Registered Nurse (RN)-Clinic - Morgantown - job 854198

West Virginia University Hospital

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Morgantown, West Virginia

Employment type: Full-time

The professional registered nurse has the

authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of

nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Registered Nurse

accepts accountability, applies competent clinical knowledge skills, and uses

independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and by health care

providers to who care is delegated to achieve quality patient care outcomes.



The Registered Nurse must demonstrate the

knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is relevant to the

patient(s) under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and

development over the life span. The Registered Nurse also must possess the

ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each

patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION,



CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.



Current

unencumbered licensure with the WV Board of Registered Professional Nurses,

or appropriate state board

where

services will be provided, as a registered professional nurse OR current multi-state licensure

through the

enhanced Nurse

Licensure Compact (eNLC).



2.



The Graduate nurse must obtain licensure

within 60 days of hire (may not be waived).



3.



Obtain certification in Basic Life Support

within 30 days of hire date



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION,



CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.



Bachelor's

Degree in nursing preferred OR

Associates of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) or Diploma, currently enrolled

in a BSN program and BSN completed within 5 years of hire preferred



CORE DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the

general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this

position. They are not intended to be

constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.



1.



Provides direct patient care within the

ambulatory setting, based on the nursing process and within role/scope of

practice.



2.



Performs preliminary assessment of patients

through observation and chart review to facilitate appropriate follow-up with

health care team.



3.



Evaluates unstable or complex patient care

situations and facilitates appropriate intervention.



4.



Implements

appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrates appropriate use of expert

peers and/or management, as applicable.



5.



Accepts

accountability and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by

self and by health care providers to who care is delegated.



6.



Demonstrates the appropriate use of

standards, effective use of resources, and evaluation of patient response in

the delivery of patient care.



7.



Uses

standards of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.



8.



Bases

decisions made/actions taken on relevant scientific principles, established

standards of care and/or research findings. Seeks assistance/credible

resource when unable to perform safely and independently.



9.



Determines/revises

priorities for direct/indirect patient care activities based on patient

acuity and available resources update to daily care plan to include

appropriate algorithms for safe patient handling.



10.



Uses

established patient care support systems including documentation,

communication, & information.



11.



Responsible

for educational instruction to patients and families with health care

needs.



12.



Identifies

teaching/learning needs of patient.



13.



Evaluates

effectiveness of patient and family teaching and makes documentation in

patient charts.



14.



Assists

in orientation of new employees according to unit orientation plan.



15.



Applies

information gained from educational experiences when providing patient care

and instruction.



16.



Assumes responsibility for the development of

others.



17.



Engages in mentoring

and networking activities to promote professional development.



18.



Fosters the

integration of staff and/or students into the health care team. Facilitates

incorporation of the unit's mission, values, and vision.



19.



Demonstrates skill in the management of

conflict situations.



20.



Functions to promote trusting relationships

and open, honest communication at the unit level.



21.



Engages in

exchange of information relevant to specific patient assignment.



22.



Interacts

with various members of the health care team to meet patient care needs.



23.



Participates in Performance

Improvement activities as appropriate.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical

demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform

the essential functions.



1.



The National Institute for

Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees

to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All

transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift

equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patients

profile and appropriate algorithms.



2.



Heavy/Hard work: Work requires strength and/or stamina,

lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of

materials and equipment weighing

40+lbs.



WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work

environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.



1.



Working

closely with others



2.



Protracted

or irregular hours



3.



Working

around biohazards



4.



Working

around infectious diseases



5.



Working

with hands in water



6.



Electrical

hazards associated with patient care equipment



7.



This position may cover multiple clinic locations,

some travel may be required.



Date Reviewed/Revised: January 2017




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