Provides direct and indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting. Â Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patientâ€™s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Â Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Â Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on infants, adolescents, and adults and reassessments per policy.Â Â Ability to assess neonate at delivery and perform neonatal resuscitation according to AHA guidelines.Â Â Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.Â Â Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.Â Â Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.Â Â Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicted by the patientâ€™s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.Â Â Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, spiritual needs of patient and family.Â Â Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures in ambulatory.Â Â Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge nurse, coworkers and physicians.Â Â Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.Â Â
Minimum Education Associateâ€™s degree in Nursing required Bachelorâ€™s degree in Nursing preferred
Required Licenses Must have a current Mississippi Registered Nurse license or a current Compact State Registered Nurse license
Required Skills Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certificationÂ