Share this Job

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Day Shift Registered Nurse - Richmond State Hospital

Date Posted:  Sep 14, 2019
Requisition ID:  15740
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

Summary/Objective:

A Nurse is primarily responsible and accountable for nursing practices based on specialized knowledge, judgment and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical and behavioral sciences.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Screens patients referring those with major problems to the physician;
  • Prepares and gives medication, controls dosage and administers as prescribed by physicians;
  • Provides first aid to patients in case of injury, accidents, fights and suicide attempts and notifies the physician;
  • Performs complete and routine hospital nursing bed care service and assists the physician in all phases of patient care;
  • Gives new residents inoculations and immunization shots and draws blood for testing purposes;
  • Evaluates patient responses to actual or potential health conditions;
  • Controls violent or disturbed patients or offenders;
  • Contacts patients’ families regarding unusual medical conditions of patients;
  • Directs attendants and coordinates their activities;
  • Develops nursing care plans for individual patients in conjunction with health service personnel including Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists;
  • Instructs patients’ families in the care of patients leaving the hospital;
  • Provides guidance and instructions to newer nurses;
  • Designates work assignments to staff of a nursing care unit;
  • Assists in personnel evaluations;
  • Inventories pharmaceutical supplies and requisitions for drugs, supplies and equipment needed on wards;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Requirements:
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse;
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to utilize, a full range of accepted professional nursing principles and practices to in-patient care;
  • Working knowledge of psychology relative to handling and caring for emotionally disturbed patients and those with abnormal mental and behavioral patterns as provided in Nursing Education;
  • Ability to communicate with patients regarding medical and nursing procedures and patients’ conditions;
  • Working knowledge of Indiana State Department of Health laws and regulations pertaining to institutional care of patients;
  • Ability to use, and care for, occupational therapy equipment;
  • Ability to interpret and follow oral and written orders and directions;
  • A high degree of skill in providing care and in reacting effectively to emergency situations;
  • Ability to provide guidance to newer nurses;
  • Ability to coordinate the activities of others;
  • Ability to develop and apply nursing care plans;
  • Ability to organize and review work of staff.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Difficulty of Work:

This work requires the performance of a full range of nursing care for patients with a wide range of medical diagnoses and varying degrees of illness. Judgment is needed in applying appropriate nursing care procedures.

Responsibility:

Supervision is based on standard medical orders from the physician. However, this individual is legally responsible for his/her nursing actions. The Nurse receives limited supervision and work is reviewed for general adequacy in judgment and conformance with policy

Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a state operated hospital facility.
Operations may require this role to be available after hours (on-call) and/or work rotating shifts, evenings and weekends, or irregular hours.
There is potential for exposure to infectious diseases in this role.
This role may experience periods of high stress and/or pressure.
This role requires the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary.

Current Employee? Click here to apply.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana