The RN has multiple roles and functions including care-giver,
decision-maker, client advocate, manager, rehabilitator, comforter,
communicator, and teacher. The functions include assessment of the
nursing needs of the patient, initiation of the plan of care of
nurse action, implementation of the plan of care and the evaluation
of the process, by use of the nursing process. The Standards of
Practice set forth by the professional nursing associations provide
guidelines for the competent, safe and professional practice. The
RN promotes the dignity and quality of the nursing care given to
Involves the patient and family psychosocial, spiritual,
emotional, population specific, and diversity needs in care
Constructs and implements the plan of care using nursing
knowledge and skill. Integrates direct and indirect patient care
activities related to the diagnosis and co-morbidities.
Coordinates the implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of
care for assigned patients. Develops goals, treatment plans, and
discharge plans that meet individual patient/family needs.
Consistently completes hourly rounds with purpose to strengthen
nurse communication, improve safety, and anticipate patient needs
(i.e. pain, re-positioning, toileting). Rounds with purpose
including pro-actively evaluating the environment to ensure it is
patient friendly and patient safe.
Collaborates with the patient's designated care partner to meet
the educational, physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of
Actively participates in bedside report (as appropriate) to ease
anxiety and address important points of care, concerns, and
progress with the patient/family.
Provides patients with caregiver name and contact information
Supports and informs the patient and family of hospital specific
components of the Patient Centered Care Delivery model. Examples
may include informing the family of open medical record policy,
supports open family visitation, family presence during
resuscitation and other invasive procedures and promotes a quiet
Follows communication practices that minimize risks associated
with handoffs among providers, and across transitions in care
utilizing the SBAR process.
Empowers contributions of others who play a role in helping
patients/families achieve health goals.
Demonstrates the ability to formulate questions that address
clinical issues and analyzes the evidence to address these
Demonstrates proficiency in completing an evidence-based
practice literature search.
Demonstrates quality through accurate documentation of the
nursing process, core measures and concurrent use of tools and
resources to ensure high compliance is achieved (core measure
checklist, double checks, etc.).
Understands and analyzes unit metrics to understand how
individual practice, continuing education, and process improvement
is necessary to improve the quality of practice.
Follows facility policies and procedures to promote patient
safety (i.e. safe medication administration, equipment safety
practices, radiation safety, fire prevention, etc).
Reports errors (facility and unit) to promote analysis of errors
and design of prevention or system improvements.
Navigates the patient's electronic health record to accurately
enter and locate appropriate information.
Demonstrates sound judgment to increase or decrease the
frequency of data collection based upon the patient's clinical
condition and data trends.
Incorporates patient data from multiple sources to identify
problems and assure timely and appropriate intervention.
Maximizes the capabilities of the electronic clinical
information system to enhance clinical decision and care
Makes discretionary patient care decisions/interventions
independently within the scope of practice (selects a course of
action consistent with the patient's needs and is accountable for
decisions). Is self-directed and decision oriented.
Facilitates problem resolution among peers and unlicensed team
members when behaviors and decisions are not within the range of
Evaluates changes in the patient condition and reports
significant findings to the physician. Involves all disciplines,
patient & family to coordinate effective medical and nursing
interventions including rescue to achieve positive outcomes.
Performs other duties as required and assigned.
- Current RN licensure from the State of Oklahoma required.
- ADN required, BSN preferred
- Current BLS required
- Experience preferred.
- NIH Stroke Scale Certified within 90 days of hire.
- Healthcare Provider Law reviewed and signed within first 14
days of employment required. Annual review through HS Learning
- Must successfully complete the pre-employment assessment.
- Basic computer skills required.
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of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are
available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are
equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully
commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and
compensation of individuals without regard to race, color,
religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and
sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We
believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is
critical to our success.
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