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SoutheastHEALTH Registered Nurse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Nurse

Nursing - RN
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Clinical Decision Unit Full-Time

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Description

The registered professional nurse coordinates, plans, directs and implements the nursing process in the delivery of patient careBegin:

  • Good communication skills with family, patient, co-workers, and visitors

  • Conducts self with courteous and professional behavior

  • Listens effectively and provides appropriate information to members of the department and other hospital personnel

  • Keeps current on policy changes

  • Flexible and willing to accept new ideas and challenges

  • Utilize the nursing process and critical thinking skills to plan, organize, direct the delivery of patient care

  • Complete documentation in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) per departmental and organizational policies to include but not limited to:

  • Assessment and reassessments

  • Interventions

  • Rounding and vital signs

  • Medication administration

  • Complete appropriate documentation on paper to include but not limited to:

  • Downtime documentation

  • Consent forms and transfer authorization forms

  • Recognize patient status changes, notify appropriate provider, and intervene as appropriate

  • Cross functional to Emergency Department (ED)

  • Assist in assuring appropriate patient flow through the ED and Clinical Decision Unit (CDU)

  • Be familiar with procedures and equipment applicable to the CDU and ED to include but not limited to:

  • IV therapy

  • Cardiac monitor/defibrillator/pacer

  • Crash cart

  • Warming devices

  • Suturing

  • Chest Tube

  • Central lines

  • Specimen collection

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Become:

  • Graduation from professional nursing program

  • Registered professional nurse licensed by the state of Missouri

  • Currently certified in BLS

  • ACLS certification within 90 days

  • PALS, ENPC, TNCC within 1 year of hire

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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