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Registered Nurse (RN) - Internal Agency ($55.00/hr)

Company: USA Health
Location: Mobile
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
USA Health is Transforming Medicine along the Gulf Coast to care for the unique needs of our community. -USA Health is changing how medical care, education and research impact the health of people who live in Mobile and the surrounding area. Our team of doctors, advanced care providers, nurses, therapists and researchers provide the region's most advanced medicine at multiple facilities, campuses, clinics and classrooms. We offer patients convenient access to innovative treatments and advancements that improve the health and overall wellbeing of our community.

Responsibilities:
Various Shifts Available -Hours 36 per week.Applicants who have had full-time employment, 0.9 or 1.0 FTE, with USA Health within the past 6 months, will not be eligible. -Provides family-centered healthcare utilizing a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to deliver state of the art care to all patients in Intensive Care or Med Surg settings for a twelve week assignment; practices family centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; supervises, plans, evaluates and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values' adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; utilizes the nursing process to: assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes and implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies; performs therapeutic procedures and assists with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; administers blood and blood products; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; starts IVs; performs activities of daily living; performs basic life support and management of arrest situations; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; when performing skilled procedures, the RN can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patient without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the education needs of each patient; ensures education documentation is complete; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to unit pages; maintains accurate and complete medical records by: making sure assessments complete within unit timeframe, daily shift assessments are complete with signature, proper discharge processes are followed, pain assessment tool is complete, medical history/reconciliation process is followed, MAR is complete, all applicable documentation is completed, supervising, evaluating, and finalizing the patient record, transcribing physician orders, utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, education, and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; maintains unit in a neat and orderly fashion; demonstrates the ability to provided competent patient care to the following patient populations: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adults and Geriatric; follows unit standards for documentation (alarm limits, turning, suctioning, tubing, infusions and dressing changes; maintains accurate I & O cumulative totals; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as charge nurse as needed; identifies, organizes and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and material to meet the needs of the patient and nursing staff communicates with the Nurse Manager and Nurse Administrator on an ongoing basis regarding: changes in unit status, patient related issues, staffing issues, quality management issues and other events as they evolve; acts as first line in problem resolution with other departments and any patient complaints; verifies that emergency equipment is functioning; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of PDSA as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, one year of recent inpatient hospital experience and a current Alabama RN license or current Multi-State RN License in accordance with the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) for Alabama. Note: USA Health abides by the NLC requirements and guidelines for the state of Alabama.

Keywords: USA Health, Mobile , Registered Nurse (RN) - Internal Agency ($55.00/hr), Healthcare , Mobile, Alabama

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