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Registered Nurse S- Florence Cancer Care Infusion

SEH - Job Descriptions

Full-time/ 40 hours weekly

1st shift

The licensed registered nurse is a professional nurse who is responsible and accountable for providing evidence-based clinical care to designated patients utilizing the nursing process. This is accomplished by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care according to established ethical/cultural codes and standards of nursing practices and working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to achieve patient outcomes. The registered nurse is responsible to delegate tasks appropriately to other licensed and unlicensed health care team members.

Demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background.

SECTION II - KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE - Include Desirable Section



List the minimum knowledge and skills required to begin working in this position and the additional knowledge and skills that are desirable, but not essential.

MINIMUM

DESIRABLE

Education, Credentials, Licenses:

Graduate from accredited School of Nursing, licensed to practice in the state of Kentucky. Meets contact hour requirements for licensure, including all state-required courses. Focus of education promotes nurses' ability to practice in clinical area assigned.

BSN, clinical certification, specialized courses and MSN.

Specialized Knowledge:

Demonstrates knowledge of nursing theory, clinical practice standards, procedures, policies and competence in mathematical calculations associated with medication administration. Competent to independently perform safe nursing skills and procedures.

Based on previous work experience, demonstrates proficiency in the performance of nursing practice as shown through the implementation of the nursing process.

Kind and Length of Experience:

Successful completion of preceptorship and orientation to the facility and clinical area. Able to critically think and problem solve in routine and emergency situations.

Prior experience as an RN, LPN, NA, Nurse Technician, and/or Clerical Coordinator.

Job Competencies : Goal-Oriented, Organized, Supportive, Collaborative, Analytical, Tough Minded, Controlled, Independent

SECTION III - MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND END RESULTS

List, in brief statements, the major activities and end results for which this position is accountable. Most positions will have between five and eight major activities/end results. Describe the position so that someone unfamiliar with your position will understand what is done, and why it is done. Weigh each major activity/end result based on its importance relative to the total job (i.e.: 10%, 20%, 45%).

Job Duties

Insert "*" to classify Essential Function

% of Time (must total 100%)

1

Patient Care:

A. Utilize the nursing process in the care, counsel, and health teaching of the ill, injured or infirm to develop and implement a plan of care for each patient. Determine appropriate nursing interventions to meet each patient outcome. Ensures the plan of care provides for the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. Incorporate into the patients' plan aspects of cultural sensitivity, diversity, and non-discriminatory terms and approaches.

B. Maintain current skills, knowledge, and competencies in area of specialty. Utilizes evidence-based practice, research, clinical judgment, and nursing skills based upon the principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social science in planning and providing nursing care.

C. Document care provided utilizing the Patient Data Base, PFER, Care Maps, Progress Notes, Flow Sheets, and other forms as required.

D. Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care.

E. Serve as the patient's advocate.

F. Responsible for the supervising,

G. Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members to plan and deliver care.

*

30

2

Patient Safety:

A. Demonstrate proficiency in the administration of medication and treatment as prescribed by physicians, dentists, or advanced registered nurse practitioners. Responsible for preparing and administering medications in the prescribed dosage, route, frequency and observing, recording, and reporting responses, untoward reactions, and side effects of drug therapy.

B. Contact appropriate Management/Administrative Staff (chain of command) as any need arises.

C. Observe and follow patient safety alerts by accurate and timely entry of patient safety alerts by accurate and timely entry of patient information in the chart and or clinical documentation system.

*

20

3

Quality/Customer Service:

A. Participate in unit based PI activities to positively impact patient outcomes. Monitor and evaluates quality of care with focus on patient safety and nurse sensitive indicators by identifying areas for improvement and assisting in developing action plans

B. Serve as a clinical resource to unit/department and to new associates.

C. Know Patient Satisfaction goals and expectations to meet customer needs in a positive and professional manner. Exhibits excellent verbal and telephone communication skills with all customers.

D. Assists with adherence to JCAHO, state and other regulatory requirements.

E. Utilizes the values adhered to in all interactions.

*

20

4

Financial Responsibility:

A. Supports in maintaining budget (s) within established target (s) by assisting with setting priorities, appropriately allocating resources, and completing charges.

B. Supports the department and medical center financial and productivity goals by utilizing supplies and resources in a cost-effective manner, facilitating patient throughput, documenting thoroughly, and consistently being on time and productive.

*

10

5

Personal Growth & Competency:

A. Maintains licensure/certification and completes all mandatory NetLearning modules, MID, leadership development education, in-service programs, and programs intended to enhance skills pertinent to assigned clinical area.

B. Participates in unit/department/medical center committees/councils.

C. Participates in community activities and professional organizations to enhance the visibility of the medical center and to promote the positive image of nursing.

D. Stays current related to unit/department/medical center activities, policy and procedure changes, regulatory requirements, and KBN regulations.

*

15

6

Performs other duties as assigned.

*

5

TOTAL:

100

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The associate shall follow the applicable safety steps required to perform their duties to ensure safety for themselves and their patients, and be in compliance with Medical Center, State, and Federal safety standards. Examples of such steps may include: performing proper safety procedures and precautions; reporting safety concerns and incidents; using correct lifting techniques and disposing of sharps and infectious waste properly.

For Clinical and related positions - The associate must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit. The associate must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span focused on the assessment, treatment and care of the newborn, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Required: Employee must successfully complete an orientation process that identifies skills needed to practice in their position and in their job assignment. Skill requirements must be met and maintained to ensure employee competency. This is achieved through an annual review of those particular skills and a work improvement plan for any non-compliant area.

SECTION IV - PROBLEM SOLVING

Briefly describe two or three typical problems this position must resolve to achieve the end results listed in Section III.

  • Recognizes accepted prescribing limits and reporting deviations to the licensed independent practitioner and/or nursing management.
  • Recognizes drug incompatibilities and reports interactions or potential interactions to the licensed independent practitioner.
  • Acknowledges and seeks resolutions of conflict, stressful situations, and maintains professional relationships to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Manages multiple tasks at once and needs to be able to prioritize appropriately while maintaining a sense of calmness.


SECTION V - SCOPE OF POSITION

1

Who (by title) does this position report to?

Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager

- Indicate type of supervision provided (Direct or Indirect?)

Direct

2

Who (by title) reports directly to this position?

Delegates responsibilities/tasks to LPN's and other associative personnel on a given shift

- Indicate type of supervision provided (Direct or Indirect?)

Direct

3

Total number of FTE's reporting to this position:

N/A

4

Annual operating budget (if applicable):

1-12 per shift

5

Other dollar measures of accountability?

Demonstrates cost effective use of supplies and materials

SECTION VI - WORKING CONDITIONS

Describe unusual working conditions such as physical effort, exposure to environmental conditions and exposure to hazards. Position requires physical activities such as walking, bending, stooping, standing, lifting and pulling where there is varying degrees of weight. Exposure to noise and odor pollution, as well as, to certain chemical elements/agents where safety precautions and measures have been provided; example is blood and body fluids.

SECTION VII - ADVANCEMENT TO NEXT POSITION

Identify the most likely future position(s) of advancement. This position(s) may be a higher level or equivalent level job within or outside the department. Advancement criteria, such as required technical knowledge (skills, education, experience), managerial capabilities, and problem solving skills should also be noted.

Next Likely Position(s):

Assistant Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Instructor, Wound Care Nurse, Case Manager.

Advancement Criteria:

Meets or exceeds performance standards

Vacant position

Meet or exceed minimum qualifications for next level

SECTION VIII - GENERAL

Describe anything else which is important to this position, such as unique aspects which make it different from similar positions.

  • The RN assignment will reflect the direct supervisory role for the LPN, nursing assistant, and clerical staff.
  • The RN is responsible for documentation of care utilizing the prescribed process note, flow sheet, plan of care, and all other forms as required.
  • The RN will complete and document on the initial patient database, admission and routine assessments, and reassessments, as defined by nursing policy and procedure.
  • The RN accepts responsibility for accurate, clear and concise processing of physician orders.
  • The RN actively participates in unit based/organizational performance improvement activities.
  • The RN is responsible for clear, concise and legible documentation of patient information.



SECTION IX - APPROVALS

/

Prepared By

Title

Date

Benita Utz

V.P. Nursing

/

2013

Approved By Director

Title

Date

Jennifer Zmurk

Compensation & Benefits Analyst

/

9/2018

Human Resources Review

Title

Date

/

Authorization for Job

(Re)- Evaluation (Vice President)

Title

Date

BI-ANNUAL REVIEW WITH NO CHANGE

/

Approved By Director

Title

Date

Jennifer Zmurk

Compensation & Benefits Analyst

/

9/13/18

Human Resources Review

Title

Date

SECTION X - PHYSICAL DEMAND LEVELS

  • Work Levels / Frequency Codes - Defined as the percentage of time this particular activity is required in the performance of the job. Use one of the following letters: C, F, O, I, or R as defined above.


  • C

    Constant

    61-100%

    F

    Frequent

    31-61%

    O

    Occasional

    15-30%

    I

    Infrequent

    11-15%

    R

    Rare-Never

    0-10%

  • Intensity Codes (Lifting/Carrying) - Defined as the level of importance of this particular requirement. Used more often in lifting or carrying section. Use one of the following letters S, L, M, H, or V.


  • S

    Sedentary

    Sitting up to 6 hrs/8 hr day; lifting up to 10lbs occasionally

    L

    Light

    Standing up to 6 hrs/8 hr day; lifting 20lbs occasionally, lift/carry up to 10lbs frequently;

    M

    Medium

    Standing up to 6 hrs/8 hr day; lifting 50lbs occasionally, lift/carry up to 25lbs frequently

    H

    Heavy

    Standing up to 6 hrs/8 hr day; lifting 100lbs occasionally, lift/carry up to 50lbs frequently

    V

    Very Heavy

    Standing up to 6 hrs/8 hr day; lifting in excess of 100lbs; lift/carry 50lbs frequently

  • Intensity Codes (Push/Pull Forces) - Defined as the level of importance of this particular requirement. Used more often in determining push/pull abilities. Use one of the following letters L, M, or H.


  • L

    Light

    0-25 lbs; frequent push/pull up to 15 lbs.

    M

    Medium

    26-50 lbs; frequent push/pull up to 40 lbs.

    H

    Heavy

    51-100 lbs; frequent push/pull up to 80 lbs.

    Physical Requirements

    1 - Work Level

    (C, F, O, I, or R)

    2 - Intensity Code

    Lifting / Carrying

    (S, L, M, H, or V)

    3 - Intensity Code

    Push / Pull

    (L, M, or H)

    Sitting

    O

    Standing with little movement

    O

    Walking

    C

    Hearing

    C

    Talking

    C

    Lifting objects up to waist

    F

    H

    Lifting objects overhead

    F

    L

    Carrying objects

    F

    L

    Pushing/pulling objects

    F

    M

    Filing

    O

    Finger dexterity/handling/ feeling

    C

    Typing/keying data

    O

    Eye-hand coordination

    C

    S

    Near vision

    C

    Color vision

    C

    Far vision

    C

    Night vision

    O

    Driving

    O

    Reaching

    C

    Ascending/descending stairs

    O

    Climbing/balancing

    O

    Bending/stooping

    F

    Kneeling/crouching/crawling

    O

    Others, please list:

    N/A

    Mental Requirements

    1 - Work Level (C, F, O, I, or R)

    Writing

    C

    Spelling

    C

    Reading

    C

    Remembering

    C

    Recognition/identification

    C

    Understanding instructions, information and/or concepts

    C

    Math Skills

    C

    Analysis of information

    C

    Problem Solving

    C

    Communicating instructions, information and/or concepts

    C

    Decision making

    C

    Learning new tasks

    F

    Drawing

    O

    Originality/creativity

    F

    Working Conditions (Environment)

    Place an (X) if these apply to the position

    Normal office environment

    X

    Patient Care areas

    X

    Medical (non-patient) areas

    X

    Alone in department or shift

    X

    Low lighting

    NA

    Low ventilation

    NA

    Tight work space

    X

    Potential exposure to disease

    X

    Potential exposure to chemicals

    X

    High noise levels

    NA

    Potential electrical hazards

    X

    Potential mechanical hazards

    NA

    Potentially dangerous equipment

    NA

    Wet environment

    NA

    Heights

    NA

    Outdoors

    NA

    Potential exposure to dust/dirt

    NA

    Other possible safety risks, please list:

    - OSHA Training for TB

    X

    - OSHA Training for Bloodborne Pathogens

    X

    Work Schedule

    Place an (X) if these apply to the position

    Varying shifts

    X

    Overtime work

    X

    Weekend work

    X

    On-Call work

    X

    Travel

    X

    Others, please list:

    Holidays

    X

    Work Demands

    Place an (X) if these apply to the position

    Handles highly confidential data

    X

    Productivity demands (identified)

    X

    Accuracy demands (identified)

    X

    Extended visual concentration

    X

    Others, please list:

    CPR

    X

    Tools, Equipment Used:

    PC

    X

    Pyxis

    X

    Nurse Call System

    X

    Pagers/Portable Phones

    X

    Glucometers

    X

    Minimal Lift Equipment

    X

    Wheelchairs/Stretchers/Beds

    X

    Patient Care Equipment

    X

    Wheelchairs

    X

    I.V. Pumps

    X

    Stretchers/beds

    X

    SECTION XI - PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION: ROLE BASED ACCESS FORM

    Department: Nursing

    Registered Nurse S- Florence Cancer Care Infusion

    Full time
    Florence, KY

    Published on 12/09/2019