Registered Nurse 1*-051618-167670

State of Tennessee Chattanooga, TN
Minimum Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions

LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, MOCCASIN BEND MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, HAMILTON COUNTY

Education and Experience: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee or holds a privilege to practice in the State of Tennessee under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A valid motor vehicle operator license may be required.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for registered nursing duties of routine difficulty based on easily identified normal ranges and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class in the Registered Nurse sub series. An employee in this class may be assigned to work days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends in an institution, clinic, hospital, home care, or other health care setting. The RN 1 provides registered nursing care which involves nursing assessment and diagnosis, planning, implementation/intervention, and evaluation. This class differs from that of Registered Nurse 2 in that incumbents of the latter perform at the working level.

* An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory one year training period. Inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in termination.

Competencies (KSA's):

Competencies:

1. Learning on the Fly

2. Creativity

3. Time Management

4. Priority Setting

5. Standing Alone

6. Drive for Results

7. Perseverance

8. Written Communications

9. Approachability

10. Boss Relationships

11. Ethics and Values

12. Integrity and Trust

Knowledge:

* Knowledge of principles of nursing, nursing practices, techniques, and applicable laws

* Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and medical terminology

Skills:

* The skill in the application of professional nursing techniques

* The skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

* The skill to demonstrate critical thinking techniques to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

* The skill to select and use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things

* The skill to monitor/ access performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action

* The skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

* The skill to use scientific rules and methods to solve problems

* The skill to adjust actions in relation to others' actions

* The skill to being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do

* The skill to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

* The skill to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Abilities:

* The ability to assess and monitor healthcare outcomes

* The ability to manage change

* The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)

* The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem

* The ability to communicate (verbal and written) information and ideas

* The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas

* The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem or conflict

* The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong

* The ability to multitask between two or more activities or sources of information

* The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

* The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing

* The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)

* The ability to see under low light conditions

* The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you

* The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

* The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness