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Registered Nurse/Float - Primary Care
Job Code:2020-04-029
Department:Primary Care
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum26.19
Salary Midpoint30.78
  
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The incumbent performs nursing procedures to patients of all ages independently between all three Nursing Departments, including the Emergency Room, Inpatient and Outpatient Departments. The Registered Nurse is a licensed professional nurse responsible for assessment of patients, development, implementation and evaluation of a patient plan of care; administration of therapeutic measures; teaching and counseling of patients and families; and participating in the development of nursing policies and procedures and quality assurance standards. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive health care to patients of all ages, utilizing standards of care and practice, policies, protocols, and procedures. The purpose of the work is to perform the full range of the nursing process from assessment to evaluation. The work affects the physical and psychosocial well being of the patients and their families.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE

• Graduated from an accredited Bachelor or Associates Degree program in nursing.
• Applicant must have an unrestricted valid Registered Nurse license within the state of North Carolina or a state that is accepted as reciprocity.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) are required for the position.
Proficiency rated at 2 years for a new graduate to reach the journeyman’s level.

JOB KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, and theories of professional nursing in order to
plan and provide nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs
of patients of all ages; specifically, Infancy (Birth-1 year), Toddler and Early Childhood (2
years), Latency (6-9 years), Preadolescence (10-12 years), Early Adolescence (13-15 years),
Adolescence (16-20 years), Adult (21-64 years), and Elderly (65-+ years).

Knowledge of the nursing process and its application to clinical practice.
Knowledge of the biological aspects of the disease process and illness in order to recognize
complications and therapeutic interventions required.
Knowledge of medications and dosages in order to recognize desired effects, side effects, and
complications of their use.
Knowledge and ability to analyze the results of various medical procedures and translate into
appropriate nursing interventions.
Knowledge and ability to independently plan, manage, and organize work in order to meet
priorities, accomplish work within established time frames and work in stressful situations.
Knowledge of the occupational functions of multi-disciplinary health care team.
Knowledge of the culture and medical health profile of the patient population.
Knowledge and ability to teach and counsel patient/family on health maintenance and disease
prevention.
Knowledge of available health care programs and community resources.
Knowledge of processes and procedures for establishing, revising, continually monitoring, and
evaluating standards for the practice of nursing.
Knowledge and skills in operating specialized medical equipment, such as, monitoring devises,
incubators, suction pumps, oxygen equipment, etc.
Knowledge of problem oriented medical record methods.
Knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of nursing.
Applicant must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license.