RN, Discharge/Admission

  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • Chesapeake General Hospital Chesapeake Virginia 23320 US
  • Posted: Mar 15, 2019
Other Nursing

Job Description

Summary

 

The Admission/Discharge Registered Nurse (RN) is expected to provide excellent, clinically competent patient care by utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation to effectively interact with patients, significant others, and the healthcare team while maintaining standards of professional nursing. The RN also determines the effectiveness of nursing interventions by evaluating outcomes in relation to evidence-based intervention. The primary focus of the RN is to ensure every patient receives quality care and services through the efficient use of resources. The RN functions within the scope and standards of nursing as defined by the American Nurses Association and the Nurse Practice Act of Virginia. As a member of the healthcare team, the RN is responsible for making decisions and performing services that are in the best interest of the patient; while positively contributing to the patient's experience and the success of the entire team by placing the patient and the team above the needs of the individual.

The Admission/Discharge Registered Nurse is responsible for supporting the admission, discharge and transfer process to facilitate patient throughput in the organization. The Admission/Discharge nurse consistently maintains open communication to assist in the admission and discharge needs of the organization. Serves  to ensure a safe and efficient admission and discharge process for patients through collaboration with the healthcare team, patient, and patient support system; use of teach back methodology, and referrals to external community services as appropriate.  As an integral member of the healthcare team, the Admission/Discharge Nurse will work on varies units throughout the shift based on the admission and discharge volumes.

 

Education and Experience

 

Minimum Required Education: Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Virginia or compact state.

 

Preferred Education: BSN

 

Experience: One-year RN experience in an acute care/hospital setting preferred. Specialty areas may require further experience and qualifications.  Employee should be competent in position within 90-days of employment.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

 

Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Virginia or compact state; Must have and maintain current BLS Certification. Certification in a specialty field preferred. Maintains preferred certifications related to specialty area (i.e., ACLS, NRP, CEN, etc.)