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Staff Nurse

LOCATION: Akron, Ohio

CATEGORY: nursing

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Overview

At Akron Children’s, careers in nursing feel different. You make an impact on a daily basis, face-to-face, on children and their families. You do much more than treat patients. As the individual your patients come to recognize, rely on and smile at, you go beyond the title of nurse. Because this is more than a job. It’s what you were meant to do.

Success Profile

What makes a successful nurse at Akron Children's? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Compassionate
  • Helpful
  • Personable
  • Positive
  • Sincere
  • Understanding

Grow Your Career with Akron Children’s

Here at Akron Children's, we offer many ways for our nurses to succeed and grow professionally. There are multiple ways to grow your nursing career into areas such as leadership, education/professional development, advanced practice, informatics, research, quality, and more.

Benefits

Benefits for Akron Children’s team members go far beyond their compensation. Our comprehensive benefits program offers coverage, connections and resources that enable you to live your best life while growing your career.

  • Nurse Residency
    Program

  • Health and
    Wellness Programs

  • Education
    Assistance

  • Career
    Development

  • Ascend
    Program

  • Awards and
    Recognition

Job Description

6 Medical 

Full Time Nights

36 hours/week

7p-730a

1 shift every other weekend and holiday


Summary:

The Staff Nurse provides nursing care requiring specialized knowledge judgment and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences.

Responsibilities:
1. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and directs nursing care with a focus on family centered care for individuals or groups of patients within the assigned scope of practice.

2. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychosocial, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age and developmental status is required.

3. Performs leadership and professional duties.

4. Performs patient-centered care duties.

5. Performs quality improvement and safety duties.

6. Participates in the development education for staff members for clinically related issues. May be responsible for precepting new employees and act as a mentor to the clinical staff.

7. Performs evidence-based practice duties.

8. Supports the provider staff and actively promotes collaboration for efficient operation and quality care, and legendary customer service for pediatric patients using a team approach.

9. Performs systems-based practice duties.

10. Performs informatics and technology duties.

11. Staff may be temporarily assigned to an area throughout the Akron Children’s Hospital enterprise, based on patient needs requiring similar knowledge and skill.

12. Other duties as required.

Other information:
Technical Expertise
1. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, guidance and motivation to other staff members with emphasis on working as a collaborative team to provide quality service to patients and their families.

2. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are required.

3. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills are required.

4. Strong organizational skills are required.

5. Ability to work well under pressure to prioritize and complete required tasks and responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.

6. Experience working with various levels within an organization is required.

7. Experience in healthcare is preferred.

8. Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is required.

9. Experience working an electronic medical record system (i.e. EPIC) or similar software is preferred.

Education and Experience
1. Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required or must be obtained within 5 years from date of hire.

2. Current certification in Basic Life Support training from the American Heart Association is required. Additional certifications may be required based on the assigned department or unit.

3. Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Ohio is required.

4. Years of relevant experience: Minimum of one (1) year of experience is preferred.

5. Years of experience supervising: None

Full Time

FTE: 0.900000


Status: Onsite


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  • To treat every child as we would our own

  • To treat others as they would like to be treated

  • To turn no child away for any reason

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