RN 62 Med/Surg PT in Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Company: Lawrence + Memorial Hospital


Job Description:

TITLE:
Registered Nurse

JOB CODE:
306123

DEPARTMENT:
Nursing 6.

2

DEPT #:
01.

6950

EDIT DATE:
June 1, 2009

REPORTS TO:
Patient Care Manager or Clinical Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY

Works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator. The Registered Nurse (RN) assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and supervises individual patient care on a nursing unit/department according to unit policies and procedures. Provides supervision of non-RN personnel on the assigned unit. When assuming the charge role, delegates and supervises unit activities. May be requires to work on other nursing units according to distribution of staff and patients. Performs other duties as assigned or requested in order to maintain a high level of service.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES/CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assesses the patients physical and psychosocial condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care.
  2. Develops, communicates and documents a plan of care reflecting individualized patient problems and interventions to achieve desired outcomes, involving the patient, family and healthcare team in this process.
  3. Implements and coordinates this plan of care in collaboration with the healthcare team.
  4. Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care, patients response to care, and readiness for discharge. Revises the plan of care as needed and makes referrals where indicated.
  5. Plans for education after assessing the individual learning needs and readiness of the patient and family. Provides educational opportunities and documents outcomes.
  6. Functions as a preceptor to new staff.
  7. Functions as a charge nurse.
  8. Meets performance expectations for Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, and Staff and Self Development as outlined in performance review.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the department/unit.

UNIT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Demonstrates skill and understanding in the care of the chemotherapy patient according to policy and procedure.
  2. Demonstrates ability to access port-a-caths and initiating IV access.
  3. Administers chemotherapy according to established protocols.
  4. Adheres to safety standards for chemotherapy administration.
  5. Demonstrates competency in the care of Hospice patients and their families.

DIRECTION OF OTHERS

LPNs, HUCs, Students

Job Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Education:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN Preferred. Proficient in use of computer software to include electronic patient records. Must have ability to use internet for literature searches regarding care for patients.


Experience:
N/A
Training: Hospital and unit-based orientation provided
Licensure: Valid State of Connecticut Registered Nurse license
Other: BLS required

Job Description: TITLE: Registered Nurse JOB CODE: 306123 DEPARTMENT: Nursing
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