in shared governance * General knowledge nursing practice

*Position Requirements: *

  1. *Licensure/Certification/Registration: *Current licensure in the State of Virginia as Certified Nursing Assistant or EMT training. Must be able to read and interpret oral and written instructions. Must be certified in CPR and successful completion of organized orientation program.

  1. Education: EMT training or successful completion of a certified nursing assistant course preferred.

  2. Experience:EMT in the field or One (1) year experience on a medical/surgical floor/unit preferred.

  1. Special qualifications: Effective communication skills; both orally and written. Computer skills needed. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Ability to take and carry out instructions. Must have the ability to adapt to flexible work schedule.

Title: RN PRN

Location: Virginia-Low Moor-LewisGale Hospital Alleghany

Requisition ID: 02962-16573