Registered Nurse

Job Description

Full-time (36-40 hours/week)


Department: Acute Care

Shift:   Primarily three 12-hour shifts, 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.


Position Purpose:   Performs the primary functions of a RN in effectively assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of patients in the department during his/her shift.  Is responsible for meeting the established Standards of Nursing Practice, for managing all assigned patients, supplies, and equipment in the specific department, and for promoting team work with physicians and other departments.  Delegates nursing activities to other members of the healthcare team.  Provides a variety of patient care including but not limited to Foley catheters, NG feeding tubes, Ostomy care, blood glucose testing, ketone testing, respiratory treatments, oxygen therapy, wound care, and IV therapy.  Is also responsible for educating patients and families on discharge instructions, using age appropriate language and instructions. Will eventually cross-train in the Emergency Department.      











Registered Nursing Degree from an accredited school of Nursing


Current and Valid Registered Nurse licensure with the IDPR


ACLS and CPR trained through American Heart Association

PALS certification may be required



One (1) year acute care nursing experience preferred but will do on the job training.


Computer skills


Good interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently;

ability to use proper body mechanics when lifting, pushing and pulling;

motor coordination to work with equipment; ability to understand oral/written

instructions; understanding of medical terminology.


A detailed job description including areas of duties and responsibilities can be obtained in the Human Resources Office.  

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