Registered Nurse - Med Surg/ED - Full Time
Pocahontas, IA 50574 US
BSN- Full Time Needs
A Med-Surg/ED RN is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care to patients admitted to medical-surgical units or seeking emergency care in the ED. They assess patient conditions, administer treatments, collaborate with healthcare teams, and advocate for patients' needs.
- Perform thorough patient assessments, including medical history, vital signs, and physical examinations.
- Identify patient needs, prioritize care, and develop individualized care plans.
Emergency Care (ED):
- In the ED, assess and triage patients based on the severity of their conditions.
- Administer initial treatments, interventions, and medications as required.
- Respond to medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrests or trauma cases, following established protocols.
- Administer medications, including intravenous medications, oral medications, and injections, following prescribed orders and safety protocols.
- Monitor and document medication effects and any adverse reactions.
- Educate patients and their families about their conditions, treatments, and self-care.
- Provide instructions for managing symptoms and follow-up care.
Wound Care and Procedures:
- Perform wound care, dressing changes, and other medical procedures as needed.
- Ensure aseptic techniques and infection control practices are followed.
- Collaborate with physicians, specialists, and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement care plans.
- Communicate patient progress, changes in condition, and response to treatment.
- Maintain accurate and detailed patient records, including assessments, interventions, and progress notes.
- Ensure compliance with electronic health record (EHR) systems.
Safety and Infection Control:
- Follow safety and infection control protocols to protect patients, staff, and oneself.
- Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
- Stay current with medical-surgical and emergency nursing best practices through ongoing training and professional development.
- Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state of practice.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is often preferred.
- BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications for ED RNs.
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification may be required for ED RNs working with pediatric patients.
- Strong clinical skills and the ability to provide high-quality nursing care.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interactions with patients, families, and the healthcare team.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.
- Knowledge of medical-surgical and emergency nursing procedures and protocols.
If you are interested, please contact :
Meredith Lusby - Account Manager