Travel Medical Surgical Nurse - (MS RN)

  1. Tucson,AZ
  2. Sep 07, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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13056424 Job Description & Requirements
Medical Surgical Nurse - (MS RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D

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

Often referred to as the backbone of adult-care facilities, medical-surgical nurses are responsible for all adult patients receiving medical or surgical care. The med-surg RN typically works in the following settings:


  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Home care
  • Urgent care
  • Long-term care Because they generally care for a large amount of patients at any given time, medical-surgical nurses face a wide variety of health conditions


Required Qualifications
2 years Ortho/Neuro
SSN
50 mile radius rule


Preferred Qualifications
CERNER

Facility Location
Arizona's most beautiful and most livable city is the ideal destination for healthcare professionals in search of breathtaking vistas, painted-sky sunsets and quiet escapes. With the Santa Catalina Mountains as a backdrop, and the Sonoran Desert and national forest right on its doorstep, Tucson boasts one of the most dramatic settings in the Southwest.

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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