Westview - Med/Surg Registered Nurse
Community Howard Regional Health - Indianapolis, IN

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  • Administers prescribed medications, including IV push medications and hanging blood and/or plasma, and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.

  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatments and patient examinations.

  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions and notifies supervisor or physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.

  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.

  • May rotate among various clinical services of hospital.

  • May prepare rooms, equipment and supplies and hand items to physician.

  • Responsible for ensuring that beds are made and patients are fed and bathed.

  • May serve as leader for group of personnel rendering nursing care to a number of patients.

  • Responsible for the accurate accounting of narcotics at the end of each shift.

  • May make appropriate interventions per established protocol in life-threatening situations until physician is available.

  • Communicates relevant data to RN/Charge Nurse.

  • Assesses and documents accurately on all patients on his/her team, including new admissions and discharges.

  • Enters vital statistics and medical information into computer.

  • Assists in training and/or orienting new department personnel.

  • Maintains confidentiality. Performs duties with honesty, fairness, ethics and good corporate citizenship to ensure corporate compliance.

  • EXPERIENCE: Experience preferred

    EDUCATION: ASN/BSN in nursing

    LICENSURE: Indiana RN license; CPR certification

    • Use common sense and special medical skills to care for the sick or handicapped.

    • Understand technical information from a variety of sources.

    • Use eyes, hands and fingers with skill.

    • Work fast and efficiently in an emergency.

    • Communicate with people when they are sick, handicapped or nervous.

    • Change from one duty to another frequently.

    • Follow instructions exactly.

    • Record information completely and accurately.