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Graduate Nurse

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

To provide a transitional role for a Graduate Nurse to begin orienting while waiting to pass the NCLEX, and fully function as a Registered Nurse. The Graduate Nurse is responsible for: - Providing direct patient care activities appropriate to training and competency for assigned patients with direct supervision of RN. - Learning to operate various medical devices. - Learning various disease processes. - Interacting with nurses, assistance, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers. - Working to expand clinical knowledge and skills. - Familiarizing themselves to the hospital environment. - Gaining clinical experience and exposure to nursing procedures. - Assisting RNs in completing tasks that support patient care activities - Completing patient care activities as assigned while promoting excellent patient satisfaction and outcomes. - Working under the guidelines of RN with assigned patients in accordance with hospital guidelines. Job Code: 101001 License or Certification: - CPR certification required Education, Training, Requirements and Years of Experience: - Proof of completion of a RN program and eligibility to sit for NCLEX - Must take NCLEX within six months of being granted Graduate Nurse status. Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer. - Equipment as listed in the Competency check-off list. Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. - Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. - Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment. Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without constant supervision. - May not under any circumstances perform any tasks/procedures that have not been covered in this job description or that have not been verified by competency checklists. - May not administer medications by any route. - May document in the medical record. - May assist the nurse in collection of data and documentation of data in the nurses notes upon completion of competencies as deemed by the CNO. Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Has regular, reliable and predictable attendance and punctuality. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Address: 113 Cassell Drive, Kingsport 37660 Schedule: Full-time Job ID: 2119695

Keywords: Encompass Health, Kingsport , Graduate Nurse, Other , Kingsport, Tennessee

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