REGISTERED NURSE SENIOR
Pay Grade: 30
DEFINITION OF WORK
This is supervisory or specialized professional nursing work.
Work involves performance of supervisory or coordinating nursing duties of all nursing services for a designated work area, or the performance of investigations or utilization review.
Standard Classification Factors
Supervision Received – LEVEL C: "Under direction…" Employees
at this level usually receive a general outline of the work to be performed
and are generally free to develop their own sequences and methods within the
scope of established policies. New, unusual, or complex work situations are
almost always referred to a supervisor for advice. Work is periodically
checked for progress and conformance to established policies and
Differs from the Registered Nurse which is full performance professional nursing work.
Differs from the Registered Nurse Specialist class which is second level supervisory or managerial in nature and allows for directing an in-service education and training program.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Develops a nursing care plan to incorporate the nursing approach to problem solving for the individual; reviews and revises nursing care plans in a timely and appropriate manner; monitors the progress of individuals and recommends changes in treatment plan, makes rounds with physician, instructs on self care techniques.
Makes rounds on wards to review individual records; serves as a resource person or consultant to other nursing staff members in a given specialty, providing the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques; provides primary care to individuals within the specialty; teaches individuals and/or family members home care techniques.
Teaches/instructs classes in a specialty area as a part of the training program for nurses, allied health practitioners, continuing education credit students, and other areas as appropriate.
Directs the nursing program of a student health service, and other designated facilities.
May serve as the only registered nurse on duty on the evening or night shift at a treatment facility, providing nursing treatment services in designated area and emergency medical services facility wide.
Interacts with individuals in a therapeutic manner, providing guidance, direction and support to appropriate behavior, activities and life processes.
Reviews individual care, evaluation forms and individuals charts to provide quality assurance.
Conducts utilization reviews by examining and evaluating medical reports to ensure adequacy and appropriateness of nursing care services.
Answers practice questions for nurses and employers by analyzing the law and applying their particular fact scenarios.
Collect and organize evidence using appropriate certifications of authenticity and following chain of command procedures.
Conducts interviews of people and records substance of interview during investigation process.
Reviews and analyzes evidence and statements in relation to the law to verify violations of the Practice Act.
Prepares and presents case summaries to Board members and carries out the assigned disposition of the case.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
*Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws.
*Knowledge of accreditation standards and regulations.
*Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice.
*Knowledge of the internal working relationships of the facility staff.
*Ability to apply nursing techniques as directed to patient care situations.
*Ability to coordinate the services of a staff of professionals to provide appropriate nursing care to a group of patients.
*Ability to follow specific or general procedures and directions.
*Ability to prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports.
*Ability to maintain a helpful and sympathetic attitude toward patients under trying conditions and to maintain harmonious working relationships with subordinates and superiors.
*Ability to supervise and instruct a subordinate staff of professional, paraprofessional and non-professional personnel responsible for the care and treatment of the physically ill, mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, and/or developmentally disabled.
*Necessary at EntryMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas and one year of experience in registered nursing.
Necessary Special Requirements: