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Registered Nurse - PRN

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Job Details
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Company Name
University of South Alabama
Physical Address

Mobile, AL 36607
Job Description

Registered Nurse – PRN


Oncology Unit UH, AL

Job Type

Temporary Part-time


USA Health University Hospital

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About Us

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.

Essential Functions

Practices family centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; utilizes the Nursing process to: assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes, and implement/evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; performs therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures as ordered; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; administers blood and blood products; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; starts IV’s; performs activities of daily living; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety and when 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; utilizes a PC or terminal to access the Hospital Information System (HIS); 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 to include utilizing correct documentation tools and procedures and completing ADP, flowcharts, discharge forms, pain assessment tools, MAR and restraint forms; patient charges accurately; transcribes physicians orders; supervises, evaluates and finalizes the patient care record; 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; 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 a first line in problem resolution with other departments and any other patient complaints; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as 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 ICARE process as assigned; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance and the ability to work schedule as assigned and overtime and call as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing 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. ACLS and Chemotherapy certification is preferred.

Working Days and Hours

Rotating Days

7:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M. / 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

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