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Registered Nurse - RN

Company: Integris Health
Location: Lamont
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The Nurse Residency Program for RN graduates and those with less than six months experience as an RN are full time positions with an expanded orientation designed to help the new graduate make a smooth transition from student to professional member of the health-care team. This program is designed to help our nurses more fully contribute to delivering patient focused care.

Participants receive classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience under the mentor-ship of an experienced RN. The Nurse Residency Program is tailored to the skills and knowledge requirements of the specialty in which nurses are hired. Specialties include:

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Intermediate Care/ Step Down
  • Intensive Care (critical care)
  • Emergency Department
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Women's Services
  • Surgery (Pre-Admission, SAU, Peri-Op, PACU)
    INTEGRIS offers an excellent Total Rewards package for all full time caregivers to include medical, dental, vision, personal paid leave and a retirement savings program. We offer RN programs to help you continue your education, leadership development, national certification bonus and much more!

    Nurse Residents must pass the RN boards within 6 months.

    Nurse Resident

    Job Code: 2323

    Position Summary:

    The Nurse Resident performs basic patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, including specialized tasks and procedures involving the physical, psychosocial, safety, and security needs of the patient. This position requires population specific competencies. Individuals in this position may not administer medications, intravenous therapy or perform independent nursing assessments. May be required to float to other units. May be required to participate in on-calls status. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

    INTEGRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

    Essential Functions:

    The Nurse Resident's responsibilities include but is are not limited to:
    - Personal patient care tasks, such as mouth care, making beds, giving baths, perineal care, hair care, shaving patients, giving backrubs, and emptying bedpans or urinals.
    - Assists with patient safety issues such as presence of identification arm band, adherence to patient fall protocol and use of restraints, positioning of patients, promotion of an environment for rest and sleep, reporting of incidents/injury occurrences.
    - Performs treatments, which may include urinary catheter care, enema administration, preparation of sitz baths, applying compresses, and assisting with patient ambulation.
    - Assists in patient admission by preparing the room, admitting the patient, and preparing for patient discharge.
    - Conducts and documents basic diagnostic testing which includes but is not limited to, obtaining vital signs; blood glucose monitoring; 12-Lead EKG; telemetry monitor and pulse oximetry and Doppler.
    - Performing selected sterile procedures that include specimen collection, wound care, tracheostomy care and suction, urinary catheterization, and tube feedings.
    - May retrieve and transport medications
    - Note: Nurse Residents may not administer medications, nor may they independently assess patients. Please refer to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing statements on Guidelines for Individuals Enrolled in or Graduates of Nursing Education Programs, and OBN Policy on Delegation of Nursing Functions to Unlicensed Persons.

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    *Emergency Rules: Refer to Title 485: OBN, Chapter 10: Licensure of Practical & Registered Nurses, Subchapter 21 - Pandemic Licensure Requirements - Item 485:10-21-4 Students or non-licensed graduates.
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    - Effective 4/21/20 through the duration of the Governors emergency declaration for the COVID-19 outbreak, as declared by executive order of the Governor, or through September 14, 2021, whichever occurs first, unless superseded by another rule or disapproved by the legislature.
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    Accountability:

    Reports to the department Clinical Director.

    Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

    Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
    Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
    Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
    Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
    Seeing: Yes
    Hearing: Yes
    Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

    This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

    Environmental Conditions:

    Potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, chemicals. Must follow standard precautions.

    All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

    Qualifications:
    - Must be a new graduate or eligible to graduate from an accredited Nursing Program with eligibility to take the NCLEX exam.

    The maximum time allowed to stay in this role is 6 months or until passing the NCLEX exam on either the 1st or 2nd attempt. The first attempt must be within 90 days after graduation. Demotion to another entry level position will be required if the NCLEX exam is not passed within this time or after the 2nd attempt.

Keywords: Integris Health, Wichita , Registered Nurse - RN, Healthcare , Lamont, Kansas

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