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Registered Nurse, Acute Care

Company: Emory Healthcare
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:


JOB DESCRIPTION: Recognized as a proficient, highly skilled clinician who routinely demonstrates acquired in-depth knowledge about the care of a specific patient population in daily practice. Considers possibilities and probabilities as well as clinical and organizational factors when planning care to ensure the best possible outcomes for patient/families. Values the contributions of peers and multidisciplinary colleagues and routinely consults with and serves as a resource to others. Skillfully communicates with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team. Highly skilled clinician who provides dependable, effective and efficient care to a patient population using the nursing process. Demonstrates advanced assessment skills. Anticipates and understands the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Frequently acts as a resource to other nurses/colleagues regarding patient care. Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart) and makes suggestions regarding changes to those processes. Plans and implements patient care utilizing past experience and modifies plan of care for the individual patient's needs, including input from patient/family and their goals. Evaluates and promptly alters the plan of care when necessary. Anticipates patient and family learning needs and collaborates with patient/family to identify resources regarding those needs. Demonstrates proficiency in using AACN Synergy model in clinical practice. Manages time effectively and assist others with time management activities. Develops or revises policies and procedures for a patient population incorporating the latest evidence-based research findings. Delegates effectively and efficiently utilizing the Synergy model for care. Works effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team, which includes patient/family advisors and serves as a resource to other members. Functions in a leadership role. Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned. Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor. Explores ways to improve the use of resources and cost containment. Promotes cohesive team behavior among peers and provides assistance/guidance as required. Role models effective listening skills. Anticipates barriers to communication. Takes responsibility for problem solving and conflict resolution. Modifies interventions based on a deep understanding of patient and family needs obtained through past experiences. Advocates for their patient and challenges systems and practices; tries to identify patterns in systems and processes of care that impact on patient and families. Demonstrates openness and inclusion of others' values. Alters interpersonal exchanges to meet cultural differences. Develops and values collaborative relationships with patients and families. Resolves routine, non-routine or complex issues on an independent basis; however, recognizes when an issue requires escalation. Respects and maintains confidential information. Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth. Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs. Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice. Must meet all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments. Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position .

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. 18 months of experience as an RN. Minimum one year of experience in the area of concentration. Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments. Completion of VIP or EBP Project.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Keywords: Emory Healthcare, Atlanta , Registered Nurse, Acute Care, Healthcare , Atlanta, Georgia

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