Staff Nurse / Male Nurse

Job Description

Nurses provide professional and compassionate medical care to patients while offering direct clinical support to the physician staff.

  • Complete patient assessments and communicates significant findings to physician staff in a timely manner
  • Provide exceptional nursing care as required by the patients in the department including fundamental patient care, comfort measures, emergency procedures, medication administration, and other nursing functions needed to ensure patient comfort and safety
  • Assist physicians during patient exams and procedures when applicable
  • Provide safety in patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment administration
  • Assure the quality of treatment delivery and procedures through the complete and accurate documentation of medical records
  • Explainall procedures to patient and/or family members and referphysician medical questions appropriately
  • Use effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills to provide explanations for procedures
  • Respondpromptly, effectively and compassionately to patient concerns
  • Observe patients for expected and unexpected reactions to treatments and communicates this to appropriate staff members
  • Counsel patients on possible side effects and expectations of their treatment course
  • Perform accurate and timely onsite billing and charge capture for patient services
  • Maintain safe, orderly department and rooms
  • Provide on-call coverage for the treatment of patients in emergency situations
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with coworkers, managers and physicians
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. BARC, AERB, BRIT, Drug Controller, APPCB)
  • Promote positive patient relations and strives to achieve patient/family satisfaction
  • Ensure that nursing documentation is complete and accurate in compliance with standards for documentation
  • Ensure that incident and accident reports (including medication error reports) are completed and submitted on a timely basis
  • Comply with requested compliance audits as needed
  • Effectively communicate with patients by listening to patient concerns and requests, and relay concerns and feedback to the appropriate staff members
  • Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect hospital operations by keeping information confidential
  • Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data, and enforce Citizens Hospital policies concerning confidentiality of medical records
  • Utilize good judgment when referring technical questions and/or difficult cases to supervisor
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of all Citizens Hospital policies and safety procedures
  • Adhere to all infection control measures and uphold safety and care standards set forth by Citizens Hospital
  • Conduct self in a courteous, helpful, dignified and professional manner at all times when dealing with patients, co-workers, supervisors and/or the public
  • Maintain an atmosphere of caring, concern and support for the facility’s patients, visitors, and staff members on a consistent basis
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Assure that all certifications, licenses and/or registrations are up-to-date
  • Perform related duties as designated by the supervisor 

Qualifications

  • Must have satisfactorily completed accredited training program in nursing
  • Minimum of two years nursing experience required
  • Must possess competent clinical and interactive skills with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients
  • Licensure/Certification
    • State-licensed
    • Current CPR Certification

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