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STAFF NURSE - AOH MED SURG

Summary:
Provides direct patient care to adolescent through geriatric patient population in the critical care setting. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient's clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision. Participates in performance improvement and QI activities.
Responsibilities:
1. Performs a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
2. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each age specific needs and provide care that is needed.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol. Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
4. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical conditions. Follows the five medications rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
5. Assesses and reassesses pain management techniques utilized using the WILDA scale. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management, and documents the results of pain management.
6. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other health care providers.
7. Is professional at all times, maintains good working relationships with all departments and physicians, and staff members. Maintains a clean and neat appearance, wears nametag at all times.
8. Formulates an individualized plan of care. Develops an interdisciplinary education plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
9. Follows all policies within the hospital and department specific ones. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
10.Attends and or reviews 75% of staff meetings, all mandatory in services, and all annual job requirements. Remains current with new policies and informed about changes within the hospital.
Qualifications/Requirements:
Valid RN License within the State of Ohio
BLS / ACLS / PALS certification
Annual Safety Test
Fire Extinguisher Training
Annual TB
Physical Demands: Essential functions that are occasionally required are standing, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, sitting, and writing. Manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination. Able to use computer, interact, read, speak, hear, see, stand, walk, and work under stressful conditions. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Aultman Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.
AultCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. To request an accommodation, please email our Human Resources department, for further assistance.

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