The Outpatient Services Registered Nurse holds shift accountability to provide direct care to the patients by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Harris Regional Hospital.
Abides by the standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
Maintains clinical competencies through continuing education. Delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of other staff.
Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process. Collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team members.
Provides physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families. Supervises assigned team members.
QUALIFICATIONS : 1. Must have current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of North Carolina or from a compact state.
2. Current BLS maintained.3. Current ACLS certification within 1 year of hire and maintain thereafter.4. Current PALS certification within 1 year of hire and maintain thereafter.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES : Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse and appropriate application of the nursing process.
Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure. Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families.
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status.
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs. Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and / or paper documentation tools.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : 1. Ability to lift and move at least 50 pounds.2. Ability to see colors, see at least 1 mm squares.
3. Ability to hear and distinguish heart, lung, and bowel sounds.4. Ability to reach overhead.5. Ability to remain calm, continue to function effectively and develop priorities during stressful situations.
6. Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, leadership and others. Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment and follow-
up. 7. Ability to use fine motor skills.8. Ability to move and operate equipment and carry supplies.9. Ability to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
10. Ability to remain focused and organized.