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Graduate Nurse

Anderson Regional Medical Center
Meridian

Job Description

Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic care to non-acutely ill patients and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

A. Professional Requirements:

o Performs basic patient care responsibilities, including obtain vital signs, finger stick glucose, feeding patients, maintaining fluid balance, etc. considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.

o Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge/head nurse, co-workers, and physicians.

o Provides explanation to patient and family prior to administering care to patient; answers questions within scope of practice.

o Maintains awareness of and responds to the needs of the patients, including communication needs, and emergency or physically distressful situations.

o Provides basic care to patients within the scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial needs and physical needs.

o Assists in admission, transfer, and discharge of patient.

o Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.

o Demonstrates an ability to perform services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of a RN.

o Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and functions under stressful situations.

o Meets current documentation standards and policies and completes within shift.

o Demonstrates knowledge of disease entities.

o Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

o Communicates with Social Services/Discharge Planner regarding both in-hospital and post discharge needs.

o Participates in age-specific competency process.

o Assists in orientation of new employees.

o Attends mandatory staff meetings.

o Attends annual review and departmental in-services, as appropriate.

o Ensures confidentiality of patient's records.

o Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to observe, monitor, and communicate pertinent information with the health care team regarding observations noted during patient sitter assignments.

B. Education/Regulatory Requirements:

o High School/GED

o BLS/CPR required.

C. Language Skills:

o Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

D. Skills:

o Must meet one of the following requirements:
1. Be a 4th Semester ADN student in good standing awaiting graduation.
2. ADN Graduate awaiting State Board exam.

Requisition Number:8255

Employment Type

Full Time

Schedule

Weekends Required, Call Possible

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