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MedSurg RN Ft. Belvoir 1209

Company:
Maxim Healthcare Services Nursing
Location:
VA
Post Date:
July 12, 2019
Description:

Maxim Government Services is searching for qualified Med Surg Registered Nurses (RNs) for our client, Fort Belvoir Army base located in Fairfax, Virginia. Services are required full time 40 hours per week to service active duty military members and their families.


For additional information please contact Antoine Whims at 410-910-4702, via e-mail at [email protected] or apply online!


The following benefits are offered with employment:


* Competitive Wages


* Accrued Paid Vacation


* Accrued Sick Leave


* 10 Paid Federal Holidays


* Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Medical, Dental, Vision life insurance coverage


* 401K Retirement Savings Program


* Weekly Pay


 


Minimum Qualifications:


 


1. As a minimum, two years of experience as a Med-Surg RN, with no more than twelve months since their last work assignment in a Med-Surg setting.


 


2. Med Surg RNs shall possess an associate, diploma, baccalaureate and/or master’s degree in nursing and must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing from at least one state or territory in the United States


 


3. Must possess a valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a RN in at least one start or territory. License must remain current, valid and unrestricted during employment


 


4. Must have Basic Life Support Training (BLS) CPR sponsored by the American Heart Association.


 


Job Description:


 


1. Med-Surg RN shall attend and participate in: patient nursing reports, patient care huddles, and change of shift meetings.


2. Maintain positive professional interpersonal relationships.


3. Conduct nursing intake assessment, and participate in the management of patients. The nursing process includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Perform head-to-toe physical and biopsychosocial assessment. Assess patient/family knowledge level and learning needs, develop and implement a plan of instruction or the patient and family, documenting the demonstrated level of understanding. Assessment plans will be individualized to target age-specific learning needs, barriers to learning and cultural needs.


4. Obtain patient medical and psychosocial history and pertinent family history and documents on the appropriate form.


5. Formulate a plan of care for the patient based on the patient assessment. The plan will include age appropriate evidence based nursing interventions and expected patient outcomes. The plan will be discussed with the patient and recorded in the electronic health record. The plan will include involvement of the family maintaining open communication with those individuals keeping them informed throughout the hospitalization.


6. Communicate pertinent patient data to the charge nurse and/or physician as appropriate.


7. Possess the knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the ability to maintain composure and react appropriately while relating to patients, families and other staff members; to manage distraught, irritable, unreasonable or angry individuals; and to maintain positive rapport with all individuals involved in patient care.


8. Assess patients' conditions for decompensation and potential or life-threatening crises. Distinguish between normal and abnormal physical findings (from physical assessment and vital sign assessment). Plan and implement appropriate nursing care.


9. Demonstrate the ability to react with alertness and skill in any emergency situation, i.e., cardiac or respiratory arrest, hemorrhage, shock, severe physical trauma and psychiatric reaction. Be able to initiate life saving measures in the absence of a physician.


10. Operate defibrillator, EKG machine, and cardiac monitor when appropriate.


11. May serve as member of resuscitation team or emergency code team.


12. Possess knowledge of the pharmacology of most commonly used emergency drugs, anticipated results, usual dosages, and their location on crash cart.


13. Give inhalation therapy treatments, with knowledge of medications utilized in this treatment and document response to treatment.


14. Start and administer blood product transfusions and be knowledgeable about adverse reactions and institute appropriate measures in the case of adverse reactions, and document patient response to transfusions.


15. Interpret pertinent lab values, notify physician of abnormalities.


16. Transcribe or verify transcription of physician orders.


17. Implement prescribed physician orders and nursing care and documents in patient medical record.


18. Delegate tasks as needed to care team members according to licensure and scope of practice.


19. May be required to perform charge nurse duties.


20. Monitors cardiac telemetry, performs EKG runs, and interprets cardiac rhythm strips


For additional information please contact Antoine Whims at 410-910-4702, via e-mail at [email protected] or apply online!

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