Med Surg RN FT

First Baptist Medical Center

Full Time
Dallas, TX
Posted 1 week ago

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Med/Surg Nurse

REPORTS TO: Director of In-Patient Services

CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, Non-exempt

Company Overview:
First Baptist Medical Center (FBMC), a premier North Texas Surgical Specialty
Hospital offering advanced and minimally invasive surgery. Our mission is to
become a trusted provider of compassionate, superior healthcare services that
enhance quality of life and provide hope for a healthier future for patients
and families. Motivated by a reverence for life and respect for those they
serve, the team at FBMC is committed to empowering patients through excellence
in the care they receive.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
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
* Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent

Knowledge & Duties:

* Completes required orientation as directed by facility
* Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment
* Follows facility Unusual Occurrence Protocol
* Respects cultural and religious practices of patients
* Upholds HIPAA regulations
* Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts

Minimal Requirements (Education and Experience):

* Graduate of an accredited nursing program
* Current nursing license, in good standing with the State licensing board
* Minimum of one (1) year Med/Surge experience
* Cognitive skills as related to the position
* Current ACLS certification required
* PALS preferred

Positive Attitude & Teamwork:

* Demonstrates responsibility for scope of the position—personal safety and safety of others, including proper knowledge and use of all equipment and chemicals (if applicable), safe body mechanics, disaster code awareness/compliance, and infection control procedures
* Responds to or asks other employees for help if assistance is needed
* Adapts in order to meet hospital needs, setting aside personal desires for the well-being of patients
* Demonstrates willingness to take on new or additional responsibilities
* Actively seeks information and updates related to policy, practices, and requirements to ensure that work or service outcomes meet expectations, going above and beyond the minimum requirements in performing work or delivering service
* Avoids unscheduled absences, including tardiness and early departures
* Sets facts straight and dispels rumors
* Raises concerns when others are sharing confidential or inappropriate information
* Attempts to find own replacement when ill or unable to work for any other reason

Working Conditions:
Because patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days,
nights, weekends and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will
vary with facility, however, in most settings, the caseload is heavy and the
environment is fast-paced. Nurses spend considerable time walking, bending,
stretching and standing; they assist in patient transfers, so to guard against
back injury, they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for
lifting/moving patients. Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals
and infectious diseases. In addition, they treat patients that may be
confused, irrational, agitated, and/or uncooperative.

Physical Demands:

* Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty
* (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds.
* Ability to stand for extended periods
* Fine motor skills
* Visual acuity

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