Medical Surgical Nurse - Travel - (MS RN)

  1. Birmingham,AL
  2. Feb 09, 2018
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)

16097550 Job Description & Requirements
Medical Surgical Nurse - (MS RN)
StartDate: 03/08/2018Available Shifts: 12 N

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

Required Qualifications
Current state license
2 full years recent like-unit experience
60 mile RR

Facility Location
Alabama's largest city is identified by its deep historical roots as well as its place in modern America. Offering a unique blend of historical attractions and contemporary eateries, shopping and galleries, Birmingham has become a flourishing focal point of the South. Known as "The Diverse City," you'll find there is something for everyone in this charming Southeastern city.

Job Benefits
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:

  • Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
  • Medical plans with dental and vision
  • Complimentary, high-quality private housing
  • 401(k) and flex spending options
  • Life insurance
  • Accident and short-term disability coverage
  • Free continuing education (CE) courses
  • Travel allowances
  • Guaranteed pay program
  • Tuition discount program
  • Referral bonuses

About the Company
Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation's top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.

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