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Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical ICU

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-timeGENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The staff nurse serves as the leader of the Nursing Care team who is ultimately responsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care. Will develop competencies for functioning safely in all areas of Medical/Surgical services. Nursing plan of care will include all age groups with the exception of infants.Qualifications EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Graduate of a Nursing Program from an accredited schoolCurrently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of LouisianaCPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hireACLS to be completed within 30 days of hire MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The staff nurse serves as the leader of the Nursing Care team who is ultimately responsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care.Through assessment of the patient's physical, nutritional, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, cultural, educational, and rehabilitative needs, problems are identified and documented in the clinical record and communicated to the physician, case manager, and ancillary departments when appropriateAppropriate standards of care, care plans, and interventions are initiated, professionally modified, and communicated to the patient and other members of the healthcare teamAble to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: pediatric, children, adolescent, adult, geriatricProvides patient/family health education that promotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/family to be involved in decisions about their own careThe patient's responses to interventions and progress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re-assessed, evaluated, and documented in the clinical recordPatient care activities are coordinated through collaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare teamPhysicians' orders are carried out accurately and efficiently, and clarified when necessaryAdverse or sudden changes in the patient's conditions are promptly communicated to the physician, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or family with specific and pertinent dataAble to identify potential or actual victims of abuse and understands the proper reporting mechanismAble to recognize adverse drug reactions and demonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction is identifiedAppropriately assesses the patient's pain and involves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriate interventionsAble to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriately monitors the patient receiving blood/blood products for any transfusion reaction; takes proper measures once a reaction is recognizedPatient care equipment is utilized safely and efficiently in accordance with hospital policies and proceduresStandard precautions are promoted and followed in the utilization of principles of infection control in patient careAchieves stated goals related to job performanceEducational attendance records reveal attendance at all required educational programs/in-services

Keywords: Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria , Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical ICU, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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