Nov 19, 2021

Registered Nurse, Mother Baby

  • Northside Hospital
  • Canton, GA, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

The Registered Professional Nurse at Northside Hospital independently plans and provides professional nursing care to patients in accordance with physician orders and established guidelines, and in accordance with the scope of practice as defined by the Georgia Nurse Practice Act.

Assesses and provides care to low- to moderate- risk newborns and postpartum women of childbearing age.

Demonstrates knowledge and skill in basic breastfeeding techniques.

Demonstrates competency in clinical practice; self-directed in goal-setting in management of complex patients and families; utilizes the nursing process and is skilled at adapting care to rapidly changing patient conditions.

Provides safe, competent patient care; is knowledgeable of current patient care guidelines; communicates with peers, colleagues, providers and others.

Independently implements the nursing process for patients and families; integrates unit- and service-wide evidence-based practice resources into clinical practice.

Self-sufficient, competent and safe in the operation of unit-based patient care technology; efficiently operates the organization’s computerized information systems; continuously develops personal practice competencies, skills and knowledge.

Delegates care where appropriate.

Serves as a preceptor for new employees and students.

Creates personal goals for lifelong learning and professional growth.

Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs

Identifies ethical issues in practice and takes appropriate action.

Refers to, consults with, and makes provision for continuity of care with other health care providers.

Uses evidence-based guidelines and policies to guide professional practice.

Participates in established quality improvement studies and/or activities for patient safety and quality measures; assists in continual readiness activities.