RN - Stepdown Unit - 7am-7pm in Mayfield, KY at Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Date Posted: 6/29/2019

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

The Registered Nurse shall be responsible for planning, supervising and evaluating the nursing care of patients and for correlating the nursing process, the medical plan of care and policies.
  • Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the financial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.
  • Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.
  • Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.
  • Must participate in safety instructional programs.
  • Assesses patient needs and develops a plan of care as identified by patient, nursing, physician and family interaction.
  • Updates plan of care to meet the patient needs.
  • Performs patient teaching in a planned and systematic manner according to the standards of care to include test, procedures, equipment, medications, and disease management.
  • Recognizes and assesses patient needs related to cultural and spiritual needs.
  • Assesses critical changes in patient condition. Takes action and notifies physician appropriately.
  • Recognizes patient/family social and psychological problems as well as physiological.
  • Plans care appropriate to the individual patient.
  • Documents response to care or treatment including any adverse reactions.
  • Uses standards of care appropriately utilizing nursing diagnosis.
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, considers alternatives, and chooses the appropriate course of action.
  • Admits and discharges patients, establishes a base line for plan of care in the hospital and on discharge, with appropriate teaching to patient/family.
  • Directs patient care, including vital signs, personal hygiene, dietary needs and ambulation.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize patient care and delegate care based on patient needs and skill of staff.
  • Understand the range of treatment needed by specific age group including the infant/neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Have knowledge of critical care and/or emergency care procedures including cardiac and trauma. Must be able to implement training in those specialized areas.
  • Must have knowledge and competency to monitor and interpret EKG and telemetry strips.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competency to recognize critical abnormal lab values and to notify the physician.
  • Demonstrate the ability and competency to set up and assist the physician with invasive procedures and perform posts procedure monitoring and care of the patient.
  • Must have ACLS and PALS training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred. Previous experience with acute, pediatric, adult, and geriatric care preferred. Must be ACLS Certified, BLS Certified, and PALS certified. NRP certification preferred.
Basic Skills include; organizational, customer relations, math, grammar and spelling, the ability to follow written and oral direction, computer training, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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