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RN/LPN - Nights (Anderson)

Company: Assurance Health System
Location: Anderson
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

REGISTERED NURSE (RN)RN Pay rates up to: $44.00 per hour based on experienceLPN Pay rates up to: $30.25 per hour based on experienceSHIFT: 3 (12-Hour Night shifts), 7p to 7:30a with rotating weekendsDESCRIPTION: Assurance Health System is a 20-bed, short-term inpatient geri-psychiatric hospital, that focuses on the mental health needs of our senior population.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

  • Understands the patient comes first.
  • Ability to function effectively in team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, healthcare providers, and social service providers regarding the patient's needs.
  • Understanding of diverse patient populations and utilization patterns.
  • Excellent organizational skills regarding independently managing workload and related responsibilities.BENEFITS:
    • Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Income Security Benefits
    • Generous Paid Time Off policy
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Free meals and drinks
    • 1:8 Nurse/Patient Ratio
    • Up to $38.00 per hourLICENSES: Valid unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Indiana.EDUCATION: Minimum: Associate's Degree in Nursing. PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.WORK EXPERIENCE: New graduates are encouraged to apply for this position; however, those with at least 1-year of experience in either a geriatric or psychiatric care setting are preferred.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.Principle Functions:Functions under general supervision and direction of the Director of Nursing to plan, direct, and evaluate total patient care and to assume management responsibilities as delegated, in accordance with established policy. Assesses the needs of patients and initiates, implements, and evaluates individualized plans of care. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care. Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. Participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills of personnel. Works within scope of service.Position Duties:
      • Provides the best possible nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of patients on the unit.
      • Assesses patient's condition based upon observation and/or interview of patient, physician's diagnosis, laboratory findings and other pertinent information.
      • Uses professional judgment to prepare nursing care plans consistent with assessment of patient's condition and physician's treatment plans.
      • Directs service personnel in implementing nursing care plans, and provides guidance and demonstrates appropriate methods, as necessary, to correct deviations from established standards. Makes nursing assignments appropriate to the skill level of employees and the needs of the patients.
      • Evaluates patient's response to nursing care and modifies or revises treatment plans, and/or contacts physicians as circumstances require.
      • Renders professional nursing care including administering medications, initiating and maintaining intravenous fluids according to hospital policy and procedures.
      • Understands pharmacology and recognizes the side effects of medications administered.
      • Performs lab draws, documents, and reports findings to appropriate personnel.
      • Reports lab results and documents in the patient chart. --- Performs Point of Care testing as assigned and trained, maintains competency for testing and quality control procedures.
      • Performs both complex and routine treatments as prescribed by physicians or as warranted by patient's condition.
      • Makes regular rounds of assigned patients independently and with physicians.
      • Observes and evaluates patient's symptoms, progress, and reactions to treatments and mediations. Takes corrective actions as indicated.
      • Identifies problems and guides personnel to their solution. Communicates with other hospital departments, as necessary, in order to resolve operational problems and make the most effective use of hospital resources in delivering quality patient care.
      • Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences necessary in order to plan and evaluate effective patient care.
      • Accurately and promptly implements physicians' orders.
      • Admits, transfers, and discharges patients.
      • Instructs patients and family members regarding treatments, nursing plans, and so forth in order to allay apprehensions. Explains home care methods and techniques necessary for continuing patient care.
      • Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand.
      • Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting.
      • Reports patient's condition, medications given, and treatments administered to the Director of Nursing and the following shift and informs physician of appropriate patient information.
      • Demonstrates and maintains competency in nursing skills and knowledge.
      • Demonstrates age-appropriate competency skills and knowledge, displays ability to perform skills specific to patient population identified in unit specific skills list(s).
      • Displays ability to perform skills specific to patient population identified in unit specific skill list(s).
      • Assist in orientating and training student nurses and new personnel and serves as a resource person for departmental personnel resolving patient care problems. Evaluates personnel performance with recommendations for appropriate action.
      • Participates in hospital safety programs. Responsible for knowing the lifting requirements of the job and requesting assistance when appropriate.
      • Keeps Director of Nursing informed of patients, needs, and problems on the nursing unit.
      • Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures. Observes and supports hospital policy, mission statement, and vision.
      • Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures.
      • Contributes to the collection and evaluation of data for the nursing Quality Review Program.
      • Contributes to Performance Improvement activities.
      • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books; journals and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.
      • Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
      • Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors.
      • Seeks guidance and remains knowledgeable of, and complies with, all applicable federal and state laws, as well as hospital polices that apply to assigned duties.
      • Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior and standards of conduct.
      • Complies with federal and hospital requirements in the areas of protected health information and patient privacy.
      • Other duties, as assigned.Requirements:Education: Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.Experience: Minimum one (1) year of RN experience. Prefer experience in Psychiatric
        Nursing.Licensure: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Ohio. American Heart Association CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention CPI certification after hire.Skills: Excellent verbal communication skills necessary to instruct and comfort patients and their families. Maintain effective contacts with a variety of Hospital Personnel. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.Working Conditions:The employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, and otherhazardous wastes, (i.e. Hepatitis, Aids, Tuberculosis). Proper precautions will be taughtand provided by the hospital. The position requires a considerable amount of walking,stooping, pulling, lifting, feeling, hearing, and repetitive motions. Ability to movequickly in response to physician and patient needs, to stand for long periods, occasionaloverhead and low reaching, and to exert force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, up to 20 lbs.frequently and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Patient care activities may require the ability tolift of up to 30 lbs. constantly, up to 50 lbs. occasionally and up to 100 lbs. rarely.AHCH123

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