Primary Job Function
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients and participates in patient and family teaching.
A graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a current Indiana Registered Nurse license. Minimum of one-year experience in hospital or related healthcare setting (e.g. student in CCU). Competent knowledge and skills to provide nursing care based upon age-specific and developmental needs (adolescence through geriatrics).
Knowledge of health care policies, governmental regulations, and reimbursement practices pertinent to department.
Understanding of clinical concepts related to planning, organizing and supervising nursing care provided in the Critical Care Department.
Basic computer skills including PC based software. Basic math skills sufficient for drug calculations and understanding of cost containment practices.
Strong organizational skills in order to manage multiple patients' assignments combined with the ability to effectively prioritize their care needs. Ability to be discrete and protect the integrity of confidential information.
Highly developed interpersonal skills and a strong customer service orientation in order to relate to all levels of personality types, negotiates effective working relationships, and develops positive resolutions to conflict.
Typical patient care environment requiring employee to regularly be at risk for occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. To not pose "Direct Threat" to safety and health of self or others. May be exposed to hazardous materials and electrical hazards. Requires ability to work holidays, weekends, days, evenings, and night hours based upon department needs. Mandatory overtime may be required.
Physical and Mental Activities, Tools and Equipment
In fulfilling essential functions of the job, physical exertion and mental effort is required. Must be able to physically carry out functions of the job that include standing, walking, pulling, pushing, stooping, with ability to lift 50 pounds and push/pull up to 300 pounds. Must be able to assist the patients with mobility; both in and out of bed.
Required skills include critical thinking and problems solving, use of personal computer, and other standard office equipment as well as patient care equipment (e.g. fax machine, I.V. pump, EKG, B/P, Sa O2 monitor, defibrillator).