Long Term Care RN position in Wyoming
Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming, , United States
Job ID: 52596504
Position Title: Long Term Care RN position in Wyoming
Company Name: South Lincoln Hospital District
Entry Level: NO
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 1-2 Years
Required Travel: None
The RN with the Long Term Care department provides quality nursing care to assigned patients to ensure that the patient's physical and psycho-social needs are met. The RN also ensures that the patients care is documented and that their families are well informed of the patient's status.
Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience
* Current, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wyoming
* BLS certification required. ACLS certification preferred.
Responsibilities / Functional Job Description
General: Performance Expectations
1. Responsible - works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention skills.
2. Sensitive - displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communications skills and empathy.
3. Timely - recognizes time as a customer's most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients' and co-workers' needs.
4. Accurate - works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.
5. Coordinated - organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organization skills and utilizes resources wisely.
6. Thorough - meets all the requirements of his/her position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on his/her services.
General: Teamwork and Service Expectations
7. Display and encourage sensitivity to needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.
8. Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect.
9. Perform duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.
10. Remain composed and takes actions to restore calm in stressful situations.
11. Demonstrate judgment and tact when dealing with others.
12. Cooperate with other hospital departments and work groups.
13. Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; take action to clarify information received from others.
General: Standards of Behavior
1. Demonstrates a commitment to living the SLHD standards of behavior through exemplifying in action, a commitment to the values of SLHD, namely:
A. Innovation - continually seeking the latest advances in cost effective healthcare and customer service.
B. Compassion - concern for the individual, empathy for the situation, action to provide service
C. Integrity - doing the right thing; always.
D. Community - supporting, giving and acting to improve where we live, serve, and work.
E. Passion for Healthcare - fervently, avidly, and zealously seeking the improvement of human health
2. Displays this commitment to the standards of behavior through actions and words, by demonstrating the following behavior traits:
A. Adaptability - Responding resourcefully to changes indirection, priorities, schedules, approaches and responsibilities for the good of everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude when faced with a difficult or challenging situation and providing an uplifting and realistic outlook on the opportunities the future may present.
B. Communication - Listening attentively and seeking clarification, being friendly in words and actions, responding to others in a timely manner to ensure satisfaction, comfort and quality care. Utilizing AIDET and the promise to explain the experience the patient can expect, and communicate how the patient will receive excellent and timely care.
C. Professional Conduct and Attitude- Keeping personal conversations to an appropriate volume for the area I am working in, treating everyone in a courteous manner - rudeness is never acceptable, addressing conflict with others privately and respectfully and utilizing the appropriate chain of command. Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, keeping frustration separate from patent care and professional activities, and recognize that patients are not an interruption, they are our reason for being here.
D. Commitment to Team Members/Patients - Assist patients in finding their destinations, walking with them when possible, interacting constructively with team members and supporting a blame free environment, recognizing there is no place for "it's not my job", finding the right person to support a patient or coworker if I am unable to support or help them. I will not spread negativity, being positive starts with me.
E. Personal and Career Development - Demonstrating a curiosity toward learning and practicing self-development. Supporting co-workers by sharing knowledge, expertise and encouragement to help them be successful in their role. Finding ways to improve the quality of my work even when things are going well. Seeking creative solutions to problems and encouraging creativity in others.
F. Sense of Ownership - Admitting and correcting mistakes, taking personal responsibility to help the organization to succeed. Ensuring cleanliness by maintaining a clutter free environment. Refraining from behavior or conversations that undermine the confidence of the community in our facility. Utilizing resources effectively and maintaining financial responsibility.
Role Specific: Work role responsibilities
1. Provides direction to para and non-professional personnel to perform their duties in accordance with their level of expertise.
2. Has major responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating quality patient care which is consistent with the established hospital and nursing service policies and procedures.
3. Is responsible for teaching patients and others. Also facilitates education of other health team members.
4. Responsible for initiating, developing, and coordinating a discharge plan with assigned patients in collaboration with the physician and other health care providers.
5. Coordinates the individual patient care regimen with other members of the health care team and works in a collegial relationship with physicians in carrying out their delegated medical and nursing care plans. Alternative or changes in medical regimen are discussed with the physicians based on nursing observations.
6. Responsible for maintaining the dignity and confidentiality of the patient and serves as a patient advocate at all times.
7. Is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of nursing trends and new developments in the healthcare field in order to promote optimal standards of nursing care.
8. Utilizes effective human relation and communication skills in interfacing with hospital personnel, patients, and others.
9. Takes positive actions to resolve patient/family issues and promotes positive hospital-patient/family relationships.
10. Is responsible for making independent nursing decisions relating to patient care.
11. Is responsible to work in each nursing area of the hospital - Med Surg, Long Term Care, OB, Nursery, Monitored, Beds, ER, CS, PACU, and surgery if asked to do so and after appropriate orientation.
12. Performs Charge Nurse duties appropriately when assigned
13. Performs other duties as assigned
- Accountable for quality patient care through completion and documentation of assessments, care planning, interventions, evaluations, patient teaching, discharge planning, and safe practices in compliance with hospital and nursing standards.
- Assesses and documents assigned patients' condition
- Completes admission assessment and reviews patient history
- Develops/updates patient care plans
- Documents patient care
- Initiates and updates patient discharge plan
- Documents patient teachings
- Performs patient care procedures and intervenes for patient safety
- Provides for quality of nursing service by maintaining a safe patient environment through professional conduct and practices, compliance with policies and procedures, and participation in an ongoing review of QA processes and monitors.
- Administers medications/IVs in a safe manner
- Develops and supports a safe patient environment
- Maintains training in the use of equipment for patient care
- Reviews and properly processes orders
- Performs appropriately in crisis situations
- Participates in QA program
- Accountable for cost-effective patient care through monitoring the use of personnel, time supplies, and equipment
- Attends work in a punctual and dependable manner
- Manages time and uses supplies based on patient needs and medical/nursing plans of care.
- Assures that charges are accounted for and are recorded to the patient billing system.
- Accountable for coordinating patient care activities with patient, colleagues, other hospital personnel, and physicians.
- Accountable for maintaining patient confidentiality.
- Communicates effectively with patients and others
- Understands patient rights and complies with confidentiality policies
- Functions competently under stress
- Communicates and solves problems with coworkers, physicians, and other hospital employees.
- Demonstrates appropriate problem-solving ability and support of hospital philosophy and policies.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures governing accounting, medical billing and financial recordkeeping.
2. Knowledge of general accounting principles and ability to produce, read and analyze financial reports
3. Knowledge of accounting and finance best practices and programs which enhance the financial success of the organization
4. Knowledge of financial/revenue cycle reporting and key performance indicators for measuring and benchmarking performance
5. Ability to operate various office equipment
6. Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
7. Ability to perform public relations and public speaking in a professional manner
8. Ability to maintain confidentiality
9. Ability to read, write legibly and calculate mathematical figures
10. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
11. Ability to work with, lead and supervise others
12. Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects; meet timelines and prioritize responsibility
13. Ability to handle stressful situations and react appropriately
14. Ability to maintain a driver's license and ability to travel distances for multiple days as necessary
15. Ability to exercise good judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
16. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across SLMC departments
17. Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively
18. Ability to see to use computer efficiently and read computer reports and correspondence
19. High proficiency with Microsoft office products (excel, word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Lincoln Medical Center will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or intellectual disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.