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Company: Southwestern Medical Ctr Llc
Location: Lawton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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.

Equipment Listing:

  • Telephone
  • Chest Drainage Systems
  • Beds, wheelchairs, and gurneys
  • Telemetry Monitors
  • Fax Machine
  • Intravenous Pumps
  • Apnea Monitors
  • PCA Pumps
  • Shredder
  • Portable Whirlpool
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Sequential Compression Devices
  • Printer
  • Defibrillator
  • Specialty Mattresses
  • Feeding Pumps
  • Computer (PC and Laptop)
  • Bucks traction
  • Suction Equipment
  • Dinamaps
  • Oxygen Equipment - Mist Ents, Oxyhoods, Nasal Cannula, Masks, CPAP
  • Vital Signs Monitor to include stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, thermometer
  • Walkers, gait belts
  • Ventilators
  • Lifting Devices
  • Blood Warmers
  • Accucheck
  • Medication Charts


Position Requirements:

  • Licensure/Certifications:
  • Must possess a current Registered Nurse License for the State of Oklahoma
  • Current BLS certification
  • ACLS certification within 6 months of hire
  • NIH Stroke by end of Clinical Nursing Orientation

  • Education:
  • Graduate from an accredited professional nurse program

  • Skills:
  • 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

Degree of Supervision Required:

Involves general guidance and directions by CNO, Department Director, and/or House Supervisor. The RN is expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Keywords: Southwestern Medical Ctr Llc, Lawton , RN - ICU, Other , Lawton, Oklahoma

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