A Registered Nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Coordinates patient education and activities of interdisciplinary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing in accordance with the established methods and procedures of Mahaska Health Partnership.
Gives skilled nursing care to assigned patients.
Assess and document physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of patients on admission.
Establish treatment priorities based on medical and nursing diagnosis.
Initiate, implement, and modify an interdisciplinary plan of care individualized to each patients assessed needs including family.
Utilize all available resources in planning care and consults as necessary with physicians, supervisors, and interdisciplinary services.
Provide ongoing reassessment and documentation of patient's status.
Perceive patient problems and/or complications through assessment skills and implements appropriate action.
Document nursing intervention and patient response.
Safely prepare, administer, and document medications and IV therapy.
Assess for and provide patient and family education at their level of understanding regarding disease process and treatment plan.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Organize workload effectively to accomplish care in timely manner.
Utilize documentation methods as approved by the Mahaska Health Partnership.
Accurately transcribe and communicate oral and written physician orders.
Communicate pertinent information regarding patient’s status to appropriate interdisciplinary team members in a timely manner.
A graduate from an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa (or) a graduate from an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse able to work in the state of Iowa.
Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support) by the standards of the American Heart Association.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.
Additional Job Requirements - Critical Care Specific:
Required to be certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) within one year of hire.