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.
- 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.
- Engages in patient and family teaching as appropriate.
- Oversees staff assigned for providing patient care.
- Collaborates with leadership 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.
- Unit specific orientation and ongoing training and competencies are assigned based on department role, scope of services, and organizational standards.
- Documents training and competencies in electronic format.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified and employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrates effective leadership and professional skills according to Standards of Care
- Ability to assess a patient’s condition, formulate plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patient’s response to plan of care and to explain to patient/family about this process
- Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations
- Demonstrates excellent professional and clinical skills and utilization of the Nursing process of direct and indirect patient care which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to meet patient needs and improve patient outcomes
MINIMUM HIRING REQUIREMENTS
- Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing
- Minimum of a current Wyoming Registered Nurse License or enhanced Nurse Licensure (eNLC) prior to start date
- AHA BLS
- 6 months experience required
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing