Registered Nurse
Capital Health
Pennington, NJ, US
1d ago

Responsibilities

  • Delivers quality care to patients through a team effort in working with others through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Assures patient safety by executing appropriate policies & procedures.
  • Provides appropriate support for pain management, pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures. Assist patient / family in identifying individualized comfort measures.
  • Follows up on internal resources to determine the outcome of interventions completed by other departments.
  • Mobilizes resources in complex cases to maximize patients control and participation over his / her own recovery.
  • Provides information and interpretation of the patient's condition and offers coping mechanisms. Provides these to both patient and family.
  • Assesses how much information a patient wants and needs while utilizing a vocabulary and approach that enables the patient to successfully process the care and course of treatment.
  • Formulates and documents a discharge plan that maximizes the patient's ability to continue with meaningful life activities.
  • Integrates assessment and diagnostic information with intuition to foresee potential age-specific healthcare needs. Anticipates patients needs.
  • Ensures handoff communication and includes a report in terms of the situations most likely to develop and the problems awaiting patient.
  • Identifies proactively issues to be resolved related to patient education for medication management. Provide discharge planning which includes instructions on discharge medications.
  • Uses discretionary judgment to appropriately modify patient care regimens. Facilitates appropriate response from other health care team members to provide quality and safe care.
  • Explores multiple aspects of care regimen with case manager and health care providers to promote appropriate resolution.
  • Displays ability to see the entire unit and is self motivated to develop a plan for adjusting staffing patterns as needed.
  • Attends educational sessions when offered in areas that will improve one's ability to assess the needs on one's respective department.

    These would include, but, not limited to : charge nurse workshops, leadership training, critical decision making, prioritization of workload, etc.

  • Plans and provides unique and individualized comfort measures while utilizing intuitive and innovative approaches which are scientifically sound and are a result of evidenced based practice.
  • Participates in unit based and / or hospital based committees.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities at the unit and / or hospital wide level.
  • Participates actively in the preparation of Joint Commission readiness.
  • Participates in unit level effort to achieve successful Patient Satisfaction scores and has an awareness of the HCAAPS measurements.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing or Associate's degree in nursing with current RN experience and enrolled in a BSN program may be considered.
  • AHA BLS - Healthcare Provider
  • Frequent physical demands include : Push / Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat / kneel / crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching / fine motor activities , Keyboard use / repetitive motion , Taste or Smell
  • Occasional physical demands include : Sitting , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders)

    Continuous physical demands include : Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Talk or Hear

    Lifting Floor to Waist 25 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 25 lbs

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