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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
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Charting Corporation - PowerChart 2012.01.23
BSN Required:No
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Keywords: Marvel Medical Staffing, Council Bluffs , Med/Surg RN, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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