Provides medical, surgical, oncology & telemetry nursing care for inpatient and observation patients. The unit is equipped with telemetry monitors. Patients receiving vasoactive and/or anti-arrhythmic medications requiring cardiac monitoring can be accommodated; if such medications require titration, patients will be moved to a higher level of care. Clinical specialties include, but are not limited to general medical, pulmonary, geriatrics, oncology, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The unit provides inpatient oncology nursing care specializing in chemotherapy administration, central access devices, complex post-operative nursing care, infusion services, and the management of immunosuppressed patients. There are 6 negative pressure rooms for patients requiring airborne isolation. Total capacity is 48 private rooms.
The Clinical Nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who partners with and advocates for patients/families/significant others to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support which impacts patient outcomes in a safe environment. The RN functions in a versatile role that demonstrates professionalism and promotes excellence and autonomy in the practice of Nursing. The RN utilizes the nursing process in conjunction with evidence-based principles to care for a diverse caseload of patients within the department scope of service. The RN serves as guide, healer, collaborator, teacher, leader and sentry. The RN collaborates with and guides care delivered by the inter-professional team. The RN is accountable for compliance with the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, Nursing Code of Ethics and applicable regulatory standards.
Minimum Level of Education Required: Associate degree in Nursing
Preferred educational qualifications: BSN Preferred; BSN Completion or Professional Certification may be required. RNs with a minimum 2 years of acute care hospital experience may elect to forgo the BSN requirement and sign a Professional Certification MOU which must be obtained with 3 years of hire.
- Valid Ohio RN license
- Current American Heart Association CPR certification required at the time of hire
Minimum Level of Experience Required: No prior job-related work experience
- Basic computer knowledge
- Must be able to multitask with constant interruptions while maintaining a pleasant demeanor
- Strong organization skills
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills