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EA30 - Registered Nurse II

Band 6  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides leadership and direction to professional and paraprofessional nursing personnel in direct patient care, patient and student education and counseling, coordination of services for patients and their families and patient needs assessment.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is intended for use at the expert and lead-worker levels in hospitals, public health clinics, homes 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.
Supervises and/or performs medication administration and monitoring.
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.
Plans programs, makes policies and develops standards and procedures in relation to nursing in a specialized area.
Consults with members of the health care team.
Performs outreach activities to provide services.
Monitors unit staffing levels to minimize costs and resource usage.

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 administrative methods and procedures.
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, supervise and direct the work of paraprofessional staff.
Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of patients.
Ability to appropriately respond to emergency situations.

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. Also, some positions require certification in Basic Life Support and/or Basic/Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and related nursing experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and one year related nursing experience. 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. Some positions require certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 350 lbs., assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 350 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.


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