Ortho/Med/Surg - Registered Nurse - PRN (8th Floor Orthopedic )
Hopkinsville, KY, United States of America


Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members The Registered Nurse should maintain a positive working relationship with his/her staff as well as Physicians, LIP’s and ancillary departments.

Job Skills / Requirements

Essential Functions:

Identifying patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
Establishing a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
Promoting patients independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
Assuring quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
Resolving patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Documenting patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Maintaining continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Maintaining patient confidence and protecting operations by keeping information confidential.
Ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Completes Nursing History and Assessment accurately within the 24 hours of admission
Determines and delivers age appropriate care
Delegates duties based on complexity of patient needs
Utilization of critical thinking skills in prioritization of care
Develops, prioritizes, updates and maintains individualized plan of care
Coordinates and collaborates Plan of Care with health care team
Incorporates Discharge planning needs on the Plan of Care
Documents interventions that are accurate, pertinent, timely and legible
Administers medications observing the 6 rights
Maintains Barcode Override rate < 10%
Administers medication correctly based on patients age and clinical condition
Includes patient, caregivers and disciplines in care and health teaching
Ability to supervise staff member who provide direct patient care
Practices within the scope of license

As a Studer Group partner Registered Nurses must have the ability to develop a full understanding of the Studer Group practices and tools and communicate them effectively. Registered Nurses must embrace the Studer Philosophies and Principals by conducting him/herself in a professional manner. Registered Nurses will be held accountable to the following Studer Philosophies and Principals:

HCAHPS Patient Perception
Hourly Rounding with Intention
Bedside Shift Report
Daily Huddles

Education Requirements (Any)

Associates Degree in Nursing

Certification Requirements (All)

RN Licensure (Kentucky or Compact)
BLS Certification - American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider) required. Must be current.
ACLS Certification preferred.

Additional Information / Benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D Affirmative Action Employer.

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam, Other

This job reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager of Orthopedics

This is a As Needed position Varies.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required