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Registered Nurse (RN) - Pediatric Unit- Children's and Women's

Company: USA Health
Location: Mobile
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:


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.


Various Shifts Available

Practices family-centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; serves as Charge Nurse when assigned; supervises, plans, evaluates, and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; 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 to include 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 cardiac/respiratory 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 patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety and when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the educational needs of each patient; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds promptly to unit and overhead pages; maintains accurate and complete medical records by utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures: admission assessment completed within unit timeframe, flow chart completed with signature, discharge and pain assessment completed, MAK/MAR and restraint forms completed, completion of all applicable forms; transcribes physician orders; evaluates and finalizes the patient care record; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational 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 provide competent patient care to Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patient populations; follows Heart Failure Protocol; participates in hourly rounds; when serving as Charge Nurse: identifies, organizes, and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and materials 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; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as staff nurse as needed; verifies that emergency equipment is functional; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; serves as preceptor for new employees and nursing students; adheres to all patient safety goals; adheres to all Standards of Performance; 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; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited school of nursing 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

USA Health is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable legally-protected basis.

Keywords: USA Health, Mobile , Registered Nurse (RN) - Pediatric Unit- Children's and Women's, Healthcare , Mobile, Alabama

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