To provide nursing care for patients following established standards and practices in accordance with the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act. To apply professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing. BSN preferred, or required within five (5) years of hire date. Current RN Teammates transferring to another RN position in the same department will not be required to complete BSN within five (5) years of transfer date. Current RN Teammates transferring to another RN position in the different department will be required to complete BSN within five (5) years of transfer date.
Experience: None required.
Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Carolina or holds a current compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized NCSBN Compact State and is not a permanent resident of SC. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card. ACLS required for positions in the Pain Management Clinic. For RN positions in the Emergency Department (ED), ACLS required for RNs with more than 1 year experience; for RNs with 1 year or less experience, ACLS is required within 6 months in the ED position. All WIC service RN's will be required to attain NRP certification within 6 months of hire and must keep this certification current.
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Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of the professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, hospital, medical staff and the public. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical thinking. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.