Registered Nurse (RN) Med Surg
Company: The University of Vermont Health Network - Champla
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses work on our 3 Med-Surg Units
and in our Resource Pool.
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the management
of patient care, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan,
implement and evaluate patient outcomes. The nurse directs and
guides the delivery of nursing care, patient education, and all
care related activities, while maintaining standards of
professional nursing collaborating with other disciplines as
Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for
Registered Professional Nurses.
Provides care according to CVPH Standards of Care and Practice
Provides nursing care to a patient by collecting data and
performing a functional health pattern/physical assessment when
patient is admitted, when a significant change in condition occurs,
upon transfer to/receiving from another unit, and/or every -
eight-hour shift; provides care to patient requiring
Verifies and/or transcribes and implements physician orders.
Develops/Revises Plan of Care for patient to include measurable
outcome goals for various diagnosis, and discharge plans; includes
patient and/or family.
Provides basic bedside care to include, but not limited to, bed
baths, mouth care and ADLs.
Provides nursing care to patient requiring monitoring/intervention
with "Point of Care" testing, to include, but not limited to,
fingerstick blood samples for glucose and stool specimens for
occult blood as defined by CVPH.
Provides care to a patient requiring input/output tubes/devices
such as but not limited to NG tubes, urinary drains, surgical
drains, and enteral feding tubes.
Provides nursing care at the bedside utilizing such equipment as,
but not limited to, a Smart Pump, PCEA pump, PCA pump,
Auto-Transfusion device, Sequential Compression device, Feeding
Tube pump, splints, traction, or a CPM device; Follows
manufacturer's recommendations and CVPH guidelines.
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring medication
administration (including controlled substance) by any route
following defined process for MAK); Utilizes the Pyxis system as
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product
therapy to include collection and reinfusion of autologous
Provides venipuncture and nursing care to the patient requiring IV
therapy to include various routes (e.g., peripheral, central),
methods (e.g., - continuous, intermittent, IVPB, IVP), and
solutions/medications (e.g., - TPN, PPN, lipid infusions, medicated
Provides care using infection control practices as outlined in
Medical Center policies/procedures (e.g. Universal Standard
Precautions and Isolation Techniques).
Provides nursing care to the patient and assistance to physician,
when invasive procedures are performed at the bed side; procedures
include but are not limited to lumbar puncture, chest tube
insertion, thoracentesis, liver biopsy, bone marrow biopsy.
Provides nursing care to patient receiving sedation analgesia.
Utilizes resource consultant services and resource teams as
approporiate (such as Foley Team, Rapid Response, chest tubes).
Provides nursing care for the patient with a tracheostomy, patient
requiring suctioning (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or tracheal),
or patient with a chest tube.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring remote telemetry
and/or continuous SaO2 monitoring.
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring restraints/
protective/ supportive devices.
Provides care to identified safety risk patient (e.g.
wandering/elopement, seizure and suicide precautions, and fall or
Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient population
providing comprehensive holistic care for the dying patient,
including post mortem care and support of the patient's
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring preventive skin
care, wound management, pressure ulcer prevention/treatment and
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring various respiratory
therapy modalities such as oxygen therapy and use of the
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring anticoagulation
Provides nursing care to the patient receiving chemotherapy,
external radiation therapy and internal radiation therapy
Provides nursing care of the urological patient.
Provides nursing care to the patient with End Stage Renal Disease,
to include continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, or pre/post
Provides nursing care to the patient with a head injury,
craniotomy, spiral surgery or CVA.
Provides nursing care to the orthopedic patient to include, but not
limited to total knee, total Hip, fracture of extremities, cast
care, skeletal traction or skin traction.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring pain management
(surgical, chronic and terminal) according to organization and unit
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring specimens
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring transfer to the
operating room or "procedural unit", transfer/admitted after an
invasive procedure; and transfer to another nursing unit.
Provides prioritized patient/family education.
Conducts hourly rounds as a team effort for assigned patients.
Performs in crisis/emergency (e.g. code 99, 66, Rapid Response,
FAST Alert) while maintaining a positive/ calm approach.
Provides nursing care through utilization of the electronic
information system, (e.g, Order Entry for orders, retrieving of lab
Advocates patient rights and demonstrates a working knowledge of
Advance Directive practices, organ donation and procurement as
evidenced by completion of documentation as outlined by CVPH
Documents/communicates nursing care, physiological responses to
other health care providers through verbal reports and patient
record(s) as dictated by policy/guidelines; Reports to physician
changes/deviations from expected norm.
Maintains a safe environment in which to provide quality care.
Provides leadership and measures effectiveness of nursing care by
providing supervision, delegation, monitoring/reassessment of all
patient care as required.
Manages conflict/identifies ethical dilemmas and assists patients
and families in resolving.
Supports fluctuation in patient care needs by floating when
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor of Science
in Nursing preferred.
Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York
Meets requirements of physical/pre-placement screening.
Completion of Cardiac Rhythm Course within nine (9) months.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending
to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the
patients for which care is being provided.
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