Applies the nursing process utilizing Relationship Based Care framework. Establishes strong patient family relationships. Collaborates with other professional, clinical and ancillary staff in providing quality care to patients. Displays strong teamwork. Exhibits self-care and self-knowing in order to be empathetic and compassionate with every interaction. Reports to the Director.
EGH Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a nursing program. Prefer graduates from an accredited school of nursing. Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana. A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is preferred. After January 1, 2014, candidates are required to have or obtain a BSN within three years of employment as a Registered Nurse.
Minimal Acceptable Job Qualifications, Registration/Certification/Licensure: 1. BCLS within 90 days of obtaining position for all Registered Nurses. 2. ACLS within one year of obtaining position in: ED, Interventional Radiology, Surgical Services, PACU, Endoscopy, Outpatient Surgery, Critical Care Center, Progressive Care Center, Intermediate Care Center, Labor & Delivery. 3. NRP within 90 days of obtaining position in: Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby and NICU. 4 . PALS within 1 year of obtaining position in: Outpatient Surgery, PACU, Interventional Radiology, Pediatrics, ED. 5. EKG class within 1 year of hire for CCC, PCU, ICC, Medical, Post Surgical, TJU, Oncology, Nursing Resource Pool; or successful validation of rhythm competency. 6. 12 lead EKG within 1 year in: ED, ICC, PCU and CCC. 7. Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 2 years in ED, OR, PACU, and CCC.
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency in interdisciplinary planning as well as performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques.
Requires strong analytical and organizational skills necessary to assess, develop and implement individualized plans of patient care/education in changing patient situations with recognition of actual and potential problems, patient/family involvement and the collection of data related to unit nursing care concerns.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with patients and families and effective working relationships with staff, physicians and others.
Requires leadership skills in order to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding nursing issue, and participate in unit and hospital wide based decision making, be adaptable, flexible and support changes made.
Demonstrates ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.
Requires general working knowledge of the normal growth, development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of treatment appropriate to the age (including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) and diagnosis of patient served to support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.
Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.
Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-motivated.
Basic computer knowledge and skills.
Function within the legal boundaries of Indiana Nurse Practice Act based on the knowledge of statutes and rules governing nursing.
Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed or color.
Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, and certain undesirable patient care activities.
May be exposed to bio-hazards and blood borne pathogens.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.