The Professional Nurse is responsible for the supervision, direction, implementation and evaluation of quality patient care during the assigned work hours.
Please list 4-8 essential functions
Weight Calculation (Total 100%)
Management of patient care in the CCU or Acute Care Unit according to the nursing process to include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Actively participates in the promotion of quality patient care.
Leadership abilities are demonstrated in functioning as a professional role model, consumer relations and communications skills, problem solving and decision making and assistance in orienting and training personnel.
Collaborates with other healthcare providers to coordinate the patient’s plan of care.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring continued professional growth.
Participates in the Department’s QPI plan.
Serves on Hospital committees and participates in committee evaluation processes as necessary.
The above statements and corresponding weight calculations reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the functions of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements.Corresponding weight calculations and job functions may vary according to variables which are considered to be inherent to the job.
III.PATIENT POPULATION AGE CLASSIFICATION
Must be completed for all positions responsible for direct patient care
Pediatric (28 days – 12 years)
Adolescent (12 years- 18 years)
Adult (18 years- 65 years)
Geriatric (65 years +)
Previous Critical Care nursing experience is desirable.
Previous Medical Surgical nursing experience is preferred.
Membership in professional organization preferred.
B)Education & Training
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
C)Licensure, Certification & Registration
Current Pennsylvania license as a registered professional nurse (RN) or Pennsylvania temporary practice permit required or has applied for licensure examination.
BLS certification required.
ACLS certification required within six months of hire.
PALS certification required within six months of hire.
Required to work flexible shifts and hours in order to accommodate the needs of patients on a daily basis.
Employee performs within the prescribed limits of the hospital’s Ethic’s and Compliance program. Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, or, upward through the chain of command, Director of Legal Compliance or hospital hotline
Director of Patient Care Services
B)Title(s) of positions supervised
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – CCU
Nursing Aide- CCU
Unit Clerk- CCU
VI.EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, & TOOLS USED
Operates IV pumps; suction equipment; small volume nebulizers; telephone; PCA pumps; blood glucose monitor; k-pads; Dynamap BP monitors; surgical instruments; wheelchairs; geriatric chairs; SaO2 monitors; floor scales; electronic thermometer; Tympanic thermometer; sphygmomanometer; stethoscope; computer; VAC device; bed scales; video player; television; monitor defibrillator and orthopedic traction supplies.
See Attachment A- Physical Requirements
Professional Nursing attire.
Hospital ID badge.
C)Chemical, Radiological, Biological Exposure
Requires frequent exposure to communicable diseases.
Requires frequent handling of chemicals (medications).
Requires frequent handling of blood and/or blood products and/or body fluids.
Requires handling of needles and other sharp objects
Requires occasional exposure to radiation.
Refer to Safety Manual (includes MSDS)
Refer to Infection Control Policies & Procedures
Refer to Fire and Emergency Preparedness Procedures
Attachment A: Physical Requirements
The indicated requirements are necessary to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
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