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Med-Surge Nurse

United States / Code: EPJ01986

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Introduction
Our Client based in the USA is looking for Med-Surge Nurses
Job description

Med-Surge Nurse

Competitive Salary

USA

Benefits Package and VISA included

Position Summary

Registered Nurse care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Under general supervision are responsible for delivering of safe patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Registered Nurse also directs and guides patient/family teaching and activities of other nursing personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. The nature of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting.

Med-Surge Nurses provide care for primarily adult patients before and after surgical procedures; they also attend to those who are being treated with pharmaceuticals to manage an illness. Due to the broad range of medical conditions they will encounter, they must be well-versed in a large variety of health conditions.

Position Responsibilities

Med-Surge Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care duties include but are not limited to:

  • Consult and coordinates with healthcare team members to assess, plan and evaluate patient care plans
  • Prepares and Administers (orally, subcutaneously, through IV) and records prescribed medications
  • Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with policy
  • Educates patients on surgical procedures
  • Monitors and adjust specialized equipment and interprets and records electronic displays
  • Provides bedside care for a wide variety of medical patients, including pre-and post-surgery patients
  • Changes dressings inserts, catheters, and start IVs
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment
  • Respond to life-saving situations using nursing standards and protocol
  • Utilized time management skills
  • Record all care information concisely, accurately, and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format of the facility
  • Participates in discharge planning

Other Responsibilities: Complete required orientation. Follow facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures. Follow facility unusual occurrence protocol. Respect cultural and religious practices of patients. Uphold HIPPA regulations. Punctual and dependent for confirmed shifts.

Depending on the setting, may also: Direct care provided by LPN’s or CNA’s. Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent.

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an Accredited Nursing Program

  • Current and valid State RN License
  • Current BLS and ACLS (AHA)
  • Minimum of (1) year Med-Surge experience
  • Cognitive skills related to the position
Working Conditions

The Med-Surge RN provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols of the healthcare organization. Because patients need round the clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty. Nurses will need to spend a considerable time walking, bending, stretching, and standing, assisting with patient transfers. Nurses must use proper body mechanics and procedure for lifting/moving patients while assisting CNA’s. Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. Additionally, may treat patients that may be confused, irrational, agitate and /or uncooperative.

Physical Demands
  • Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting, or transferring of patients may involve lifting up to fifty (50) pounds as well as assist with weights of more than one hundred (100) pounds
  • Ability to stand for extended periods
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual acuity
 
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Maarten du Plessis

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