RN Position Purpose:
Responsible for patient care that promotes patient safety and well-being of all patients. Makes staff assignments as directed if serving in a Charge Nurse role. Gives guidance and direction to personnel - LPNs, CNAs and non-licensed personnel, provides direct patient care, assists in new staff orientation and collaborates with interdisciplinary team to meet patient needs. Assist in coordinating the operation of a shift on the nursing unit. Performs under the direction of the Nurse Manager and in accordance with the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act.
Education - Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing.
Minimum of Associates Degree of Nursing - Preferred Bachelors Degree of Nursing
Experience: Desirable characteristics include at least 2 years of experience. Preferred: 2 - 5 years in recent job-related experience.
Licenses/Certificates - Registered and Licensed by the State of Georgia. Current certification in CPR, or completion of CPR course (AHA) within 60 days of employment, ACLS certification, or ACLS obtained within 90 days of employment. AWHONN approved Electronic Fetal Monitoring class required within 6 months of hire, EFM Certification preferred; STABLE preferred.
Working Conditions - Must be proficient in verbal and written communication. Must be able to work at a personal computer. Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods and to be able to lift, push, bend and carry loads of up to 50 pounds; must be able to lift and move patients. Must be able to concentrate despite frequent interruptions. Must be emotionally mature and able to function effectively under stress.