Travel RN DOU - Direct Observation Unit - Anderson Regional Medical Center North

  • Meridian, MS
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
12 days ago


Quality Nurses is seeking a travel nurse RN DOU - Direct Observation Unit for a travel nursing job in Meridian, Mississippi.

Estimated payment breakdown

$915 in weekly taxable income

$1,085 in non-taxable stipend

Job description & requirements

  • Specialty: DOU - Direct Observation Unit
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • 36 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, nights
  • Employment Type: Travel

As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance, so when you sign for your first assignment (of 13 weeks or more) with us from now until August 31st we will include a $1,000 bonus on your first paycheck.

JOB SUMMARYProvides direct and indirect patient care in the assigned setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patients clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties utilizing the nursing process.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDemonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:Professional Requirements:Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the plan of care.Ability to perform and document a complete admission assessment to include: patients health history, problems identified, patient teaching, and discharge needs/expectations.Ability to initiate and/or revise an individualized nursing care plan that is based on assessment of identified needs/problems involving the patient and/or family.Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services.Provides patients with a complete explanation of procedures or treatments.Always provides patient safety by keeping call light within reach, maintaining bed in a low position with side rails in place and locked at all times, and seeing that patients are secured appropriately when transporting by wheelchair or stretcher.Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers, and physicians.Consults other departments as appropriate for an interdisciplinary approach to the patients needs.Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient.Participates in orientation of new personnel.Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.Delegates, coordinates, and supervises patient care as necessary.Documentation meets current standards and policies.Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with social services regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.Completes documentation as specified by organizational policy and procedures.Recognizes abuse/neglect potential.Demonstrates a cost effective practice by efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen, always following established procedures for charge items.Participates in sharing of knowledge and expertise through in-service, staff meetings, assisting in orientation of new personnel.Utilizes infection control principles.Recognizes adverse drug reactions/interactions with appropriate actions taken.Takes appropriate measure to prevent skin breakdown.Provides assistance with basic self-care/ADLs, as appropriate.Provides feedback about health status and potential life style changes.Attends mandatory staff meetings; reads and returns all staff meeting minutes.Promotes professional growth of peers and subordinates by sharing knowledge and/or directing them to sources of information appropriate to a given situation.Accepts constructive criticism regarding nursing judgments or actions.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and function under stressful situations.Interacts professionally with patient/family and treats them with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality and privacy.Utilizes critical thinking skills, recognizes and reacts appropriately in the delivery of patient care.Provides assistance to other nursing care team members to assure efficient, effective and timely quality patient centered care.Understands and assumes responsibility for charge position when assigned, to include patient assignment according to patient acuity and staff mix.Displays a positive attitude toward the hospital and his/her profession.Displays appropriate time management skills in the planning and administering of patient care.Actively participates in the departments performance improvement (PI) activities.Assumes lifelong learning related to profession.Education/Regulatory Requirements:Current Mississippi Registered Nurse Licensure.CPR certified.Language Skills:Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.Skills:Moderate to advanced computer and data entry skills.Specific Age Groups Served:All age groups.Exposure Classifications:Classification I: Jobs in which required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate measures is required for every healthcare provider in these jobs.Professional Expectations:Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean.Completes annual educational requirements.Maintains regulatory requirements.Wears identification badge while on duty.Attends annual review and department in-services as scheduled.Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as well as the focus statement of the department.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and functions well under stressful situations.Answers telephone and greets all patients and family members in a polite and tactful manner.This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs to the organization.PHYSICAL DEMANDSDescriptions for Physical Demands: 1-33% - Occasional; 34-67% - Frequent; 68-100% - ContinuousPhysical DemandsOn-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. This job requires that weight is lifted or force is exerted.Stand - OccasionalWalk - FrequentSit - OccasionalTalk or hear - ContinuousUse hands to finger, handle or feel - OccasionalPush/Pull - OccasionalReach with hands and arms - OccasionalUp to 10 pounds - OccasionalUp to 25 pounds - OccasionalUp to 50 pounds - OccasionalUp to 100 pounds - OccasionalMore than 100 pounds - FrequentClose Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)Ability to hear alarms on equipmentAbility to hear client callAbility to hear instructions from physician/department staffAbility to hear overhead paging system and fire alarmsWork EnvironmentThis job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions.Work near moving mechanical parts - OccasionalOutdoor weather conditions - OccasionalRisk of electrical shock - OccasionalRisk of radiation - OccasionalThe typical noise level for the work environment - Moderate NoiseRepetitive Motion ActionsRepetitive use of foot control - OccasionalRepetitive use of hands - OccasionalGrasping: simple/light - OccasionalGrasping: firm/heavy - OccasionalFine Dexterity Occasional


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Jessica Ford
Jessica Ford from Quality Nurses
Quality Nurses Job ID #m230751. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.

About Meridian, MS

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Almost entirely destroyed during the Civil War, Meridian was rebuilt between 1890 and 1930 in a boom known as "The Golden Age." This legacy still stands, leaving the city with not just one, but nine registered historic districts. Attractions include the carefully restored Highland Park Dentzel Carousel, dating back to 1909 and still offering rides for just fifty cents each, and the Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater, featuring a massive 778 pipe organ that is one of only two still in existence.

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