HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Unit PRN in Bowling Green, Kentucky





Medical RN provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization and the goals of the hospital's mission statement. The Registered Nurse performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act, utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice, maintains a safe and therapeutic environment, identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patient, plans individualized and holistic patient care, identifies cultural differences and incorporates into care, utilizes translation services when indicated, participates in performance improvement activities to assure continuous quality improvement and provides care for Adults (18 – 79 years) Elderly (80 years).

The tasks and responsibilities include: * Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs. * Carries out physician orders.
* Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs. * Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care. * Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. * Instructs and educates patients and families. * Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. * Provides a safe environment for patient, visitor and employees through identifying/correcting/reporting health and safety hazards.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: * Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider. New hires have 90 days to obtain. * Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. * Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. * Current registration with the Kentucky State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse * No previous work experience is required for new graduates.

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Unit PRN

Location: Kentucky-Bowling Green-Greenview Regional Hospital

Requisition ID: 00037-53659