Doctors Hospital is located in Augusta, Georgia, the states second largest and oldest city, and is home of the annual Masters Golf Tournament. Doctors Hospital is nationally known for our Burn Center, the largest in the U.S. We have also been recognized as a top performing hospital by the Joint Commission, Cancer Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Chest Pain Accredited, earned the Joint Commission's certificate of distinction for total hip and total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgery, and we are the only CARF accredited facility in our area. We are a level 3 trauma and emergency center.
The role of the Registered Nurse is to supervise patient care administered by LPNs and MSTs. The registered Nurse provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of the patient, and in support of the mission of Doctors Hospital. The RN provides general nursing care to patients in hospital and administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. The RN prepares equipment and aids physician during treatments and examinations of patients. The RN observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of patients condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents. The RN records temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition to patient. The RN in 787-Burn / Wound Clinic provides burn and wound care for patients. Registered Nurse in 787-Burn / Wound Clinic provides care for newborn/pediatric patients between 2 weeks to 11 years of age; adolescent patients between 12 to 17 years of age; adult patients between 18 to 64 years; and geriatric patients 65 years and older. May rotate among various clinical services of hospital depending on staffing needs.