Clinical Nurse - Medical/Surgery Ward
QuarterLine - Hampton, VA

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QuarterLine Consulting Services (QuarterLine) provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. We are currently seeking a Clinical Nurse -Medical/Surgery Ward at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.

Responsibilities:
The Clinical Nurse - Medical/Surgery Ward duties include but are not limited to the following: Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness. Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate. 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. 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 postprocedural patients. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues. Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements. Skill 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. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations. Makes patient care assignments based on the scope of practice and skill level of assigned personnel. Utilizes the nursing process as a basis for professional practice. Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.

The Nurse will work rotating days/nights, 8-12 hrs; Day shift 6:00am - 6:00pm; Evening 6:00pm - 6:00am.

Qualifications:
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.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes, specific to the critical care unit population to include all ages of the spectrum from pediatrics to geriatrics.
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 conditions including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
Knowledge of a variety of anesthetic agents used in surgical procedures, the methods
of administration, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use to include knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients condition. Assesses, coordinates, facilitates and delivers care for infant to geriatric patients recovering from general, regional, and/or local anesthesia. Administers intravenous conscious sedation and recovers patients receiving conscious sedation for procedures as required.
Synthesizes and makes appropriate clinical decisions using a wide variety of data sources, specifically patient response, anesthesia and surgical report and, preoperative progress notes.
Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.