RN-Emergency Services in Martinsville, VA at Sovah Health - Martinsville

Date Posted: 8/19/2019

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Job Description

SOVAH Health - Martinsville

Assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned patients in the respective unit.  Responsible for the processes of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care.  Initiates health care training and education to the patient/family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of Sovah Health - Martinsville and the Department of Nursing.  Demonstrates awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and provides leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care.  Accountable for the supervision of other licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel for assigned unit.  Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Sovah Health - Martinsville on all units.  Responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age –specificity and diagnosis.

Job Requirements

Education:   Current licensure as a Registered Nurse fromthe Virginia State Board of Nursing OR Compact State. 

                    BLS certification-ifnot current, training required. ACLS certification-required: ifexperienced, training required within 3 months; if inexperienced, trainingrequired within 6 months. PALS certification- required within six monthsof hire, within one year for new graduates.

Experience:  Previousexperience in acute care hospital setting preferred. 

                    Requirements will include successful completion of orientationchecklist, pharmacology exam, and   

                     skills/credentials/competency requirements ofspecific unit.

Skills:  Requires ability to function in stressfulsituations.   Verbal ability to presentinformation and ideas related to nursing theory and practice.   Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to prescribe,delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided on assigned units as requiredwith leadership qualities.   Requires thecognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing careappropriate to the patient population assigned, considering  patient age, growth and development, anddiagnosis with full implementation of the nursing processto include  Assessment/Reassessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning,Implementation, and Evaluation.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires full range of motion includinghandling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity andeye hand coordination.  Requires standingand walking for extensive period of time. May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.  May require frequent bending, squatting andkneeling.  Requires corrected vision andhearing to normal range.  Requiresability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours.  Potential for exposure to communicablediseases and/or body fluids.

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