Medical Unit Nurse Extern PRN

Augusta, Georgia
Competitive Salary
Nov 14, 2017
Jan 25, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type

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. 

Performs any combination of following duties in care of patients under the direct supervision or delegation of nursing and medical staff:  answers call lights, bells, or intercom system to determine patients needs and fulfills them when applicable. Obtains and administers bed side report.  Completes VS and all delegated tasks associated with them: Records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates,  pulse oximetry, blood sugars, and food and fluid intake and output as directed, reporting any abnormal findings to nursing STAT. Serves

 and collects food trays when appropriate. Performs AM/PM care on all patients which includes but not limited to: Oral care, bathing, toileting, dressing, assisting with all meals, supplements and snacks. Assists with ambulation when appropriate and transports patients using wheelchair, wheeled cart/bed, or assists mobile patients with walking on discharge. Drapes patients for examinations and treatments, and remains with patients, performing such duties as holding instruments and adjusting lights when applicable. Turns and repositions bedfast patients every 2 hours to prevent bedsores, either alone using a lift or sheet, or with assistance. Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors and answers telephone. Assists with set up and breakdown of patient rooms. Cleans, sterilizes, stores, prepares and issues dressing packets, treatment trays, and other supplies.  Dusts and cleans patients rooms. 

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