Covenant Health

Job Title
Graduate Nurse Associate
ID
3326047
Facility
Morristown-Hamblen Health System
Department Name
LABOR & DELIVERY

Overview

 

MHACTV 

 

Graduate Nurse - Labor & Delivery RN

PRN/OCC, Hours and Shifts may Vary

 

Morristown Hamblen Overview:

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has 167 licensed beds and 23 emergency suites. The hospital offers outstanding ancillary services including Laboratory, Radiology and Therapy services. At our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, women can have their annual mammograms, biopsies, and can meet with a nurse navigator if needed. The Women’s Center offers six newly remodeled labor and delivery suites and has a secure nursery for the care of our newborns. It serves an eight-county region in the Lakeway Area and is equipped with modern technologies and expert staff to provide the best possible patient care. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.morristownhamblen.com/.

 

Department Overview:

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has been named a “Best for Babies” hospital by the Tennessee Hospital Association and Tennessee State Department of Health. The Women’s Center at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System provides comprehensive, family-centered care with labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum (LDRP) suites. The experienced staff is trained to care for a wide variety of patients ranging from normal labor to high-risk mothers.

 

Position Summary:  This position is designed to facilitate the transition upcoming graduates of an accredited nursing program into the work force. Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN).

 

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (appropriate delegation grid competency checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, height and intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient is connected to continuous pulse oximetry.
  • Employs all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanic in performance of job.
  • Completes designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort and privacy.
  • Identifies and assists patients that need assistance with nutrition and/or hydration.
  • If trained and competency demonstrated, empties drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and records intake and output.
  • Helps to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Assists RN in obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients.
  • Demonstrates effective therapeutic communication skills.
  • Documents/maintains patient record as appropriate. Basic charting, admission history, basic observations under guidance of RN.
  • Obtains RN signature on all entries.
  • Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, but seeks guidance when uncertain how to perform procedure.
  • Communicates suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels. Displays cooperation, flexibility and positive behavior to patients and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively perform under stress
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education: Must have graduated from an accredited registered nursing education program. Must have applied and fulfilled all other requirements for licensure as a nurse, and be approved by the State of Tennessee to sit for Nursing Boards within 30 days of graduation.

 

Minimum Experience:  None required but able to perform as nursing assistant; previous hospital experience preferred. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

 

License Requirements:   CPR required

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