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RN - 5T

Company: Forrest Health
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

The RN performs under the direct supervision of the Patient Care Coordinator and is delegated an assignment by the Patient Care Coordinator to achieve quality patient care. The RN shall implement the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in collaboration with the Patient Care Coordinator, Physicians, and ancillary staff, as evidenced by documentation in Patient Care Record, direct observation by Nurse Manager and patient evaluations of care. The RN is responsible to the Patient Care Coordinator for patient care and ultimately accountable to the Nurse Manager. Performance Expectations: -- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served,and to assess and intervene appropriately when a patient condition worsens and requires immediate attention; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed. -- Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each unit's population by rendering professional nursing care including administering medications, starting IVs, maintenance of Intravenous lines and foley catheters, venipuncture, administration of blood products, restraint application and monitoring, sterile dressing, and performs both complex and routine treatments as ordered by physician -- Demonstrate the technical aptitude for working and troubleshooting equipment used including but not limited to traction, wound vacuum systems, sequential compression devices, continuous passive motion machines, telemetry monitoring devices, blood glucose monitoring devicesa, and specialty beds. -- Demonstrates the aptitude for safely positioning and assisting patients using a variety of devices such as but not limited to abduction pillows, splints, slings, braces, neck collars, walkers, crutches and immobilizers. -- Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, bedside shift reports and verbal communication. Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care team members. -- Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoing competencies, equipment and certifications required in specific nursing area, including EKG rhythm identification, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification annually, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification every two years, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification every two years, -- Implements a systematic and comprehensive plan of care to provide individualized care, prompt intervention when clinical changes occur, and prevention of complications in patients in need of cardiac monitoring, stroke care, and medical-surgical care. -- Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes the established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety and compliance standards. -- Demonstrates the ability to promote a culture of caring through compassionate care, teamwork, and courtesy in all interactions with customers, both internal and external. -- Demonstrates financial responsibility by using supplies in a cost efficient manner, ensuring that patients are discharged in a timely manner, and keeping incremental overtime to a minimum. Qualifications: Education/Skills: Graduate of a recognized non-online RN program required. Will receive eight hours of stroke education during orientation and five hours of annual stroke education which may include NIHSS certification. Work Experience: One year medical/surgical nursing care preferred, but not required. Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice professional nursing in state of Mississippi required. NIH Stroke Scale certification required by the end of the orientation period. Basic Coronary Care class, EKG interpretation class and ACLS certification required within six months of employment. Mental Demands: Ability to perform as a team member, cooperate with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, set priorities, and function under stress.

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