Registered Nurse- Medical Surgical - Telemetry - Critical Care
Healthcare Resource Network - Dayton, OH

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Healthcare Resource Network is seeking a Registered Nurse for Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. This position is for the hospital on Wright Patterson AFB.

Must have at least 2 years of recent hospital experience.

CLINICAL NURSE - GENERAL WARD NURSE
1 QUALIFICATIONS.
1.1 Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, disease process, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty and experience to acutely ill pediatric, adult and geriatric patients as appropriate.

1.2 Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes, specific to the unit population to include all ages of the spectrum from pediatrics to geriatrics.

1.3 Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient’s condition including nursing assessment/reassessment, planning, interventions, evaluation, outcomes, patient/family teaching, and follow up care.

1.4 Assesses, coordinates, facilitates, delivers and evaluates care for infant to geriatric patients using the nursing process.

1.5 Synthesizes information and makes appropriate clinical decisions using a wide variety of data sources, specifically patient response, physician and nurse progress notes, interdisciplinary consultations, results of tests/procedures, and applicable guidelines and standards.

1.6 Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.

2 TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:

2.1 Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness

2.2 Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.

2.3 Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.

2.4 Assesses patients. Uses the nursing process as a basis for professional practice. Demonstrates proper preparation of patients for treatments and procedures, to include surgical interventions. Provides proper care and evaluation of post-procedural patients.

2.5 Effectively communicates plans/actions and collaborates with a diverse healthcare team for the benefit of the patient, family and organization. Effectively educates patients and families regarding involvement in the plan of care, promotion of self care, management of symptoms, and follow-up care.

2.6 Possesses excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.

2.7 Skilled in setting up, operating, and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers and other unit specific equipment.

2.8 Recognizes adverse signs and symptoms and reacts quickly and appropriately in emergency situations.

2.9 Maintains accountability for making patient care assignments based on the scope of practice and skill level of assigned personnel.

2.10 Possesses a good foundation in organization and prioritization
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2.11 Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participates in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.

2.12 Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety in accordance with regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.