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Med Surg Telemetry Registered Nurse

Job Summary

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Medical Surgical and Telemetry care setting. Coordinates patient care, educates patients and the public about various health conditions, and provides emotional support to patients. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, as well as results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Initiates directions from physician and advanced practice practitioners appropriately. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Participates in performance improvement activities. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies and procedures and standards.

$5000.00 Sign On Bonus!

Full-Time / 2 Shifts /
6PM - 6AM & 6AM - 6PM

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas

• Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, adult, adolescent, geriatric, and the general patient population.
• Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
• Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
• Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
• Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
• Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
• Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
• Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and intervenes appropriately.
• Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.
• Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.
• Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
• Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
• Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
• Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
• Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
• Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
• Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
• Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
• Communicates appropriately and clearly to the immediate supervisor, co-workers and physicians.
• Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
• Provides care appropriate to disease condition and age of the patient.
• Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
• Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures in the Medical Surgical / Telemetry Unit.
• Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
• Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
• Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
• Documentation meets current standards and policies.
• Participates in performance improvement activities.
• Stays current in critical care nursing through continuing education, conferences, professional journals and societies.

Regulatory Requirements

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
• Current state Registered Nurse Licensure in state of Texas.
• Successful completion of a dysrhythmia recognition course or successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation test as per Nursing Education.
• Current ACLS certification/ACLS required within one week of start date.
• Current BLS certification.

 

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Why Crescent regional Hospital?

At Crescent Regional Hospital, our goal is, and always has been, to cultivate a community of doctors, nurses, and administrators to breathe new life into a previously dying hospital as to provide a continuum of care for the communities of Lancaster, DeSoto, and all surrounding areas.  Unwavering in our vision and determined to not just be a choice in healthcare, but the choice in healthcare we need to hire the best from the community as to give the best care for the community.

Being of relative size to the communities we serve, both in staff and structure, allows us the ability to collaborate with and learn from one another as a means to provide treatment which is extensive, thorough, and specific to each patient. And because our internal culture is one of recognizing individual strengths and accomplishments, everyone gets their deserved moment to shine. As members of the Crescent Regional Family, we build one another up because we understand when we strive, our patients and community thrive which perpetuates us all into excellence.

 

We thank you for your interest in seeking employment with Crescent Regional Hospital and look forward to working with you when you become part of the Crescent Regional Family!