EA20 - Registered Nurse I
General Nature of Work:
Provides direct nursing care, patient and student education and counseling, coordination of services for patients and their families, supervision of program activity in specialized areas or patient needs assessment.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is intended for use at the entry and journey levels in hospitals, public health clinics, home or other community settings.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Assesses the nursing needs of patients and their families.
Develops, coordinates and implements nursing care plans with patients, families and health care providers.
Maintains patient records and prepares reports.
Promotes wellness through activities directed toward prevention and reduction of risk factors, early detection of disease and control of identified health problems.
Performs medication administration and monitoring.
Performs preoperative and postoperative procedures.
Participates in quality assurance activities.
Supervises and instructs paraprofessional nursing personnel in the care of patients and the maintenance of their areas.
Plans, implements and evaluates nursing services in a specialized area.
Assists in program planning, policy-making and the development of standards and procedures in relation to nursing in a specialized area.
Collaborates with members of the health care team.
Performs outreach activities to provide services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the techniques and practices of the nursing profession.
Knowledge of medical and nursing terminology.
Ability to prepare educational and training materials for nursing care programs.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
Ability to instruct and direct the work of paraprofessional staff.
Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of patients.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.Some positions require a valid driver's license and/or certification in Basic Life Support.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require a valid driver's license. Requires certification in Basic Life Support prior to the completion of general orientation.
MUSC Physical Requirements: