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RN - Medical Unit 4
Ref No.: 20-01713
Category: Travel Nursing and Allied
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Fast paced unit requiring critical thinking skills
64 bed unit based on two newly remodeled floors. Patients on the 6th and 7th floors are a combination of trauma, medical and surgical patients who can be IMC, general, or general with telemetry. Employee will care for patients with complex medical needs that may include, but are not limited to: GI bleeds, COPD, CHF, trachs, wounds, and various types of drips. Unit is capable of caring for stable, chronic ventilated patients. Very busy unit.

General job duties. Types of procedures required:
Perform system assessment, ADLs, I & O, IV therapy, O2 therapy, Telemetry, medication administration

Equipment utilized in the unit/dept:
Meditech charting (moving to Epic in March 2018), Pyxis

Required skills and minimum years of experience:
Must have experience with EKG monitoring and be able to interpret strips.
Minimum of 2 years medical/surgical/trauma acute care experience.
IV therapy, Titration of drips (ex. cardizem, nitro, amiodarone, etc), chest tubes, trach care, wound care

Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required:
Active IL state nursing license. American Heart Association BLS.
NIHSS(if they don't have it, can be completed during orientation)

Shift or schedule requirements:
12 hour shifts, based on time of request. Rotating weekends and holidays as needed.

Floating to over units/departments:
Possibility of floating to other Med Surg areas: (neuro, surgical, oncology and ortho patients).

Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept:
32 private rooms on each floor, with central cardiac monitoring system.
Nurse to patient ratio of this unit:
1:4 (5)

Unit specific training and orientation program:
Take EKG and Med test within the first 2 days.
1 week of orientation (3- 12 hr shifts or 2- 8's/2-12's). Complete hospital required CBLs, pass basic Medication test, pass telemetry test and be able to interpret telemetry strips on patients