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Waverly Health Center Registered Nurse-Emergency Department .90FTE, 3rd Shift in Waverly, Iowa

SCHEDULE

FTE: .90FTE, 3rd shift 7pm to 7am

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • In keeping with Chapter 6 of the Iowa Nursing Practice Act for Registered Nurses, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing, the professional nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the delivery of nursing care at Waverly Health Center. The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, delegating, and coordinating nursing care based on the patient’s problem and needs, by initiating the nursing process in the everyday practice of nursing.

  • Utilizes substantial specialized judgment and skill in providing direct and indirect patient care, observation, and counsel to patients and family, and accepts responsibility for the total nursing care of assigned patients.

  • Communicates with providers, manager, and/or other healthcare team members about changes in patients’ clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.

  • Assists with the clinical development of other nursing department staff members by serving as both mentor and consultant.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education, Experience, and Training

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred.

  • Surgical Assistant only: Must also maintain either the CNOR (certified nurse operating room) or RNFA (registered nurse first assist) certification.

  • Must be able to read, speak, and write fluent English.

  • Ability to learn and navigate computer systems including the online training modules, the employee timesheet and the performance appraisal system. Job specific systems are also required.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Sitting – Approximately 25% of shift.

  • Standing– Approximately 50% of shift.

  • Walking – Approximately 50% of shift.

  • Lifting – Approximately 35 pounds. Must use, and require staff to use, when in hospital and/or pre-hospital settings, proper body mechanics and ergonomics and, as applicable, lifting/moving devices.

  • Twisting – Infrequent.

  • Bending – Moderate.

  • Squat/Kneel – Approximately 25% of shift.

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