Emergency Room - Nurse Extern PRN -
Company: Doctors Hospital of Augusta HCA Healthcare
Posted on: December 8, 2018
Is your current role providing you the level of challenge and fulfillment you are looking for? If not, consider Doctors Hospital, committed to building a health community across the Augusta area. The core of our values emanates from our continued focus on improving the health and quality of life for residents in the communities we serve. To accomplish this we aim to identify top talent aligned with our values and dedicated to cultivating our mission. We invite you to learn more about the fantastic opportunity, who we are and how you can join our dynamic team. Doctors Hospital of Augusta is a 354-bed HCA facility located near the Georgia-South Carolina border. Doctors Hospital is well known for its Joseph M. Still Burn Center, the largest burn center in the country, which sees more than 3,000 patients annually. In addition, the burn center was recently granted a special burn designation as part of the Georgia Trauma Care Network. This designation included a rigorous review program administered by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACA). Doctors Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center, as well as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Doctors was recently the first hospital in the area to be designated a Center of Excellence in Womens Health Surgery. And was one of 244 hospitals nationally to be named a top performer for Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Doctors Hospital was also recognized as one of only 17 hospitals in the state of Georgia placed in the Chairmans Category, the highest category attainable, by the Georgia Hospital Association for clinical outcomes. This means that Doctors hospital scored in the top five percent of all Georgia Hospitals in patient outcomes for conditions including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care improvement project measures. Other noteworthy services include the Human Motion Institute, which helps patients regain their mobility as quickly and safely as possible, and an emergency room known for the shortest wait times in the Augusta area. The hospital also offers a full range of medical services to meet the needs of the surrounding community, including a Digestive Disease Center, Pelvic Health Institute, and a Stroke Center. Staff members praise the facility's culture and the managerial support they receive. And, as a part of the HCA family, you will be joining one of the country's strongest healthcare companies with over 165 locations across country, named on Fortunes list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and ranked 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition, Ethisphere named HCA as one of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies. Beyond the facility, Augusta is rich in history and Southern charm. The Augusta Riverwalk features live concerts, a Saturday market, and more along the Savannah River, and the downtown area is bursting with restaurants and nightlife. The city is also home to The Masters, an annual golf tournament held each year during the first week of April. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? Wed love to hear from you. Come join our team of dedicated professionals that are committed to delivering the best patient care in the world. Why don't you apply now? Benefits: We offer you a generous compensation package including: competitive pay, paid time off, 401k, medical, dental vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement and employee stock purchase plan. We are searching for a PRN Nurse Extern position in our Emergency Room. The Nurse Extern is responsible to the Nursing Director/Charge Nurse for the delivery of quality patient care utilizing the nursing process. Apply your nursing knowledge derived from education and experience as foundation for patient care, communication, and documentation on the unit. Essential Core Functions: The nurse extern performs any combination of following duties in care of patients under the direct supervision or delegation of nursing and medical staff: answers call lights, bells, or intercom system to determine patients needs and fulfills them when applicable. Obtains and administers bed side report. Completes VS and all delegated tasks associated with them: Records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, pulse oximetry, blood sugars, and food and fluid intake and output as directed, reporting any abnormal findings to nursing STAT. Serves and collects food trays when appropriate. Performs AM/PM care on all patients which includes but not limited to: Oral care, bathing, toileting, dressing, assisting with all meals, supplements and snacks. Assists with ambulation when appropriate and transports patients using wheelchair, wheeled cart/bed, or assists mobile patients with walking on discharge. Drapes patients for examinations and treatments, and remains with patients, performing such duties as holding instruments and adjusting lights when applicable. Turns and repositions bedfast patients every 2 hours to prevent bedsores, either alone using a lift or sheet, or with assistance. Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors and answers telephone. Assists with set up and breakdown of patient rooms. Cleans, sterilizes, stores, prepares and issues dressing packets, treatment trays, and other supplies. Dusts and cleans patients rooms. The extern in extern in the Emergency Room provides care for newborn/pediatric patients birth to 11 years of age; adolescent patients between 12 to 17 years of age; adult patients between 18 to 64 years; and geriatric patients 65 years and older. Emergency Department: Population Served Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) served: Triage, assess and treat patients of all ages presenting for emergency care for all body systems, conditions & diseases including but not limited to: Coronary, Pulmonary, Neuro, Skeletal-muscular, GI /metabolic, GU/renal, GYN, integumentary, etc. Qualifications: Education: A Nurse Extern must have completed first semester of clinical nursing program and/or fundamentals and remain in accredited nursing program. An MST must have High School Diploma or equivalent. Licensure/Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant Preferred. BLS required upon hire. Experience: None required, prior experience as a nursing assistant or phlebotomy preferred We are so excited to speak with you about this phenomenal opportunity. Apply to hear more. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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