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RN/Orthopedic Surgery Unit

Company: Chenega Corporation
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Job Description:

Orthopedics/Neurology opening in Portsmouth, Virginia. This and other rn jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Summary: The Orthopedic Surgery Unit RN will oversee and provide direct patient care, foster the growth of less experienced staff, and facilitate an interdisciplinary team concept. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Assure that comprehensive plans of care are implemented based on individualized application of the nursing process, including early identification of patients' emotional and discharge planning needs.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and collaborate with team members to ensure patient's needs are addressed across the continuum of care, and that the plan of care is revised based on the patients' response to care regimen delivered.
  • Identify and respond quickly and appropriately to changes in patients' conditions. Assume leadership role as needed in emergency situations; delegate and technically direct others in a calm and effective manner.
  • Oversee the use of equipment in the care of patients for proper, safe and effective use. Identify equipment malfunctions; ensure faulty equipment is removed from service and restored to working order, and that required reports are filed according to Command and Unit policy and procedure. Evaluate the effectiveness of equipment and make recommendations for procurement or upgrade. Set up, operate and monitor equipment used in the care of patients.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to give easily understood directions to subordinates and obtains feedback to determine level of understanding. Encourage and promote two way communications with colleagues and patients
  • Ensure that established documentation protocols are followed.
  • Identify assignments based on patient acuity, unique needs of the patient, equipment requirements, and competency of staff and recommend changes based on their experience and patient needs.
  • Provide wound management, nutritional guidance, and psychological support to patients and families.
  • Assume leadership role in emergent situations, as required; delegate and technically direct others in a calm and effective manner.
  • Teach in a manner that is easily understood and appropriate to the level of the audience.
  • Provide emotional support and appropriate crisis intervention to patients and families. Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
    • Shall have a diploma, Associates or Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or University.
    • Possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last two (2) years as an RN working in a surgical nursing unit, same day surgery unit, or in an emergency room setting.
    • Possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Be able clearly and effectively communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.
      • Possess knowledge of the pharmacology of most commonly used emergency drugs, anticipated results, usual dosages, and their location in the crash cart.

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