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Registered Nurse

Company:
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare - University and Germantown
Location:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
November 08, 2016
Description:

Registered Nurse (General Med/Surg and Operating Room)

Summary

Responsible for the nursing care of patients requiring substantial specialized judgment and skill. This judgment and skill is based on knowledge of the natural, behavioral and nursing sciences and humanities as the basis for application of the nursing process in wellness and illness care. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

REQUIRED:

Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing from an accredited program;

Current license to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed, or compact license.

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

Be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program to complete a BSN or MSN within 3 years of hire date (written agreement required); or

Sign a written agreement to enroll in an accredited nursing program to complete a BSN or MSN within 3 years of hire date.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Skill and proficiency in applying highly technical principles, concepts and techniques, which are central to the professional discipline in Nursing.

Analytical skills necessary to assess complex patient conditions effectively and to develop comprehensive plans of care. Synthesizes multiple sources of information to assist in the resolution of human responses to complex problems

Key Job Responsibilities

Patient assessments are performed accurately and timely.

Develops a prioritized holistic plan of care based on a comprehensive assessment, desired outcomes, and current knowledge

Safely implements the plan of care for patients, either directly or by delegation.

Evaluates the patient plan of care on a continuous basis.

Effectively communicates in writing and orally with patients/families and other health team members.

Demonstrates and promotes professional practice of all members of the nursing care team.

Physical Requirements

Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.

Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.

Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Ability to handle and administer narcotics as needed.

Ability to read and write to communicate orally and in writing with other individuals.

Normal hearing; normal vision, including color, night and peripheral vision.

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance and push and pull up to 250 lbs.

Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit in one place, squat, kneel, reach, bend, crawl and twist throughout the shift.

Ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motion as well as using hands for gripping and squeezing; ability to use hands and feet together for repetitive, coordinated motions.

Good hand-eye coordination.

Up to $6K in relocation!