Registered Nurse - 2 South

A.O. Fox Hospital

Oneonta, NY 13820

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference? Are you looking to be part of a great team? A.O. Fox Hospital is a proud affiliate of the Bassett Healthcare Network where you will find a culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference. Exceptional patient care doesn’t just happen – it takes a TEAM. We want you to join ours!


We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse that will manage individualized, goal directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and Hospital policies and procedures.


**Essential Functions:**


+ Perform admission assessment within six hours of admission or in accordance with specific unit standards.


+ Identify and document patient’s plan of care within eight hours of admission in the EMR


+ Identify and document patient/family/significant other teaching needs upon admission


+ Identify discharge planning needs of patient/family/significant other on admission.


+ Develop, discuss, and communicate a plan of care for each patient, in collaboration with each patient/family/significant other in order to address all identified needs.


+ Plan of care will include interventions and outcomes for each identified problem


+ Clearly assesses pain prior to and following pain medication administration & documents in EMR.


+ Administer blood and blood products following policy and procedures.


+ Initiates and maintains IV access according to policy and procedures.


+ Evaluate the identified problems, care provided, and patient’s responses are reassessed to meet patient and family needs to ensure overall quality of care delivered


+ Reassessment of plan of care is done every shift and ongoing, until outcomes are met or discharge


+ Complete shift report at the patient’s bedside and include the patient when appropriate.


+ Properly demonstrates the ability to care for a patient with hemodynamic monitoring. Assists with insertion, monitoring, interpretation, and care of the catheter.


+ Demonstrate the ability to titrate intravenous medications according to the patient’s hemodynamic status/glucose levels and according to Provider orders.


+ Demonstrate the ability to care for the patient with continuous cardiac monitoring including rhythm identification, interpretation and follow through with appropriate intervention


+ Demonstrate the ability to care for a ventilated patient.


+ Demonstrate the ability to care for the patient with a temporary pacemaker including insertion, monitoring


+ Perform other duties as assigned


**Job Qualifications:**


**Education:** BSN preferred


**Licenses/Certifications:** Required: BLS and ACLS. PCCN or CCRN Preferred. New employee must complete certifications within six months of hire.


**Experience:** Minimum 2 years of acute care hospital, critical care experience is preferred


**Knowledge/Skills:** Demonstrated proficiency in acute care nursing, especially telemetry knowledge and skill. Ability to care for multiple & unstable patients. Flexibility in scheduling. Strong clinical assessment skills. Willing to fulfill role as charge RN. Proficient computer skills and documentation in an Electronic Medical Record format is desirable


**Physical Requirements:** 6-8 hours sitting/standing. Must be able to transfer, ambulate and reposition patients, able to lift up to 35 pounds.


**Benefits:**


Our commitment to our employees includes benefit programs that are designed to meet the various needs across our employee population.


+ Medical, dental and vision insurance


+ Paid time off, including vacations and holidays


+ Life insurance and disability protection


+ Retirement benefits and more…


Throughout our network, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through employee contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position.


Bassett Health Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.


A. O. Fox Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military background.



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