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Student Nurse Program | Total Joint Unit | Elkhart General Hosptial

Company: Beacon Health System
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY Provides direct patient care according to nursing department policy and physician orders and under the supervision of the Registered Nurse assigned to those patients. Assignments will be provided to enhance the learning experiences. MISSION,#VALUES and SERVICE GOALS##### MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart. VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion. SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team. JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education and Experience The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of Some College or Vocational Training. Completion of Med-Surg or Pediatric rotation in an accredited RN preparatory program (Documented by college transcript). No previous experience is required. Letter of reference from a clinical instructor required. Knowledge # Skills Basic knowledge of general nursing principles, practice, methods, and documentation. Awareness of own limitations and accountability in assuring quality patient care. Demonstrates concern for patients, visitors, and co-workers through awareness. Is cognizant of the effect of communication on patients, co-workers, and demonstrates sensitivity. Contributes to team effort through offering assistance as needed, and fostering effective harmonious communication. Requires the analytical skills necessary to verbalize previously learned materials in new/concrete situations. Demonstrates knowledge of commitment to organization#s mission, vision and values. Working Conditions Moderate degree of mental stress due to multiple demands and interpersonal relationships. Potential hazards due to exposure to patients with infectious diseases. Physical Demands Frequent lifting, bending, stooping, walking or standing. Occasional prolonged or continuous standing, walking, or working in an awkward position. 50% ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES# The below statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel occupying this position. Direct Patient Care score: N/A Demonstrates skill and accuracy in application of the nursing process to level of academic preparation. Demonstrates organizational skills in the care of multiple patients. Performs treatments and procedures according to nursing department policy and physician orders. Takes initiative to observe Registered Nurses completing nursing interventions and physician orders. Anticipates needs of patients and reports promptly to direct care RN. Assists RN#s with procedures, examinations and/or treatments. Makes rounds with RN or physician and observes outcomes/information as directed by RN. Accurately measures and documents intake and output in a timely manner. Takes vital signs, documents, and reports abnormal in a timely manner. Obtains and documents blood sugar readings. Obtains and documents heights and weights. Picks up and delivers blood products per policy. Appropriately collects and delivers specimens. Obtains needed patient care items. Documentation score: N/A Provides thorough and accurate documentation of patient information in the medical record for assigned patients. Follows Hospital policies and procedures for documentation. Contributes ideas for writing, revising, implementing and evaluating patient care plans under direct supervision of RN. Support of Unit Activities score: N/A Assists in meeting needs of all patients on the unit by answering lights, assisting other staff with patient care, etc. Participates in ongoing unit educational activities and staff meetings. Provides accurate shift report. Reports patient changes and needs to appropriate associate. Responds promptly to patient, family and unit needs. Responds in emergency situations and assists as directed. Provides clear, effective, compassionate communication. Understands scope of practice when communicating with others. Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department score: N/A Completes other job-related duties and projects as assigned. 40% STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR Patient/Customer Centered score: N/A Anticipates and takes proactive steps to ensure customer#s needs are met Places courtesy and service above routine and goes beyond customer expectations Keeps patient/work environment neat and clean Understands and applies job-related aspects of patient safety and identifies, reports and corrects safety concerns as quickly as possible Respect score: N/A Keeps others well informed Practices active listening Develops and maintains positive working relationships Uses problem solving techniques to resolve issues and makes decisions within personal sphere of influence Seeks to understand patient#s experience Integrity score: N/A Demonstrates integrity and strong business ethics Utilizes time and resources in a prudent manner Strives to continually improve department processes and services Projects professional image through enthusiasm towards work, behavior and appearance Compassion score: N/A Demonstrates Beacon values verbally and through actions Displays and exhibits caring behaviors with each interaction Demonstrates self-awareness and sensitivity to the perceptions of others Listens carefully to input and concerns and takes appropriate action Interacts with dissatisfied customers in a calm, respectful manner and seeks resolutions Trust score: N/A Maintains confidentiality at all times Fosters a sense of trust and collaboration among associates Verbal and written communications are clear and effective Responds to change in a positive manner 10% ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Associate complies with the following organizational requirements: score: N/A Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared. Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes. Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes. Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year. Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other#certifications as required by position/department. Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self. Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance. Complies with established#organization and department policies. Available to work#overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required. Commitment to Beacon#s six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way: Leverage innovation everywhere. Cultivate human talent. Embrace performance improvement. Build greatness through accountability. Use information to improve and advance. Communicate clearly and continuously.

Keywords: Beacon Health System, Elkhart , Student Nurse Program | Total Joint Unit | Elkhart General Hosptial, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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