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Staff Nurse - ED, Wahiawa, HI


Wahiawa General Hospital

Nurse

Wahiawa, HI

May 14, 2019


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Primary Responsibilities

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing professional services which may include assessing, planning, communicating, implementing and evaluating the level of care delivered to patients. Considers age related needs in the planning and delivery of patient care. Acts in accordance with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program. Responsible for coordinating clinical care of the patient and implementing nursing procedures. Integrates all care providers into the plan of care to ensure quality patient/family outcomes. May be responsible for the supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) or other ancillary personnel. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, initiation and development of the plan of care, patient/family education, utilization management and discharge planning. Follows hospital policies and procedures.

Other Duties

  1. Assures equipment is properly maintained, clean, and in working order
  2. Precepts new employees
  3. Assists with staffing of department and notifies manager/supervisor of any changes
  4. Performs other related duties as needed and assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  1. Graduate from an accredited nursing program, Diploma or Associate Degree. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
  2. Licensure: Registered Nurse, State of Hawaii
  3. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association, must be able to physically perform CPR.
  4. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English effectively.
  5. Ability to collaborate with members of the health care team.
  6. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and provide care appropriate to the age and special needs of patient served.
  7. Passing score on the pre-hire medication exam.
  8. Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality.

Specialized Qualifications: Specialty areas shall have minimum qualifications as stated above in addition to those indicated below:

Emergency Room:

Three (3) months experience as a RN in an emergency room within the past twelve (12) months or successful completion of an emergency or critical care nursing course. Three (3) months of experience in an acute care facility in medical-surgical/telemetry, or surgical services nursing within the past twelve (12) months may be given consideration if the individual demonstrates competency in dysrhythmia recognition and completes an emergency care course within 6 months of hire. Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required.

Working Conditions

  1. Air conditioned, well lighted environment.
  2. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, and bloodborne pathogens.
  3. Subject to frequent interruptions.
  4. May work beyond normal working hours.
  5. Work environment may be fast paced.

Physical Demands

  1. Continuous: lifting up to ½ lb., seeing, hearing, talking, grasping, fingering.
  2. Frequent to continuous: standing, walking, stooping, forward reaching, handling.
  3. Frequent: pushing and pulling up to 30 psi, lifting up to 10 lbs., sitting, bending.
  4. Occasional to frequent: squatting, twisting
  5. Occasional: pushing and pulling up to 70 psi; lifting; horizontal lift/carry up to 75 lbs., with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 lbs., waist to shoulder up to 25 lbs., overheard level up to 15 lbs.; carrying up to 35 lbs., running, climbing, side bending, kneeling, crouching, overhead reaching. Operates various machines/tools/work aids.

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