Regulation 42 CFR 421 - Western Missouri Medical Center

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POSITION TITLE: RN- Staff Nurse - ICU
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Intensive Care Unit
DATE: June 1, 2014
JOB SUMMARY: A staff registered nurse is a professional registered nurse who
directs and/or performs nursing care to patients assigned to his/her team within the
scope of his/her license. The staff registered nurse is responsible to the charge nurse
on the unit to which he/she is assigned. This RN must effectively prescribe, delegate,
and coordinate nursing care.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area.
Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes could sometimes
cause discomfort.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
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Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing
Currently licensed to practice as a professional registered nurse in the state of
Missouri.
This individual should be knowledgeable regarding growth and development and
assessing the physical and psychological needs of patients in the following stages of
life: Adolescence, early adulthood, and middle age.
RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Director of Intensive Care Unit. Also reports
clinically during designated shifts to the Charge Nurse.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequency Scale: 1 = Rarely/Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Frequently and 4 = Consistently
Activity
Climbing
1
2
3
4
Activity
1
2
3 4
Talking
x
Activity
1
2 3 4
Lifting
- Normal
Conversations
- Over 50#
x
- Over 25#
x
- Under 25#
x
Hand-Eye
Coordination
Kneeling
x
- Loud
Commands or
Public
Speaking
Pulling
x
Hearing
Pushing
x
- Normal
Conversations
x
Memory
Reaching
x
- Other
Sounds or
Auditory
Alarms
x
- Short term
x
Standing
x
Vision
- Long Term
x
x
x
x
Sitting
x
- Acuity, Near
x
Stooping
x
- Acuity, Far
x
- Color Vision
x
Walking
x
Range of
Motion
Use of
Hands
Analytical
Thinking
Attention to
Detail
Concentration
x
Decision
Making
x
x
x
- Arms
x
- General
Manual
Dexterity
x
Reading
x
- Shoulders
x
- Keyboard
Skills or
Typing
x
Writing
x
AGE CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate
care to the following patient population:
____Neonatal (1-30 days)
___Infants (30 days-1 year) __X__Geriatric
__X_Adolescent (13-18 years)
__X_Adult (19-70 years)
(70+
yrs)
____No patient contact
____Children (1-12 years)
CORE DEPARTMENTAL COMPETENCIES- Demonstrates appropriate assessment and knowledge of the critically ill patient.
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Demonstrates ability to assist providers with procedures that include but not
limited to: arterial lines, central line placement, and ventilators.
Implements patient care according to planned interventions to attain
the patient’s optimal level of function and documents according to policy.
Demonstrates positive customer service relations
Routinely participates in QI projects and encourages department to continuously
improve
Assists co-workers as needed/requested
Supports the Medical Center’s Mission/Vision/Philosophy positively
Demonstrates the understanding of efficiently and appropriately
staffing the unit. Key concepts: adjusting staffing levels as indicated,
utilizes resources efficiently.
This is not necessarily an inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks,
requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves
the right to modify essential functions of the job or to require that other or
different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies,
changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).
____________________
Director
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Date
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Employee
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Date
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