Registered Nurse Inpatient/Observation (Fulltime Nights) - The Colony ER Hospital


Position Summary (Purpose)

The In-patient staff RN at The Colony ER Hospital cares for adult patients of all ages. The In-patient staff RN will strive to provide proficient, competent care while maintaining the patient’s sense of comfort and dignity. 

Qualifications required

2 years minimum RN staff experience

Successful completion of clinical orientation with proven capabilities in skill, knowledge base and vision of The Colony ER Hospital

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current Texas licensure with the Texas State Board of Nursing. License must be in good standing 

Current BLS and ACLS certificates

Current NIH Stroke Scale certification 

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding (as outlined in clinical competencies review) of: 

o     Age-specific care of patients

o     Understanding of family dynamics and appropriate interaction

o     Clinical competencies in abnormal lab or test values, medications and interactions

o     Required to pass the Moderate Sedation Test by 80% 

Essential Job functions and responsibilities

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of patients

Meet and maintain the Nursing Standards of Practice for The Colony ER Hospital

Responsible for providing monitored medical or surgical nursing care to patients

Participate in activities to plan, measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care

Carry out orders by physician accurately and efficiently

Identify emergencies and provide necessary intervention when indicated

Show leadership and direction with co-workers and other staff members

Communicate appropriately with patients and co-workers

Show knowledge when collaborating with physicians, nurses and other clinical faculty in making decisions about patient care

Lab:  show knowledge and competencies in lab duties

o     Perform laboratory patient testing and reporting as assigned by the Laboratory Director

o     Perform laboratory tests as described in the Laboratory Procedure Manual.

o     Maintain a current Procedure Manual

o     Collect appropriate specimens from patients

o Prepare or instruct patients for specimen collection in age appropriate dialog

o Prepare specimens to be sent out to a reference laboratory

o Follow all laboratory safety policies and procedures

o Run controls and document as described in the QC Policy

o Calibrate all laboratory instruments, where applicable, as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual

o Maintain all laboratory instruments as indicated by the manufacturers. In the event of instrument failure, follow the manufacturer’s trouble-shooting procedures

o Maintain laboratory safety equipment in proper working order to ensure their effectiveness and maintain personal protection supplies as needed

o Maintain all laboratory work surfaces; clean and disinfect against potentially infectious material. 

o Maintain all laboratory records as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual. 

o Make all laboratory records and documents available for inspection by the Laboratory Director, Technical Consultant, or COLA Inspectors

o Order laboratory supplies as needed to ensure that laboratory functions and services will not be interrupted

All other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

Constant: Vision (close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and ability to adjust focus); Hearing; Speaking; Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; Walk; Sit; Balance; Repetitive motions; Using arm, leg and back muscles for extended periods. 

Frequent: Bend, Squat, Twist, Push/Pull up to 20 pounds without assistance; up to 50 with assistance; Lift/Carry up to 20 pounds without assistance; up to 50 pounds with assistance 

Occasional: Climb, Kneel, Crouch, Distinguish Colors, Exposure to noise/high-pitched noise, Exposure to hazards, allergens, toxins/chemicals/detergents/radiation

Rarely: Exposure to potential electric shock; Work in confined area

Other: Must be able to wear personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns, goggles, masks.

Potential exposure to communicable disease. 

Potential for cuts and bruises.

Work environment:

OSHA Category I: Normal routine involves exposure to blood, bodily fluid or tissue and as part of their employment. 

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