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Travel: RN / Med/Surg (344287)
Ref No.: 20-02702
Category: Travel Nursing and Allied
Location: El Paso, Texas
Position Description
Med/Surge Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Med/Surge Nurses include (but are not limited to). Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans. Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse. Educates patients on surgical procedures. Records patients’ medical information and vital signs. Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records electronic displays. Initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology. Provides bedside care for a wide variety of medical patients, including pre- and post-surgery patients. Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs. Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs. Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient. Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol. Participates in discharge planning. Utilizes time management skills. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms. Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting

Unit Specifics:
• Number of Beds : 14
• Patient Ratios : 1:4
• Type of equipment : Med/Surg
• Documentation system: Cerner

Hospital Specifics-
• Certifications: BLS & ACLS

Unit Specifics:
• Shift: 7p-7a
• Department: Med/Surg
• Number of positions: 2
• Scheduling requirements: 3-4 nights per week with alternating weekends
• Floating policy: Yes, to THOP Sierra Campus Medical & Surg/Ortho
• On call schedule: No

Must have: BLS & ACLS

THOP Specialty Campus is the newest addition to The Hospitals of Providence family. It is a surgical center with a 14 bed inpatient unit specializing in urology, spine, and pain procedures that may require admission for 24-72 hours.