RN Float Pool - Mt. Vernon
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Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Assesses, plans, coordinates, and implements and evaluates nursing care for adult and adolescent patients.
Principal Duties, Responsibilities and/or Essential Functions
Effectively assesses and delivers care to assigned patients and reports changes to physician when appropriate using SBAR.
Consistently validates and releases physicians orders timely and accurately per policy.
Maintains working knowledge of organizational specific processes, protocols and care paths by attending scheduled training opportunities, unit meetings, and completes competencies as assigned. .
Maintains fiscal responsibilities by efficient use of supplies and resources. Supports the charge nurse with staffing decisions.
Effectively assesses patients test results, and other assessments such as intake and output, weights, vital signs, EWS scores, accuchecks, and physical assessments and reports abnormal findings to physicians as appropriate.
Always uses the 5 rights & two patient identifiers when caring for patients and scans medications and patients’ armbands before administering medications
Educates patients & families, keeping them informed of tests and treatments and addressing concerns
Manages regular rounding on patients and with physicians on the units
Routinely assures that call lights are answered as quickly as possible. .