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RN - ORTHOPEDICS & TRAUMA

Company: Forrest Health
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:The RN performs under the direct supervision of the Patient Care Coordinator and is delegated an assignment by the coordinator to achieve quality patient care. The RN Staff Nurse shall implement the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in collaboration with the Patient Care Coordinator 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. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; 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.Performance Expectations:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; 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 thorough, concise and timely documentation, 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 Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and preceptor certification where applicable, care of the Vascular surgical patient, Urological surgery patient, Orthopedic surgery patients, chest tubes, drains, and airways.
        • Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each unit's population by rendering professional nursing care including administering medications, starting IVs, venipuncture, blood products, restraint application, 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, continuous passive motion machines, 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.
              • Implements a systematic and comprehensive plan of care to provide individualized care, educates patient and family about diagnosis, treatments or prescribed medical regimen and medications in accordance with patient and family readiness and ability to learn.
                • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and uses professional judgement to respond promptly with 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, infection, control and compliance standards.
                    • Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures, and standards of care in preforming nursing duties.Qualifications:Education/SkillsGraduate of a recognized non-online RN program required.Work Experience:One year medical/surgical nursing care preferred, but not required.Certification/Licensure:Current RN license- Mississippi State Board of Nursing required. BLS certification required.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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