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This job provides for the delivery of patient care using the Nursing Process within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code for Nurses and Standards for Nursing Practice. Directs and assists licensed and ancillary team members with assigned responsibilities and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team. Coordinates delivery of plan of care, assumes professional responsibility and accountability for own practice, and supports the department’s philosophy of nursing. Provides leadership and guidance to the clinical department.
Required – Registered nurse diploma.
Preferred – Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Required – 5 years of related experience.
Preferred – Supervisory experience.
Required – Current registered nurse (RN) license in the state of practice.
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.
Preferred – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
Clinical certification in area of expertise.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to demonstrate good judgement.
Strong delegation skills.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
Leads administrative efforts for clinicians such as staffing, purchasing, scheduling, ordering medication, attending ambulatory meetings as necessary, conducting performance evaluations and keeps staff awards of learnings, events and educational opportunities.
Organizes, prioritizes, and implements interventions to promote patient safety and meet patient needs within the continuum of care.
Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients/customers served in assigned area.
Participates in activities aimed at evaluating or improving patient and financial outcomes.
Ensures cross-training of employees by making optimum use of available staff and adjusts schedule to meet the needs of the clinic.
Assumes responsibility for professional development and maintaining required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.
Coordinates clinical operations and provides input to management for capital budgets.
Ensures required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials of nursing staff.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Performs other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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