REGISTERED NURSE SURGICAL - Vero Beach, Florida - OR - Operating Room
Company: Indian River Medical Center
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2021
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
NATURE AND SCOPE:---- --
The position requires daily internal communication and interaction
with all clinical and non-clinical staff, physicians, patients and
PRINCIPAL 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
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
Participates in discharge planning according to unit/department
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
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 patient's needs for emotional support and enlists
the help of spiritual advisors, relatives and other personnel in
assuring the patient's wellbeing.
Transcribes physician's orders to the Kardex and Medication
Maintains security and control of narcotics.
Applies knowledge related to growth and development status when
interacting with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric
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
Provides nursing input during discharge planning rounds and
effectively communicates changes or need for follow-up.
Demonstrates knowledge of diagnostic symptomatology and appropriate
Performs other duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES:---- --
Must be mentally alert and able to devote full attention to
Communication and cooperation required with patients, family,
visitors, physicians and other hospital departments.
Discretion is necessary in handling of confidential
Must be active in instituting cost savings and make efforts to cut
Must have current CPR Certification, current driver's license, be
willing to obtain TEAM Certification, and basic water safety
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
Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management
(TEAM) Techniques without limitations.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:---- --
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Current license to practice professional nursing in State of
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
Registered Nurse Unit Specific CPR Requirements may vary by
BLS, ACLS, PALS required from American Heart Association or
American Red Cross.
CCIRH is a drug and nicotine free workplace
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