Registered Nurse-Inpatient, Kotzebue, AK
Maniilaq Association is a P.L. 93-638 Native/Indian Preference/EEO Employer
Job Code: 2017:OTZ-079
Location: Kotzebue, Alaska
Program: Inpatient Services
FT/PT Status: Full Time
Title: Registered Nurse
Housing Priority: 3
Performs professional nursing duties in the care of adult and pediatric patients in medical/surgical, pediatric, obstetric, ambulatory and emergency room settings in the hospital and during medical evacuation situations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Initiates and utilizes the nursing process to meet the holistic needs of the patient and family while adhering to the professional standards set forth by American Nurses’ Association.
- Observes the patient's clinical condition: recognizes, identifies, and interprets serious and/or emergent situations while initiating appropriate nursing interventions.
- Develops and implements patient/family teaching programs based on mutually identified health care goals.
- Documents all observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures administered, and status of coordinated activities between nursing and other professional disciplines.
- Evaluates the patient’s plan of care and revises plan as needed.
- Safeguards the patient’s right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential manner.
- Understands the developmental needs of all patients throughout the continuum of life; is able to adjust care to these needs; and documentation reflects this understanding.
- Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions.
- Provides guidance and leadership to other personnel in the form of in-services and orientation/preceptorship and participates in committee activities.
- Assumes charge nurse duties as assigned, including staffing, supervision and decision-making responsibilities.
- When qualified, volunteers to participate in emergency medevac procedures as needed.
- Participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement activities.
- Utilizes incident and medication error reporting protocols per MHC policies.
- Participates in continuing education activities.
- Facilitates patient care across multiple disciplines, departments and other non-MHC agencies through referrals and other business operations.
Associate or Diploma in Nursing from an Accredited College. Must have RN license in good standing and be eligible to apply for an Alaska licensure as a Registered Nurse. ACLS and PALS preferred; must be willing to get ACLS and PALS training within 6 months of hire. Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and spend long periods of time standing or walking. May be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous materials. Must be able to pass the annual core competencies assigned to the unit.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.