RN-MSI 7:00pm-7:00am in Columbus, GA at St. Francis Hospital

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description

St Francis Hospital


Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator and/or Nursing Unit Director, perform nursing patient care duties for the assigned unit or department.  Plan, provide, and evaluate total nursing care in accordance with the established patient care philosophy.  Facilitate individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures.  Relate effectively with other shifts for continuity of care, maintain satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units; and participate in all phases of education.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-          Provide the best possible nursing care through planning, organizing, and facilitating the nursing function for assigned patients.

-          Initiate and implement patient care plans.

-          Maintain acceptable standards of patient care.

-          Identify existing and potential problems, and seek or implement appropriate solutions.

-          Accurately and promptly implement physician orders.

-          Administer medications and intravenous solutions correctly.

-          Maintain and facilitate the standards of accurate and complete documentation and reporting; keep the Charge Nurse or designated House Supervisor informed of patient needs and/or problems affecting either the patient or unit.

-          Create a working climate that promotes a healing environment for patients.

-          Participate in designated safety programs; support and facilitate infection control policies and procedures.

-          May float between or provide assistance to other nursing units as credentialed to do so.

-          Other duties as assigned or deemed necessary.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:

-          Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an institution of higher education accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and/or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Minimum Experience:

-          Six (6) months of clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a direct patient care setting.  Additional experience specific to a particular nursing unit/department may be required.


-          Valid licensure or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Georgia.

-          Current certification through the American Heart Association to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-          Knowledge of managed and direct patient care methods.

-          Knowledge of the Health Information Protection and Portability Act (HIPPA).

-          Knowledge of applicable hospital, department, unit, and or standards of practice in place at St. Francis.

-          Problem resolution skills and the ability to assess situations and take an appropriate course of action.

-          Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

-          Strong clinical assessment skills and the ability to provide appropriate patient centered care.

-          Ability to maintain confidentiality.

-          Ability to meet shift commitments on a prompt and efficient basis with minimal absences.

-          Ability to cooperate and maintain good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, patients, and visitors.

-          Ability to remain calm and level-headed during emergencies.

-          Ability to provide adequate attention and care to multiple patients as required.

-          Ability to plan and manage care plans appropriately.

-          Ability to uphold a strong continuum of care.

-          Ability to maintain a mindset of continuous learning.

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