Job Summary: Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients using critical thinking and independent judgment, and all phases of nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Responsible for the direction and supervision of the nursing patient care team typically made up of Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and other technicians. Collaborates with own team and other disciplines in the provision of care. Documents patient care, patient condition, reactions and response to treatment in a timely manner and tracks patient progress. May communicate with external agencies to ensure proper placement to identify medical and psychiatric needs and provide phone triage.
Minimum Qualifications: Successful completion of a program in nursing. Current licensure in the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse. BLS certification. Handle with cares within two (2) months of hire.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: One year experience as an RN preferred. BSN strongly preferred. Clear oral expression; oral comprehension includes listening to and understanding others; Familiarity with electronic medical records. 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 shift back and forth successfully between two or more activities; information ordering skills – patterns of numbers, pictures, words and mathematical operations including medication calculation. 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.
Working Conditions: Work in an unpredictable environment encountering stressful situations and exposure to body fluids and infectious diseases. May experience traumatic situations including deceased patients.
Physical Requirements: Constantly stand, walk, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, talk/hear, lift/carry 1 to 25 lbs. Frequently sit, reach, bend/twist, lift/carry 25 to 49 lbs. Occasionally lift/carry 50+ lbs.