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Registered Nurse, Surgical Services

Job Description

Clinch Valley Medical Center

Under the supervision of the Director of Surgery and with the authority from the Chief Nursing Officer, the Staff Registered Nurse has the responsibility and accountability for planning, delegating and coordinating the provision of nursing care via the nursing process for his/her assigned patients.  The RN is responsible for meeting the standards of care and practice and assisting in the management of staff (LPN, ORT/CST, Nursing Assistant, Secretary) and the supplies and equipment in the department.  The RN demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability in collaborating with other ancillary departments and members of the health care team to establish and achieve patient goals and maintain high quality patient care.  The RN is responsible for preparations for surgery, performs the circulating role and may assist the physician while performing the scrub role.  The RN must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on the physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population served.  All functions are performed in an ethical and professional manner.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Staff RN plans, delegates and coordinates the nursing care of a specific patient population.
  • The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individualized patient care.
  • Supervises and makes assignments for LPNs, ORTs/CSTs, and Nursing Assistants and reviews work for accuracy.
  • Prepares and administers medications as ordered; supervises the administration of medications supplied to the sterile field.
  • Ensures accurate record keeping by completion of all documentation including charge mechanism and transfer of information to specified location.
  • Ensures department is prepared for patient care at all times.  
  • Follows and enforces safety policies and procedures and infection control policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately.
  • Checks emergency supplies and equipment daily.
  • May function in the scrub and/or circulating role in surgery.
  • Restocks rooms daily as assigned, notifying appropriate person if low on supplies as appropriate.
  • May perform other duties from time to time as assigned by the Director of Surgery of the Chief Nursing Officer.

Job Requirements

Education: Currently registered in the State of Virginia, or eligible for licensure.Experience: Job requires at least six (6) months of clinical related nursing experience. Complete an orientation program of sufficient duration and content to prepare them for specific duties in the hospital before they administer direct patient care within thirty (30) days of their hire date.Special Qualifications: Must meet proficiency requirements of the unit including successful completion of medication proficiency test annually. BLS certification is required; ACLS certification is preferred.
LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Snapshot

Location US-VA-Richlands
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Clinch Valley Medical Center

Having served this region since 1938, Clinch Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is a 200-bed facility and the largest acute-care hospital in far southwest Virginia. The hospital’s medical staff represents 33 medical specialties. Clinch Valley Medical Center is a leader in offering the latest medical technology, including PET/CT fusion scanning. CVMC was among the first healthcare facilities in the world to offer image-guided radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) as part of its Cancer Treatment Center. The hospital was the first in the region to use bar-code technology to enhance patient safety, and it is repeatedly ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition to PET/CT scanning, which fuses two technologies for remarkable clarity, CVMC’s advanced diagnostics include MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, a two-bed Sleep Studies lab and an accredited 24-hour Laboratory. Learn More

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US-VA-Richlands
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Clinch Valley Medical Center
Company:
US-VA-Richlands
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Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

Clinch Valley Medical Center

Under the supervision of the Director of Surgery and with the authority from the Chief Nursing Officer, the Staff Registered Nurse has the responsibility and accountability for planning, delegating and coordinating the provision of nursing care via the nursing process for his/her assigned patients.  The RN is responsible for meeting the standards of care and practice and assisting in the management of staff (LPN, ORT/CST, Nursing Assistant, Secretary) and the supplies and equipment in the department.  The RN demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability in collaborating with other ancillary departments and members of the health care team to establish and achieve patient goals and maintain high quality patient care.  The RN is responsible for preparations for surgery, performs the circulating role and may assist the physician while performing the scrub role.  The RN must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on the physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population served.  All functions are performed in an ethical and professional manner.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Staff RN plans, delegates and coordinates the nursing care of a specific patient population.
  • The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individualized patient care.
  • Supervises and makes assignments for LPNs, ORTs/CSTs, and Nursing Assistants and reviews work for accuracy.
  • Prepares and administers medications as ordered; supervises the administration of medications supplied to the sterile field.
  • Ensures accurate record keeping by completion of all documentation including charge mechanism and transfer of information to specified location.
  • Ensures department is prepared for patient care at all times.  
  • Follows and enforces safety policies and procedures and infection control policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately.
  • Checks emergency supplies and equipment daily.
  • May function in the scrub and/or circulating role in surgery.
  • Restocks rooms daily as assigned, notifying appropriate person if low on supplies as appropriate.
  • May perform other duties from time to time as assigned by the Director of Surgery of the Chief Nursing Officer.

Job Requirements

Education: Currently registered in the State of Virginia, or eligible for licensure.Experience: Job requires at least six (6) months of clinical related nursing experience. Complete an orientation program of sufficient duration and content to prepare them for specific duties in the hospital before they administer direct patient care within thirty (30) days of their hire date.Special Qualifications: Must meet proficiency requirements of the unit including successful completion of medication proficiency test annually. BLS certification is required; ACLS certification is preferred.
LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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