RN Orthopedics (Full-time night shift)

Posted Date: 3/22/2021

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Orthopedics
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY Provides quality nursing care through professional practice and clinical competence by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Administers prescribed medications and treatment plans in accordance with Hospital policies.

Continually assesses patient condition, reporting significant changes to supervisor or physician when necessary.

Uses Meditech Information System to document and enter orders.

Provides quality nursing care through professional practice and clinical performance.

Explains procedures and treatments to patients and families to gain understanding and allay apprehension.

Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocols.

Initiates a patient education plan according to individualized patient needs.

Consults with and keeps Charge Nurse/Supervisor informed of status and needs of assigned patients.

Participates in department quality improvement activities.

Works willingly and accepts assignments as given.

Demonstrates professionalism and works cooperatively with others.

Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and in services.

Participates in opportunities that enhance personal and professional growth.

Capable of assisting physician with special unit procedures.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate of a school of nursing.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Graduate of accredited School of Nursing.

Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Iowa.

ACLS certified within one year of employment.

Prior Med/Surg/Peds experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock and blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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