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Registered Nurse - Retention Bonus Program

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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 – Retention Bonus Program


5th Floor UH – Med Surg (Medical Floor), AL

Job Type

Regular Full-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

Utilizes the nursing process to assess patients, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes, and implement and evaluate nursing interventions for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; performs basic life support and management of arrest situations; performs therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures as ordered; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; starts IVs; performs activities of daily living; administers blood and blood products; supervises, plans, evaluates, and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the educational needs of each patient; completes education documentation; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning, and transferring patients and when moving equipment necessary to perform essential functions; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; serves as preceptor for new employees and nursing students; serves as Charge Nurse when assigned; maintains accurate and complete medical records by utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures; completes PDP within unit timeframe; completes discharge form and flow sheet with signature; completes medication reconciliation, MAK/MAR, and all applicable forms; supervises, evaluates and finalizes the patient care record; transcribes physician orders; follows Heart Failure Protocol; participates in hourly rounds; utilizes a PC or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; adheres to hospital policies and to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; 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 as staff nurse as needed; verifies that emergency equipment is functional; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined 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.

Working Days and Hours

Rotating Days

7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

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