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RN - UHC Med Surg - PRN

Company: Lafayette General Health
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARY:----The registered nurse provides nursing careaccording to the physician's orders and in conformance with the ANA Standardsof Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient carepolicies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and theLouisiana Nurse Practice Act.-- The RN isresponsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice anddetermines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities inaccordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIES:The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role.ESSENTIAL DUTIESAND RESPONSIBILITIES:----The Registered Nurse will perform acomprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatmentplan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan----The patient and family members will be includedin the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective----Implements nursing care through services such ascase management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing caresupportive to restorative of life and well being----In executing the health care regimens asprescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, theRN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patientconsistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs,establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet theidentified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documentsappropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient careconsideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the healthcare team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordancewith State Board of Nursing criteria----The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists,and other health care providers in the management of the patient's care andevaluates the human responses to all interventions----Provides individualized health education to thepatient and family members from admission through discharge using anyappropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, preparesthe patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistictherapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness----Communicates effectively with all age groups,which pertains to the patient population served----Demonstrates competency and knowledge of currentstandards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interpretsnormal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic datain a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards,and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient'srequirements relative to the age-specific needs----Documents accurately and completely in the EMRand other forms as per established standards.--QUALIFICATIONREQUIREMENTS:-- Toperform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily.-- Therequirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, andabilities required.-- Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.--EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: ------------------- Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana ------------------- CPR Certification ------------------- Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: ------------------- Must comply with all Standards of Behavior ------------------- Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENTOPERATED:-------------------Computer-------------------Various types of medical instruments &equipment.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKINGCONDITIONS:-------------------MediumWork as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequentbasis-------------------Maybe required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as ---------- walking about from patients' rooms, aswell as to and from various hospital areas

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