University of South Alabama
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Registered Nurse - PRN
at University of South Alabama
- 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; 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; 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; performs or assists with therapeutic and/or 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; starts IVs; 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 and positioning 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; completes education documentation; utilizes 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; utilizes the correct documentation tools and procedures; completes admission assessment within unit timeframe; ensures flow chart is complete with signature; ensures discharge assessment and pain assessment are completed; verifies medication orders and restraint forms; transcribes physician's 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; maintains unit in a neat and orderly fashion; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adults and Geriatric; performs basic EKG interpretations; performs homodynamic monitor set-up, maintenance, monitoring and use inclusive of arterial lines, flow directed catheters, and ICP lines; manages patients receiving temporary/permanent cardiac pacing; initiates and titrates medications; performs proper immobilization/maintenance of spinal injuries; manages patient being mechanically ventilated; uses SVO2 codman monitors, flotrac, swan ganz, CRRT; debrides wounds; demonstrates aspects of wound care for the burn patient to include: application of topical agents, application of dressings, care of post-operative donor sites, proper positioning, application of splints and ace wraps; 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 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 and Shifts