Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Surgical

TriStar Summit Medical Center
Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (FT/Nights)
Celebrating 20 years of providing quality healthcareto Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties, TriStar Summit is a 200-bedcomprehensive facility offering a full array of acute care services, includingcardiology, emergency, oncology, orthopaedics/spine, rehabilitation and women'sservices. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary StrokeCenter, TriStar Summit is a leading provider of emergency heart and strokecare. There are more than 300 board-certified physicians representing over 36specialties on staff, many of whom have offices located on TriStar Summit'scampus.
SummitMedical Center has been designated as a Pathway to Excellence? organization bythe AmericanNurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Thisdesignation demonstrates TriStar Summit's commitment to creating a workenvironment where nurses can flourish. TriStar Summit is currently the onlyhospital in Tennessee to hold this designation and is one of only 139 hospitalsdesignated nation-wide.
Accordingto ANCC, Pathway-designated organizations are deemed the best places to workfor nurses, with high nurse satisfaction and retention. Research shows thathealthy work environments improve not only nurse satisfaction but also patientsatisfaction and quality of care.
The Registered Nurse performs directpatient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act. Utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice. Maintains a safetherapeutic environment. Identifies nursing problems as they relate tothe individual needs of the patient. Plans individualized patient careutilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Participates in performanceimprovement activities. Provides care and coordinates participation thatfosters the goals of the hospital's mission and vision statement.
Whenacting in charge nurse role, registered nurses are responsible for day-to-dayactivities to ensure the delivery of quality patient care in a therapeuticenvironment. Make staff assignments based on patient need and the skillof the staff. Serve as role models and clinical resource for thestaff. Respond in a timely manner to requests for information orfollow-up with physician, staff or patient issues.
Graduateof an Accredited School of Nursing
CurrentTN RN licensure or TN approved compact license
AmericanHeart Association or Red Cross BLS
ICU,ENDO, PACU, ED, OB/PACU, Float Pool: ACLS required within 6 months
PACU& ED: PALS required within 6 months
ED,ICU, Float Pool: CPI certification training required within one year
4th Floor:Designated Pediatric Nurses: PALS required
6th Floor:Designated Nurses: Chemotherapy certification within one year
L&D& Nursery: NRP required within 6 months
Nursery:STABLE required within 1 year
L&Dnurses: AWHONN basic and intermediate within one year and advanced within twoyears
Demonstrates the ability to perform specific competencies as listed on the competency validation checklist(s).
Demonstrates age specific knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, range of treatment and care of patients.
Ensures the privacy of our patients and confidentiality of their Protected Health Information (PHI).
Meets mutually agreed upon performance goals/objectives as listed on the Performance Management Plan.
Utilizes nursing process for individual care to meet needs of patients.
Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and procedures.
Documents all patient care.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills.
Promotes customer service initiatives.
Promotes and exhibits teamwork.
Completes mandatory education.
Complies with hospital policies/procedures and patient safety initiatives.
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