$5000 sign on bonus
Performs the primary function of a
Registered Professional Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing,
educating, and evaluating a designated group of patients in
accordance with all established Nursing Standards and Hospital
Policies. Is responsible for managing all assigned personal
supplies, equipment on the unit, and for promoting teamwork with
all members of the healthcare team. Performs duties and
responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and
Of Time Spent
1. Directs all care to team members,
students, PCT's, and UA's. 5%
2. Acts as a patient liaison and
3. Assures proper documentation.
b. Initiates careplans.
c. Formulates, updates, and
revises treatment plans and goals.
4. Participates in discharge
a. Identifies home educational
b. Instructs and educates patients
to diet, medications, activities, etc.
5. Assures orders are processed as
a. Checks and signs off orders.
b. Accepts telephone orders from
c. Ensures documentation of advanced
6. Makes initial and continuous patient
a. Communicates the interpretation
of lab data, EKG’s, etc.
b. Consults with physician.
c. Makes patient rounds, using ICARE
d. Manages patient’s in-house
transfer through system.
e. Reviews drug therapy.
f. Assesses ADL’s
g. Coordinates administration of
treatments between disciplines.
7. Coordinates all aspects of patient
care, including planning, intervention, education, and
a. Develops, maintains, and applies
age-specific knowledge relevant to the care of the patient
b. Inserts NG tube.
c. Initiates TPN, blood, and blood
d. Performs IV insertions,
troubleshooting and maintenance.
e. Performs phlebotomy.
f. Accesses and flushes ports. (unit
g. Performs IV push medications and
h. Performs staple removal.
i. Performs drain removal.
j. Initiates physician
k. Participates in Code Blue/RRT
l. Provides patient education.
8. Assists with the insertion and
management of central venous catheters
with the insertion of a CVC.
b. Cleanses the CVC hub
appropriately prior to specimen collection or medication
c. Maintains line patency through
proper flushing techniques.
d. Changes sterile dressing.
9. Participates as a team member on
the division 5%
a. Participates in the "Every Patient is My
Displays FACES behaviors.
c. Participates in bedside shift report.
d. Ensures patient handoff to other disciplines
through verbal or written communication.
e. Interprets Hospital Policy for team
as committee chair or member of various nursing or
interdisciplinary committee meetings as requested.
g. Participates in and makes suggestions for
HCAHPS improvement initiatives.
h. Assists in providing adequate staffing.
with Policy development.
j. May function as a charge nurse, assigning care
of patients to caregivers according to hospital policy.
10. Oversees the education of staff
and staff development: 5%
and educates staff.
b. Orients new employees.
c. Participates in performance
monitoring (peer review).
11. Participates in continuing
education activities relevant to Nursing
12. Performs other work duties as
function of the job.
b. Non-essential function of the
job, can be assigned to another employee.
licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri
Diploma or Associates in Nursing Required.
or completion of BSN within 5 years of hire date is
- Capable of
working to prescribed Hospital Policies and Nursing
patient care provided will take into consideration the specific
age-related needs of the patient. Nursing divisions may provide
patient care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults,
and geriatric adults.
certification in a Basic Life Support required or course will need
to be completed during orientation classes, prior to working on the
Cardiac Life Support Certification within 1 year for
in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) for Maternity and Newborn
Services, Pediatrics, SCN.
COMPETENCY WILL BE VALIDATED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY
THREE YEARS. STANDARDS DENOTING AN ANNUAL OR MORE FREQUENT
COMPETENCY VALIDATION ARE LOCATED IN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL SAFETY PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY.
PARTICIPATION IN A BLS, ACLS, NRP IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO
required to walk continuously and sit occasionally. Employee must
lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) medium (21-50 lbs.) load
occasionally and heavy ( 50lbs. +) load frequently. Employee may be
required to lift over 100 lbs with assistance. Employee is
frequently required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist
to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and
reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use
both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is
occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal
work. Verbal and cognitive ability, as well as motor
coordination and manual dexterity are required. Speech, hearing,
and near-visual acuity are required. May be needed to work any
shift due to 24-hour day, 7 days per week operation. May be
required to work on other patient care units as needed. Employee is
frequently exposed to blood borne pathogens.
significant of duties are included, but this does not exclude
occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental
Relationships: Member of a
comprehensive healthcare team, including other health care
providers, the patient, the patient’s family and significant
from: Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse
direction to: LPN, PCT, UA, Secretary
Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian
heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to
improving the health of the communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we
provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional
excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we
create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to
high quality, safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons
as being created in the image of God.
We respond with caring to the
needs of others as if they were members of our family.
We honor each person’s rights
and responsibilities in light of the common good.
We set and strive to attain high
standards of performance and continuous improvement.
We use our talents and resources
wisely, with honesty and integrity.
FACES - Friendly - Available -
Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and
provides courteous and effective communication with internal and