Falmouth Hospital RN - Med/Surg Routine in Falmouth, Massachusetts
RN - Med/Surg Routine
Per diem hours between 7a-7p, rot. days, e/o/w/e, rot. hols.
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs. We are currently seeking a dedicated Registered Nurse to join our team at Falmouth Hospital. SUMMARY Coordinates total nursing care for patients. Participates in patient and family teaching. Demonstrates leadership abilities by working cooperatively with nursing and other patient care team personnel in maintaining standards for professsional nursing in the clinical setting. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Practices according to entity mandatory requirements. Practices according to department expectations. Practices with a Customer Service approach to all activities. Cares for patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides care as part of the interdisciplinary team. Utilizes internal and external resources. Provides effective patient/family teaching. Documents according to entity/department guidelines. Administers medications safely. Provides care according to best practice standards of care in nursing. Identifies signs and symptoms of neglect/abuse and reports as required by law. Cares for the terminally ill patient and family. Manages the patient with pain. Utilizes chemical and physical restraints as per policy. Utilizes techniques of time management effectively. Provides care respective of patient's advance directives. Maintains appropriate licenses, certifications, registrations to perform duties of their designated role/positions. Addresses the age-specific needs of patients, specifically adolescents, adults, ofder adults. Performs skills safely and according to specific policies/protocols. Manages patients with chest drainage devices. Manages patients with Intravenous Therapy. Provides care to patients requiring continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (as determined by the manager). Uses Meditech appropriately and accurately. Manages patients receiving epidural analgesia. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in administration and assessment of patient response to cardiac medications. Manages patients on telemetry monitoring. Responds appropriately in emergency/urgent situations. Provides care to post-operative patients. Administers chemotherapeutic agents safely (as determined by the manager). Cares for patients with orthopedic diagnoses. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Maintains BLS certification.
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