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RN Med/Surg - Med Surg

Company: Parkview Regional Hospital
Location: Mexia
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

RN Med/SurgProvides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice. The registered nurse assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned clients in the respective unit. This nurse is responsible for the processes of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care. The nurse initiates health care training and education to the client / family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of Parkview' Hospital and the Department of Nursing. The registered nurse demonstrates awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and provides leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care. The position is accountable for the supervision of other licensed and nonlicensed nursing personnel for assigned units. The position requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Parkview' Hospital on all units. The registered nurse is responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age-specificity and diagnosis. Performs plan of care intervention, including medication administration, specimen collection, clinical treatments, as well as other medical care treatment. Documents patient care given. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate to care team, physician, patient, and family. Assists patients with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and ambulation. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs. Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient. Requires full range of motion including, safe patient handling and lifting of patients and/or equipment, manual and finger dexterity and hand eye coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive period of time. May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. May require frequent bending, squatting and kneeling. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

Associate's degree X Required

BSN Preferred

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. The registered nurse assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned clients in the respective unit. This nurse is responsible for the processes of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care. The nurse initiates health care training and education to the client / family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of Parkview Hospital and the Department of Nursing. The registered nurse demonstrates awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and provides leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care. The position is accountable for the supervision of other licensed and nonlicensed nursing personnel for assigned units. The position requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Parkview Hospital on all units. To provide for appropriate levels of staffing the Registered Nurse is required to accept call status during times of low census and be available to respond when contacted. The registered nurse is responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age-specificity and diagnosis.

BCLS required

ACLS required within 6 months of employment

Must have current RN licensure or application for licensure (or with temporary permit) in the state of Texas.

Requires ability to function in stressful situations. Verbal ability to present information and ideas related to nursing theory and practice. Ability to accept responsibility and accountability to prescribe, delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided on assigned units as required with leadership qualities. The position requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to provide nursing care appropriate to the patient population assigned, considering client age and diagnosis with full implementation of the nursing process to include Assessment / Reassessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.

Previous experience in acute critical care hospital setting preferred. Requirements will include successful completion of orientation checklist, pharmacology exam, and skills / credentials / competency requirements of specific unit.

Keywords: Parkview Regional Hospital, Waco , RN Med/Surg - Med Surg, Healthcare , Mexia, Texas

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