This position is utilized to augment full time staff on all units throughout the hospital; priority will be given to critical care areas. The RN will be assigned to various units throughout the hospital based on patient care needs; units include ICU, Step-down, ER, Medical/Surgical, Behavioral Health, and the Community Living Center. This announcement will remain open until all spots are filled. Applicants will be reviewed every 2 weeks and referred to the hiring manager on a continuous basis. The RN will document observations, assessments, and changes in the patient's condition in a computerized patient record, collaborate with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes, provide a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. The RN must possess the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team; participates as a unit member to enhance the work environment and foster healthy professional relationships. RN is expected to communicate timely and effectively with all members of the patient care team, as well as relate courteously and appropriately to all internal and external customers. The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, changes in patient's condition, medication delivery and transportation of patients to tests/procedures; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. The RN must demonstrate the flexibility to work in a constantly changing, dynamic and diverse environment requiring excellent interpersonal, clinical, and critical thinking skills. Work Schedule: Evening/Nights with a mix of 8 hour and 12 hour shifts to ensure adequate float coverage. Every other weekend will be required.??????? Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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