Registered Nurse

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General summary

This is a professional registered nurse (RN) position accountable for serving as a member of the medical treatment team. RN’s are accountable for reviewing medical records, observing the provision of medical care provided to patients by facility staff, coordinating assessments from other disciplines, incident reporting and investigation, and discharge planning in a hospital setting.  Incumbents oversee and review the work and documentation of LPNs, nurse assistants, and other technical personnel. RN’s may provide public health services to members of a community such as assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and/or case management; or may oversee other RN’s on a shift.  Some positions may specialize in quality improvement activities such as analyzing data and trends of specific health indicators to recommend measures for improvement.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of current professional nursing theory, practices, and standards. Ability to administer detailed therapeutic prescriptions under general professional supervision. Ability to supervise, evaluate, and instruct professional and paraprofessional nursing staff.

Typical qualifications

Licensure as a Registered Nurse and 0-3 years of experience as a registered nurse.

(A recent graduate of an accredited nursing program may practice as a graduate nurse until results of first licensure examination are received or until 90 days after graduation, whichever occurs first.)

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