The Surgery/Orthopedic unit is a 40-bed unit that specializes in post-operative care for patients who have undergone general surgery, or plastic, joint replacement or spinal surgery. Patients on this unit may also require nonsurgical treatment for orthopedic injuries. This busy and challenging unit is staffed with professionals who have their entire focus on the care of the patient. Staff members must utilize strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes.
Functions under the supervision of the RN in a cooperative effort with the health care team to assist in providing a variety of patient care related duties. Maintains the standards of nursing care for all patients and implements the policies and procedures of the unit, Hospital and Nursing Department.
Requirements: Entry level knowledge; basic employment skills; High School diploma or GED equivalent; less than one year experience; Basic computer skills; Synquest; Medical terminology; Hoyer lift; Communication devices; Specialty beds; Automatic B/P cuff; GNA / CNA Licensure; CPR card from AHA.