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Staff RN - Med Surg, Cardiac/Telemetry-Weekend Option

Company: Piedmont Macon Medical Center
Location: Macon
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Description:
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of a nursing program

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
New Graduates of a nursing program eligible

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.
BLS certification required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
For PRN positions: One year of nursing experience in a hospital setting is required
Bachelors degree preferred
Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable (see addendum)
Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs patient assessments to include collection of data regarding the patients physical, psychosocial and health history.
2. Appropriately evaluates the developmental age of the patient when performing assessments, treatments and patient/family education.
3. Organizes patient data into the formulation of a plan of care; identifies additional information needed and makes care decisions based on identified needs. Identifies expected patient outcomes.
4. Carries out plan of care to achieve desired patient outcomes.
5. Provides patient care that is specific to the setting, identified needs and plan; ensures that the care provided is appropriate to the severity of the disease, condition, impairment or disability.
6. Oversees activities of ancillary and support team members.
7. Identifies teaching opportunities and provides the resources necessary for achieving the educational goals of the patients.
8. Communications issues/concerns to the Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager and/or physician as
appropriate.
9. Documents patient care and concerns in the patient record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Leadership Skills
Effective Communication Skills
Initiative
Independent Judgment
Ability to handle stressful environments

Disclaimer
The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of
personnel so classified.
For additional competency requirements specific to each nursing unit, refer to the Initial Competency
Assessment, Unit Specific Initial Competencies and Annual Passport.

ADDENDUM ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALTY AREAS:
All Nursing Disciplines
Collects pertinent data and information relative to the healthcare consumers health or the
situation
Analyzes the assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues
Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the
situation
Develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measureable outcomes
Implements the identified plan of care
Coordinates care delivery
Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment
Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes
Practices ethically
Practices in a manner that is congruent with current diversity and inclusion principles
Communicates effectively in all areas of practice
Collaborates with healthcare consumer and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing
practice
Leads within the professional practice setting and the profession
Seeks knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice and promotes futuristic
thinking
Integrates evidence and research findings into practice
Contributes to quality nursing practice
Evaluates ones own and others nursing practice
Utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that
are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible
Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner
Cardiac Tele:
Additional Required Certifications:
ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or nurses new to specialty will complete applicable certifications within 6
months of start date)
Critical Care:
Additional Required Certifications:
ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or nurses new to specialty will complete applicable certifications within 6
months of start date)
Dialysis:
Additional Required Certifications:
CDN (Certified Dialysis Certificate) preferred
Emergency Department:
Additional Required Certifications:
ACLS and PALS Certification - (Nurse Residents or nurses new to specialty will complete applicable
certifications within 6 months of start date)
Experienced Emergency Department nurses will have 6 months to obtain the PALS certification.
Infusion/Oncology:
Additional Required Certifications:
Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification prior to independent chemotherapy administration
Pediatrics:
Identifies, reports and provides appropriate protective measures for high risk situations including, but not
limited to, abuse or neglect, failure to thrive and potential for abduction.
Additional Required Certifications:
PALS Certification - required at Piedmont Columbus Hospital (Nurse Residents or nurses new to specialty will
complete applicable certifications within 6 months of start date)
PEARS or PALS Certification - required at Piedmont Athens Hospital (Nurse Residents or nurses new to
specialty will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of start date)
Surgical Services:
Additional Required Certifications:
PreOp/PACU/ENDO/CSU ACLS; PALS if unit provides care to pediatric patients (Nurse Residents or nurses
new to specialty will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of start date)
OR BLS required only
Womens Services:
Additional Required Certifications:
Labor and Delivery-ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or nurses new to specialty will complete applicable
certifications within 6 months of start date) NRP by the end of orientation period, AWHONN Intermediate
Fetal Monitoring Program within 12 months of start date
Mother/Baby- NRP by the end of orientation period
NICU- NRP by the end of orientation period
NAT (Newborn Admission Team)- NRP by the end of orientation period
Nursery- NRP by the end of orientation period
For additional competency requirements specific to each nursing unit, refer to the skills outlined in the
Passport that includes both initial and annual assessment information.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:
The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of a nursing program

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
New Graduates of a nursing program eligible

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.
BLS certification required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
For PRN positions: One year of nursing experience in a hospital setting is required
Bachelors degree preferred
Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable (see addendum)
Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs patient assessments to include collection of data regarding the patients physical, psychosocial and health history.
2. Appropriately evaluates the developmental age of the patient when performing assessments, treatments and patient/family education.
3. Organizes patient data into the formulation of a plan of care; identifies additional information needed and makes care decisions based on identified needs. Identifies expected patient outcomes.
4. Carries out plan of care to achieve desired patient outcomes.
5. Provides patient care that is specific to the setting, identified needs and plan; ensures that the care provided is appropriate to the severity of the disease, condition, impairment or disability.
6. Oversees activities of ancillary and support team members.
7. Identifies teaching opportunities and provides the resources necessary for achieving the educational goals of the patients.
8. Communications issues/concerns to the Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager and/or physician as
appropriate.
9. Documents patient care and concerns in the patient record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Leadership Skills
Effective Communication Skills
Initiative
Independent Judgment
Ability to handle stressful environments

Disclaimer
The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of
personnel so classified.
For additional competency requirements specific to each nursing unit, refer to the Initial Competency
Assessment . click apply for full job details

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