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Inpatient - Registered Nurse *Night Shift (***$5,000.00 - Hiring Bonus***)
Job Code:2022-04-006
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum$31.06
Salary Midpoint$35.64
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The incumbent performs nursing procedures to patients of all ages independently within the framework of established policy within the Inpatient Department at the Cherokee Indian Hospital, Cherokee North Carolina. 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 wellbeing of the patients and their families.

• Graduated from an accredited Bachelor or Associate 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) minimally required, current ACLS can be substituted for BLS.
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recommended. Can be acquired through the facility following appointment to position.
• Proficiency rated at 2 years for a new graduate to reach the journeyman’s level.
• Applicant must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

• 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.