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RN - Orthopedic Surgical Unit - 7P - 7A

Wellstar Cobb Hospital
Wellstar Health System
Type Full time Posted 8/28/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/18/2014
GA - Georgia (All) - Augusta Referral - n/a -    
Job Title:RN - Orthopedic Surgical Unit - 7P - 7A
Job ID:CH-837432
City:Austell, GA
Facility:Cobb Hospital
Employment Type:Regular
Full/Part Time:Full-Time
Department:Orthopedic Surgical Unit

4 South is primarily an orthopedic unit with the capacity for 22 patients. The unit provides services to adult patients following orthopedic surgical procedures, spine, cardiac monitoring and medical management.

The most commonly treated diagnoses or surgeries include: fractures, cervical laminectomies, lumbar laminectomies, back pain, anterior cervical dissectomies, posterior cervical dissectomies, total hip replacements, total knee replacements, joint revision surgeries, incision and drainage, ORIF’s, cast venting or removal, pain management, MVA trauma, and cervical discectomies.                          

Ancillary departments providing clinical support services - respiratory services, wound/ostomy/continence therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, care coordination, nutritional services, pharmacy services, radiology, laboratory services, joint surgery education classes, cardiac monitoring , and Joint Group Therapy.

We seek to hire an experienced nurse for our Orthopedic Surgical Team!  

The Registered Nurse functions under the direction of the Nurse Manager and Resource Nurse and is responsible for implementing the nursing process based on expanded knowledge and experience. The nurse is responsible for coordinating and providing safe patient care with an understanding and awareness of age appropriate and culturally aware needs. The nurse addresses the patient/family biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and education needs. The nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care in complex situations, coordination of patient care activities, staff development and professional self-development. The nurse is able to independently perform job functions. 
Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing; current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Georgia; Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred; national certification in area of specialty preferred. 
Required Minimum Experience: One (1) year medical/surgical nursing practice in an acute care environment preferred. 
Required Skills: Ability to read, write and speak the English language; Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; Inter- and intra-departmental coordination of patient care activities; Delegation skills required; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential; Strong detail orientation required; Computer skills required; Personal time management skills are required; Compliance with the American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Professional Nurses is required; Demonstrates knowledge of and practices within parameters outlined in Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including a fully funded Pension Plan, Retirement Savings Plan (403b) with company match, on-going training to include leadership development & advancement, tuition reimbursement, bonus incentive programs, free employee parking on campus, cutting edge technology, onsite fitness and child care facilities. 

Thank you for your interest Wellstar Cobb Hospital. We are an equal opportunity employer.