RN - ORTHOPEDICS & TRAUMA
Company: Forrest Health
Posted on: January 9, 2021
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
- 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
- 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.
Keywords: Forrest Health, Hattiesburg , RN - ORTHOPEDICS & TRAUMA, Healthcare , Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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