Nurse Extern PRN Emergency Department - Tallahassee, FL - ED - Emergency Department
Company: Capital Regional Medical Center
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Description SHIFT: PRNSCHEDULE: PRN/Per DiemCapital Regional
Medical Center--is a fully-accredited
healthcare facility with more than 1,100 employees and 500
266-bed, acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in
Gadsden Counties including a Pediatric ER and an Express Care ER.
We also offer
a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest
w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular
Orthopedic/Spine Center, Physical Therapy Services, Stroke Center,
Services, Wound Healing Center, Network-of-Care Affiliated
and more.----POSITION SUMMARY:--The Nurse Extern delivers high
quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated
patient care services related to common nursing functions and
daily living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN),
Extern assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in
the Nurse Extern's skills/training and the needs of the Department,
consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a
well-organized, and safe patient care environment.----The Nurse
is currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school
and can perform higher-level procedures once competency is
Participates in the implementation
of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient
the supervision of the licensed nurse.
Obtains and records initial and
ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care,
admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure,
saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie
interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any
or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations
patients to the RN/Team Leader.
Assists with mobility by regular
turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating
patients.----Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and
wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units,
departments, or entities.----Assists
with discharges.----Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
Provides or assists with
non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes,
protection, application of heat or ice, oxygen delivery, and
Performs non-medicated support
tasks, including oral suctioning, enema, catheterization and
catheter removal, drain maintenance, and basic wound care.
variety and difficulty of tasks as competency is verified through
Obtains or assists in the
collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures
of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.
Retrieves medication from
pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed
member as instructed.
Assists with patient preparation
for surgery or other procedure.
Assists patients with activities
of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving,
care, grooming, and elimination.----Changes bed linens as
Performs hourly rounding and
responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives
anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.--
Follows patient and employee
safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use
universal precautions,use of personal protective equipment, and
to isolation procedures.
Prepares and maintains clean,
hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled
patient/family/caregiver learning needs, abilities and readiness to
Identifies barriers to learning, such as language or
culture.----Integrates this information into the patient's plan
Translates complex medical
terminology to ensure patients/families/caregivers understand
medical condition, patient status, treatment plan, medications
possible side effects, and follow-up measures.
patients/families/caregivers on healthy diet and exercise,
prevention, and/or lifestyle changes that may be needed once a
leaves the hospital. Prepares patients and families/caregivers for
Provides teaching material as
needed (pamphlets, video, etc.) to enhance understanding. Documents
Assists with post-mortem care.
Assists in the setup, removal, and
cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and
Performs clerical work as needed,
including greeting customers, filing, answering and transferring
and relaying messages.
Prepares and maintains chart, MAR
and Kardex on each patient admitted.----Adds documentation
to chart as needed. Ensures each form is properly labeled.
Assists provider in obtaining
medical records and diagnostic results.
Promotes consistent, positive
patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled
Demonstrates caring and empathy in
all interactions and advocates for patient- and family-centered
in all decisions and actions.
communication skills, including active listening.----Ensures
patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of
Engages in evidence-based best
practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY
communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care,
Participates as an active member
of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the
patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.
Maintains a professional
appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with
Uses job knowledge and proficiency
of skills to successfully assist in orientation of new
Shares new knowledge with peers
and mentors those with less experience.
Attends and actively participates
in unit meetings.
Seeks opportunities to impact the
growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient
and providing high quality care to the patients served.
Identifies and assists with
opportunities for performance ivement activities on the unit and
other service areas.
Fulfills the duty and
responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal
Creates and implements a personal
career development plan, reviewed regularly by supervisor
Maintains supplies, forms and
necessary requisitions for the unit.
Demonstrates cost effective use
and maintenance of unit supplies.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility
by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste of time
supplies, and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining
safety and quality of care.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Practices and adheres to the "Code
of Conduct" and "Mission and Value Statement."
Qualifications EDUCATION:Currently enrolled and in good standing in
an accredited school of nursing required1+ Years of Nursing School
Completed Preferred--LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:--BLS-American Heart
Association BLS Provider issued card required--KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,
ABILITIES, BEHAVIORS:Honors our Mission and Values: Ability to
build trust and act with authenticity to cultivate a culture of
integrity, inclusion, and mutual respect.Exhibits
Compassion:--Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and
concerns of others and to----treat others with the utmost respect,
dignity, courtesy, and confidentiality.Communicates
Effectively:--Ability to deliver verbal and written information in
a clear, concise manner to ensure comprehension and achieve desired
results.Prioritizes Tasks:--Ability to shift attention between
multiple activities and competing demands, and to manipulate the
order of tasks by importance.Works Well With Others:--Ability to
interface directly with public, physicians, staff, patients,
administration and ancillary/support department representatives to
achieve optimal outcomes and high quality, patient-centered
care.Demonstrates Professionalism:--Ability to take personal
responsibility for job action and performance, comprehend and
perform job responsibilities, and adhere to the policies and
procedure of the facility.Embraces Learning:--Ability to actively
learn and follow instructions, policies, and procedures in a timely
fashion, including the ability to learn new techniques or
procedures without incurring overwhelming stress.Notice Our
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