I.Position Summary: The Registered Nurse demonstrates knowledge and skills in the care of patients. Each service also requires specialized skills. The delivery of care is based on criteria that is age appropriate and is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety, and learning needs of the individual patients. The usual patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units include, but are not limited to, those aged 14 and above who have undergone surgery and/or are in need of intensive monitoring and nursing practice. The Registered Nurse may be asked to float to areas other than his/her assigned service area, and will perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. The Registered Nurse performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care at Rose Medical Center. Perform Lab testing as assigned based on protocol of each test, documenting results and communicating criticals as defined. Complete competency as required. Follow lab testing safety guidelines, maintenance and QC completion/documentation, and proficiency testing as assigned. Follow "good lab practice" in testing and initiate corrective action as issues occur with test system or result. Educational records (diploma or transcript) are mandatory for staff performing non-waived testing.
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: RN License in the State of Colorado. Compact license acceptable but must obtain within 90 days of hire. Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association. ACLS certification (AHA) within 6 months of hire.
B.Education and Training: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN is desirable. CCRN desirable
C.Experience: Able to articulate and demonstrate appropriate nursing theory and practice. Prefer 1-2 years acute care and/or telemetry experience, however new graduates are considered.
D.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe, appropriate, and age-specific patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice at Rose Medical Center. Displays appropriate judgement, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.
III. Degree of Supervision Required: Under supervision of Manager/ Director/ designee.
IV. Orientation Period: Orientation will be contingent on experience.
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