Registered Nurse I (RN) Med Surg Full Time Weekend Nights Gordon Hospital
Gordon Hospital is a 69-bed community hospital that is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the world. We provide high quality, personalized and compassionate care to its patients and community. Through our dedication to safety, rigorous self-assessment, performance improvement, corporate integrity, and service management, we are committed to being the pre-eminent provider of acute inpatient and outpatient healthcare services for the residents of Calhoun, Gordon County, and surrounding areas.
The Registered Professional Nurse (RN I) is an entry level RN with less than 1 year of experience. This RN is responsible for the delivery of coordinated nursing care for a patient and/or and assigned group of patients within a patient care unit and for the day-to-day management and supervision of the related clinical activities. The Registered Nurse is also responsible for supervising and responsibly directing the activities of various levels of assigned nursing and ancillary personnel utilizing both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment, while practicing within the state, facility and regulatory guidelines.
- The nurse is responsible for execution of the Nursing Process:
- Assessment – The nurse collects patient health data.
- Data collection involves the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.
- The priority of data collection activities is determined by the patient’s immediate condition or needs.
- Pertinent data are collected using appropriate assessment techniques and instruments.
- Relevant data are documented in a retrievable form.
- The data collection process is systematic and ongoing.
- Diagnosis – The nurse analyzes the assessment data in determining diagnoses.
- Diagnoses are derived from the assessment data.
- Diagnoses are validated with the patient, family, and other health care providers, when possible and appropriate.
- Diagnoses are documented in a manner that facilitates the determination of expected outcomes and plan of care.
- 1.3 Outcome Identification – The nurse identifies expected outcomes individualized to the patient.
- Outcomes are derived from the diagnoses.
- Outcomes are mutually formulated with the patient, family, and other health care providers, when possible and appropriate.
- Outcomes are culturally appropriate and realistic in relation to the patient’s present and potential capabilities.
- Outcomes are attainable in relation to resources available to the patient.
- Outcomes include a time estimate for attainment.
- Outcomes provide direction for continuity of care.
- g. Outcomes are documented as measurable goals.
- 1.4 Planning – The nurse develops a plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
- The plan is individualized to the patient (e.g., age-appropriate, culturally sensitive) and the patient’s condition or needs.
- The plan is developed with the patient, family, and other health care providers, as appropriate.
- The plan reflects current nursing practice.
- The plan provides for continuity of care.
- Priorities for care are established.
- The plan is documented.
1.5 Implementation – The nurse implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.
- Interventions are consistent with the established plan of care.
- Interventions are implemented in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner.
- Interventions are documented.
1.6 Evaluations – The nurse evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of o o outcomes.
- Evaluation is systematic, ongoing, and criterion-based.
- The patient, family, and other health care providers are involved in the evaluation process, as appropriate.
- Ongoing assessment data are used to revise diagnoses, outcomes, and the plan of care, as needed.
- Revisions in diagnoses, outcomes, and the plan of care are documented.
- The effectiveness of interventions is evaluated in relation to outcomes.
- The patient’s responses to interventions are documented.
- The RN practices in accordance to the established Georgia Nurse Practice Act and law.
- The RN is responsible for maintaining general mandatories established by Gordon Hospital and any unit-specific mandatories, as deemed necessary for practice within that setting.
- The RN is responsible for legal, ethical practice. The nurse serves as a patient advocate in accordance with the patient bill of rights. The nurse is responsible for compliance with regulatory standards pertinent to nursing practice.
- The RN must remain flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and treats staff, physician, patients and families with consideration and respect.
- RN licensure in the State of Georgia
- Bachelors of Nursing
- BLS Through American Heart Association