Registered Nurse/ RN

Employer
Alegiant Healthcare
Location
Knoxville, TN, US
Salary
Competitve
Posted
Aug 27, 2017
Closes
Sep 28, 2017
Ref
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Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Description

Specialties open:

  • Cardio Thoracic Operating Room (CVOR)
  • Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
  • Emergency Room (ER)
  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Float
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Labor & Delivery (L&D)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • Medical/ Surgical (Med Surg)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Obstetrics (OB)
  • Orthopedics (Ortho)
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Pediatrics (Peds)
  • Pediatric Emergency Department (Pedi ED)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Post Partum
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  • Psychiatric (Psych)
  • Step Down
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)
  • Sub Acute
  • Telemetry (Tele)

Assignment Details:

  • 13 week contract assignments (with option to extend, or go contract-to-perm)
  • Various shift times available
  • ASAP start dates
  • Full-time hours
  • Housing and meal stipends included in weekly paychecks


Nursing Duties:

  • Evaluate patients' vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
  • Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, or pressure lines.
  • Administer medications intravenously, by injection, orally, through gastric tubes, or by other methods.
  • Assess patients' pain levels or sedation requirements.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate problems.
  • Monitor patients' fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Document patients' medical histories and assessment findings.
  • Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients, based on assessment data or identified needs.
  • Compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Minimum of one year of recent experience in desired specialty
  • Current and active license
  • Current and active BLS
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE, etc. preferred for certain units

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