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RN / Registered Nurse - Surgery - Full Time - Days

Company: ProMedica
Location: Defiance
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

$10,000 Sign-On Bonus Eligible
*Candidates must be external -and have at least 1 year of Registered Nurse experience -to be eligible for the Sign-on Bonus


ProMedica's Mission is to improve your health and well-being. That's evident the minute you walk through the doors of -ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital. Located about 60 miles southwest of Toledo in Defiance, Ohio, our facility was constructed in 2002 and designed to promote a healing environment. It also has state-of-the-art technology and private rooms that feel like a home away from home.

Being a community-based hospital, we also have a professional office building where you'll find many primary and specialty doctors. In addition, we're a critical-access hospital and accredited by the Joint Commission, the industry leader in setting healthcare standards. We're also an accredited Chest Pain Center and Level III trauma center.


RNs play a vital role in collaboration and implementation of the continuum of care for our patients. We are looking for candidates that want to use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to make a true difference in their patient's health and personal lives. -


Position Summary:

Our RNs assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document outcomes related to nursing diagnosis and patient care problems for each patient. - They will collaborate with all members of the health care team to promote a seamless patient care continuum. They will also provide a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for all patients and their significant other(s). We expect all our team members to stay current in their field of specialty by actively participating in continuing education and maintaining certifications and annual competencies.


The -Registered Nurse -assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care provided to a group of patients. - This nurse leads the nursing team members in the care as directed by the attending physician and in collaboration with other health care providers in accordance with the philosophy and policies of ProMedica Acute Care Hospitals. - Actively participates in the creation of an environment that fosters patient, family, physician and employee satisfaction. - - Ensures decisions made are based on patient and family centered care philosophy utilizing evidenced based practices, and focused on safety, customer satisfaction, and quality outcomes. -


Scope of Service: -The Registered Nurse provides nursing care to individuals and groups which require specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social, spiritual/cultural, and nursing sciences. - The Registered Nurse functions within the full scope of nursing practice as noted by the Board of Nursing of their designated state for which they are practicing in addition to compliance with any of the hospitals accrediting bodies. -

  • Current Ohio license as a Registered Nurse.
  • Maintains BCLS and other certifications required by the job, i.e. ACLS.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served (i.e.: - infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric) as written in the departmental standards.
  • Coordinates patients plan of care through effective shift-to-shift communication.
  • Utilizes appropriate techniques necessary to control / prevent infections.
  • Employs critical thinking skills and sound judgment in all aspects of care.
  • Initiates emergency care as necessary.
  • Addresses patient/family education needs considering patient level of comprehension, style of learning, and discharge needs.
  • Follows proper chain of command when issues/problems arise and demonstrates appropriate follow-through.
  • Displays professionalism at all times and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates sound clinical skills and judgment.
  • Ability to critique own daily practice for error and pursue corrective action.


    Competencies, Skills, Training & Abilities

    --- Complies with nursing process.

    --- Ability to respond effectively and efficiently to critical situations involving patients, personnel, and visitors in a professional manner.

    --- Performs basic nursing skills competently.

    --- Ability to evaluate own daily practice for errors and pursue corrective action.

    --- Engages in the changing environment and is open to new ideas.

    --- Functions as a dependable team member, assisting when requested or when the need is obvious.

    --- Communicates effectively and empathetically with all members of the healthcare team including patients. - -

    --- Responsible for continued professional growth and development and competency. -

    --- Navigate and retrieve information from the computer and healthcare record. -



    --- Current State license as a Registered Nurse.

    --- Current CPR training.

    --- Specialty certifications as required.

    --- BSN preferred.

    --- The RN in Ohio must complete twenty-four contact hours of continuing education during his/her licensure period. - At least 1 hour of contact hours must be related to Chapter 4723 of the Ohio nurse practice code and rules.


    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    --- Demonstrates knowledge and use of standard precautions and PPE.

    --- Demonstrates knowledge and use of safe patient handling equipment.


    Physical Demands

    --- Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, temperature changes, and exposure to blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids.

    --- Must be able to attain all health requirements as identified by the organization (i.e., PPD, respirator training, vaccines, as appropriate). -

    --- Must be able to move about hospital and between workstations, and prolonged periods of standing. - **

    --- Must be able to frequently move, lift or carry light to heavy patients or equipment. **

    --- Must be able to lift medium materials, non-material handling; continuous standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching; frequent pushing, pulling, and squatting.

    • Occasional sitting, stairs, and kneeling. **


      The above list of accountabilities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; it should not be considered exhaustive.

      ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organizational headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. - For more information, please visit -

      Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment -without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, -sex/gender (including pregnancy), -sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, familial or marital status, genetics, or any other legally protected category. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a job with ProMedica, please contact -

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace

Keywords: ProMedica, Fort Wayne , RN / Registered Nurse - Surgery - Full Time - Days, Other , Defiance, Indiana

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