Registered Nurse - PRN
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Mobile, AL 36607
Registered Nurse – PRN
3rd Floor-High Risk OB CW, AL
USA Health Children’s & Women’s
HT367 & HT368
USA Health helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA’s health network includes University Hospital, Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Mitchell Cancer Institute, Physicians Group, and the College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. USA Health delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.
In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA’s medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. USA Health delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.
USA Health is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.
Practices family centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; serves as Charge Nurse when assigned; supervises, plans, evaluates, and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; serves as preceptor for new employees and nursing students; the RN utilizes the Nursing process to assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes and implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies by performing therapeutic procedures and assisting with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; administers blood and blood products; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; performs basic life support and management of arrest situations; starts IVs and performs activities of daily living; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; when performing skilled procedures the RN can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; utilizes proper body mechanics when: moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety and by moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the educational needs of each patient; ensures education documentation is completed; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; maintains accurate and complete medical records by utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures; completes ADP, flow chart with signature, discharge form, pain assessment and MAR within unit timeframe; evaluates and finalizes the patient care record; transcribes physician orders; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Infant-Toddler/Preschool, School Age/Adolescent, Reproductive Age, and Post/Peri Menopausal; performs non-stress tests; demonstrates a basic knowledge of fetal monitoring, assesses fetal well being, palpates contractions, monitors fetal heart tones, and assesses for pre-term labor, bleeding, and rupture of membrane; cares for the patient in the Intermediate Care Unit undergoing treatment of preeclampsia, insulin loops and pre-term labor; cares for the Gynecologic Oncology patient by utilizing neutropenic protocol, follows cytotoxic precautions and administers Chemotherapy according to policy; utilizes and cares for all types of vascular access devices; identifies, organizes and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and materials to meet the needs of the patient and nursing staff; communicates with the Nurse Manager and Nurse Administrator, on an ongoing basis, regarding: changes in unit status, patient related issues, staffing issues, Quality Management issues and other events as they evolve; acts as first line in problem resolution with other departments and any patient complaints; assists with shift duty assignments or serves a staff nurse as needed; verifies that emergency equipment is functional; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of PDSA process as assigned; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime and call as required; related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, meeting the minimum standards set by the state of Alabama and licensure with the state of Alabama as a registered nurse. One year of professional nursing experience is preferred.
Working Days and Hours
Monday – Friday with rotating weekends
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.