Job Description

Per Diem RN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

Minimum 1 year OR experience preferred. Acute hospital experience required.

BSN required within 5 years of start date.

Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care.

Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred.

ORGANIZATION

Accountable to the Unit Manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Vice President, Patient Care Services.

Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, Nursing Assistants, and/or other categories as needed.

Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above)

No direct clinical contact with patients

Age of Patients Served is dependent on the specific populations cared for on the Unit.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

Promotes personal and patient safety.

Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times

Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

Assessment

Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.

Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs.

Documents relevant data in a retrievable form.

Diagnosis

Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents.

Identification of Outcomes

Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment.

Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable.

Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals.

Planning

Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes.

Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented.

Implementation

Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions.

Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery.

Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies.

Evaluation

Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.

Documents the patient's responses to the interventions.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Quality of Care

Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Medical Center. Participates in quality improvement activities.

Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.

Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.

Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level.

Supports and participates in Shared Governance activities.

Company Info

Company Name
Munson Medical Center
Zip/Post Code
49601
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