Registered Nurse

  1. Emporia,KS
  2. May 03, 2017
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1201 West 12th Ave - Emporia, Kansas, 66801

Newman Regional Health is seeking to hire a Registered Nurse in Emporia, KS, however, candidates from Kansas City are encouraged to apply.

The RN is responsible for the direct care of patients within the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit of the hospital. The population served is adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

Competitive Salary. 

Benefits:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision 
  • PTO 
  • KPERS
  • and more

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assessment/Obstetrical patient – The RN will:

  • Assess each labor patient within 5 minutes of admission and reassessment by an RN or LPN (under the direction of an RN) occurs at least every 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Assess each high risk antenatal patient within 5 minutes of admission and reassessment by an RN or LPN (under the direction of an RN) occurs every 15 minutes to eight hours.
  • Ensure the initial assessment of an obstetrical patient performed by the RN will be documented in the L & D” Assessment screen in the nursing module of Meditech within two hours.
  • Complete the “OB check” admitting screen record within two hours or prior to patient being dismissed from the Labor and Delivery Suite in the event of an outpatient check.
  • Document assessments and interventions or supervise the assessments and interventions pertinent to the labor patients’ condition at least every 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Document assessments and interventions or supervise the assessment and interventions immediately post delivery at least every 15 minutes x 4, then every 30 minutes x 2, then every hour x 2, then every 4 hours for the first 24 hours post delivery, them a minimum of twice in a 24 hour day throughout the hospital stay.

Non-Obstetrical Patient – The RN will:

  • Perform the initial assessment of a non-obstetrical patient within 2 hours of admission and will be documented in the “Admission Assessment” Screen of the nursing module of Meditech within every shift of an admission.
  • Document assessments and interventions or supervise the assessment and interventions pertinent to the patient’s condition throughout the hospital stay in the patient’s medical record a minimum of every shift.

Surgical Patient

  • The surgical patient that is taken to surgery directly from the Emergency Department will have an initial assessment performed by the RN within two hours of arrival/admission on the clinical unit and documented in the ‘Admission Assessment” screen in the nursing module of Meditech.
  • The RN will assess or supervise the assessment of each post operative patient upon arrival on unit and reassessment by an RN or LPN under the direction of an RN occurs again in 15 minutes then every 30 minutes x 2, every hour x 2, then every 4 to 8 hours.   

Nursery Patient – The RN will:

  • Assess each newborn at the time of delivery following the neonatal resuscitation guidelines, followed by Apgar Scoring. During the admission process/delivery recovery period, the newborn assessment will be performed while promoting early bonding.
  • Document the initial assessment performed by the registered nurse on the “Newborn initial assessment” within two hours of birth.
  • Document assessments and interventions or supervise the assessments and interventions at least every 15 minutes x 2, every 30 minutes x 3, then a minimum of once every shift during the hospital stay for normal newborn.  After the initial two hours of life all Special Care infants will have assessments and interventions documented at least every 4 hours by the RN or the RN will directly supervise these assessments and interventions.
  • Assess the knowledge deficit of patient, significant other, or parents/care givers on admission and throughout the hospitalization.


Diagnosis/Outcome Identification/Planning:

  • The RN will formulate nursing diagnoses based on assessment.
  • The plan of care is formulated by incorporating the unit standards and the diagnosis based plan of care.
  • The plan of care is individualized by adding and deleting problems and/or interventions based on nursing diagnoses and patient needs.
  • The RN will review the outcomes associated with interventions for appropriateness.
  • The RN will utilize the full scope of assessment data in order to formulate realistic outcomes.
  • The RN will develop and individualized plan of care based on nursing diagnosis.

a.    The obstetrical patient’s plan of care will be formulated within four hours of delivery and ongoing.
b.    The obstetrical patient’s plan of care will be integrated with that of her new born to facilitate couplet care.
c.    The non-obstetrical patient’s or antepartum patient’s plan of care will be formulated within every shift of admission and ongoing.
d.    The nursery patient’s plan of care will be developed within 4 hours of admission and ongoing.  The RN will coordinate the care of the newborn with the mother’s plan of care.

  • The RN will develop a plan and coordinate efforts to meet each patient’s/responsible party’s health and educational needs.
  • The RN will acknowledge and consider the family’s individual concerns in the planning of care.
  • The RN will ensure the patient’s/families rights to informed consent and refusal for treatment.


Implementation – The RN will:

  • Coordinate and implement interventions as appropriate for the nursing diagnosis.
  • Perform nursing procedures, specific to area of practice, safely, efficiently, and with technical skill.
  • Initiate appropriate care immediately when a life threatening emergency occurs.
  • Administer and document medications as ordered, observe and record effects of medications and treatments.
  • Provide interventions appropriate to the patient’s developmental age.
  • Promote a restful environment.


Evacuation/Documentation – The RN will:

  • Utilize reassessment data to re-examine the original plan to determine if it is still pertinent, realistic and achievable.
  • Evaluate and revise the plan of care as indicated by the ongoing assessment.
  • Monitor the accuracy and integrity of the medical record on an ongoing basis.
  • Accurately document the nursing process.
  • Accurately document on appropriate screens and forms in the nursing module of the Meditech documentation system.

Additional responsibilities of the charge nurse include:

  • Supervise the activities of the shift by:

a.    Making appropriate assignments based on patient acuity and intensity of care and infection control issues.
b.    Staffing appropriately to the work load and staff competencies
          1. Accountability for intra shift staffing adjustments.
          2. Complete shift staffing allocation form
c.    Utilizing problem solving skills.
d.      Complete or delegate completion of “Emergency Equipment checklist.”
e.      Ensure continual readiness of special care nursery, cesarean section room and labor rooms.

  • Troubleshooting intra shift issues/communication with House Supervisor.

a.    Managing staff/staff; staff/physician conflict.
b.    Resource for clinically related skills.
c.    Handling complaints both patient and staff.
d.       Refers or communicates issues to House Supervisor.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Adheres to all hospital policies, procedure, and standards of practice including: Legal Compliance, HIPAA, Safety.
  • Takes responsibility to keep informed of changes in policies and procedures.
  • Starts and stops work day as scheduled, or as requested by my supervisor.    
  • Abides by the attendance policy of not missing more than 5% of my worked time and/or not establishing a pattern of missing work.
  • Prioritizes and organizes work to be as efficient as possible during my day.
  • Knows and follows policies and procedures for safety of myself & others. (Uses patient lifts, maintains areas to avoid accidents, etc.)
  • Follows infection control standards to eliminate the spread of illnesses and disease, reporting as appropriate.

Minimum Education

  • High school or equivalent.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current licensure in the State of Kansas

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge and nursing practice compliant with Nurse Practice Act and generally accepted Standards of Patient Care and Practice.
  • Knowledge of Rehab Care philosophy and willingness to obtain advanced and ongoing education in this specialty

Use of Equipment, Machine, Other

  • Manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking skills to allow for safe operation and application of clinical equipment in patient care.

Physical Requirements

The physical demand frequencies identified for the following functions are an approximation of time required to perform the essential functions/duties of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Must have verbal, visual and hearing abilities.
  • Must have manual dexterity and motor coordination.
  • Duty consists of:

1.  Walking - 15%

2.  Sitting - 10%

3.  Standing - 5%

4.  Bending forward - 45%

5.  Pushing/pulling  - 10% 1-50 lbs frequently, 50-100 lbs occasionally, over 100 lbs rarely

6.  Lifting/transferring  - 15%

  • Floor to waist 1-35 lbs occasionally, over 35 lbs rarely
  • Knee to waist 1-35 lbs frequently, 35-50 lbs occasionally, over 50 lbs rarely
  • Waist high and above 1-25 lbs frequently, over 25 lbs occasionally       

Work Environment

A Critical Access Hospital with a Inpatient Rehabilitation Care Unit.  We accommodate skilled nursing through our swing bed program. Building conforms to Federal guidelines regarding accessibility.  Work indoors in clean, well-lighted and ventilated areas.  The work environment may include communicable diseases and hazardous materials.

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About Us:

Newman Regional Health is committed to providing high quality healthcare to the people of Lyon County and the surrounding communities of Emporia. We also serve residents in Chase, Morris, Greenwood, Wabaunsee, Osage, and Coffey counties.

For more than 90 years, Newman Regional Health has expanded to meet the needs of a growing community and has established a tradition of excellent health care in east central Kansas.

Centrally located within the city of Emporia, NRH is a 25 bed critical access hospital, including a 10 bed acute rehabilitation unit. Newman is a governmental entity operated on a not-for-profit basis.

Newman Regional Health remains a local hospital, owned by the people of Lyon County and governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. Newman Regional Health is a teaching hospital and is home to the ESU Department of Nursing.
More than 500 employees , 225 volunteers, and 130 physicians, of which 28 are on our active medical staff, and many other professionals make up the patient care team at Newman Regional Health. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services.

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