Job Description

Posted Date: 10/15/2019
Position Purpose
This professional staff person, Registered Nurse, is responsible for performing assessments, developing a plan of care, implementing and evaluating the care. The RN administers medications and treatments as ordered by physicians and in keeping with the current clinical nursing practice. The RN is responsible for directing, monitoring and evaluating the care delegated to non-licensed personnel. As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, the RN works collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care. In addition, the RN performs a range of technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively serve patient needs. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance. The RN adheres to the Texas Board of Nursing Standards and Nurse Practice Act, Texas Administrative Code Standards, Joint Commission Standards, and Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Standards of practice for Inpatient Psychiatric patient care. The RN adheres to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Behavioral Health policy and procedures.
Work Schedule
Flexible schedules to cover shifts and weekends, as hospital needs demand.
Position Qualifications/Specifications
Education/Licenses/Certificates: High school graduate diploma or GED. Associates Degree in Applied Science or equivalent for Registered Nurse Licensure, with current Texas state licensure or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact. Successful completion of AHA approved course in BLS certification required upon hire or obtain within 90 days of hire. Successful completion of ACLS upon hire or obtain within 90 days of hire. CPI/PMAB/HWC/PMAB/HWC/HWC/PMAB required within 90 days of hire or comparable De-escalation and Safe Intervention program within the past 12 months with documentation of completion.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Ability to manipulate various types of electronic and clinical equipment, adjust and troubleshoot monitoring equipment, IV infusions, and computer equipment. Ability to operate specialty equipment related to area of expertise and to perform computer tasks at a "user’s" level.
Interpersonal Skills: Must possess the ability to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner, exhibiting tact, enthusiasm, and patience. Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
Essential Cognitive Abilities: Possesses the ability to comprehend and interpret complex clinical subject matter related to the specialty and calculate in apothecary and metric systems for drug administration. Must possess the ability to document appropriate clinical information. Has the ability to interpret rules/regulations/accrediting and licensing standards sufficiently for implementation. Maintains concentration and organization while dealing with multiple issues. Possesses the ability to analyze data and formulate an appropriate plan of action.

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