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RN- Med/Surg

Company: Lifepoint Hospitals
Location: Galax
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Sign on bonus offered

Minimum Education

Graduation from a school of nursing as a registered nurse required

Required Licenses

Current RN license required

BLS required

ACLS preferred

PALS preferred

ASLS preferred

Required Skills

Verbal and written ability to give information and present ideas essential in administrative management.

Ability to understand advanced theory and practice in nursing.

Familiarity with organization and functions of each hospital department.

Ability to discern legal implications in nursing.

Ability to motivate personnel, problem-solve effectively and handle stress in a positive manner.

Maintain harmonious relationships with nursing personnel, medical staff, hospital administration, and all hospital departments.

Essential Functions

Function as a staff or charge nurse.

Supervise and coordinate care in a manner to ensure that patient needs are provided in an efficient manner and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

Possess the knowledge to safely apply theory and practice when providing, planning and assigning nursing care.

Ability to problem-solve effectively to provide quality patient care.

Provide excellent customer service including patient education.

Ability to work with all age groups including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

Ability to work with Paragon applications (computer system).

Possess the knowledge to use PYXIS medication delivery system.

Ability to use GRASP acuity system.

Education Uses the nursing process to meet patient/family learning needs.

Professionalism Applies knowledge to practice through participation in performance improvement activities and application of nursing research.

Consistently communicates to co-workers, medical staff, ancillary departments and customers to promote a collaborative and cooperative environment.

Reliability Ensures completion of assigned workloads and moves to unassigned work at own initiative.

Other duties, as designated by the Director of Medical/Surgical Services, Coordinator of Medical/Surgical Services, supervisor, or CNO.

Functional Demands

Work requires physical ability such as walking, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting heavy objects/patients (patients 300 pounds), stooping and climbing stairs.

Walking intermittently through halls of hospital and outside.

May be exposed to bad weather when escorting a discharged patient to their vehicle.

Involves mental activity and problem-solving, to include the ability to implement solutions.

May be exposed to injury by irrational or disturbed patients, patients with communicable diseases, and/or potentially dangerous equipment.

Risk of exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous materials.

Exposure to blood, body fluid and hazardous wastes is moderate to frequent and must carry out universal precautions according to hospital policy.

Bending required frequently, 45-90 degree angles, to check patients, to operate machinery.

Speech, hearing, reading, writing and visual acuity necessary in order to perform job requirements.

See above.

Keywords: Lifepoint Hospitals, Winston-Salem , RN- Med/Surg, Healthcare , Galax, North Carolina

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