Requisition Number: REGIS001132
A Day in the Life of a Registered Nurse:
The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and supervises individual patient care according to unit policies and procedures. Accepts responsibility for direction of co-workers in the implementation of care plans. May be required to work on other units according to distribution of staff and patients.
Why Work at Cheyenne Regional?
- ANCC Magnet Hospital
- 403(b) with 4% Employer Match
- 21 PTO days per year (increases with tenure)
- Education Assistance Program
- Employer Sponsored Wellness Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
- Loan Forgiveness Eligible
Here Is What You Will Be Doing:
- Completes nursing assessment of patient and documents appropriately into patient chart.
- Develops and reviews and revises a plan of care, including a discharge plan, based upon the assessment of patient's needs.
- Implements medical and nursing orders per plan of care and documents appropriately.
- Evaluates patient's response to care and engages in patient and family teaching as appropriate.
- Oversees staff (LPN, CNA, and PSA) assigned for providing patient care.
- Participates in Bedside Shift Report.
- Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager to assure the integration of the ANA’s Scope & Standards of Practice, assuring that these standards are identified as the measurement criteria for nursing practice on the unit.
- Coordinates patient care in collaboration with providers and ancillary departments to achieve quality outcomes.
- Completes Unit specific orientation and ongoing training and competencies as assigned based on department role, scope of services, and organizational standards.
- Provides timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to victims of trauma and violence, to include but not limited to Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Strangulation, Elder Abuse and Sexual Assault and Abuse.
- Follows established forensic nursing protocols.
- Triages and assesses patients, provides prophylaxis for pregnancy and STI’s, coordinates medical and psychological care, provides advocacy, community resource and law enforcement referrals.
- Performs complete head to toe physical, document patient history, collect forensic evidence including photographic documentation.
- Be available for call coverage according to forensic nursing protocol.
- Maintains forensic nursing competences and participate in quality assurance projects, community education and peer review.
- Demonstrates effective leadership and professional/clinical skills according to Standards of Care, to include drug calculations.
- Ability to assess a patient’s condition
- Ability to utilize critical thinking to formulate plan of care, select appropriate interventions, and evaluate patient’s response to plan of care and problem solve as needed.
- Ability to explain to patient/family the nursing process and how it helps meet the patients’ needs and improve patient outcomes.
- Verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Here Is What You Will Need:
- Wyoming Registered Nurse License or enhanced Nurse Licensure (eNLC)
- Cheyenne Regional AHA RQI within 14 calendar days of start date
Nice to Have:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing
About Cheyenne Regional:
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was founded in 1867 as a tent hospital by the Union Pacific Railroad to treat workers injured while building the transcontinental railroad. Today, we are the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming, employing over 2,000 people, and treating over 350,000+ patients from southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska, and northern Colorado. We pride ourselves on patient and employee experience by living our core values of Integrity, Caring, Compassion, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Excellence to I.N.S.P.I.R.E. great health.
Our team makes a difference every day by providing trusted healthcare expertise through a passionate and I.N.S.P.I.R.E.(ing) approach with a personal touch. By living our values, we aim to achieve our goal of becoming a 5-star rated hospital, providing critical support and resources to our community and the greater region we serve. If you are eager to make a difference and passionate about healthcare, we encourage you to apply today!