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Nurse Extern-Variable hours on day and night shift

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Charge/Registered Nurse and/or Physician, provides direct care to an assigned patient population.  Completes documentation of patient care, patient condition, reactions and response to treatment in a timely manner and tracks patient progress.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • Assists in ensuring activities of daily living to an assigned patient population.
  • Completes safety rounds per physician’s orders on patient population.
  • Communicates readily with patients and families with patient consent and serves as a liaison between the patient and licensed staff.

Performs duties within the realm of a nurse extern. Including but not limited to the following tasks, once competency achieved with nursing program AND direct RN oversight and co-signatures.

    • Head to toe assessment and behavioral health assessment
    • Data collection for adult admission history
    • Patient belongings inventory
    • Discharge and documentation preparation
    • Simple Dressing Changes with wound assessment
  • Monitors supplies and restocks accordingly.
  • Assists in specimen collection, identification, and transportation to lab.
  • Assists with transportation of patient valuables to/from the hospital safe and patient medications to pharmacy
  • Assists with patient education groups and community meetings.
  • Assists patients in obtaining essential needs.
  • Uses technology appropriately including safety standards and measures; follows infection prevention standards.

Minimum Qualifications:  Completion of both Nursing Fundamentals and Mental Health semesters in an accredited school of nursing program; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; BLS from American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification. Completion of Handle with Care Verbal and Physical De-escalation Training within timeframe determined by Behavioral Health Unit supervision.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Proficiency in computer documentation preferred. Clear oral expression and verbal de-escalation skills: oral comprehension includes listening to and understanding others; deductive and inductive reasoning skills; ability to write clearly; use of technology such as EMR, selective attention – able to concentrate for protracted periods; time sharing – able to multi-task successfully; Ability to work with diverse patient and staff populations with sensitivity to cultural and spiritual influences impacting patient care. Efficiently manage time with minimal supervision.  Interact effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

Working Conditions:  Work in an unpredictable environment encountering stressful situations and potential exposure to body fluids and infectious diseases.  Required participation in restraint events.

Physical Requirements:  Constantly stand, walk, reach, push/pull, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, bend/twist, talk/hear, lift/carry 50+ lbs.  Frequently sit, stoop/kneel/crouch.

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