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Company: Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Lawton
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:


Position Summary

The Registered Nurse has accountability to provide direct patient care in accordance with scope of nursing license and the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center.

Maintains clinical competencies through on-going continuing education. Monitors and ensures delivery of patient care commensurate with the education and experience of available staff.

Service/Quality Excellence:

Participates in the Hospital's Service Excellence Program designed to improve patient care, employee and physician satisfaction. Participation includes knowledge of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Systems and Providers, which measures patient's perceptions of care received and Core Measure Set, which measures performance of patients', care based on medical research. Participates

In hospital wide and unit specific performance projects


  • Hourly rounding on patients: Acknowledge - Introduce - Duration - Explanation - Thank you
  • Achieves documentation requirements: SBAR : Demonstrates appropriate use of handoff process during report and internal transfers

    Ticket To Ride: Participates in the handoff process with ancillary services

    CHF Discharge: Completes CHF discharge form

    Critical Value: Uses form and calls physician w/in 30minutes

    Restraints: Document Order, Flow Sheet monitoring and Update Care Plan

    Fall Precautions: Use Yellow Armband

    Pain Med: Document assessment and Reassessment

    Care Plans: Update every 24 hours

    Compliant with use of unapproved abbreviations

    Complies with the scan medication process

    Documents verbal/telephone orders appropriately

    Completes chart checks per unit protocol

    Complies with all National Patient Safety Goals

    Complies with stroke protocols

    Dates, times, and signs all entries legibly
    • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
    • Responsible for assisting others and self with maintaining budget
    • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
    • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
    • Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel, or supervise a particular unit on one shift.
    • Prepare patients for, and assist with, examinations and treatments.
    • Assume role of relief charge nurse when assigned
    • Exhibits initiative by seeking opportunities for professional growth. Assist in Education process of all team members including nursing students. Qualifications
      • License:
        • Must possess a current Registered Nurse License for the State of Oklahoma
        • BLS within 30 days of hire.
        • ACLS certification within 6 months of hire
        • NIH Stroke by end of Clinical Nursing Orientation

          Graduate from an accredited professional nurse program

          • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
            • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
              • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others
                • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
                  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
                    • Attending all hospital required educational opportunities.
                      • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
                        • Instructing - Preceptor for staff including nursing students. Qualifications

                          Licenses & Certifications Required

                          Registered Nurse

                          NIH Stroke Scale Exam

                          Adv. Cardiac Life Support

                          Basic Cardiac Life Supp

Keywords: Southwestern Medical Center, Lawton , RN ICU, Healthcare , Lawton, Oklahoma

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