The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care, utilizing the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation while meeting competently all safe expectations of a nurse.
Technical and Job Specific Skill:
Telephone Skills: Must demonstrate hospital telephone etiquette by answering the phones promptly, courteously and by identifying department and self.
Policy/Procedures: Is aware of and follows all hospital and department policies and procedures.
Teamwork: Promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and cooperation. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with co-workers, physicians, and students in a non-threatening manner. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests.
Productivity: Maintains high productivity and performs efficiently regardless of whether the work volume is high or low. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds to difficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makes decisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercises good judgment and arrives at sound decisions.
Functions independently on usual unit. Seeks guidance when new/complex situations occur.
Demonstrates clinical competency and technical skills for general and specialty population
- Current RN License
- Current BLS Provider
Acute hospital experience
Current unit certifications as indicated below:
ACLS: Required - New Grads are required to get ACLS within successful completion of the Nursing orientation program.
Training and/or experience:
Basic Critical Care Course or equivalent on the job training as validated by competency assessment.
Unit Specific Technical Skills:
- Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and basic arrhythmia interpretation.
- Care of patients with chest pain.
- Competent in care of patients post critical care: Acute MI, CABG, post pacemaker insertion, or other cardiac surgery, or interventional procedures.
- Competent to care for patient receiving moderate sedation preferred.
- Competent to care for patient receiving cardio version preferred.
- Competent to administer cardiac medication safely.