The RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the total care for Outpatient Surgery patients as delegated by the supervisor
Minimum Education Graduation from a school of nursing as a registered nurse and have a current registered nurse license with the Virginia State Board of Nursing.
Required Licenses [Virginia, United States] Registered Nurse
Current RN license required. BLS required. ACLS required within 6 months. PALS required within 6 months. ASLS preferred.
Required Skills Strong clinical skills with ability to react decisively in emergency situations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Verbal and written ability to give information and present ideas essential in administrative management. Ability to understand advanced theory and practice in nursing. Familiarity with organization and functions of each hospital department. Ability to discern legal implications in nursing. Leadership ability, integrity, and initiative required. Ability to motivate personnel. Ability to problem-solve effectively and handle stress in a positive manner. Maintain harmonious relationships with nursing personnel, medical staff, hospital administration, and all hospital departments.
Performs functions of a registered nurse - uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of patients. Functions as a charge or staff nurse as needed. Manage resources, establish priorities, and modify environment to meet patient care needs. Functions as a role model for clinical practice to co-workers, students, and physicians to help build and maintain a professional environment. Communicate with patients, family members and physicians frequently while providing excellent customer service. Supervise and coordinate patient care in a manner to ensure that patient needs are provided in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Possess the experience, knowledge, and ability to safely apply theory to practice by providing, planning, and delegating nursing care within the defined scope of practice for a registered nurse. Uses problem-solving methods to facilitate resolution to patient and personnel situations that present in the work area. Ability to work with all age groups including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Ability to problem solve effectively to provide quality patient care. Consistently demonstrates the role of patient advocate, protector of patient rights, and provider of psych/social/cultural support. Ability to manage high levels of stress due to multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work with Paragon applications (computer system). Possess the knowledge to use PYXIS medication delivery system. Consistently communicates to co-workers, medical staff, ancillary departments, and customers to promote a collaborative and cooperative environment. Committed to demonstrating the following behaviors that shows that the healthcare team at Twin County Regional Healthcare CARES about our patients/families/physicians and each other. Commit to a culture of safety and service. Act as a team with others. Respond to others’ needs. Engage others in a meaningful way. Seek ways to positively influence others.
Sitting for short intervals to extended periods throughout the day from 15-minute periods to one hour in the Outpatient Surgery Unit or hospital. Standing for long periods throughout the day up to 4+ hours depending on schedule. Walking intermittently throughout the day in Outpatient Surgery, throughout the hospital, to and from parking lots, hospital entrance, exit areas, and to outside departments and mobile units. Walking surfaces vary from concrete floors in the hospital to sidewalks and paved surfaces outside the hospital. At times, slippery conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, and ice may alter walking surfaces as much as 300+ feet. Transporting patients by stretcher or wheelchair to other departments inside and outside the hospital and occasionally to mobile units outside the hospital. Regularly lifts items within Outpatient Surgery, the hospital, and other units weighing less than 40 pounds (such as portable monitors, pulse oximeters, boxes of supplies, books, 02 tanks, and suction equipment). Assists regularly with lifting and transferring patients with weights up to 300+ pounds. Lifting is stretcher high. Bending is required regularly in caring for patients, 45-90 degree angles. Climbing stairs required occasionally. Riding up and down on elevators and mobile lifts with and without patients. Exposure to infectious/communicable diseases occasionally. Exposure to hazardous wastes regularly. May be exposed to irrational or disturbed patients occasionally. May be exposed to potentially dangerous equipment occasionally. Must be able to work extended hours in excess of a regularly scheduled shift. Talking and listening are essential in instructing and supervising patients, visitors, and staff. Must be able to problem-solve effectively and implement solutions.