This is a Department of Nursing Service position that provides
delivery of patient care with the knowledge of a Registered Nurse.
Must demonstrate the clinical ability to work as Primary RN on the
Unit to which assigned. Must be able to coordinate the delivery of
patient care on the Unit; completes required documentation;
participates in patient/family teaching and discharge planning,
effectively utilizing the Nursing Process.
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential
function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable
Provides leadership by working cooperatively and effectively
with physicians, ancillary staff and other administrative and
support personnel in maintaining the standards of professional
nursing practice in the multidisciplinary clinical setting.
Supervises and mentors nursing and support staff during assigned
Determines staffing level and assignments based on staff
availability, staff abilities, census, patient acuity and
Provides direct patient care as needed.
Floats between staff to assist with problem-solving.
May take patient assignments to meet staffing needs.
Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies any
issues that affect desired patient outcomes.
Responds to complaints about patient care and related services,
and manages through established channels.
Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering
orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating
Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to provide
safe, quality patient care.
Integrates evidence-based practices into operations and clinical
Creates and fosters an environment that encourages professional
Performs plan of care intervention, including medication
administration, specimen collection, clinical treatments, as well
as other medical care treatment.
Documents patient care given.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as
appropriate to care team, physician, patient, and family.
Assists patients with performing activities of daily living,
including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and
Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient
care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and
spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides
patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition,
Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being
of the patient.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as
complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that
these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to
perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or
is a logical assignment to the position. This position description
does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign
duties and responsibilities with and without notice.
Minimum Education Required
Licensure(s) Required Upon Hire
Arizona Registered Nurse (RN) License -or-
Compact State Registered Nurse (RN)
Certification(s) Required Upon Hire
BCLS (Basic Cardiovascular Life Support)
Certification(s) Required Within Sixty (60) Days of Hire
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Certification(s) Required Within Six (6) Months of Hire
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the
ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a
stressful environment and take appropriate action.