**JOB CODE INFORMATION:**
1. Title: Registered Nurse PRN
2. Job Code: 7773
Applies the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborates in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Furthers professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards.
+ Collaborates in establishing the plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum.
+ Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis.
+ Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.
+ Employs strategies to promote health and a safe and healthy environment.
+ The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
_NURSING PATIENT ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION (NOVICE):_ - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Conducts primary care patient interviews and physical examinations. Demonstrates sufficient acumen to recognize problems, ask questions and to contact the patient's primary care provider and other members of the healthcare team. Has experience in gathering pertinent clinical data that aid in referral, treatment, or other primary care pathways.
_CARE PLANNING (NOVICE):_ - Demonstrates ability to anticipate resource needs, identify distinct tasks, set priorities, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work within areas of direct responsibility. Competently handles multiple assignments often simultaneously by prioritizing work into manageable and measurable units. Ability to adapt to changes to patient care and area needs with minimal disruption and loss of productivity. Follows up to assure problems and issues are resolved.
_NURSING PATIENT EDUCATION (NOVICE):_ - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
_EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (NOVICE):_ - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully search for evidence to answer clinical questions. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience
**Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):**
+ Registered Nurse Required
**Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:**
+ Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.
+ Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
+ Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
+ Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
+ Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
+ Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
+ Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
+ Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
+ Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
+ Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
+ Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
+ Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
+ Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
+ Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
+ Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
+ Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
+ Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
+ Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
+ Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
+ Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
+ Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
+ Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
+ Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
+ Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
+ Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
**Job** _Registered Nurse_
**Organization:** _Rehabilitation 214064_
**Title:** _Registered Nurse PRN - Rehab_
**Location:** _TN-Lebanon-Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH)_
**Requisition ID:** _2005297_
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