North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

RN - Med Surg

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2016-1935
Category
Nursing
Shift
7:00am to 7:00pm
NARMC
Type
Part-Time With Out Benefits

Overview

Provides professional nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to care for patient within an assigned unit.

 

Coordinates care planning with other disciplines

 

Under the supervision and administration of the Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse of assigned Unit, the Staff RN is responsible for the nursing care in an assigned nursing unit or a portion of a nursing unit.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in supervision and administration of nursing care of a patient unit or total care of an assigned number of patients.
  • Supervise activities of practical nurses, aides or nursing students.
  • Orient new personnel to the nursing unit.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care.
  • Communicate and make rounds with physicians providing the information they need to determine patient’s progress.  Communicate patient condition changes to physician and patient family.
  • Investigate complaints, correct if possible and report findings to nurse manager or charge nurse.
  • Assess patients, prepare assessment and care plans daily.
  • Start I.V.’s, supervises or gives medications.
  • Cooperate with case manager, social worker, families and or home health care personnel to complete discharge planning.  Fill out and give medications.
  • Maintains legal, institutional and professional standards.
  • Maintains a professional appearance at all times in dress and attitude.
  • Display emotional stability in dealing with patient, families, physicians and problems.
  • Be prepared at all times to handle patient emergencies.
  • Performs related duties required.

Qualifications

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

 

Current RN licensure

BLS certification

ACLS and PALS certification encouraged

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Must be able to communicate with physicians, all levels of hospital personnel, patients, visitors and families.

Pass pharmacology test given by NARMC with a score of 80% or above.

Post-orientation, demonstrate knowledge as to patient care, medications, ability to recognize emergency situations then take appropriate actions.

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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