JOB SUMMARY: Using initiative and independent judgment, plans and implements professional nursing care for patients in accordance with hospital policies. Assumes charge nurse and preceptor responsibilities as
assigned. Level requirements are delineated in the specific level performance standards.
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following is a summary of the essential functions of this job. The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor that are not listed below. In addition specific functions may change from time to time.
6. Professional Development: demonstrates accountability and responsibility for own performance and professional growth; maintains required certification and credentialing;
Performance Improvement: Monitors the quality of care based on pre-established outcome oriented indicators; participates in departmental and organizational improvement activities
Education and formal Training: High School diploma or GED. Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing. Current Texas licensure as a RN.
Work Experience: None
Knowledge, skills, and Abilities Required: Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills. Verbal and written skills required. Demonstrated effective organizational, teaching and leadership skills. Is knowledgeable of the age specific physiological, psychosocial, developmental and spiritual needs of the patients typically served. Must have command of the English language and possess visual and auditory acuity for accurate patient assessment.
Physical Requirements: work requires long periods of standing, walking or sitting and occasional assistance with heavy lifting (50 lb limit for pushing and lifting). May be required to work variable shifts on occasion. Position may involve skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious material
Age of Patients Served: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric