RN MedSurg - Travel Nurse

Location
Evansville, IN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 27, 2020
Closes
Apr 19, 2020
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Travel
Hours
Full Time
We're looking for Medical Surgical RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Evansville, IN. The right RN should have 1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

As a MedSurg RN, you will conduct patient assessments and prioritize data collection based on patients' immediate conditions or needs. MedSurg RNs perform ongoing assessments and appropriate treatments as ordered by a physician. Documenting patient findings and providing education and support to patients' families is essential to this travel nurse position.

As a Medical Surgical Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:
  • Provide bedside care for a variety of patients, including pre- and post-op patients.
  • Prepare, administer and record prescribed medication, reporting any adverse reactions to treatment.
  • Change dressings, insert catheters and start IVs.
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient.
  • Educates patients on surgical procedures.
  • Participates in discharge planning and initiates patient education plan as prescribed by physician.

Medical Surgical Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. RNs will work in a fast-paced environment treating patients that may be confused, agitated, and/or uncooperative.

Patients are admitted to 6 South and 2 West from the Emergency Department, Same Day Surgery, direct admission from physician offices, and by hospital-to-hospital referrals. The average length of stay is 4.5 days. Nursing activities consist of: - Respiratory monitoring utilizing pulse oximetry, oxygen therapy, incentive spirometry, BiPap and CPap. - Cardiac management via telemetry. - Glucose monitoring utilizing Accu-data machine. - Wound management, including Vacuum Assisted Closure systems, JP drains, K-pads and other drainage devices. - Vital sign monitoring utilizing tympanic thermometer and Dinamaps. - Pain management, including patient-controlled analgesia/epidural pain analgesia. - Medication management - Nutritional management, including TPN and NG/G-tube/J-tube feedings, using feeding pumps. - Assessment and management of abdominal/GS drainage systems, including NG tubes and wall suction. - Assessment and management of chest tubes using Pleuravac and wall suction. - IV administration/electrolyte infusions using IV pumps, PCA pumps, and syringe pumps, and blood product infusions. - Safety precautions and patient/family education and support. - Weight management/monitoring utilizing bed and wheelchair scales. - Isolation management, including immunocompromised, contact, droplet, and airborne precautions

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