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RN- Medical/Surgical Unit in Gainesville, TX at Community Hospital Corporation

Date Posted: 4/28/2019

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Job Description

Job Description:
Provides direct and indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting.  Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.  Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
  • Ability to perform head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing, glucometers, etc.) per Clinical Laboratory's and the resident care unit's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived test results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the six (6) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provides 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 and patient's family and involves patient and patient's family in the formation of the plan of care.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Texas State Registered Nurse Licensure that is in good standing.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications
  • PALS certifications recommended.


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