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RN Registered Nurse - Surgical Unit

Company: OU Medical System
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

RN REGISTERED NURSE - SURGICAL UNIT

SHIFT: NIGHTS (ROTATING WEEKENDS)

OU MEDICAL CENTER - OKLAHOMA CITY

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.

* Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients.

* Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patients.

* Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment.

* Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary.

* Administers medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products.

* Delivers patient care competently.

* Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge.

* Informs patient and family of hospital procedures.

* Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel.

* Delegates tasks to support staff.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty. Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment. BLS certification required upon hire. Additional certification(s) may be required based on department, see attachment for details.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures. Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and evaluate nursing services and apply nursing techniques. Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to respond effectively to cultural and language needs of patients and visitors. Some computer skills.

OU Medicine has a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, but our offerings go beyond traditional packages. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs and goals both inside and outside of the work environment, brings additional rewards that create peace of mind for you and your family.

Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or protected veteran status in accordance with applicable federal laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Reasonable accommodations are made to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.

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