Registered Nurse I

Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Manager (or designee) implements supervises and evaluates the nursing care of each patient using a nursing process and in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. From admission to discharge plans with consideration of the aging process throughout the life span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.

 

Responsibilities:
Provides direct patient care.
Provides leadership by delegating supervising and participating in safe nursing care activities provided by ancillary personnel.
Evaluates effectiveness of patient care and identifies opportunities for improvement.
Collaborates with the healthcare team patient family and community services regarding the patient care outcome/discharge planning.
Assesses and provides appropriate teaching based on patient and family needs.
Participates in unit-based quality improvement and research activities.
Utilizes all available resources to provide quality cost effective patient care.
Meets and maintains clinical competencies measured by pre-determined credentialing standards mandatory/safety education and completion of Basic Life Support and ACLS/PALS as appropriate.
Identifies growth needs and participates in educational opportunities and professional organizations.
Serves as a role model/preceptor to new graduate nurses and less experienced personnel.
Assumes charge nurse responsibility for the patient care unit as delegated.

COMPENTCIES:
Fetal Heart credentialing and Fetal monitoring credentialing within 6 months of hire

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred.
Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


UNIT JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of RI. BSN preferred
Certified Wound Nurse preferred (American Board of Wound Management certification preferred Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) preferred or Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) preferred.

Minimum two years clinical experience in medical surgical nursing ambulatory or surgical services in a hospital setting
Previous high volume clinic experience in an outpatient setting preferred
Positive caring and customer-service-oriented attitude





WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:



Visual and aural ability to monitor patient status.

Physical ability to assist in lifting and positioning patients.

Exposed to patient care environment.

Physical ability for extensive walking and standing; lifting positioning and pushing patients on stretchers.



UNIT SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have full range of body motion.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Vision abilities required include close vision distance vision and color vision.

Must be able to speak and hear clearly.

Must have the ability to stand sit walk bend lean and squat for long periods of time without hindrance.

Must be able to maintain dexterity when pulling pushing and gripping carts and stretchers.

Must be physically able to perform CPR.

Must perform all physical job duties accurately in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruption.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 3

 

Union: UNAP