Registered Nurse (RN) - Short Stay
Wellstar Health Systems

Austell, Georgia

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Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
Responsibilities

The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is an innovative addition to the Emergency Department. It is designed for emergency patients who require ongoing observation, including outpatient testing and treatment for patients who are waiting on clinical answers with limited subjection to inpatient admission status. In this ambulatory setting, care is provided for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients who require short-term treatment and diagnostic testing that which can be accomplished within the observation time frame (23 hours or less). Come join the Clinical Decision Unit team!

The RN Clinical Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the Wellstar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the Wellstar Professional Practice Model and evidence-based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the Wellstar Values. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses - are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.
Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursingPreferred Education: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferredRequired Minimum License: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).Preferred License: Required Minimum Certification: Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position. Must receive a current ACLS card from the American Heart Association within the first six months of employment in position.Must receive a current PALS card from the American Academy of Pediatrics within the first six months of employment in position.Preferred Certification: National certification in area of specialty preferred. Required Minimum Experience: Completion of accredited/approved school of nursing with requisition clinical hours.Preferred Experience: Experience with direct patient care preferredRequired Minimum Skills: Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skillsrequired; Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills


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