SSH-REGISTERED NURSE

Sparrow Health System

Sparrow Specialty Hospital Long Term Acute Care

Positions Location: Lansing, MI

 Job Description

General Purpose of Job: 
The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing services for the care and treatment of patients.  The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates individual patient care in a nursing department according to hospital policies, procedures and standards of care.  Accepts responsibility for the supervision and direction of co-workers in the implementation of the nursing care plan.  May be required to work in other departments according to patient/staffing needs.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Assesses patient condition including ongoing head to toe assessments and initiates appropriate nursing and/or medical care in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Coordinates and performs basic nursing care including patient hygiene, skin care, positioning, vital signs, pulmonary hygiene, feeding and monitoring of labs/x-ray test and results, toileting and recording intake and output.
  • Performs nursing activities in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, Michigan Public Health Code and ANA Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Compliance with Infection Control Standards, including Standard/Universal Precautions, Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Develops, evaluates, updates and implements plan of care based upon the assessment of the patient.
  • Identifies goals for discharge and actions to meet goals.  Includes a working knowledge of discharge windows and discharge plans.
  • Documents assessment, plan, care provided, and response of the patient in the medical record, appropriately.
  • Delegates and directs specifics of care plan to Patient Care Technician or other health care workers according to those Caregivers’ scope of practice.
  • Engages in patient/family teaching.
  • Reports pertinent data of patient’s condition to charge nurse, physician, supervisor, and other medical personnel, as appropriate.
  • Acts as liaison between members of the health care team, patient, and patient’s family.
  • Assumes preceptor role for new Caregivers  and/or nursing students in conjunction with the nursing instructor.
  • Administers medications, performs diagnostic procedures and treatments in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures.
  • Administers and monitors blood product administration.
  • Maintains IV access.
  • Monitors and interprets telemetry for appropriate patients.
  • Assesses and monitors patient nutritional status.
  • Takes telephone orders from physicians’ per policy using “read back” requirement.
  • Notes physicians’ orders on chart per policy and checks medication administration record for accuracy.
  • Responds to call lights in a timely fashion.
  • Provides Telemetry monitoring.
  • Passes and collects meal trays and coordinates assistance with feeding.
  • Responsibility for hourly rounding.
  • Maintains equipment, supplies, and environmental safety.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of unit specific equipment and appropriate supplies used to deliver the highest quality patient care.
  • Coordinates admissions and discharges of assigned patients.
  • Completes occurrence reports as necessary and reports to Charge RN or Supervisor. 
  • Participates in the accreditation process.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement activities within department, health system and/or community.
  • Follows established HIPAA privacy procedures when using and/or disclosing protected health information.
  • Maintains and protects patients rights under the HIPAA Privacy Standards.   
  • Accountability for maintaining a Healthy Work Environment by adhering to the “Commitment to my Co-workers” principles.
  • Compliance with mandatory job related requirements (i.e. staff meetings, in-services, annual competencies and TB testing).
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in area of expertise and provides evidence of current competencies. .
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

General Requirements
  • Current Michigan permit or license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • BLS certification.
  • Completion of Basic Dysrhythmia Course or equivalent within (12) months of hire.
  • ACLS certification within twelve (12) months of hire into unit.
Work Experience
  • Previous direct patient care experience preferred.
Education
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
  • Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans and provide care appropriately.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physician, and other Hospital Caregivers and external agencies.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations with composure and professionalism.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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