Renown Health Nurse Apprentice in Reno, Nevada

Nurse Apprentice

Requisition ID: 135756 Department: 200131 General Surgical Unit T4 Facility: Renown Regional Medical Center Schedule: Per Diem – Non Benefited Shift: Varies Hours: varies Category: Nursing Location: Reno, NV

Position Purpose: “An Nurse Apprentice is a Registered Nurse nursing student currently enrolled in a Nevada Nursing Program” (pursuant to the Nevada State Board of Nursing). He or she will have successfully completed the following: first year of a Registered Nurse nursing program clinical skills checklist The skills checklist must by signed by a nursing instructor at the Apprentice Nurse II’s respective nursing program.

Nature and Scope: Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Nurse Apprentice provides optimal patient care through data collection and contributing to planning and implementation of the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and families within the Apprentice Nurse II scope of practice.

As defined by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, ‘supervision’ means: ” Direction by a qualified nurse for the accomplishment of a nursing task or activity, including initial direction and periodic inspection of the actual accomplishment of the task or activity.”

The Apprentice Nurse II demonstrates the ability to work with the patient’s physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive and psychological needs specific to the population being served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards. When possible, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the care.

Evidence based nursing practice, along with beginning critical thinking skills, are required to provide optimally safe patient care when interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.

The scope of practice for the Nurse Apprentice includes verified skills by the nursing program instructor and included in the Nevada State Board of Nursing Skills List for Apprentice Nurses.

Bibliography: Apprentice Nurse Skills List (for RN Nursing Students) , Nevada State Board of Nursing Website, February 10, 2004 Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements , American Nurses Association Publication Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nursing Competencies , Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1, February, 1999 Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service – Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127 Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632 . Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice , American Nurses Association Publication

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job. Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Current enrollment in program of nursing that is approved by that Nevada state’s board of nursing. Experience: None. License(s): None Certification(s): Current BLS certification by American Heart Association standards required. Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.


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