Nurse – Evansville, Days (8003)
Supervision is based on standard medical orders from the physician. However, this position is legally responsible for his/her nursing actions. You will receive limited supervision and work is reviewed for general adequacy in judgment and conformance with policy.
Personal Work Relationships:
Works in collaboration with other disciplines daily. You will need to maintain a professional attitude and can communicate nursing principles to others. You will interact with patients, families, guardians, and health care representatives to educate and promote safety and welfare as allowed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPM) guidelines. You will serve as an advocate for the patient. You will need to communicate and work with support staff to promote a safe environment.
This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public. A high level of judgement and effective communication is required during times of contact with facility residents/offenders. Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required. Facility residents or offenders may have family, friends, community partners and/or other interested parties come to the facility requesting information or to visit with the resident according to policies and procedures. This position will communicate directly with children and families on a regular basis.
This role requires the ability to run short distances to provide immediate care, protection, or attention to patients or offenders. Depending on the duties performed or environment setting, frequent walking, standing, climbing stairs or ladders, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and/or similar movements may be involved. This role requires the ability to lift and transport items up to 50 lbs. with or without the assistance of equipment. This role requires above average strength when restraining one or more patients or offenders as per departmental policy and procedure. This role requires keen observational and hearing skills to stay alert for possible dangerous situations.
This role performs work in an environment where exposure to gas/fumes, dust, grease, noise, vibrations and/or soiling of clothing and skin surfaces may occur. This role requires a high level of attention and safety due to work activities having risk of injury or loss of life. This role performs work in a state operated hospital facility. There is potential for exposure to infectious diseases in this role. There is potential for exposure to hazardous materials on site and/or in the lab. Operations may require this role to be available after hours (on-call) and/or work rotating shifts, evenings and weekends, or irregular hours. This role requires the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary. This role may experience periods of high stress and/or pressure.
This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:
• Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college.
• License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse.
• Must hold and maintain a CPR certification.
• Must stay current with behavioral intervention training.
• Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records.
• Good interpersonal skills, good verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to understand and apply medical and facility terminology.
• Ability to use MS Office applications and electronic patient records.
• Ability to serve as a patient advocate.
• Knowledge of and the ability to interpret nursing and facility policies and procedures.
• Additional knowledge and/or ability may be required based on the population the facility serves such as: children, adolescents, geriatrics, etc.