The Registered Nurse (RN) provides nursing care in the health care system within the scope of practice defined by the Nurse Practice Act and regulatory standards and assures awareness of ethical standards of practice as defined by the ANA code of ethics. The RN assures safety in practice and is inclusive of the principles of evidence based practice by maintaining a realization of own individual level of knowledge and experience and assumes responsibility for his/her own professional advancement. Responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments and medical errors. Responsible for knowledge of the patient population served. Responsible and accountable for the appropriate delegation of patient care to other members of the health care team. Will act in the capacity of preceptor of charge when needed. Communicate effectively and collaborate with nurses and other patient care providers. The RN is an individual practitioner and interdisciplinary team member integrating all aspects of the provision of care and individualizes the plan of care to address a specific patient s needs. The RN is responsible to their Department by participating in 50% of unit staff meetings. They are responsible to RWJ Rahway by participating in 50% unit based committee or 50% of a hospital wide committee. The RN is required to actively participate in performance improvement activities such as monthly data collection, action planning, monitoring or reporting. Other essential duties as required.
BA/BS/BSN degree preferred. Completion of Clinical experience in NLN accredited school preferred. Additional experience required based upon specific department needs. Current NJ RN Licensure required. Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS required. National certification preferred.
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