Registered Nurse Labor & Delivery F/T Nights
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Description: The Registered Nurse functions as a caregiver for a
specific patient population in order to achieve desired outcomes.
This position focuses on expanding knowledge and skills, provides
effective direct care as part of the interdisciplinary team to a
variety of complex patients. This position directs and oversees the
care provided by other caregivers through delegation, validation,
evaluation, and coordination. This position effectively coordinates
patient care/unit activities among nursing peers, physicians and
Responsibilties: A Registered Nurse at Hackensack Meridian Health
involves the delivery of nursing practices according to the most
up-to-date evidence-based research, nursing policies, and standards
of care, to provide and ensure safe and excellent delivery of
individualized patient care. A day in the life of a Registered
Nurse includes: Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Assessment 1. Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the
patient's health or the situation. 2. Performs age and disease
specific assessment / data collection independently in a systematic
manner focusing on physiologic, psychological and cognitive status.
3. Recognizes clinical and diagnostic status changes in patient
status. 4. Identifies variables in patient/family education needs
based on age, disease, and culturally specific learning
differences. Plan 1. Develops a plan of care that prescribes
strategies and interventions to attain expected outcomes. 2.
Formulates age and disease specific patient / family centered goals
/ outcomes based on assessment data. 3. Develops and coordinates a
plan of care which is patient / family focused, prioritized and
encompasses the continuum of care. Implementation 1. Communicates,
coordinates, and implements the plan of care. 2. Provides ongoing
communication with patient / family, nursing colleagues and other
members of the health care team regarding patient's status,
rendered care and treatment plans. 3. Implements age and disease
specific care in an organized and timely manner. 4. Provides or
coordinates the patient / family education as needed and ensures
understanding. 5. Performs according to established protocols in
clinical situations, including communicating with appropriate
persons and documenting events. 6. Provides nursing care and
treatments that reflect the patients' needs, advocates
appropriately and demonstrates evidence-based nursing practice and
compliance with standards. 7. Performs continuous Point-of-Care
electronic documentation of each individual patient's assessments,
plan-of-care, interventions and evaluation of rendered care. 8.
Medication administration utilizing the newest advancements in
bar-scanning and documentation technologies designed to ensure the
safest delivery of medications to our patients. 9.
Multi-disciplinary discharging of patients to ensure safe
transitioning and continuum of care. Evaluation 1. Evaluates
progress toward attainment of outcomes. 2. Utilizes critical
thinking skills based on nursing knowledge to achieve desired
patient outcomes. 3. Initiates interventions related to patient's
change in condition and unexpected response to care. Additional
Responsibilities: 1. Identifies ethical issues in the practice
setting and brings them to the attention of other team members. 2.
Recognizes and responds to opportunities to enhance patient
satisfaction. 3. Must acquire and maintain competencies,
certifications and continuing education in order to meet any
facility accreditation or individual licensing requirements. 4.
Adheres to American Nurses Association Code for Nurses with
Interpretive Statements. 5. Lifts a minimum of 35 lbs., pushes and
pulls a minimum of 10 lbs. and stands a minimum of 6 hours a day.
6. Adheres to HMH's Organizational and Managerial competencies and
standards of behavior. 7. Other duties and/or projects as
Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required: 1. BSN - 3. The ability to learn quickly and adapt to
changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for
improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an
exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and
the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care
based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. National
Certification in area of specialty preferred when eligible.
Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. NJ State Professional
Registered Nurse License. 2. BLS/CPR certification by American
Heart Association is required within 60 days of hire. Licenses and
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