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Job Description

Performance Standards

1.  Performs a comprehensive assessment on all patients within the appropriate time of admission utilizing skills of observation, communication and examination; including data obtained from patient, family and other members of the healthcare team.

2.  Plans the patient’s care on an individual basis, identifying problems/needs, nursing diagnosis, standards of care/practice, interventions consistent with identified problems and attainable outcomes.

3.  Plans for patient teaching, discharge and post discharge needs as appropriate for patient population.

4.  Functions independently with treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to areas evidence by adherence to policy, procedure and competency based assessment and no pattern or trend of problem.

5.  Handles/transports/stores/prepares/administers medications/solutions safely and in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

6.  Documents accurately and timely.

7.  Reassess patient’s condition, evaluate patient response and modify plan of care accordingly and in a timely manner.

8.  Accepts charge responsibilities and assigns staff with consideration of patient condition and care requirement, acuity and complexity of patient’s condition.

9.  Maintain healing and therapeutic environment for the patient and family.

10. Maintains position specific qualifications.

11. Facilitates staff development.

12. Demonstrates responsibility for assigned communications.

13. Demonstrates responsibility for cost containment.  


Job Requirements

Formal Education / Training:
1.   Licensed by the State of Tennessee.
2.   Earned a nursing diploma or degree from a college or university.
3.   CPR/BLS is required within 90 days of employment.

Workplace Experience:
Patient Care Delivery

Equipment and Skills Training:
Standard patient care equipment for services provided.  The ability to work well under pressure, to function dependently and independently and to be flexible in applying basic nursing knowledge to a variety of setting.  quipment:  Network Computer System, Pneumatic Tube System, Epidural Catheter Pumps, Pyxis Medication System, AT&T Language Line, Telemetry

Physical Environment:
A medical/surgical unit with patient population ranging from less than one year of age> ninety-nine years of age.

Physical Effort:
1.    Able to communicate in English verbally and legibly.
2.    Able to stand/work for up to twelve hours a day.
3.    Able to lift with assistance up to 250 lbs.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Nurse
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
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