Registered Nurse-Post Surgical Unit - FT-NIGHTS

Bay Area Hospital Coos Bay, OR
Description

EXPECTATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

Support the organization's mission, vision and values by adhering to the behavioral standards of Bay Area Hospital. Comply with all laws and regulations affecting Bay Area Hospital. Be familiar with and adhere to the Code of Conduct and support the Bay Area Hospital Compliance Program. Effective communication skills and the ability work effectively with people from various backgrounds are critical.

POSITION SUMMARY

Within the RN scope of practice as defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, applies the nursing process to the care of patients. Teaches patients and significant others. Documents patient care in the medical record. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to effectively coordinate overall care of the patient.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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* Assesses patients, as appropriate to the scope of care the nurse will provide. Assessments may include: physical, psychosocial, learning needs and barriers, needs related to age/culture, discharge planning

* Establishes nursing diagnoses based on results of assessments and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team

* Plans care according to identified diagnoses and needs. Updates plan of care as appropriate

* Implements/performs individualized care, based on nursing care plan and the nurse's role with the patient. This care may include but not be limited to:

* Assisting with activities of daily living, including fall risk management and safe patient handling

* Medication administration

* Skin assessment/wound care

* Pain management

* Operation/manipulation of biomedical and other patient care and testing equipment, including but not limited to infusion pumps, patient transfer equipment, cardiopulmonary monitors, invasive catheters and drains, thermoregulation devices, measurement devices, medication dispensing cabinets, external therapeutic devices.

* Assisting the physician and other licensed, independent practitioners with invasive and non-invasive procedures.

* Teaching patients and their families about current illness, medical tests, medication, general healthcare, illness and disease prevention, and wellness promotion.

* Providing appropriate assignment, supervision, and direction to unlicensed assistive personnel in order to ensure optimum patient care.

* Providing interdisciplinary coordination and facilitation of overall care.

* Documents patient assessments, interventions, care, and teaching in the electronic medical record. Documents in paper format, as necessary. Documentation is complete, concise, timely, and legible.

* Evaluates care provided, communicates patient status and results of care to the interdisciplinary team

* Provides holistic care for post-operative patients, including those who have had orthopedic, bariatric, urologic, or general surgical procedures

Minimum Requirements

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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* Able to read, write legibly, and converse effectively in the English language.

* Exhibits critical thinking and problem-solving skills

* Flexible, able to prioritize and adapt to rapidly-changing patient and unit needs.

* Demonstrates effective teaching skills.

* Responds effectively to patient crisis/emergency situations

* Proficient in use of computer, including accessing internet, word processing, and documenting in an electronic medical record system.

* Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location

* High level of wound care skill preferred

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/DEGREES

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* Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oregon

* American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or must be obtained by the last day of the month after the 60-day grace period

* National certification in orthopedics, gerontology, bariatrics, or medical-surgical nursing preferred

* Certification in area of specialty for which applying and/or bachelor's degree in nursing (or higher) preferred.

EXPERIENCE

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* Recent (within past 5 years) acute care hospital experience preferred

* Recent acute care experience with orthopedic (total joint replacement, spinal, trauma) and/or bariatric surgery patients preferred

GENERAL INFORMATION

Union Affiliation: ONA

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.

Full-Time Position (36 Hours Per Week, 72 Per Pay Period)

Shift: 1900-0730 Days: Varied

Wages Based Upon Experience

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

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The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.