Assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned patients in the respective unit. Responsible for the processes of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care. Initiates health care training and education to the patient/family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of Sovah Health - Martinsville and the Department of Nursing. Demonstrates awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and provides leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care. Accountable for the supervision of other licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel for assigned unit. Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Sovah Health - Martinsville on all units. Responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age specificity and diagnosis.
Education: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Virginia State Board of Nursing or a Compact state. BLS certification if not current, training required. ACLS certification if not current, will obtain with 1 year of hire.
Experience: Previous experience in acute care hospital setting required. Requirements will include successful completion of orientation checklist, pharmacology exam, and skills/credentials/competency requirements of specific units.
Skills: Requires ability to function in changing and stressful situations. Requires ability to float to 2+ units and maintain competencies in all departments competent to float. Verbal ability to present information and ideas related to nursing theory and practice. Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to prescribe, delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided on assigned units as required with leadership qualities. Requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing care appropriate to the patient population assigned, considering patient age, growth and development, and diagnosis with full implementation of the nursing process to include Assessment/Reassessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive period of time. May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. May require frequent bending, squatting and kneeling. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.