Ridgeview Medical Center
This position is responsible for the delivery of individualized patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Care and Practice as defined by Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center, the Minnesota Nurse Practice Standards Act, and the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
Assesses patient health problems needs and develops, implements and evaluates patient care plans accordingly.
Provides nursing care.
Advises and educates patients, family members and significant others on health maintenance and disease prevention for the patient.
Documents and maintains accurate medical records and reports.
Scheduling/Staffing as needed during shifts.
Coordination of Admissions and Discharges.
Participates in quality improvement activities as appropriate to position.
Serves as a patient advocate in seeking appropriate community resources to meet patient needs.
Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers, other healthcare providers, and colleagues to enhance own professional nursing practice.
Demonstrates competencies in the specialty area of Long Term Care.
Performs other duties as assigned.
When functioning as a Charge Nurse:
Manages flow of patients through inpatient and/or outpatient departments.
Assigns resources to care for patients and arranges staffing to ensure safe patient care.
Provides work direction and addresses issues during the shift.
Acts as a liaison between staff, patients, and physicians.
Demonstrates unit specific Charge Nurse competencies.
Reviews physician orders.
Minimum Education/Work Experience/License/Certifications
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Current professional nurse licensure in Minnesota or if licensed in another state, a permit from the Minnesota Board of Nursing while the license application is in process
Healthcare CPR certification
Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making
Capable of making independent decisions with the use of good critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to work and multi-task in a high stress and fast paced environment
Ability to work autonomously and as a team
Ability to respond appropriately to unpredictable situations and diverse patient populations
Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above
Long Term Care nursing experience
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