A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Health
System is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the
rules and regulations defined by the state's Nurse Practice Act,
Erlanger's Models of Care/Practice, policies and procedures. The
nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care as assigned
and for the supervision of other qualified staff to whom the nurse
has delegated patient care in the exercise of his/her independent
judgement. The nurse addresses physical, spiritual, emotional, and
educational needs of the patient and coordinates the plan of care
with other healthcare professionals. The nurse is responsible for
participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives
appropriate to the position. In addition, the nurse conducts all
job responsibilities according to the Mission, Vision, and Values
of Erlanger Health System.
All bedside nurses will be place on a matrix system which
includes five core competencies: Customer-Focus; Cost-Effective
Care; Communication; Competent Care and Compassionate Care. This
matrix will be a guide for nurses based on the Benner Model of
novice to expert. It will be used to note staff's engagement,
advancement and professional development.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. De-escalation
training, if applicable.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Prior experience in the delivery of patient care in a similar
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure privileges to practice nursing in the state of
BLS completed prior to going to unit/department and maintained
ACLS required prior to completion of departmental orientation
and maintain ongoing thereafter
See unit requirements for additional certifications required
The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or
renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license
will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or
non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate
licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months
of hire for non-Tennessee residents.
Nationally recognized certification in area of practice.
Nursing Position Summary:
The professional nurse provides safe and effective patient care
by using evidenced based best practices. The professional nurse at
Utilizes hand off communication and bedside shift report to
effectively communicate with other members of the healthcare
Maintains a safe therapeutic environment by understanding and
complying with hospital policies/procedures, and identifying and
communicating risks that have potential impact to patient
Performs and documents comprehensive and holistic assessments
while interpreting and responding to abnormal diagnostic data.
Anticipates potential emergency situations and intervenes safely
and appropriately with assistance if needed.
Develops a relationship with patient/family that facilitates
mutual involvement in the planning of care.
Demonstrates basic critical thinking skills.
Documents in a concise, accurate, and complete manner reflecting
adherence to hospital, regulatory and legal requirements.
Completes population-specific mandatory education competencies
as defined by the unit specific scope of service.
Provides culturally competent care to patients and families.
Demonstrates awareness of evidence based practice.
Utilizes appropriate time management and meets the expectations
for punctuality and attendance.
Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to support the staffing
needs of patient care areas.
Communicates effectively with patients, family members, and all
members of the interdisciplinary team, seeking assistance for
conflict resolution as needed.
Implements the plan of care and identifies resources to meet
patient care needs.
Identifies and communicates changes in patient conditions that
may impact unit staffing levels or the provision of safe patient
Contributes to a healthy work environment by exhibiting
professional behaviors and seeking assistance in addressing
Takes responsibility for meeting education and mandatory
programs by completing hospital and unit-based competencies.
Demonstrates knowledge of and contributes positively to unit
based performance improvement outcomes.
Updates their individual matrix with specific information to