Posted Date: 6/9/2021
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Employment Type: Relief
SUMMARY Provides quality nursing care through professional practice and clinical competence in the Critical Care Unit by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Administers prescribed medications and treatment to patients in accordance with Hospital policies.
Provides constant monitoring and assessment of the patient, reporting changes to supervisor and physician when necessary.
Explains procedures and treatment to patient and families to provide understanding and allay apprehension.
Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocols.
Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of that patient, in order to help him/her adjust to a new lifestyle.
Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of patients' status and needs.
Capable of assisting physician with unit-specific procedures.
Communicates to the family appropriate information regarding the patient's condition.
Works willingly, accepts assignments with a positive attitude, respects co-workers while acting as a team player.
Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and in-services.
Participates in opportunities that enhance personal and professional growth.
Participates in department quality improvement activities.
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.
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 school of nursing.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, patients, families and the general public.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Iowa
BCLS prior to employment.
ACLS within 3 months of employment
PALS, TNCC certification, MOAB, and PAR class within one year of employment.
Med/Surg/Peds, ED experience and/or ICU/CCU 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 toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.