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Registered Nurse, Urgent Care

Company: ECHN
Location: Berlin
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Utilizing the nursing process, provides high quality direct and indirect patient-centered care.# Coordinates patient care by working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, patients and families.# Communicates, as appropriate, the patient#s clinical condition, responding quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.# Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.# Promotes the profession of nursing and professional practice through collegial support and interactions. # EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing and have and maintain a current Registered Nurse license in the State of Connecticut. Must have certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire or receive certification within the new employee introductory orientation period and maintain clinical competency during employment with ECHN in this role. Minimum of 2 years of recent emergency and/or urgent care experience required. COMPETENCIES: Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Possesses basic computer skills.# ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.# They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.# These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time. # ######### Job-Specific Competency Performs population-specific comprehensive assessments and re-assessments of the patient#s condition and care needs including the psychosocial, physical, educational and cultural aspects. Uses assessment skills to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients.# Assesses and reassesses pain.# Utilizes appropriate pain management tools and techniques.# Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.# Documentation reflects assessments, interventions and evaluation of effectiveness. Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors. Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes. Documents the nursing process and responses to care in a timely manner utilizing the appropriate tools. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.# Utilizes critical thinking skills and sound judgment in priority setting and delegation. Reviews discharge instructions with patient -and family as appropriate. Ensures patient expresses understanding of, and receives a copy of, instructions. Demonstrates autonomous practice, consistent with evidence-based standards.# Pursues personal and professional growth and development.# Serves as a professional role model and mentor. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to patients served. Able to interpret data about the patient status in order to identify each patient#s age-specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Performs other duties as required to meet regulatory guidelines and to promote optimal functioning of the team and of the Urgent Care Center Delivers exceptional customer service utilizing ECHN Core Values. Employs service recovery when required. Collaborates with other urgent care RNs to ensure nursing coverage during all hours of center#s operation. Flexes schedule as needed to cover open shifts. Participates in the ordering and stocking of supplies, maintaining par levels. Cleans and maintains equipment as needed and maintains the unit in a neat and uncluttered manner. Maintains a good rapport/relationship and a cooperative working relationship with outside agencies i.e. Public Safety Officials; police, fire, EMS organizations, referring agencies ECF , Visiting Nurse Association#s, Department of Child and Family Affairs (DCF).

Keywords: ECHN, New England , Registered Nurse, Urgent Care, Healthcare , Berlin, Northeast

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