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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical Decision Unit

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital • Marietta, GA • Nursing: Direct Care • 95933 • Days • Full-Time


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  • Performs the Nursing Process (assessment; diagnosis; identification of outcomes; planning; implementation and evaluation) in the performance of clinical care using evidence base practice, uses analytical/critical thinking
  • Ensuring that care is individualized; coordinating care through effective partnerships recognizing that caring is central to achieve optimal patient care outcomes
  • Provides relationship-based patient centered care that is consistent with population specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, disease, etc) in a manner that adapts service delivery to reflect an understanding of cultural diversity
  • Always partners with the patient and significant others (as appropriate) using such appropriate method for setting and purpose (e.g., bedside shift report; interdisciplinary rounds; just in time and planned patient teaching; keeping the patient and significant others updated and making the patient's goals the focus of the plan of care
  • Practices using current clinical practice standards

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Coordinates the delivery and documentation of safe quality patient care that promotes the professional care delivery model.
  • This includes, but is not limited to diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary communication methods (interdisciplinary rounds, case review, etc); completion of timely documentation and promotion of a respectful, inclusive clinical environment
  • Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration by practicing in a manner that is fiscally responsible and promotes the recruitment and retention of all healthcare team members
  • Participates and supports performance improvement inclusive of all stakeholders, research and research utilization to promote safe, quality patient care including initiating and/or leading such activities as well as, promoting an inter/intra-disciplinary process and actively supports/participates in shared governance at all levels in the system

Professional Development and Initiative

  • Completes all initial and ongoing professional competency assessment, required mandatory education, population specific education
  • Serves as a preceptor and/or or mentor for other professional nurses (and staff or students for all disciplines) to ensure that there is a current and future qualified workforc modeling the professional practice of nursing and creating a healthy work environment

Evidence Based Practice and Research

  • Promotes Evidence based practice, nursing research and performance improvement in nursing
  • Participates in activities such as value analysis as part of the decision making process in evaluating patient care products
  • Upholds all health care system/organizational policies and procedures and clinical competencies put forth by this job description and professional association including legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements and standards ensuring by way of example, such goals as TJC Patient Safety Goals and WellStar Health Systems safety absolutes
  • Participates in data collection, poses relevant clinical questions to advanced evidence based practice
  • Consults appropriate experts and uses appropriate resources and evidence to address practice questions

Resources and Support

  • Proactively plans for the care of patients across the care continuum in the course of giving direct patient care
  • Participates in the development of protocols and procedures when called upon or through self-initiation in collaboration with care managers and other members of the health care team to achieve best practice outcomes (i.e., decrease in re-admission rates; avoidable days; adverse events; etc)
  • Supports efficient and effective use of human and material resources


Required Minimum Education

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing Preferred

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Reg Nurse (Single State) 
  • RN - Multi-state Compact
  • Basic Life Support 
  • BLS - Instructor 
  • BLS - Provisional

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, regulations and practices to give and evaluate patient care
  • Knowledge of clinic policies and procedures
  • Skill in appropriate assessment, examination, treatment techniques
  • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions
  • Skill in maintaining records regarding medication or treatment
  • Ability to perform department duties in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public
  • Ability to react calmly and competently in emergency situations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, in writing, or by phone
  • Outstanding written and oral communication
  • Exercises good judgment in dealing with patients and staff
  • Effective communication and teaching skills on all patient levels
  • Able to process large volume of patient information in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Basic understanding of cardiac anatomy, conditions, and treatment modalities
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