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Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID: 9578
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the charge nurse utilizing the nursing process, the Registered Nurse facilitates patient care by making nursing assessments and diagnoses, formulating care plans based on those diagnoses, and implementing and evaluating the plans of care. The Registered Nurse demonstrates knowledge and support of hospital and nursing standards.
The Registered Nurse provides instruction, guidance and/or assistance to other team members including Licensed Practical Nurses (L.P.N.s), Mental Health Technicians, and Unit Assistants. The Professional Nurse demonstrates competence to plan, initiate, and evaluate care for patients in accordance with skills list.
NATURE AND SCOPE: The position requires daily internal communication and interaction with all clinical and non-clinical staff, physicians, patients and families.
ACCOUNTABILITIES: Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.
Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Implements the nursing process within the delivery of care system utilized in patient care services.
Identifies patient/SO/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures to meet those needs.
Documents in the medical records according to standards.
Demonstrates appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of the healthcare team, patient care and unit activities.
Assesses patients and accurately completes Patient Data Base (PDB) and Assessment Flowsheet (AFS) according to the standards.
Reassesses the patient and documents according to standards.
Develops a plan of care (SOC) based on identified patient needs in collaboration with the Patient Care Team (PCT).
Daily reviews the SOC with resolution of problems as outcomes become apparent.
Participates in discharge planning according to unit/department standards.
Evaluates the effectiveness of medication treatment.
Evaluates patient/SO self-care abilities in response to teaching protocols carried out.
Demonstrates ability to carry out technical skills as required and validated through competency assessment.
Demonstrates ability to assist MDs with procedures/treatments.
Demonstrates ability to use equipment according to procedures.
Follows department standards for use of behavior management techniques, including application of restraints and protective devices.
Enters required assessment data as delineated by protocols/standards of care into appropriate systems section of AFS to capture assessment information.
Enters information into the Interdisciplinary Progress Report (IPR) according to standards.
Assists, directs and supervises ancillary personnel.
Assumes charge duties as assigned.
Provides CPR and assists with Code Blue as necessary.
Recognizes the patients needs for emotional support and enlists the help of spiritual advisors, relatives and other personnel in assuring the patients wellbeing.
Transcribes physicians orders to the Kardex and Medication Report.
Maintains security and control of narcotics.
Applies knowledge related to growth and development status when interacting with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Meets age-specific physical and psychosocial needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Uses hospital criteria to report suspected abuse or neglect.
Attends in-services and is compliant with essential education and competencies without prompting from manager.
Supervises and/or provides psychoeducational groups per patient/unit needs.
Provides nursing input during discharge planning rounds and effectively communicates changes or need for follow-up.
Demonstrates knowledge of diagnostic symptomatology and appropriate nursing interventions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES: Must be mentally alert and able to devote full attention to duties.
Communication and cooperation required with patients, family, visitors, physicians and other hospital departments.
Discretion is necessary in handling of confidential information.
Must be active in instituting cost savings and make efforts to cut waste.
Must have current CPR Certification, current drivers license, be willing to obtain TEAM Certification, and basic water safety course.
Must have good manual hand and arm dexterity.
Must demonstrate visual and aural acuity to adequately assess patients and surroundings.
Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, staff and others.
Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) Techniques without limitations.
REQUIREMENTS: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Current license to practice professional nursing in State of Florida.
Receives 12 contact hours within one (1) year period, to include six (6) in area of specialty and four (4) in leadership; progress will be reviewed annually during the performance.
Effective 7/1/19, new hires required obtain BSN within three (3) years of hire/ transfer to position.
Basic computer skills, including ability to use computer and mouse.
At least one (1) year acute care experience required.
Registered Nurse Unit Specific CPR Requirements listed below.
BLS, ACLS, PALS required from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Registered Nurse Unit Specific CPR Requirements
Unit/ Department
AM Admit (7219)
X - 6 months hire
BHC (6135, 6136, 6137, 6138)
Cardiac Cath (7037)
Cardiac Rehab (7032)
CSU (6050)
Emergency Dept (7231)
X - 6 months hire
ICC (6060)
ICU (6113)
Med/ Surg (6012, 6046, 6079)
Observation/ CEU (6030)
Oncology (6078)
Operating Room (7211)
Orthopedic (6068)
Outpatient Endoscopy (6206)
PACU (7218)
X - 6 months hire
Preadmissions (7221)
Radiology (7043)
Special Procedures (7190)
X - 6 months hire
Women's Health (7192, 6080, 6090)
X - 1 year hire
X - 3 months hire
Float Pool I
Float Pool II
Doesn't take full patient assignment in specialty units
Physical Demands: Medium/heavy work - lifting up to 75 pounds on an infrequent basis (less than one lift every three minutes) and/or carrying up to 35 pounds while walking. Pushing or pulling up to 115 pounds infrequently or greater than 115 pounds occasionally (no more than once per hour)
Ergonomic Risk Factors: Repetition: Repeating the same motion over and over again places stress on the muscles and tendons. The severity of risk depends on how often the action is repeated, the speed of the movement, the required force and muscles involved.
Forceful Exertion: The amount of physical effort required to perform a task (such as moving patients) or to maintain control of equipment or tools. The amount of force depends on the type of grip, the weight of an object or person, body posture, the type of activity and duration of the task.
Awkward Posture: Posture is the position your body is in and its effect on the muscle groups that are involved in the physical activity. Awkward postures include repeated or prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting, working overhead with your hands or arms, or holding fixed positions.
Working Conditions: Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Risk Category A: WILL have exposure to blood or body fluids.
Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Palm Bay , REGISTERED NURSE GENERAL ADMIN, Administration, Clerical , Vero Beach, Florida

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