RN Medical/Surgical Full-Time

Location
Caldwell, Idaho
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Dec 12, 2017
Ref
00092-3721
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Our nurses are FAMILY! 
Exceptional care and customer service are the cornerstones of West Valley Hospital. Here our nurses have a voice and are always encouraged to reach their goals. Tuition reimbursement is offered to all Full Time employees which proves we are invested in your career advancement.    At West Valley Hospital  we feel that customer service is an important part of every person's job and strive to enhance community health through our service with compassion, excellence and efficiency.

West Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is a full service hospital available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week servicing Canyon County, Idaho and surrounding communities. WVMC consistently achieves top ratings and recognition for outstanding quality performance and excellent clinical outcomes.  Our expertly trained staff and board certified physicians are focused on treating everyone like family.  If you are looking for a small-town, friendly environment with a big-city commitment to high-quality patient care, this is the right hospital for you.  You can apply your training and skills in a professional atmosphere where they will be valued. You will be part of a community hospital where your contributions are appreciated and your voice is heard - where work force diversity is encouraged and personal growth is supported.


Under the direction of the Unit Director the Registered Nurse RN cares for the medical and surgical patients on the Med/Surg Unit.  The Registered Nurse RN also performs related assessments, procedures and treatments, evaluations and updates of patient plan of care that assures and maintains high quality care for all assigned patients.  The Registered Nurse also:

  1. Performs thorough assessments of the assigned surgical patients.  Assessments include obtaining patient history, assessing body systems, outcomes of treatments and procedures performed and the psychosocial needs of the patient.  
  2. Safely and effectively performs basic level procedures and treatments, maintaining sterile and aseptic technique for assigned patients, including but not limited to: safe effective medication administration, insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters, care and maintenance of the peripheral intravenous catheters, insertion of nasogastric tubes, care and maintenance of the nasogastric tubes, care and maintenance of gastric tubes, insertion of urological catheters, care and maintenance of urological catheters, care of surgical drains, perform surgical/incisional care, perform wound care, perform decubitus care, perform orthopedic traction and cast care.  
  3. Performs Med/Surg extremity assessments including:
    Verbailize the purpose of the assessment
    Demonstration of assessment for patient
    Documentaton:
    Patient and/or family education
        Notify RN of increased pain
        Change in sensation/motion
        Change in baseline assessment
    Meditech specific screens  ( Muscoskeletal )
        Med-surge assessment
        Admission assessment
        Shift assessment

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