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Registered Nurse (RN) Medical/Surgical (7a-7p)

Category:

Nursing

Description:

POSITION PURPOSE:
Provides nursing care services in accordance with the policies of MHS and directives of the medical staff.
Possess the ability to comprehend and follow written or verbal instruction or directions. Adheres to MHS
Standard Precaution policy and procedure. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor. Work with
supervisors, other department managers and medical staff in order to provide the best patient care
possible.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Interviews patient to determine medical problems/condition and documents in chart for Physician.
-Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay
apprehension.
-Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
-Prepares equipment and aids to the physician during treatment and examination of patient.
-Review physician’s orders, laboratory requests, and reports to physician as needed.
-Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
-Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor and Physician of
patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
-Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and
assess condition of patient.
-Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
-Documents nursing history, physical assessment and services performed for patients.
-Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by
-Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction.
-Rotates among various clinical services of the hospital.
-Prepares room, sterile instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures.
-Provides personal care to patients as needed.
-Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.
-Reports drug reactions per policy.
-Reports faulty equipment per policy and notifies supervisor for repair.
-Responsible for completing occurrence reports.
-Responsible for complete, accurate transcription of orders and implementation of orders.
-Responsible for reporting of all patient information and status to the oncoming shift.
-Responsible for making patient assignments to the appropriate personnel and communicating with
Nursing On-call supervisor.
-Provides the appropriate care for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patient and
demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
-Any other job duty as allowed by licensure.
-Attends in-service training at the request of their Director, including hospital orientation and Annual Skills
Fair.
-Will be preceptor to new hires as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
Current Texas Registered Nurse Licensure. Bachelor of Science in Nursing. BLS required within 30 days of hire; ACLS required within 90 days of hire; PALS required within 6 months of hire; TNCC required within 1 year of hire.

RN License to practice as a professional Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or Active Multi-State RN Compact License, or GN Permit. (Employees with RN Compact Licensure are required to obtain Texas RN License within 90 days of hire date).

One year of nursing experience in Med/Surg unit preferred.

Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served as applicable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Closing:

Open until filled

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