The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Trauma Surgical Specialties / Progressive Care Unit (F4). This unit serves patients admitted through the Trauma/Acute Care Services. Up to 15 beds are dedicated to an intermediate level of care for patients of any service requiring cardiac monitoring, frequent assessment and intervention, IV medication drips and long term mechanical ventilation. Diagnoses include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds, chest trauma, orthopedic trauma, and geriatric falls.
Registered Nurse delivers nursing care for patients in within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards. The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. Collects and documents assessment data. Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard. Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning. Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. Acts as a resource/supports others. Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff.
Required: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing. Valid RN License, 1 year of Registered Nursing experience, excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.
Preferred: 2 years or more nursing experience with current BLS.