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  • Jersey CIty, NJ
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • Emergency Room RN FT 11A-11P
  • Evening
  • NURSING
  • Posted: August 11, 2022
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Summary

Clinical Staff Job Description

 

 

Section I: Job Identification

 

            Company Name: Jersey City Medical Center

             

 

Job Code: H0087

            Job Title: RN                                                  

 

 

Dept/CC#: 1181010

            Department: Emergency Department            

 

 

Section Name:

            Reports To: Director, Patient Care Services 

 

 

OSHA Classification:

            Salary Grade: H9                                           

 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

 

Section II: Summary of Job Function

 

Professional Care Provider responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care within a designated time period. Provides nursing care based on department and regulatory requirements. Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team.

 

 

Section III: Job Qualifications/Education/Training/Certification/Licensure

 

BSN a must. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing; Current New Jersey RN license; Current BLS Certification; and completion of required skill level courses. ACLS, PALS within 6 months of hire.  TNCC within 1 year of hire.  Certification in Emergency Nursing preferred and highly encouraged to attain.

             

 

Job Specific Requirements of Position

 

  1. Delegates work assignments appropriately to individuals deemed competent to perform activity.
  2. Demonstrates Competency in Clinical Practice.
  3. Follows JCMC’s documentation policies and procedures.
  4. Follows JCMC’s policies and procedures related to time and attendance.
  5. Provides accurate report on patients’ health care status to members of the health care team.
  6. Provides and evaluates patient/family education based on the patient’s individual needs.
  7. Reports changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate member of  the health care team in a timely manner  
  8. Serves as mentor to new employees.
  9. Utilizes resources to provide safe, appropriate, and efficient patient care. Demonstrates proper use of the chain of command to report issues.   
  10. Utilizes the nursing process including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide safe and effective patient care in a timely manner.
  11. Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

Universal Behavioral Competency Standards

 

  1. Provides a compassionate and supportive environment with prompt and consistent service.
  2. Adheres to patient rights: provides for the confidential treatment of all communications and records.
  3. Demonstrates professionalism with patients, families, visitors, physicians, co-workers and supervisors.
  4. Listens and communicates effectively
  5. Supports teamwork by cooperative problem solving through participation in meetings, projects, etc.
  6. Utilizes principles of continuous quality improvement in all work situations to assess, measure and improve organizational and department functions
  7. Organizes work sets priorities with a minimum of supervision and seeks guidance as appropriate
  8. Makes decisions that are timely and consistent with department, objectives, policies and procedures.
  9. Demonstrates sound judgment; accepts and benefits from constructive criticism
  10. Maintains compliance with mandatory education (ie. Stroke continuing education credits, Trauma continuing education credits, etc).  Maintains compliance with department and organization specific education classes, on-line modules, etc as deemed required.

 

 

Unit/Department Specific Competencies

 

  1. Moderate Sedation • Adult • Pediatric
  2. Airway Cart
  3. Arrhythmia Recognition
  4. Blood Administration
  5. Blood Culture Collection
  6. Chest Tubes
  7. External Pacemaker
  8. Medication Calculation
  9. PALS
  10. BLS
  11. ACLS
  12. Rapid Sequence Intubation
  13. Restraint Application

 

 

Maximum Lifting and Carrying Tasks

 

Average Range

 

Maximum weight to be lifted independently: 40 lbs

Maximum weight to be lifted with assistance: 200 lbs-3 or more people

Assistance device(s) to be used: Hoyer, Davis Roller, Staff Assistance

Lifting parameters (% of lifts) – Above the Shoulder: 10

Lifting parameters (% of lifts) – Knee to Shoulder: 80

Lifting parameters (% of lifts) – Floor to Knee: 10

Size of object: 30x24x24

Distance of object from body: 30”

Maximum weight is lifted per hour & total per day: 5 per hour/ 4 hr(s) per day Maximum weight and distance to be carried: 40lbs / 4-10 feet

 

 

Task Inventory

 

Average # Hours per day doing each task

 

Pull (straight) to be lifted independently: .5

Pull (hand over hand): .5

Pushing: .5

Reaching above shoulder: .5

Sit: 2-4 hours

Stand: 2-4 hours

Walk: 2-4 hours

Crawl: Occasionally

Kneel: Occasionally

Bending repetitively: Occasionally

Climb, legs only (stairs): Occasionally

Climb, use arms & legs (ladders): NA

Far Vision Acuity (specify): Yes. Patient Assessement Near Vision Acuity (specify): Yes. Monitoring gauges.

Color Perception: Yes. Reading meters.

Hearing (with or without hearing aid): Auscultate breath and bowel sounds, Alarms, Call bells.

 

 

Environmental Factors

 

Agent/Amount/Factors

 

Outside work: NA

Inside work: 8-12 hours

Constant noise: NA

Fumes, smoke or gas (specify): Oxygen and Alcohol

Solvents (degreasing agents): Acetone

Grease and oils (specify): NA

Exposure to chemical agents (specify): Various pharmaceuticals (chemo)

Exposure to biologic agents (specify): Various micro-organisms and body fluids

Exposure to cleansing solution (specify): TOR II, Bleach, Foam Care

Exposure to talc or other irritants (specify): Surgical gloves, Foam Care

 

 

Environmental Factors-continued

 

Agent/Time/Factors

 

Electrical energy (specify): Electric beds, ventilators, power equipment, computers, monitoring equipment, bed scales

Slippery or uneven walking surfaces: due to spills

Working around machinery with moving parts (specify): Traction, cyclers, monitors

Working around moving objects or vehicles (specify): Food cart, linen cart, med cart, bed scale, stretchers, wheel chairs, ventilators, cyclers, beds, traction equipment

Working on ladders or scaffolding: NA

Working with hands in water: Frequent Hand Washing, Bed Bath

Repetitive hand motions (specify): NA

 

 

Required Safety Equipment

 

Equipment

 

Eye protection (specify): Flexible fitted goggles with side shields and face shields

Shoes (specify): Non-slip footwear

Respiratory (specify): Surgical masks and protective pulmonary mask

Hearing (specify): NA

Skin (specify): Gloves and gowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee Statement of Understanding

 

I have read and understand the job description for my position. I am able to perform all of the essential functions of this position. I agree to comply with the corporate compliance policy and all laws, rules, regulations and standards of conduct relating to my position. As an employee, I understand my duty to report any suspected violations of the law or the standards of conduct to my immediate supervisor. As an employee, I will strive to uphold the mission and vision of the organization. All employees are required to adhere to the values in all their interactions with patients, customers, and fellow employees.
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