Job Description & Requirements
I. Need to be GI experience had tech for procedures. POSITION SUMMARY (Briefly indicate the purpose and reasons this position exists): Provides professional nursing care for patients. Under the general direction of the Manager, the Staff Nurse II independently uses the nursing process to safely, compassionately, therapeutically and efficiently provide individualized care for a group of patients for which the nurse demonstrates age specific competencies. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the results of patient care. May supervise the work and function for other staff nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants and clinical support associates. "The incumbent has access to Protected Health Information as needed to accomplish the accountabilities as outlined in this job description. This includes access to the patient's medical record." III. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Describe the responsibilities or work assignments delegated to this position): 1. Demonstrates the ability to use all components of the nursing process including assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the individual patient’s needs according to their age, culture and condition.Assesses patients, identifies obvious as well as subtle patient problems and/or abnormal assessments,anticipates changes in patient’s condition and appropriately reports and resolves. Develops plan of care based on age specific assessment. Involves patient, family and interdisciplinary resources to develop and revise the plan of care. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care in compliance with Standards of Care and Standards of Practice. Provides assistance to others in implementing complex care and treatments within their age specific categories. Administers medications and treatments according to hospital policy and procedure and accepted standards of age specific care and department standards.Communicates effectively with patients, families and other health care providers. Participates in multidisciplinary patient care conferences as needed. Promotes a climate in which patients/families may act in their own interest and intervenes as an advocate when they are unable to do so. Reassesses and evaluates patient response to care and takes appropriate action to assure patient’s needs are being met. Participates with patient/family and other members of the healthcare team in evaluation of patient outcomes. Substantiates patient care provided with appropriate documentation. 2. Demonstrates leadership in daily activities on the unit. Promotes collaborative/caring relationships.Acts as a resource to team members.Supervises assigned staff members, based on knowledge of the person’s job description and scope of practice.Maintains a safe work environment by adhering to hospital, departmental policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.Demonstrates efficient use of time and resources and participates in identification and implementation of cost saving strategies. Demonstrates commitment to hospital’s mission, values and goals. In collaboration with the nurse manager, participates in at least one activity/project, to help the department/hospital improve quality, cost effectiveness or customer/patient service.Performs other duties as assigned.3. Participates in professional development. Maintains clinical competencies according to departmental standards.Demonstrates a commitment for continuous learning. Participates in the annual performance review process by identifying, developing and implementing goals and action plan with nurse manager.Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital and department communications and changes in practice.