New Mexico
Posted 2 years ago

$70.00 per hour

We are currently seeking a qualified Med/Surg RN for a Hospital in Gallup, NM

Organization: KHS

City: Gallup

State: NM

Discipline: RN

Specialty: Medical Surgical

Type: Travel

Shift: 7p-7a

Weeks: 13

Additional Information

Unit Specifics: 38 Beds.. American Heart Association BLS required, PALS preferred. Patient Ratio: 1:4-6.. Patients seen with kidney problems, renal, diabetic, cellulitis, COPD, and pneumonia. Nurse expectations and requirements: Excellent attendance, professional, positive attitude, respectful, provide quality patient care and follow all hospital policies and procedures If Traveler does not have PALS, they will not take care of PEDS patients. They don’t usually have many PEDS patients.. Tele patients on floor and monitor tech in ICU monitors the strips.. EMR- Meditech.. Pixis.. Will be required to float to other areas if needed.. Schedules will vary.. If HCP works nights they try to keep on a block schedule.. Unit tries to give every other weekend off

Job Requirements

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Licensure/Certification: Current nursing license, in good standing .
  • Minimum of one year of Med/Surge Department Nurse experience; cognitive skills
  • BLS Certification in AHA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· 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


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 postsurgery 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.

· Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in

the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.

· Other duties as may be assigned.

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