Registered Nurse Intern

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Position Summary The Emergency Department (ED) Intern nurse is a strong member of the team displaying motivation, dedication, and flexibility. The Nurse intern is responsible and accountable for all patient care provided under his/her scope of practice as well as ENA and Weeks Medical Center (WMC) standards of care. The ED nurse intern is a flexible position in that he/she may be crossed trained to other hospital departments at the completion of primary department orientation. He/she utilizes the nursing process when providing patient care. The ED Nurse intern provides patient services while collaborating with physicians, staff members, and ancillary/support services. The ED nurse intern provides care in compliance with hospital policies and the standards of practice of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). In addition, the ED nurse intern possesses knowledge of CMS (HCFA) standards specific to Critical Access Hospitals, New Hampshire Department of Health guidelines, New Hampshire Board of Nursing rules, and the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice of Weeks Medical Center. Qualifications Current New Hampshire RN license Current New Hampshire LPN licensure and enrolled in an accredited school of nursing actively working toward a minimum of an ADN Current BLS required prior to hire if applicant does not possess ACLS. ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire. TNCC within one year of hire. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills required Strong team player approach and flexibility to work any department and any shift Computer proficiency required Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) training within 6 months of hire Upon completion of department specific orientation and internship, employee will be required to commit to two years of continued full time employment. Essential Functions of the Job Demonstrates and maintains clinical competence in general nursing and critical care nursing skills. This function may include; scheduled orientation on Medical/Surgical Unit; participation in simulated patient care; attendance of internal/external training classes and self-study modules. Demonstrates knowledge of and practices according to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Core Curricula and Standards of Practice. Practices excellent interpersonal communication skills and conflict management skills. Follows the #chain of command# to resolve issues. Demonstrates flexibility and team work. Readily accepts all reasonable work assignments. Accepts professional responsibility and accountability for the quality of care provided. Quality of work upholds Weeks Medical Center mission and goals. Demonstrates collegial attitude and follows the #Commitment to Coworkers# philosophy. Actively participates in departmental projects such as CQI and other departmental process improvement activities. Provides education to patients, families, and colleagues. Quantity of work meets the departmental demands and requirements. Demonstrates the ability to keep up with an increased volume of patients, as needed. Demonstrates knowledge of support systems to obtain assistance as needed. Provides education to the patient and significant others related to their medications, health condition, treatment and discharge plan. Collaborates with the physician and Care Management as needed. Reports risk management issues promptly. Completes thorough documentation of the incident and the investigation. Complies with Safety and Infection Control practices of Weeks Medical Center. Adhere to Medication Safety policies in regards to appropriately bar-coding medications and patient ID bands. Obtaining a witness whenever a barcode override for a medication to be administered is necessary. Meeting this standard would be using barcode override 3% (or less) of the time. Exceeds = 1.9% or less Meet = 2.0% - 3.9% of barcode administration override Needs Improvement = 4% or more* Position Summary* The Emergency Department (ED) Intern nurse is a strong member of the team displaying motivation, dedication, and flexibility. The Nurse intern is responsible and accountable for all patient care provided under his/her scope of practice as well as ENA and Weeks Medical Center (WMC) standards of care. The ED nurse intern is a flexible position in that he/she may be crossed trained to other hospital departments at the completion of primary department orientation. He/she utilizes the nursing process when providing patient care. The ED Nurse intern provides patient services while collaborating with physicians, staff members, and ancillary/support services. The ED nurse intern provides care in compliance with hospital policies and the standards of practice of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). In addition, the ED nurse intern possesses knowledge of CMS (HCFA) standards specific to Critical Access Hospitals, New Hampshire Department of Health guidelines, New Hampshire Board of Nursing rules, and the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice of Weeks Medical Center.* Qualifications* Current New Hampshire RN license* Current New Hampshire LPN licensure and enrolled in an accredited school of nursing actively working toward a minimum of an ADN* Current BLS required prior to hire if applicant does not possess ACLS. ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire. TNCC within one year of hire.* Excellent interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills required* Strong team player approach and flexibility to work any department and any shift* Computer proficiency required* Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) training within 6 months of hire* Upon completion of department specific orientation and internship, employee will be required to commit to two years of continued full time employment.* Essential Functions of the Job* Demonstrates and maintains clinical competence in general nursing and critical care nursing skills. This function may include; scheduled orientation on Medical/Surgical Unit; participation in simulated patient care; attendance of internal/external training classes and self-study modules.* Demonstrates knowledge of and practices according to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Core Curricula and Standards of Practice.* Practices excellent interpersonal communication skills and conflict management skills. Follows the 'chain of command' to resolve issues.* Demonstrates flexibility and team work. Readily accepts all reasonable work assignments.* Accepts professional responsibility and accountability for the quality of care provided. Quality of work upholds Weeks Medical Center mission and goals.* Demonstrates collegial attitude and follows the 'Commitment to Coworkers' philosophy.* Actively participates in departmental projects such as CQI and other departmental process improvement activities.* Provides education to patients, families, and colleagues.* Quantity of work meets the departmental demands and requirements. Demonstrates the ability to keep up with an increased volume of patients, as needed. Demonstrates knowledge of support systems to obtain assistance as needed.* Provides education to the patient and significant others related to their medications, health condition, treatment and discharge plan. Collaborates with the physician and Care Management as needed.* Reports risk management issues promptly. Completes thorough documentation of the incident and the investigation. Complies with Safety and Infection Control practices of Weeks Medical Center.* Adhere to Medication Safety policies in regards to appropriately bar-coding medications and patient ID bands. Obtaining a witness whenever a barcode override for a medication to be administered is necessary. Meeting this standard would be using barcode override 3% (or less) of the time.* Exceeds = 1.9% or less* Meet = 2.0% - 3.9% of barcode administration override* Needs Improvement = 4% or more

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