Role Purpose: Under supervision and in collaboration with other health care professionals, assist in performing a variety of nursing care services for patients. Responsibilities:
Receive patient care assignments from Registered Nurse (RN) in charge of unit. Initiate delegated tasks based on demonstrated competence in performing nursing activities for specific patient age group served.
Perform delegated specialized tasks based on demonstrated competence in performing nursing activities for patient population served. Delegated specialized tasks may include anything for which training was received in the approved nursing program except those tasks/skills which must be performed by a licensed nurse.
Participate in the nursing process by collecting data for assessment and reassessment, give input into the patient care plan, implement interventions and assist in evaluation of patient/significant other response to care and patient outcomes. Document and report information to RN for analysis and validation.
Inform licensed nurse of any changes in patient condition/patient needs, of patient complaints, and of patient/significant other educational needs.
Prepare patients for discharge and accompany them upon dismissal as indicated.
Assist with delegated clerical duties such as answering telephones, relaying messages, transcription of physician orders, preparing and organizing the patient's medical record.
Orient new patients and significant others to the nursing unit as indicated.
Perform other duties that correspond to the overall functions of this position.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Applicant for National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) registration for Oklahoma licensure by examination. Graduate must sit for NCLEX within 90 days of graduation. If first attempt is unsuccessful, incumbent must re-test and obtain license within 180 days of graduation.
Current CPR (Healthcare Provider).
Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
Standing or walking more than 5 hour a day
Running to respond to patient emergencies.
Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 5 hours a day.
Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation.
About SSM St. Anthony's Hospital St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations. Associated topics: bsn, intensive care, intensive care unit, maternal, nurse clinical, nurse rn, recovery, registed, staff nurse, unit