Nurse Extern PRN General Surgery (Vinton)
Compensation: $67,990.00 - $94,620.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Nursing
Description SHIFT: PRN SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Parham Campus), a 200-bed acute care facility is located in the upbeat, West End area of Richmond, minutes from the historic University of Richmond campus and a short drive from the beautiful outdoor mall, Short Pump Town Center. Parham Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, making it a very reputable and secure organization to work with. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless! Parham Doctor's Hospital Awards and Recognitions: Recipient of Healthgrades 2019 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and 2019 Joint Replacement Excellence Award These distinctions put Parham Doctors' Hospital in the top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide The Joint Commission awarded the Orthopedic Program the Gold Seal of Approval for hip replacement, knee replacement and spinal fusion Adult General Surgery Unit: 15 beds Average length of stay is 4.4 days Interdisciplinary team meets daily to review progress, barriers to discharge, and discharge needs Unit based educator to support onboarding and facilitate growth of staff The unit's employees range from new grads to 30+ years of experience which fosters a conducive mentoring environment for Nurse externs currently enrolled in Nursing School The Nurse Extern PRN delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN), the Nurse Extern assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the Nurse Extern's skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The Nurse Extern is currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing and can perform higher-level procedures once competency is achieved. Major Responsibilities: Quality Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse. Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts. Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader. Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics. Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, oxygen delivery, and venous compression devices. Performs non-medicated support tasks, including oral suctioning, enema, catheterization and foley catheter removal, drain maintenance, and basic wound care. Increases variety and difficulty of tasks as competency is verified through nursing program. Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen. Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as instructed. Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure. Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed. Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively. Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions,use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures. Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens. Assists with patient/family/caregiver learning needs, abilities and readiness to learn. Identifies barriers to learning, such as language or culture. Integrates this information into the patient's plan of care. Translates complex medical terminology to ensure patients/families/caregivers understand patient medical condition, patient status, treatment plan, medications and possible side effects, and follow-up measures. Educates patients/families/caregivers on healthy diet and exercise, disease prevention, and/or lifestyle changes that may be needed once a patient leaves the hospital. Prepares patients and families/caregivers for future self-management. Provides teaching material as needed (pamphlets, video, etc.) to enhance understanding. Documents each teaching episode. Assists with post-mortem care. Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs. Performs clerical work as needed, including greeting customers, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages. Prepares and maintains chart, MAR and Kardex on each patient admitted. Adds documentation forms to chart as needed. Ensures each form is properly labeled. Assists provider in obtaining medical records and diagnostic results. Service Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service. Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications. Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc. Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues. Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures. People Uses job knowledge and proficiency of skills to successfully assist in orientation of new employees. Shares new knowledge with peers and mentors those with less experience. Attends and actively participates in unit meetings. Growth Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high quality care to the patients served. Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas. Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth. Creates and implements a personal career development plan, reviewed regularly by supervisor and/or preceptor. Finance Maintains supplies, forms and necessary requisitions for the unit. Demonstrates cost effective use and maintenance of unit supplies. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste of time and/or supplies, and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care. Other Performs other duties as assigned. Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" and "Mission and Value Statement." Qualifications Education & Experience: Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing. Required 1+ years of nursing school completed Preferred We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. 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Associated topics: asn, bsn, cardiothoracic, ccu, coronary, maternal, mhb, neonatal, psychatric, psychiatric
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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