RN

Overview

Date Posted:
11/5/2018
Location:
Health Department
City:
Maryville
State:
TN
Pay Rate:
$20.78 per hour
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Category:
Medical and Health

Description

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides registered nursing care which involves nursing assessment and diagnosis, nursing care planning, nursing care implementation/intervention, and nursing care evaluation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assisting and Caring for Others:

  • Provides nursing care and procedures according to physicians orders and nursing protocol.
  • Administers medication according to the physician's orders and protocol.
  • Evaluates possible side effects and the overall effectiveness of medication.
  • Performs BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and other emergency responses.
  • Participates in emergency response setting.

Getting Information:

  • Performs initial and ongoing assessments according to protocol.
  • Collects patient and family health history data.
  • Performs diagnostic tests on collected specimens to determine patient’s health status.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  • Documents patient information according to standards of care.
  • Completes patient health records (electronic and paper).
  • Completes medication record/sheet.

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:

  • Makes adjustments to the health care plan of care including changing the patient's goals and nursing interventions.
  • Directs patient in building positive relationships and increasing self-esteem.
  • Teaches patients or the patient's family the skills needed to maintain physical and mental health.
  • Compares patient's level of goal attainment to previously defined goals.
  • Determines if patient goals and interventions are effective.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:

  • Explains tests, procedures, and results to appropriate individuals according to protocol.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  • Communicates with internal and external entities.

Analyzing Data or Information:

  • Compares assessment data to established acceptable ranges to determine abnormalities.

Performing Administrative Activities:

  • Follows appropriate health care plan.
  • Maintains patient health files and legal record of service.

Training and Teaching Others:

  • Educates the health care plan to patient, family, individuals, groups and others as appropriate.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:

  • Discusses the patient's comprehensive health plan with other staff to identify the patient's needs.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:

  • Assigns job duties and activities to subordinates.

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:

  • Counts and tracks drugs, instruments, and other accountable items.

Maintains health care equipment, supplies, and inventory.

Minimum Requirements

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Currently licensed as a Register Nurse in the State of Tennessee or holds a privilege to practice in the State of Tennessee under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).
  • Valid driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILTIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in the specific office;
  • Skilled in the use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems;
  • Skilled in using computers for data entry;
  • Skilled in using computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes;
  • Ability to operate various medical equipment and devices;
  • Ability to organize, and communicate effectively; and
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work requires lifting and carrying (up to 10 pounds); crouching,  feeling, grasping, handling, hearing, lifting, kneeling, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

  • Most work is performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting with centrally controlled heating and air conditioning.