Job Description


JOB SUMMARY:  

Assess and provides care for patients in adult and older adult age groups according to the plan of care and physician orders.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilizes the nursing process in caring for patients.
  • Manages pre & post care of patients undergoing diagnostic tests, procedures, and treatments.
  • Assesses needs and coordinates care of the medical and terminally ill patient.
  • Prepares patients for transfer to SNF, Rehab Unit, and extended care centers.
  • Manages pain control needs of patients with sickle cell crisis and acute and chronic pain.
  • Provides education congruent with age related needs for the adult and older adult.

 

SCOPE OF CARE:

The 5th floor Medical/Surgical unit contains 55 beds and provides medical and surgical care to patients requiring inpatient hospital services. The Department has telemetry capability for use in any room.



Qualifications


Work Experience:

One year experience in Medical / Surgical in an acute care setting.

 

License/Registration/ Certification:

  • Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.

Education & Training

Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

 

Skills:

  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. 
  • Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. 
  • Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.  

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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