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at University of South Alabama

Posted: 3/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2324392

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

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

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 those pertaining to confidentiality; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; adheres to all Patient Safety Goals and Standards of Performance; utilizes the Nursing process to assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes, implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies; assists with orientation of new employees as assigned; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; 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; performs therapeutic procedures or assists with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes except IV push; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; initiates IV therapy and NG insertion after completion of approved IV therapy and NG insertion training; assists patients with activities of daily living; performs basic life support; performs skilled procedures and can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; assists with patient/family education by reviewing and implementing established education plan; completes education documentation; utilizes a PC or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; assists with direct patient care as needed; provides report to Charge Nurse/Nurse Manager/Nurse Educator as needed; demonstrates ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adults, Geriatric; maintains accurate and complete medical records by utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures, assisting with the completion of MAK/MAR, and completing all applicable documentation; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families, and members of the healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds promptly to unit pages; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing meeting the minimum standards set by the state of Alabama and licensure with the state of Alabama as a licensed practical nurse.

Working Days and Hours

Rotating Days
7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

2 Vacancies