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.
•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
oPrepare specimens to be sent out to a reference laboratory
oFollow all laboratory safety policies and procedures
oRun controls and document as described in the QC Policy
oCalibrate all laboratory instruments, where applicable, as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual
oMaintain all laboratory instruments as indicated by the manufacturers. In the event of instrument failure, follow the manufacturer’s trouble-shooting procedures
oMaintain laboratory safety equipment in proper working order to ensure their effectiveness and maintain personal protection supplies as needed
oMaintain all laboratory work surfaces; clean and disinfect against potentially infectious material.
oMaintain all laboratory records as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual.
oMake all laboratory records and documents available for inspection by the Laboratory Director, Technical Consultant, or COLA Inspectors
oOrder laboratory supplies as needed to ensure that laboratory functions and services will not be interrupted
•All other duties as assigned
•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.
•OSHA Category I: Normal routine involves exposure to blood, bodily fluid or tissue and as part of their employment.