Allegan General Hospital RN in United States

Allegan General Hospital seeks a relief Registered Nurse to work on an "as needed" basis in our Acute Care unit.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

  • Assess patients' physical, psychosocial, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs.

  • Provide direct care to the entire patient population served, which may include children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Direct care includes meeting physical, psychosocial, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs in collaboration with other care team members, the patients, family and significant others served.

  • Plan patient care utilizing individualized, interdisciplinary, patient-centered goals.

  • Determine appropriate nursing diagnosis for each patient, identify expected outcomes, and document deviations from them.

  • Implement direct patient care using evidenced based practice nursing standards within the scope of nursing.

  • Continuously evaluate progress toward attainment of outcomes and modifies the plan of care for each patient.

  • Thoroughly and effectively document and/or communicate all information relevant to patient care.

  • Appropriately utilize resources by thoroughly and accurately charging supplies and procedures pertinent to patient's care.

  • Consistently take steps to minimize harm to patients and improve patient safety through individual and system performance.

  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed within scope of nursing license, accurately addressing the "seven rights"; right patient, right dose, right time, right route, right medication or treatment, right reason, right documentation.

  • Be an effective inter-professional team member, offering input, willingness to trust the skills and expertise of other team members, collaborates in group decision making, and refer them to appropriate sources of help if indicated.

  • Consistently provide effective and well documented patient and family health promotion and education.

  • Delegate appropriate care to individuals qualified to complete assigned care.

  • Promote quality nursing practice by being a preceptor to hospital nursing students.

  • Perform appropriately in emergency situations and participates on the Code Blue Team as assigned.

QUALIFICATION INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

  • Current RN Licensure in the State of Michigan

  • BLS

  • Effective critical thinking skills within the framework of the problem-solving process.

  • Achieve and maintain unit – specific competencies within a time frame as determined by the direct supervisor.

  • Ability to use information and technology to communicate and improve patient care.

  • Knowledge of proper body mechanics.

  • Knowledge of environmental health and procedures for protecting self from hazardous materials and unsafe conditions.

  • Ability to identify alleged or suspected victims of abuse or neglect through the assessment of the patient, with follow through by adherence to State and Federal regulations.

Allegan General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.