Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Alleviates suffering through the diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Responsible for comprehensive goal-oriented care of patients as directed by the physician orders. This includes patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, care planning, implementation, intervention and evaluation of care. Works with an interdisciplinary team to assure support of the patients' physical, spiritual and emotional needs, as well as the needs of the families.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Licensed as a Registered Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing or eligible to take licensing exam within four months of hire.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or in final semester of nursing school.
Achievement of Baccalaureate degree in nursing within 6 years of hire if hired after January 1, 2014.
HeartCode BLS training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
If hired prior to graduation and licensure, must graduate and become authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing within four months of hire.
One year experience in medical surgical nursing.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Professional certification in nursing specialty.
Professional certification in Hospice and Palliative Care within 3 years of hire.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.
Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.
Ability to read and understand chart documentation.
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.
Ability to read, write and understand the English language.
Knowledge of theory, techniques, and practices of professional nursing in caring for neonatal through geriatric clients; knowledge of preparation and administration of medicines; knowledge of treatments and medical procedures; knowledge of counseling and teaching techniques; knowledge of the preparation and operation of appropriate medical equipment; ability to make independent decisions.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
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