Registered Nurse - SPI - PRN - Medical Unit - Washington, NC

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917997

Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Part Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses and diagnoses patient and family needs to provide quality care to assigned patients.
  • Participates in staff meetings as determined by Nurse Manager. Attends 75% of scheduled unit meetings and signs minutes for all unattended meetings.  Supports the Health System's mission, policies, and procedures through attendance and participation at committee meetings, if applicable.  Assigns self and others to productive activities consistent with patient workload and personnel qualifications, while retaining accountability for delegated nursing care, and ensures continuous availability for direct participation in nursing care. Reports to work on time and is at work as scheduled, as observed by Nurse Manager (follows Health System policy and procedure for notification of unplanned absence).
  • Demonstrates willingness to assume charge nurse role as required.
  • Reassessment of plan of care is done every 24 hours and ongoing according to changes in patient’s condition, until outcomes are met or discharge. Assesses the patient/significant other's response to teaching plan in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Based on reassessment, plan of care will remain the same or be modified to meet the patient/significant other's identified needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Health System policies and procedures for administering, transcribing, and recording medications.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used medications: action, dose, and side effects. Observes five rights for administering medications: right patient, right drug, right dose, right method, right time. Demonstrates proper procedures in all methods of medication administration, including the utilization of the  IntelliDOT System. Administers blood and blood products following Health System policies and procedures, and operates blood warmer equipment per policy and procedure. Initiates and maintains IV access according to Health System policy and procedure, and operates IV pumps per  policy and procedure. Demonstrates knowledge of Health System policy and procedure for Pyxis stations. Demonstrates knowledge of Health System policy and procedure for the IntelliDOT System.
  • Performs admission assessment in accordance with specific unit standards (including, but not limited to, physical and social assessment). Identifies and documents nursing diagnosis on patient's plan of care in accordance with specific unit standards with LPN oversight per policy and procedure.
  • Develops, discusses, and communicates a realistic problem list (plan of care) for each patient, in collaboration with each patient/family/significant other, in order to address all identified needs. Plan of care will include nursing diagnosis statement, interventions, 24-hour outcomes, and discharge outcomes for each identified problem. This also includes updating plans of care for those patients in restraints, whether medical or behavioral. Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and discharge plan as per unit standard. Provides patient teaching on a continuous basis and documents using the integrated teaching tool.
  • Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching needs upon admission. Verifies and documents Informed Consent per policy and procedure (surgical, conscious sedation, blood administration). Identifies discharge planning needs of patient/family/significant other on admission. Identifies and provides appropriate education and support to patients and family experiencing the dying process.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Current registration in the state or eligibility to do so.
  • BLS current certification.

Other Information

  • Requires 24 hours to be worked per six weeks
  • Varying hours/shifts

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Ronda SmithHuman Resources Assistant

Email: Ronda.Smith@vidanthealth.com

Tel: (252) 975-4135

 

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