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Accountable and responsible twenty-four hours per day for managing, guiding, developing and implementing safe clinical practice and high quality patient care on the unit. Accountable for the management of human and material resources, the development of personnel, and adherence to the regulatory and professional standards. Leads in promoting the Christian mission of healing and nurturing on the unit level, in the organization and in the community. Reports to Division Director, Assistant Vice President, and/or Vice President of Patient Care Services.
Minimum Education Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of nursing.
Minimum Work Experience Minimum of three years' clinical expertise required. Current Mississippi RN license required; certification in specialty area desirable. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Requires oral and written communication skills; professional affiliations. This position has been determined to have a high risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Required Licenses [Mississippi, United States] Registered Nurses
Current Mississippi RN license required; certification in specialty area desirable.
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Matches skill level of personnel with patient needs; schedules according to census and acuity. Evaluates patient care and communicates pertinent information. Uses team approach to achieve goals. Assures compliance with requirements. Directs and evaluates staff to provide safe nursing care; maintains a unit environment assuring clinical excellence. Utilizes hospital's information system; assures that budgetary guidelines are met; responsible for cost efficiency. Promotes staff empowerment and public relations. Promotes customer satisfaction. Understands personal and departmental role in hospital's fire, safety, and disaster plans. Supports the hospital Christian mission and philosophy. Observes hospital dress code and maintains appropriate conduct and appearance.
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty. Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Transferring, repositioning patients. Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties. Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment. Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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