Registered Nurse - RN - NGPG - Resource Pool- PRN 8-5, 8-8
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Job Info

Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

The RN utilizes the nursing process to access, plan, implement and evaluate care to Center patients. Processes and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures for the competent delivery of nursing care. The Clinical Nurse will assist with test schedule for Stress Lab, responsible for the preparation of the patient, performing the test and recovering the patient. Provides the health care needs of assigned patients in the stress lab. The Clinical Nurse complies with standards of practice; coordinates patient care activities; manages supplies and equipment; and collaborates with other healthcare team members in response to patient and family needs. Needs good interpersonal and communication skills.

Licensure or other certifications:

  • Currently licensed as an RN in the State of Georgia.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification required
Educational Requirements:
  • Associates Degree
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience is preferred (but not required).
Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work effectively with others and assist with practice/ stress lab throughput.
  • Ability to perform with proficiency skills and procedures designated for Clinical RN.
  • Adaptable in changing situations and work assignments.
  • 4. In the normal course of duties and responsibilities, this position involves treatment of patients and has access to protected health information (PHI) for that purpose. The PHI accessed is limited to only the minimum necessary amount of PHI necessary to perform the functions of this job. PHI is accessed through contact with patient and/or family/visitors, the patient's record/chart/admission, computer applications, etc.
  • Maintains a cooperative work environment through the use of effective communication skills. Exemplifies diplomacy and self-control by maintaining a calm, professional demeanor under stress. Expresses feelings and frustrations with an appropriate choice of time, place, and person to prevent workplace disruption.
  • Reports to work on a regular and timely basis according to policy. Provides proper notice for anticipated absences.
  • Maintains a neat, professional appearance.
  • Assures that personal phone calls are not excessive and are handled appropriately.
  • Keeps informed regarding current issues. Checks GroupWise e-mail.
  • Prioritizes and organizes time as evidenced by the ability to complete assigned duties within the allotted time frame.
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Assesses the patient's physical and emotional needs and provides appropriate care and intervention.
    • 1A Establishes immediate plans for patients following collaboration with physician.
    • 1B Performs ongoing assessment and communicates assessment and plan of care through written documentation and verbal reports.
    • 1C Documents nursing interventions and implements physician's orders in a timely manner.
    • 1D Recognizes need for and monitors potentially unstable patients.
    • 1E Correctly administers and documents medication regime.
  • Performs satisfactorily in mock codes and other emergency preparedness drills or events.
    • 2A Demonstrates knowledge of dysrhythmias and conduction abnormalities with recognition of their potential risk as evidenced by appropriate documentation and timely notification of the MD.
    • 2B Demonstrates knowledge of performing routine cardiac tests.
    • 2C Obtains noninvasive BP, HR, and EKG prior to procedures.
    • 2D Obtains vital signs at the appropriate intervals intra- and post-procedure. Reports abnormalities to MD in a timely manner.
  • Observes IV sites for absence of bleeding, swelling, redness, leaking, or disruption.
  • Applies 12 lead ECG monitoring electrodes correctly. Troubleshoots ECG monitoring problems. Monitors heart rate, rhythm, and electrical conduction for abnormalities.
  • Correctly preps patients for procedures and monitoring per protocol.
  • Uses proper technique for patient transfer and positioning, including the use of assist devices, to maintain patient safety and comfort and optimize testing procedures.
  • Uses proper technique for patient transfer and positioning, including the use of assist devices, to maintain patient safety and comfort and optimize testing procedures.
  • Demonstrates competency and skill proficiency in preparing, assisting and providing follow-up care for patients undergoing diagnostic procedures.
  • Recognizes, reports, and documents significant changes in the patient's condition in a timely, accurate manner. Prioritizes patient problems appropriately as evidenced by immediate attention to those with actual or potential urgency.
  • Recognizes, reports, and documents conditions that affect or compromise technical aspects of the test/procedures.
  • Monitors patients pain complaints. Reports appropriately to M.D.
  • Evaluates effectiveness and manages care given by self and others.
  • Reports change in patient condition and/or inappropriate patient response to physician.
  • Organizes patient care and demonstrates ability to set priorities by addressing acute needs first and implementing physicians' orders within appropriate time frame.
  • Serves as clinical resource for other non-licensed staff.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Patients discharge needs and instructions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of documentation requirements for all procedures, medications, interventions, and reports to physicians patient responses.
  • Assures consents forms are completed for procedures.
  • Commits to continued professional growth and development.
    • 19A Maintains current skills checklist and assist with performing skills checklist on other employees.
    • 19B Complies with network drills, CPR requirements, and any other network or health system requirements.
    • 19C Complies a minimum of six hours continuing education within review year.
    • 19D Serves as preceptor to nursing students or new nursing staff members or staff members needing to cross train to learn basic nursing duties.
  • Prepares and administers medications safely and accurately. Secures medications to prevent unauthorized access.
    • 20A Demonstrates understanding of medications commonly used during stress testing, including reason for use, contraindications, side effects and reversal agents.
    • 20B Researches medication actions, administration techniques and compatibilities as needed to ensure safe practice.
    • 20C Reports any observed patient response to medications.
    • 20D Appropriately dates and times medications opened to ensure accurate disposal of outdated medications.
    • 20E Assures MD orders are obtained prior to initiation of patient treatments unless authorized by written protocols.
  • Identifies and implements infection control and safety practices
    • 21A Accounts for supplies utilized.
    • 21B Maintains records for monitoring the refrigerator temperature, crash cart and cleaning of appropriate equipment.
    • 21C Contributes to patient safety by utilizing principles of asepsis in all patient contact through practicing Universal Precautions. Utilizes PPE (personal protective equipment) per Infection Control guidelines.
    • 21D Cleans, restocks, and sets up patient's rooms with necessary supplies and equipment after patient discharge. Utilizes the light system to signify room readiness where applicable.
    • 21E Replaces sharps containers, suction canisters, and disposable gloves dispensers as needed.

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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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