Nurse Resident(Job Id 7380)

Position Summary


The Nurse Resident, while providing direct patient care, functions under the direct supervision, direction and delegation of the RN preceptor.

(30%) Fulfillment of Nurse Residency Program (NRP) expectations: Fulfills the expectations of the program as listed, including, but not limited to below:

Attends required nurse residency sessions

1:1 meetings with clinical nurse specialist, unit manager, and preceptor

Accurately completes required documentation for program

Attends required pathway classes as applicable

Completes required e-learnings as applicable

(20%) Patient care: Provides nursing care under the direction of the RN preceptor using the Nursing Process.

Prioritizes/organizes delegated patient care assignments

Accountable for all patient care assignments and documentation of all interventions

Performs technical nursing skills as outlined in standards and procedures manual and as described by unit-specific competencies

Engages in reinforcement of patient/family teaching as delegated by the RN preceptor

Encouraged to be proactive in seeking learning opportunities

Completes orientation

Care planning for the shift with the RN preceptor

(20%) Communications:

Identifies and communicates changes in the patient s condition to the RN mentor.

Demonstrates a positive personal approach and interaction with others

(15%) Unit responsibilities:

Maintains clean, safe patient care area

Handles equipment appropriately; returns equipment to proper place after its use and asks questions about its use when necessary

Considers cost in using supplies for patient care

Assists with completing patient census correctly

(15%) Personal responsibilities:

Demonstrates ability to give care cooperatively with other patient care team members

Actively participates in quality management and continuing education; updates and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the area of practice and age(s) of patient population. Presents a clean and neat appearance according to the organizational dress code.


Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and reports pertinent data to the physician, including pertinent clinical information.

Assess learning needs considering readiness, ability, preferences, and cultural / spiritual variables

Provide education to meet the individual needs and ability to learn.

Participates in care conferences as assigned.

Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each resident.

Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize the needs of groups of patients or an individual patient.

Demonstrates a general ability to manage assignments and perform routine duties on the unit.

Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Demonstrates understanding of clinical pathways and utilizes appropriately.

Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations.

Documents in an accurate, clear, and concise way and includes pertinent clinical data.

Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members.

Participates in regulatory surveys.

Participates in the performance improvement activities.

Provides a safe and secure environment for patient care.

Remains current on new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars.

Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency preparedness procedure.

Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures as evidenced by observation, documentation and peer feedback for the following:

Adolescent - Over 16 years

Adult - 18 to 64 years

Later Adult - 65 years and older

Participation in the Nurse Residency Program is an agreement of employment with MidMichigan Health for two years post NRP completion.

All other duties as assigned.


Graduated or anticipated graduation with a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited nursing program in the year prior to application

BLS certification required within 90 days of hire.

Experience required: Graduate of a RN school of nursing program or currently completing final course work (i. e. leadership or equivalent) and waiting to take RN State Boards.

Technical knowledge, skills and abilities in: Demonstrates ongoing competency in selected psychomotor skills

The Nurse Resident has three months to take and pass the RN State Boards or may be separated from the Nurse Resident position at the manager s discretion.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

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