Registered Nurse (RN) SMC Pediatrics Unit Based II PRN
Location:
Summerville , South Carolina
Posted:
October 22, 2017
Reference:
00062-18935
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Nursing Director or Supervisor, the Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The RN is responsible for directing all nursing care for patients based on established clinical nursing practice and federal, state, and local regulations. The RN incorporates knowledge of patient's age specific development and cultural diversity into the plan of care. The RN contributes to quality nursing care through process improvement techniques and multidisciplinary collaboration that demonstrates positive outcomes in the delivery of patient care. Job may include direct supervision of students at the discretion of the area supervisor. Employee must have the same licensure or have completed the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline of the student. Direct supervision means the primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift.


Position Requirements:

A. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
• Current license as a registered Nurse to practice in the State of South Carolina.
• Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS certification.
• NIH Stroke Scale Certification must be complete within 90 days of hire.


B. Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

C. Experience: Med-Surg nursing experience preferred. Performs in accordance with delineated job responsibilities and
satisfactorily completes a yearly evaluation based on these responsibilities.
Must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the needs of the patient/internal & external customer.


D. Special qualifications: Knowledge of medical/surgical nursing principles. Knowledge of aseptic technique and
Infection control principles. Able to perform effectively in highly stressful situations. Must be well motivated, organized
and able to prioritize multiple tasks. Must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills. Able to serve as an example to other employees.


Degree of Supervision Required:
Involves general guidance and direction by Supervisors and/or Department Manager. The employee will be expected to
perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.


Patient Experience Performance Expectations

LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates that everything in the culture is focused on patient and family centered care, practiced everywhere in the health system, at all levels of patient care and across the organization, including governance.
• Creates an environment of constructive change and flexibility
• Creatively responds to new situations and processes
• Viewed as an inspiration and resource for others to implement change
• Regarded by others as an individual who meets commitments
• Develops, shares and teaches ALWAYS events
• Leads by example

HEARTS AND MINDS: Hearts and minds of all team members and providers are fully engaged.
• Consistently provides positive influences on team to support Trident Health's Mission, Vision, Values and Ethics and Compliance program
• Actively promotes team culture through open, honest feedback
• Identifies team development opportunities
• Consistently puts team ahead of personal needs/agenda
• Brings conflict into the open and resolves issues
• Champions cost effective behaviors in others
• Teaches others how to manage up coworkers, departments, administration and physicians
• Promotes shared decision making among the team

RESPECTFUL PARTNERSHIP: Anchors each care interaction in a respectful partnership, anticipating and responding to patient and family needs (e.g., physical comfort, emotional, informational, cultural, spiritual and learning).
• Consistently uses AIDET in interactions with all patients and coworkers
• Consistently anticipates, addresses and resolves customer needs and problems
• Develops ongoing relationships with customers by soliciting feedback and assessing satisfaction
• Consistently applies customer feedback to make necessary changes
• Promotes and suggests ideas based on patient survey results to identify, develop, share and teach ALWAYS events
• Anticipates, identifies and removes barriers that block the delivery of an exceptional patient experience
• Is regarded by others as an individual who meets commitments
• Consistently uses Service Excellence standards and helps others understand and use the standards

RELIABLE CARE: Delivers reliable, quality 24/7/365 via defined health system approaches and methods.
• Works to increase team productivity by introducing new concepts
• Is regarded as an influential team member by encouraging creativity and innovation
• Consistently generates ideas and processes in response to problems
• Anticipates needs and takes appropriate actions to meet needs in advance
• Viewed as an inspiration and resource to others
• Leads by example
• Develops, shares, and teaches ALWAYS events

EVIDENCE-BASED CARE: Working as a team to instill confidence by providing collaborative, evidence-based care.
• Consistently identifies, generates and leads process improvement and cost effective initiatives
• Shares and promotes new processes and verifies understanding
• Anticipates, identifies and removes barriers that block the delivery of care
• Is regarded by other teams as inspiring, knowledgeable and skillful
• Achieves team engagement in new initiatives
• Leads by example
• Develops, shares, and teaches ALWAYS events

Ages of Patients Served:
This position requires competency in providing service and/or care for the age groups indicated. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience

Birth - 1 Year
Infant
NA
1 Year to 12 Years
Pediatric/Child
NA
13 - 18 Years
Adolescent
X
19 - 65 Years
Adult
X
65 Years
Geriatric
X
N/A
No responsibility to treat or care for patients


Working Conditions: Works in a clean, well lighted, heated and air conditioned area. Exposure to unpleasant sights, smells and infectious diseases possible. Work schedule is usually 72-80 hours every two weeks. May need to work overtime as need arises. Holiday and weekend work is required.

Extensive standing, sitting, and walking.

Potential hazards include:

Exposure to
None
Some
Frequent

Very Frequent
Exposure to
None
Some
Frequent

Very Frequent
• toxic/caustic
chemicals

x
• blood or body
fluids

x
• extreme
conditions,
hot or cold

x

• communicable
diseases

x
• dust/fumes/
gases (includ-
ing asbestos)

x

• unprotected
heights

x

• moving
mechanical
parts

x
• CRT (computer)
monitor

x
• potential
electric shock

x
• frequent,
repetitive motions

x
• x-ray electro-
magnetic
energy

x

• high stress level

x
• high pitched
noises

x

• other (as listed)

• needles or
other sharp
objects

x


Personal Protective Equipment:
__Not Applicable

T his position requires the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities. Personal protective equipment includes, but is not limited to, gloves, masks and safety glasses.

Physical Requirements for (A)
Indicate the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

% TIME DURING SHIFT

Activity Requirements
<25>
<26>
>51%

Sit

X

Standing

X

Reaching above shoulders

X

Bending/Squatting

X

Walking

X

Typing/Data Entry

X

Lift/Push/Pull

Up to 24 lbs

X

Up to 50 Lbs

X

YES
NO
Distinguish Colors
X

Hear Alarms /Telephones/Normal Speaking Voice
X


SERVICE BEHAVIORS


1. Smile and maintain positive eye contact.

2. Offer a warm and sincere greeting to each and every customer. Use the customer's name when possible. Introduce yourself.

3. Offer assistance to patients, families, visitors, physicians, and staff. Don't wait. Act first.

4. Listen. When people complain, don't be defensive. Hear them out and show understanding. Give alternatives. Do all you can to make things right.

5. Respond quickly. Say what you "CAN" do, not what you can't do.

6. The employee who receives the complaint owns the complaint. Just because it isn't your job, doesn't mean you can't help or find someone who can.

7. Display appropriate body language at all times. Avoid talking over or about the customer.

8. Escort visitors rather than pointing out directions to another area.

9. Create a positive work environment. Practice teamwork. Respect and support your co-workers.

10. Be an ambassador for Trident Health in and outside the workplace.

11. Answer customer's inquiries by being knowledgeable of Trident Health information.

12. Use proper telephone etiquette. Answer within three rings and with a "smile", ask permission to put caller on hold.

13. Picking up trash and maintaining the cleanliness of the environment is the responsibility of every employee.

14. Maintain a professional image. You are part of a proud healthcare team. Look the part.

I have reviewed and understand these Service Behaviors. I agree to abide by these Service Behaviors.


Qualifications:
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Nursing Director or Supervisor, the Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The RN is responsible for directing all nursing care for patients based on established clinical nursing practice and federal, state, and local regulations. The RN incorporates knowledge of patient's age specific development and cultural diversity into the plan of care. The RN contributes to quality nursing care through process improvement techniques and multidisciplinary collaboration that demonstrates positive outcomes in the delivery of patient care. Job may include direct supervision of students at the discretion of the area supervisor. Employee must have the same licensure or have completed the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline of the student. Direct supervision means the primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift.


Position Requirements:

A. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
• Current license as a registered Nurse to practice in the State of South Carolina.
• Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS certification.
• NIH Stroke Scale Certification must be complete within 90 days of hire.


B. Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

C. Experience: Med-Surg nursing experience preferred. Performs in accordance with delineated job responsibilities and
satisfactorily completes a yearly evaluation based on these responsibilities.
Must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the needs of the patient/internal & external customer.


D. Special qualifications: Knowledge of medical/surgical nursing principles. Knowledge of aseptic technique and
Infection control principles. Able to perform effectively in highly stressful situations. Must be well motivated, organized
and able to prioritize multiple tasks. Must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills. Able to serve as an example to other employees.


Degree of Supervision Required:
Involves general guidance and direction by Supervisors and/or Department Manager. The employee will be expected to
perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.


Patient Experience Performance Expectations

LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates that everything in the culture is focused on patient and family centered care, practiced everywhere in the health system, at all levels of patient care and across the organization, including governance.
• Creates an environment of constructive change and flexibility
• Creatively responds to new situations and processes
• Viewed as an inspiration and resource for others to implement change
• Regarded by others as an individual who meets commitments
• Develops, shares and teaches ALWAYS events
• Leads by example

HEARTS AND MINDS: Hearts and minds of all team members and providers are fully engaged.
• Consistently provides positive influences on team to support Trident Health's Mission, Vision, Values and Ethics and Compliance program
• Actively promotes team culture through open, honest feedback
• Identifies team development opportunities
• Consistently puts team ahead of personal needs/agenda
• Brings conflict into the open and resolves issues
• Champions cost effective behaviors in others
• Teaches others how to manage up coworkers, departments, administration and physicians
• Promotes shared decision making among the team

RESPECTFUL PARTNERSHIP: Anchors each care interaction in a respectful partnership, anticipating and responding to patient and family needs (e.g., physical comfort, emotional, informational, cultural, spiritual and learning).
• Consistently uses AIDET in interactions with all patients and coworkers
• Consistently anticipates, addresses and resolves customer needs and problems
• Develops ongoing relationships with customers by soliciting feedback and assessing satisfaction
• Consistently applies customer feedback to make necessary changes
• Promotes and suggests ideas based on patient survey results to identify, develop, share and teach ALWAYS events
• Anticipates, identifies and removes barriers that block the delivery of an exceptional patient experience
• Is regarded by others as an individual who meets commitments
• Consistently uses Service Excellence standards and helps others understand and use the standards

RELIABLE CARE: Delivers reliable, quality 24/7/365 via defined health system approaches and methods.
• Works to increase team productivity by introducing new concepts
• Is regarded as an influential team member by encouraging creativity and innovation
• Consistently generates ideas and processes in response to problems
• Anticipates needs and takes appropriate actions to meet needs in advance
• Viewed as an inspiration and resource to others
• Leads by example
• Develops, shares, and teaches ALWAYS events

EVIDENCE-BASED CARE: Working as a team to instill confidence by providing collaborative, evidence-based care.
• Consistently identifies, generates and leads process improvement and cost effective initiatives
• Shares and promotes new processes and verifies understanding
• Anticipates, identifies and removes barriers that block the delivery of care
• Is regarded by other teams as inspiring, knowledgeable and skillful
• Achieves team engagement in new initiatives
• Leads by example
• Develops, shares, and teaches ALWAYS events

Ages of Patients Served:
This position requires competency in providing service and/or care for the age groups indicated. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience

Birth - 1 Year
Infant
NA
1 Year to 12 Years
Pediatric/Child
NA
13 - 18 Years
Adolescent
X
19 - 65 Years
Adult
X
65 Years
Geriatric
X
N/A
No responsibility to treat or care for patients


Working Conditions: Works in a clean, well lighted, heated and air conditioned area. Exposure to unpleasant sights, smells and infectious diseases possible. Work schedule is usually 72-80 hours every two weeks. May need to work overtime as need arises. Holiday and weekend work is required.

Extensive standing, sitting, and walking.

Potential hazards include:

Exposure to
None
Some
Frequent

Very Frequent
Exposure to
None
Some
Frequent

Very Frequent
• toxic/caustic
chemicals

x
• blood or body
fluids

x
• extreme
conditions,
hot or cold

x

• communicable
diseases

x
• dust/fumes/
gases (includ-
ing asbestos)

x

• unprotected
heights

x

• moving
mechanical
parts

x
• CRT (computer)
monitor

x
• potential
electric shock

x
• frequent,
repetitive motions

x
• x-ray electro-
magnetic
energy

x

• high stress level

x
• high pitched
noises

x

• other (as listed)

• needles or
other sharp
objects

x


Personal Protective Equipment:
__Not Applicable

T his position requires the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities. Personal protective equipment includes, but is not limited to, gloves, masks and safety glasses.

Physical Requirements for (A)
Indicate the appropriate physical requirements of this job in the course of a shift.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

% TIME DURING SHIFT

Activity Requirements
<25>
<26>
>51%

Sit

X

Standing

X

Reaching above shoulders

X

Bending/Squatting

X

Walking

X

Typing/Data Entry

X

Lift/Push/Pull

Up to 24 lbs

X

Up to 50 Lbs

X

YES
NO
Distinguish Colors
X

Hear Alarms /Telephones/Normal Speaking Voice
X


SERVICE BEHAVIORS


1. Smile and maintain positive eye contact.

2. Offer a warm and sincere greeting to each and every customer. Use the customer's name when possible. Introduce yourself.

3. Offer assistance to patients, families, visitors, physicians, and staff. Don't wait. Act first.

4. Listen. When people complain, don't be defensive. Hear them out and show understanding. Give alternatives. Do all you can to make things right.

5. Respond quickly. Say what you "CAN" do, not what you can't do.

6. The employee who receives the complaint owns the complaint. Just because it isn't your job, doesn't mean you can't help or find someone who can.

7. Display appropriate body language at all times. Avoid talking over or about the customer.

8. Escort visitors rather than pointing out directions to another area.

9. Create a positive work environment. Practice teamwork. Respect and support your co-workers.

10. Be an ambassador for Trident Health in and outside the workplace.

11. Answer customer's inquiries by being knowledgeable of Trident Health information.

12. Use proper telephone etiquette. Answer within three rings and with a "smile", ask permission to put caller on hold.

13. Picking up trash and maintaining the cleanliness of the environment is the responsibility of every employee.

14. Maintain a professional image. You are part of a proud healthcare team. Look the part.

I have reviewed and understand these Service Behaviors. I agree to abide by these Service Behaviors.


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