RN Med / Surg PRN Varied Shifts

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

Job Description

RN Med / Surg PRN Varied Shifts

January 29, 2016


Current license as a Registered Nurse in Iowa, BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications, Mandatory Reporter Training, one year general Medical/Surgical experience preferred.
Use assessment skills and techniques to determine patient needs and condition upon admission and on an ongoing basis, responding appropriately.
Completes and documents the nursing admission assessment in a thorough and accurate manner as defined by unit policy.
Assesses the need for patient and family education.
Hourly Rounding on patients.
Initiate, develop and document patient plan of care based on patients assessment and medical diagnosis and setting priorities for nursing action in accordance with the units policy on time-frames.
Review and update the plan of care once every 24 hours or as necessary.
Develop a patient education and discharge plan as necessary.
Collaborates with other health team members in planning and providing care.
Delegates care to team members based on complexity, staff education and competency, state regulations and Knoxville Hospital and Clinics policy.
Provides safe and comprehensive nursing care according to state regulations, hospital policy and procedure.
Establish care priorities based on patient problems; communicate with staff and new employees of patient problems, concerns, and changes in condition. Notify physician promptly regarding concerns.
Must be proficient in medication administration, including IV therapy, as evidenced by lack of medication errors, reports medication errors.
Perform procedures accurately, completely, and safely according to established policy and procedure and physician orders.
Provide care with minimal supervision in a timely manner.
Maintains a safe work environment for patients and coworkers. Uses safety precautions and PPE appropriately.
Use an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
Use critical thinking skills to intervene with appropriate care for urgent or emergent patient care needs.
Care of acute and chronically ill patients.
Able to identify and manage life-sustaining physiologic functions in unstable patients.
IV and Central Line management skills.
Additional Essential Functions and certifications as needed for area.

Job posting: PRN (as needed)
*The schedule may fluctuate based upon needs of the department.

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