Ensuring the achievement of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s mission, the Registered Nurse is accountable for the coordination of care for patients and their families including direct care, patient and family education and discharge planning.
When providing care, Registered Nurses follow the process of assessing, nursing diagnosing, outcome identification, planning, implementing and evaluation as the basis for the delivery of care.
The Registered Nurse provides leadership for ancillary personnel by being a team leader, serving as a preceptor, and being an active member of the healthcare team.
The nurse practices within the ANA Scope of Practice, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the standards of his / or her specialty.
Patient Care :
Assesses the needs and conditions of assigned patients by gathering relevant patient health information.
Identifies outcomes, develops a plan of care individualized to the patient and / or situation, and implements the identified plan appropriate for the attainment of the expected outcomes.
Assesses patient's progress toward the attainment of outcomes and effectively revises / updates diagnoses, outcomes and plans of care as appropriate.
Contributes to patient experience by providing quality & safe patient care (as described above) and by respecting patients privacy, and treating all patients, family members, and guests, as well as other associates, with dignity, respect, and compassion.
Evaluates patient conditions frequently and adapts plan of care appropriately.
Performs aseptic techniques by maintaining a sterile field while using principles of disinfection, sterilization, and infection control.
Maintains infection prevention standards.
Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals.
Assists as necessary with procedures (central line placement, chest tube insertion, x-rays, ultrasounds, intubations and extubations).
Participates in creating and sustaining a learning environment supported by evidenced based practice and research.
Focuses on personal development areas, engaging in professional / collegial interactions with peers and students.
Work collaboratively with peers and other health care providers, and participating in ongoing in-service and educational seminars.
Participates in the mentoring and education of colleagues and students.
Education Qualifications :
Associate Degree in Nursing- Required
New hire RNs and those hired on or after 7 / 1 / 2016
Must enroll in a BSN program within one year of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.
Existing Staff RNs
RNs hired before 7 / 1 / 2016, are not mandated to have a BSN, but is highly encouraged to consider our current tuition reimbursement programs.
Certifications and Licensure :
Current, unrestricted RN license in the State of Arizona- Required
BLS (American Heart Assoc.)- Required
ACLS- Required for RN’s who provide direct care to adult patients in monitored care areas
NRP- Required for RN’s who provide direct care to newborns
PALS- Required for RN’s who provide direct care to pediatric patients
ATCN- Required for RN’s who provide direct care to critical acute trauma patients
Neuro-trauma training- Required for ICU
Cardiovascular / Open heart training- Required for CVICU
Fingerprint Clearance Card- Required for RN's caring for pediatric patients
NIHSS- Required for RN’s who work in stroke designated areas
Orthopedic Nurse Certification Preferred for RN providing direct care to Orthopedic patients
Recent Circulating experience required