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Kindred: Indy - Local: RN - Med/Surg - Nights (349528)
Ref No.: 20-05386
Category: Travel Nursing and Allied
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana
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