Registered Nurse

Summary:

Under the general supervision
of the Nurse Manager (or designee) and within hospital and departmental
policies and procedures the professional registered nurse acts as a patient
advocate in the application of the nursing process.  All essential functions performed in this
position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.

 

Responsibilities:

Lifespan employees are
expected to embrace Lifespan's mission of "Delivering health with
care" and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion
Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions
with patients customers and one another.



 



Recognizes and reports
deviations from patient or established norms. 
Identifies deviations from established norms not related to chief
patient�s complaints.  Reports patient�s
responses to treatment(s) and documents nursing interventions.



 



Provides basic comfort and
support according to patient needs. 
Fosters patient(s) and family participation in achieving optimum level
of patient�s functioning and performing activities of daily living.  Sets priorities in individual patient�s
assignments.  Seeks guidance and
resources when necessary in management of patient care.



 



Identifies and assesses
emergency situations.  Initiates
appropriate response and intervention. 
Plans for potential needs during emergency situations.



 



Defines nursing diagnosis and
expected patient�s outcomes.  May modify
nursing plan of care based on diagnosis and/or outcomes.  Documents on appropriate nursing assessment
forms.



 



Implements nursing
interventions and evaluates based on patient�s outcomes.  Modifies plan or care accordingly including
documentation.



 



The Registered Nurse
maintains knowledge of contemporary professional nursing practice within the
legal framework of the Rhode Island Nurse Practice Act.  Attends training and retraining as needed
to maintain current knowledge of hospital and patient�s care practices and
procedures.



 



Utilizes established
protocols and collaborates with the health team to facilitate therapeutic
interventions and attainment of desired patient outcomes.



 



Participates in quality
improvement processes and risk management activities.  Attends unit-based or hospital meetings to
facilitate patient care management.



 



Functions in a cooperative
and productive manner in the work environment.



 



Integrates complete physical
assessment with nursing assessment and records reviews in developing a
comprehensive and individualized plan of care.



 



Follows all documentation
guidelines per policy and procedure.



 



Maintains quality assurance
safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established
hospital department policies procedures and objectives.  Maintains safe environment for patients
visitors and staff.



 



Demonstrates self-direction
in maintaining and advancing clinical and professional competency.



 



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.



 



Provides functional guidance
and direction to LPNs CNAs and other licensed personnel as required.



 



May assume shift charge
responsibility on an assigned unit. 
Responsibility includes maintaining an overview of unit activities and
delegating work responsibilities with equitable assignments.  Makes bed and patient assignments and
assigns primary patients to staff.



 



Performs other duties as
necessary.

 

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:



 



Graduate
of a school of nursing Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred with current
license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island. Conformity to
the Code of Professional Nurses. 
Understanding of the provisions of the Nurse Practice Act of the state
of Rhode Island.



 



Demonstrates knowledge and
skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with
consideration of aging processes human development stages and sensitivity to
cultural diversity in each step of the care process.



 



Certification
in cardiopulmonary resuscitation upon hire.



 



EXPERIENCE:



 



Registered nurses should
develop general proficiency as a staff nurse within three months of
employment.  For specialty units general
nursing experience appropriate to the specialty is preferred.

 

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: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 2

 

Union: Non-Union