Med Surg Telemetry Registered Nurse

Lancaster, Texas 75146

8-02-2021

  • Full time

Job Description

Job Summary: 
 Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Medical-Surgical and Telemetry care setting.  Coordinates patient care, educates patients and the public about various health conditions and provides emotional support to patients. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, as well as results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Initiates directions from physicians and advanced practice practitioners appropriately. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.  Participates in performance improvement activities.  Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing, and hospital policies and procedures and standards.
 
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes pediatric, adult, adolescent, geriatric, and the general patient population.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise the plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment, and evaluate the overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to the patient population served.  Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age-specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Ability to monitor the hemodynamic status of the patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias, and intervenes appropriately.
  • Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.
  • Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.  Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived test results.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to the immediate supervisor, co-workers, and physicians.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Provides care appropriate to the disease condition and age of the patient.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures in the Medical-Surgical / Telemetry Unit.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and function well under stressful situations.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Stays current in critical care nursing through continuing education, conferences, professional journals, and societies.
Regulatory Requirements:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current state Registered Nurse Licensure in the state of Texas.
  • Successful completion of a dysrhythmia recognition course or successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation test as per Nursing Education.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification.
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Sha-Taria Reddic

Lancaster, TX, United States

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