Registered Nurse RN Stepdown Surgical Unit PSU NIGHTS
Why We Like Working for Henrico Doctors Hospital:
Hear what some of our employees have to say about why they love working here!
Henrico Doctors Hospital is a 340-bed community hospital offering a full range of healthcare services. We are a Level II Trauma facility, offering specialized vascular surgery, Neurosurgery, a comprehensive certified stroke center, orthopedics and groundbreaking diagnostic imaging. We're also a national trendsetter in kidney transplants through the Virginia Transplant Center and as part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery; we lead the state in minimally-invasive procedures with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeries.
Additional Information about our Unit:
12 private beds
Types of patients include transplant, trauma, surgery, critically ill, step down surgical unit etc.
Fast pace unit that is a great stepping-stone to critical care allowing a nurse graduate to develop foundational nursing skills, learn medications, task management, and develop critical thinking skills
This unit requires a nurse who can perform in a fast pace setting and quickly learn task prioritization and time management with the support of leadership
Meet one of the PSU team member:
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*
Conducts individualized patient assessment and provides appropriate interventions per policy, procedures and protocols.
Analyze and prioritize pertinent data, communicates findings and documents information.
Utilizes equipment and performs special procedures competently as related to unit Scope of Care.
Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician
Organizes and prioritizes nursing care for unit specific patient assignment.
Administers all medications utilizing 8 rights to medication administration and knowledge of pharmacokinetics.
Initiates and documents patient teaching and discharge planning in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members.
Acquires and maintains current knowledge pertinent to nursing practice in department.
Communicates effectively with all members of healthcare team utilizing verbal and written skills.
* THOSE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS WITH AN (*) ARE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS JOB.