RN Med / Surg – PRN Varied Shifts

Description:

Current license as a Registered Nurse in Iowa, BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications, Mandatory Reporter Training, one year general Medical/Surgical experience preferred.

  • Use assessment skills and techniques to determine patient needs and condition upon admission and on an ongoing basis, responding appropriately.
  • Completes and documents the nursing admission assessment in a thorough and accurate manner as defined by unit policy.
  • Assesses the need for patient and family education.
  • Hourly Rounding on patients.
  • Initiate, develop and document patient plan of care based on patient’s assessment and medical diagnosis and setting priorities for nursing action in accordance with the unit’s policy on time-frames.
  • Review and update the plan of care once every 24 hours or as necessary.
  • Develop a patient education and discharge plan as necessary.
  • Collaborates with other health team members in planning and providing care.
  • Delegates care to team members based on complexity, staff education and competency, state regulations and Knoxville Hospital and Clinics’ policy.
  • Provides safe and comprehensive nursing care according to state regulations, hospital policy and procedure.
  • Establish care priorities based on patient problems; communicate with staff and new employees of patient problems, concerns, and changes in condition.  Notify physician promptly regarding concerns.
  • Must be proficient in medication administration, including IV therapy, as evidenced by lack of medication errors, reports medication errors.
  • Perform procedures accurately, completely, and safely according to established policy and procedure and physician orders.
  • Provide care with minimal supervision in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a safe work environment for patients and coworkers.  Uses safety precautions and PPE appropriately.
  • Use an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Use critical thinking skills to intervene with appropriate care for urgent or emergent patient care needs.
  • Care of acute and chronically ill patients.
  • Able to identify and manage life-sustaining physiologic functions in unstable patients.
  • IV and Central Line management skills.
  • Additional Essential Functions and certifications as needed for area.

Job posting: PRN (as needed)
*The schedule may fluctuate based upon needs of the department.

*COVID 19 vaccination required or qualified exemption.