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Registered Nurse

Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health
Location: Lexington
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

Job Summary / Purpose

Provides nursing care according to the nursing process, including
assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating.-- Implements appropriate nursing care
interventions.-- Administers medications
and treatments in accordance with physician orders and established nursing
policies and procedures.-- Care provided
is based on defined standards of patient care and nursing evidence-based

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assumes responsibility for acquiring
    knowledge and skills necessary for patient care in the identified practice
  • Performs assessment and analyzes patient
    problems and conditions using critical decisioning to determine need for
    standard, urgent or emergent interventions.
  • Implements and/or modifies plan of care
    using assessment data, standards of care and evidence based practice inclusive
    of nursing care coordination, appropriate patient and family education, and
    discharge planning.-- Facilitates
    interdisciplinary partnership in patient care.
  • Integrates ethical provisions in nursing
    practice and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient
    autonomy, dignity and rights.
  • Administers medications, IV therapy, and
    treatments in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates progress towards attainment of
    desired patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective on-going
    observations and reassessment of patient/family and their response to the
    interventions and changes in condition.
  • Documents assessments and interventions in
    accordance with hospital policy and standards of care.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and
    follows facility guidelines for documentation and charging of medical supplies
    and equipment.
  • Assigns or delegates tasks to designated
    support personnel based on needs and conditions of the patient, complexity of
    the task, predictability of the outcome and facility policy.
  • Collaborates with new employees and peers
    to support orientation, training and development opportunities.-- Supports the profession of nursing through
    support for nursing student clinical activities, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Required Education for Staff Job Levels

    Graduate of an accredited school of
    nursing required.

    Required Licensure and

    RN license In the State of Kentucky.--
    BLS required.-- See attached
    grid for required certifications.-- New
    hire RNs have 2 years from hire date to enroll in BSN program and it must be
    completed within 5 years of hire.

    Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and

    Must have critical thinking skills and
    ability to assess changes in patient condition and take appropriate
    action.-- Adequate knowledge of current
    nursing practice and theory.-- Demonstrate
    ability to perform technical skills according to area of assignment. Adequate conversational English is
    required in order that the individual be able to take direction from
    management, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with
    patients and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines,
    and organizational policies. Must
    have ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
    valid conclusions.---- Also, be able to
    interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deliver successful results.
    Demonstrated computer management skills.--
    Considerable knowledge of computer applications.-- Proficiency with clinical documentation
    system in use at facility.

    PREFERRED Qualifications

    BSN preferred

    Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0227523

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI Saint Joseph Health

Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health, Lexington , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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