Surgical RN

Location: Little Rock, AR
Date Posted: 07-12-2018
Coordinates total nursing care for patients of all ages utilizing the nursing process; directs patient and family teaching; provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. 

Responsibilities
  • Provides direct patient care for assigned patients of all ages including pediatrics, adult and geriatrics, utilizing the nursing process including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Assesses the patient's condition considering age-specific developmental needs, educational needs of patient and family and discharge planning needs.
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient and prescribes appropriate nursing interventions to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e., physicians, Unit Supervisor, and/or Nursing Manager) and records those observations accurately and concisely.
  • Administers medications, IV therapy and performs treatments for assigned patients as ordered by the physician.
  • Assists physicians with special tests and procedures.
  • Consults with anesthesia with any concerns re: patients’ medical condition or need for further tests.
  • Contacts all patients to discuss medical history, gives pre-operative instructions, starts the discharge instruction process, answers any questions.
  • Will be cross trained to: Pre-Op/Post-Op, PACU & OR.


Minimum Qualifications:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arkansas
Basic first aid knowledge and current CPR certification
Ability to effectively utilize EMR software
 
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