CouncilBluffsRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Council Bluffs jobs

Med/Surg RN

Company: Marvel Medical Staffing
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Unit Med/Surg - 2nd floor ( ACE General MedSurg)
- # of beds: 21 Rooms but 6 of these can double (max census of 27)
- Ratios: 1:4-5 RN's
- Required certifications: BLS is required. ACLS, PALS & NIHSS (are highly preferred)
- Common diagnoses/Types of patients Unique Unit: Somewhat of a catch all. It is a MedSurg unit that takes Pediatrics & Adults. CVAs, COPD, Sepsis, weakness, falls, small bowel obstructions, ETOH, some Psych, any MedSurg that needs Tele monitoring. They have 2 (-) pressure rooms that can take COVID patients; however, this is not the main COVID unit. Peds are rare, but typical dx include RSV & failure to thrive. Age infant & up. Would not give a traveler a pediatric patient unless they had experience with peds.
- Experience or 'Must have' skills: 1 year minimum - Will allow 1st time travelers
- Are RNs required to titrate drips: No cardiac drips
- Common titratable &/or set rate drips: Heparin per Protocol
- Charge Nurse/House Supervisor Charge Nurse 24/7 : Will take a patient assignment if necessary. House Supervisor in-house 24/7
- Are there nurse aids on this unit/Ratios: They have CNA's, as well as LPN's. LPN's on the floor is somewhat new on this unit; however, they have been functioning as a CNA; but still allowed to work within the LPN scope of practice (pass meds, etc.)
- RT Equipment (vents, Cpap, BiPap, etc.): Very rarely would they have high flow. Cpap & BiPap for sleeping only - per RT
- Is there tele on this unit Monitor Techs RNs read strips: The main nurses station on the 3rd floor has the monitor station for all tele with monitor techs; however, they have monitors in the rooms on this unit as well. Nurses are not required to read tele, but if they can, that would be a plus! Charge Nurse reads them.
- Shifts & Scheduling: 3 12's: 7a - 7:30 pm/7 pm - 7:30 am. The manager will consider block schedules, including every weekend, as long as the needs of the unit are met. NOTE: this is not a guarantee
- Weekend Requirement: Every 3rd weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun for nights & Sat/Sun for days)
- Holiday Requirement: Will work into the perm staff holiday rotation (Fall into the rotation for the position they are filling)
- Is there a call or standby requirement: Could potentially be placed on call for low census but this is rare
- Floating Requirements: Staff is allowed to float anywhere: Ortho, the other MedSurg, PCU, & rarely ICU (Would be given low acuity patients in ICU or PCU or utilized as a sitter or helping hands. Charge nurse would manage drips if they had a patient on a drip.)
- Scrub Color/Dress Code: Scrubs - Pewter Gray (Cherokee Brand Pewter Gray)
- Unit/Department specific orientation: 2 shifts with a preceptor
Cancellation Listed
Charting Corporation - PowerChart 2012.01.23
BSN Required:No
License to
Trauma Level:

Shift Notes:

Keywords: Marvel Medical Staffing, Council Bluffs , Med/Surg RN, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Iowa jobs by following @recnetIA on Twitter!

Council Bluffs RSS job feeds