Job Summary: The Registered Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in the MedSurg Unit. The nursing process is the basis for care and includes assessment of biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational and discharges planning factors. Planning and prescribing nursing interventions, implementing them and evaluating care rendered completes the nursing process. The RN must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient s age and status; and interpret the appropriate information needed to prescribe and provide care as described in the unit and hospital policies and procedures.
- Education: BSN or ADN required.
- Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Tennessee or compact state RN licensure required. BLS certification from approved American Heart Association training center required to be current upon hire. ACLS certification from approved American Heart Association training center required within 6 months of employment
- Skills: The ability to work well under pressure, to function independently, and to be flexible in applying basic nursing knowledge to a variety of settings are crucial to this position. The Registered Nurse works in a typical acute health care setting with patients who are experiencing a wide range of conditions
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