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) upon start date
- Cheyenne Regional RQI within 14 calendar days of start date
- 6 months experience required unless otherwise specified below
REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLETED ONCE HIRED:
- Specialty certifications, per department, must be obtained prior to completion of RN Nurse Resident graduation. Specialty certification grace periods are not applicable to employees hired with current specialty certifications or CRMC RN Nurse Resident graduates
- Specialty certifications grace periods, unless otherwise specified per department (see mandatory requirements for specialty units):
- AHA ACLS, AHA PALS, and AAP NRP should be obtained within 6 months of hire or transfer as required by specialty unit.
- TNCC and ENPC should be obtained within 1 year of hire or transfer as required by specialty unit.
Candidates must meet the following mandatory requirements for specialty units once hired:
- Administrative Reps. – AHA ACLS
- Administration Rapid Response – AHA ACLS, TNCC, ENPC or AHA PALS
- Behavioral Health – CPI training prior to completion of orientation
- Cardiac Services – AHA ACLS
- ED – NIH Stroke Scale certification during orientation, AHA ACLS, TNCC within 6 months, CPI within 1 year, ENPC
- Endoscopy – AHA ACLS
- Forensic Nursing – ACLS, TNCC and ENPC within one year of hire; Complete SANE training within one year of hire
- ICU – AHA ACLS, TNCC, and NIH Stroke Scale certification within 1 year
- Labor and Delivery – AAP NRP within three months of hire, AHA ACLS within 6 months of completing L&D orientation, Fetal Heart Monitoring within 6 months of completing L&D orientation, PeriOp 101 within 1 year of hire/transfer to L&D
- MBU – AAP NRP within 6 months of hire, AHA ACLS if floated to L&D
- Medical Imaging – Procedural Nurse: AHA ACLS, AHA PALS, and Moderate Sedation within six months of hire
- Nursery – AAP NRP within 6 months of hire
- OR – TNCC or AHA ACLS within 1 year, CNOR within 2 years, PeriOp 101 course within 1 year
- PACU– AHA ACLS, AHA PALS, CPAN within 2 years, minimum of six months critical care experience
- PCU – AHA ACLS and TNCC
- Peds – AHA NRP within 6months of hire, AHA PALS or ENPC within 6 months of finishing specialized orientation
- Resource- AHA ACLS, CPI within 6 months
- Same Day Surgery – CAPA within 2 years, AHA ACLS within 1 year of hire.
- Telemetry – AHA ACLS within 1 year of hire
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing