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Registered Nurse

Company: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Location: Boone
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary
The registered nurse (RN) provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical, and restorative needs of each patient. The registered nurse's decisions and actions with patients and families are determined in an ethical manner, practicing compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of each person. Effectively communicates with patients/families, visitors, colleagues, physicians, leadership, and volunteers. All areas of nursing practice and care delivery are provided to achieve and maintain top decile results and outcomes for patient experience, quality, and patient safety. The RN follows and adheres to ARHS policies and procedures; regulatory requirements and standards of behavior. The RN practices within the nurse practice act and their license. The RN demonstrates the ARHS Mission, Vision, and Values in action, and, approaches work in a way that reflects a bias for action, efficiency, and personal accountability. The RN demonstrates professional conduct, effective communication, and effective delegation of tasks. Effectively and professionally manages working relationships with coworkers, physicians, and all ARHS team members in a way that promotes a healthy work environment. Responds quickly and accurately to emergencies in the work environment and/or to changes in patient condition. Performs registered nursing duties under general supervision. Always assists coworkers, patients, families, and visitors regardless of the patient assignment, so long as the assistance is in-line with their scope of practice and license. Position Qualifications
Minimum Education
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Experience
Previous experience as a registered nurse is not required but is preferred.
Previous Health Care Experience in an acute or clinic setting is preferred.
One-year prior experience in a similar role with a similar scope is preferred. Required Registration/License/Certification
Current licensure as an RN in North Carolina.
Basic Life Support (BLS). BLS from the American Heart Association is required at the time of hire.
All required certifications must be obtained within 1 year of hire date, except Basic Life Support (BLS).
BLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications must be obtained from American Heart Association.
Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certifications must be obtained from the ENA. Department BLS ACLS PALS or ENPC TNCC NRP
Med Surg Required Preferred
IMCU Required Required Required
ICU Required Required Required
Emergency Room Required Required Required Preferred
Outpatient Surgery Required Required Required
Operating Room Required Required Preferred
Recovery Room Required Required Required
Birthing Center Required Required Preferred Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public, patients, family, staff, and physician and acts within the chain of command, utilizing positive verbal and non-verbal skills.
Competent in delivering safe and effective patient care within legal limits of licensure and hospital policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the continuum of nursing care provided in the patient care department.
Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service to patients, family, staff, and physicians. Physical Demands
Lifts, positions, pushes, pulls and/or transfers up to and greater than 50 pounds
Manual dexterity and mobility
Prolonged, extensive or considerable sitting/standing/walking
Bending, squatting, twisting, turning
Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less Working Conditions
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
Frequently exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment; odorous chemicals and specimens; and, unpleasant elements (accident, injury, slippery surfaces uneven surfaces), etc.
Subject to irregular hours (days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays); and emergency situations.
Continuous standing and walking long periods = to, or, greater than > 8 hours per shift
Speaking, reading and writing, expanded > 8 hours per day
Exposed to vibration; and cramped spaces > 1 hour day
Frequently mobilizes patients > 4 hours per day
Frequently per shift: lifts, carries; pushes; and/or, pulls > 50 lbs
Frequently per hour: bends; squats; kneels; twists; turns; and reaches.
Frequently per minute: hand, finger and wrist repetition; and moderate dexterity.
Frequently per hour, exposed to soft voices > 3ft away.
Frequently per hour, exposed to close eye work
Infrequently per shift, may be exposed to Ionizing/nonionizing radiation exposure including x-ray and microwave Location: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System ยท IMCU
Schedule: Full-time, Days & Weekends, 6:45am-7:15pm

Keywords: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Asheville , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Boone, North Carolina

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