REGISTERED NURSE (SPECIALTY AREA)

Posted on Mar 10, 2019 by Tsehootsooi Medical Center

Fort Defiance, AZ 86504
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Location: Fort Defiance, Arizona, 86504, United States
Job ID:
Posted: 03/07/2019
Position Title: REGISTERED NURSE (SPECIALTY AREA)
Company Name: Tsehootsooi Medical Center
Sector: Hospital
Entry Level: false

Division: Clinical Services
Department: Nursing Services
Pay Grade: $29.20 - $36.50 /hourly
Hours/week: 40+hours/week
Type of Position: Regular Full-Time

Reports to (title): Nurse Executive
Job Location: Tsehootsooi Medical Center
Classification: Non- Exempt
Supervises: N/A

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees of the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc. (FDIHB) are expected to conform to the following:
  • Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent.
  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and dependable manner with patients, employees, and vendors.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Maintain a current insurable driver's license.

POSITION PURPOSE
This position is a direct patient care position. The Registered Nurse (RN) is an integral team member who provides holistic patient-centered care to help achieve the mission and vision of the organization. The nurse works within his or her scope of practice and provides ethical and evidence-based care and leadership.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Nursing Duties:
  • Observes and assesses health status of patients by physical assessment and examination, interviewing patient and family members, and reviewing patient's health history.
  • Initiates treatments, medications, emergency, and resuscitative measures based on appropriate utilization of providers orders, standing orders and protocols.
  • Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the medical or surgical provider such as medication treatments, intravenous fluids, blood transfusion, oxygen therapy, etc.
  • Records observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, hemodynamic monitoring data, and other data relevant to patients in the unit.
  • Responsible for independent management of patients undergoing local anesthesia and IV sedation.
  • Provides specialized knowledge and skills to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients undergoing procedures.
  • Operates and monitors specialized equipment pertinent to the unit.
  • Collaborates with members of the medical/surgical and multidisciplinary teams in assessing, planning, and implementing intervention in the management of patient's health care.
  • Provides intravenous and respiratory therapy for patients as indicated by circumstances and needs, following protocol.
  • Utilizes Standards of Care to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise an appropriate problem oriented nursing plan of care for the patient and management of the unit. Monitors supplies and instruments to assure sterility of materials used furthering Quality Assurance of patient care.
  • Collaborates in developing and evaluating standards of care for the patient.
  • Participates as a member of hospital committees relative to patient care.
  • Participates in planning and conducting continuing education in nursing care, quality assurance, performance improvement, and care of instruments and supplies. Collaborates with team members and other personnel as needed to facilitate methods of resolution and solutions to problems.
  • Identifies specific issues that effect program planning and development and works with nursing leadership team to determine methods of solution to those problems.
  • Identifies, initiates, and participates in nursing studies, audits, performance improvement programs, safety workshops, continuing education seminars, etc.
  • Functions in any nursing unit as assigned and appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Two (2) years of Registered Nurse experience.
  • Valid American Heart Association Certification in BLS and maintain certification.
  • Obtain valid American Heart Association Certification in ACLS within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain certification.

2. Obstetrics Unit (OBU): Two (2) years of Registered Nurse experience in Labor and Delivery.
  • Valid American Heart Association Certification in BLS and maintain certification.
  • Obtain valid American Heart Association Certification in ACLS or ALSO within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain certification.
  • Obtain valid American Heart Association Certification in NRP and FHM within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain certification.

3. Emergency Department (ED): Two (2) years of Registered Nurse experience.
  • Valid American Heart Association Certification in BLS plus ACLS and maintain certification.
  • Obtain valid American Heart Association Certification in PALS within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain certification.
  • Obtain valid American Heart Association Certification in TNCC and ENPC within one (1) year from date of hire and maintain certification.

4. OR/PACU: One (1) year of Registered experience in the OR, PACU, ICU, or ED.
  • Valid American Heart Association Certification in BLS and maintain certification.
  • Valid American Heart Association Certification in ACLS and PALS within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain certification.

Education:
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing from an Accredited Nursing Program.
  • Valid and unrestricted license in any U.S. State or Territory.

Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:
  • Knowledge required to perform nursing duties and care of patients.
  • Ability to sufficiently interpret subtle changes in patients' conditions, assess nursing care needs on a continuous and rapidly changing basis, and independently select or modify techniques within his or her scope of practice.
  • Knowledge of specialized medical care and treatment in order to perform specialized nursing assignments of advanced nature and varying difficulty.
  • Ability to implement and update the nursing care plan and discharge plan.
  • Ability to provide patient and family education about expected and adverse reactions of medications, expectations of treatment, and health maintenance techniques.
  • A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certification in specialty area.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • Bilingual skills in English and the Navajo language.


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Reference: 666481997

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