Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, this position provides optimal patient care utilizing knowledge and skills within the context of the nursing process. The incumbent is accountable for individualized patient outcomes over an entire episode of care.
The incumbent provides comprehensive nursing services to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including their families/caregivers.
Nature and Scope:
This position is challenged to diagnose and treat human responses to health problems. The incumbent must provide optimal patient/resident care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of adolescent, adult, and geriatric residents and families. Demonstrates the cognitive and psychosocial needs specific to the population to be served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.
This position requires a scientific knowledge base and ongoing growth and learning. When possible the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts of the Registered Nurse (RN). The RN coordinates care between other professionals as needed.
Intensive continuous mental effort is required to provide optimal safe patient care and the same mental effort is required when interacting with internal and external contacts, exercising judgments and making decisions.
This position does provide patient care.
1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, American Nurses Association Publication
Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nursing Competencies, Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1, February, 1999
Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service – Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632. Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002.
Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, American Nurses Association Publication.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Appropriate education to obtain and maintain Registered Nursing licensure in the State of Nevada.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.
Current BLS certification by The American Heart Association standards.
Other Specific Department Required Certificates:
Employees will obtain the extra certifications within six months, unless otherwise specified, of being hired or transferring into the department that requires the additional certificates.
ACLS per The American Heart Association standards Required for Departments:
200112, 200119, ,200132, 200150, 200151, 200202, 200205, 200208, 200251,
200253, 200255, 200261, 200265, 200276, 200323, 200325, 200326, 200340, 200341, 400111, 400125, 400131, 400151, 400201, 400202, 400251, 400253, 400255, 400276, 400326, 400329, 400340, 900256
NRP Required for Departments: 200206, 200171, 200174, addition to BLS & RN
PALS per The American Heart Association standards Required for Departments: 200179, 200202, 200205, 200341, 400202, 400340 (Pre-Op and PACU RNs only), 400341, 900256
ENPC or PALS per The American Heart Association standards Required for Departments: 200326, 400326 within one year of being hired or transferring to the department in addition to ACLS, BLS & RN
TNCC Required for Departments: 200323, 200326 within 18 months of being hired or transferring to the department, Transfer Nurse Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC) will be accepted in lieu of TNCC.
OCN certification preferred:
200113Chemotherapy/Biotherapy training per ASCO standards within 6 months of hire required for department: 200113
RNFA: RN may perform in the capacity of a first assist if he or she is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, Completion of a RNFA program that includes didactic and supervised clinical practice, is based on AORN’s core curriculum for the RNFA 200201, 400201, 200340
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.