University of South Alabama Registered Nurse in Mobile, Alabama
Operating Room CW, AL
USA Children's & Women's Hospital
The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.
In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.
The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.
Practices family centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; serves as charge nurse when assigned; supervises plans, evaluates, and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; adheres to hospital policies, including confidentiality; serves as preceptor for new employees and nursing students; available in hospital within thirty to forty-five (30 - 45) minutes of call; utilizes the nursing process to: assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes, implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies; performs therapeutic procedures and assists with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; administers blood and blood products; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; performs basic life support and management of arrest situations; starts IVs; performs activities of daily living; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; when performing skilled procedures the RN can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; utilizes proper body mechanics when: moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety and moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; participates in patient/family teaching and documents; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in-person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; maintains accurate and complete medical records by: utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures, completing PACU assessments within unit time frame, completing patient charges accurately, maintaining PACU log, completing discharge assessment and transcribing physician orders; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; accepts reassignment to other areas of Surgical Services with a positive attitude; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, nfant-Toddler/Preschool, School Age/Adolescent, Reproductive Age, Post/Peri Menopausal; responsible for total patient care from admission to discharge; makes pre-op and post-op phone contract with patients; ensures perioperative record complete prior to transfer to ENDO/OR: H&P current and updated, signed consents, relevant testing reports, Medicaid forms, Medication Reconciliation Forms , and Pre-op Assessment Chart marked for ordered antibiotics; participates in the Universal Protocol; ensures PACU bay is setup and ready for patient admission; identifies and manages immediate post op pain utilizing appropriate pain scale; uses technically advanced monitoring equipment Interprets critical lab values and reports to appropriate physician; participates in evaluation of new products; maintains appropriate supplies for procedural needs; inspects sterile items for contamination before opening; transfers patient to appropriate nursing unit and provides appropriate handoff communication; verifies that emergency equipment is functional; utilizes all types of CVL's including PICC/Midlines; participates in unit based activities as relates to NPSGS; checks armband, utilizing 2 identifiers, prior to transport/transfer, procedure, medication administration, or labeling specimens; medications are labeled appropriately; demonstrates an understanding of the signs and symptoms of Malignant Hyperpyrexia; demonstrates on a daily basis an understanding of Team Work; assesses and monitors effective airway management; prepares patient for discharge which may include appropriate discharge consults; identifies, organizes and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and materials to meet the needs of the patient and nursing staff; communicates with the Nurse Manager and Nurse Administrator, on an ongoing basis, regarding: changes in unit status, patient related issues, staffing issues, Quality Management issues, and other events as they evolve; acts as first line in problem resolution with other departments and any patient complaints; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as a staff nurses as needed; accesses and accurately maintains paper and electronic medical records; regular and prompt attendance and the ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, meeting the minimum standards set by the state of Alabama and licensure with the state of Alabama as a registered nurse.
Working Days and Hours
Monday - Friday with call
Primarily 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.