Staff RN 12 Hr - SJH Med/Surg 1 in Leavenworth, KS at Prime Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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Job Description

Overview

 

As the first private hospital in Kansas, Saint John Hospital has an unparalleled tradition of life-saving medical care for families just like yours. Saint John is a local, full service hospital located in Leavenworth, Kan. Saint John and our sister hospital, Providence Medical Center in nearby Kansas City, Kan., are earning the highest awards in health care quality and safety.

 

The Medical-Surgical Unit is a 16 bed patient unit that cares for medical, surgical, cardiac and pediatric patients. All patient rooms are private.

 

 

Responsibilities  

We are seeking a highly capable medical-surgical nurse to join our team. In this role, you will be providing bedside care for pre-and post-surgery patients, monitoring vital signs, and administering prescribed medications.

To ensure success, medical-surgical nurses should possess extensive knowledge of various health conditions and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. An outstanding medical-surgical nurse will be someone whose expertise translates into exceptional patient care.

Medical-Surgical Nurse Responsibilities:
  • Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care plans in consultation with healthcare professionals.
  • Evaluating medical information, as well as providing direct and individualized bedside nursing care to pre-and post-surgery patients.
  • Preparing, administering and recording prescribed medications.
  • Changing dressings, inserting catheters, and starting IVs.
  • Adjusting specialized medical equipment as needed, as well as interpreting and recording measurements.
  • Monitoring patients' vitals and reporting adverse reactions to medications in a timely manner.
  • Collaborating on discharge planning with the healthcare team.
  • Answering questions and educating patients and their families on surgical procedures and post-surgery care.
  • Maintaining and updating patient files, medical charts, and health records.
  • Adhering to best nursing practices, standards, and protocols.
 

Education and Work Experience

  1. Current and valid state RN License.
  2. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Current ACLS (AHA) certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Previous Acute Care hospital experience preferred.
  5. Ventilator Management experience preferred.
  6. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
 

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

 

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