New Graduate RN - 1635243
Savannah, GA 31302 US
Job Title: Entry-Level Registered Nurse
An entry-level registered nurse is responsible for providing basic nursing care and assistance to patients in various healthcare settings. They work under the supervision of more experienced nurses and healthcare professionals. Here are some common responsibilities and qualifications for this role:
- Patient Care: Provide direct patient care, including monitoring vital signs, administering medications, and assisting with activities of daily living.
- Documentation: Maintain accurate and complete patient records, including assessments, care plans, and progress notes.
- Collaboration: Work closely with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement patient care plans.
- Education: Educate patients and their families about their conditions, medications, and self-care techniques.
- Medication Administration: Administer medications as prescribed by healthcare providers and ensure proper dosage and administration techniques.
- Assessment: Perform patient assessments to identify changes in condition and report any concerns to the healthcare team.
- Support: Offer emotional support to patients and their families and provide a comfortable and safe environment.
- Adherence to Regulations: Follow all healthcare policies, procedures, and legal regulations to ensure patient safety and quality care.
- Emergency Response: Be prepared to respond to emergencies and life-threatening situations, such as cardiac arrest or respiratory distress.
- Professional Development: Continuously update knowledge and skills by participating in training, workshops, and educational programs.
- Education: A minimum of an associate's degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program. Passing the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) is typically required for licensure.
- Licensure: Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the state or region where you work.
- Basic Skills: Strong communication skills, empathy, and the ability to work well in a team are essential. Attention to detail and critical thinking skills are also crucial.
- Physical Stamina: The job may involve long shifts and physically demanding tasks, so good physical health and stamina are important.
- CPR Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is often required.
- Clinical Experience: While not required for all entry-level positions, previous clinical experience as a nursing assistant or in a similar role can be an advantage.
- Adaptability: The ability to adapt to a fast-paced and sometimes high-stress environment is essential.
Entry-level registered nurses typically start in general medical-surgical units, but there are opportunities to specialize in areas such as pediatrics, obstetrics, critical care, and more as they gain experience and further their education. Job descriptions may vary based on the specific unit and healthcare facility.
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