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Registered Nurse - med/surg - Nursing - Med/Surg

at Memorial Regional Health

Posted: 4/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 103226
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Req. #:

Nursing - Med/Surg

Full Time

Varied Shifts

12 hours

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Ashly Shipman
  • Tel: (970)826-3171
  • Fax: (970)826-3179
  • Email:
  • Address: 750 Hospital Loop Craig, CO 81625

Job Details:
  • Position Purpose:

    To provide and implement an individualized plan of care for each patient requiring hospital nursing services.

    Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

    Primary Duties


    • Participates on a Service Excellence Team
    • Documents statistics and reports them to the necessary parties


    • Maintains compliance with departmental, hospital and state and federal regulations and policies
    • Working knowledge of two-way radio/pager, phone and in-house communication system
    • Participates in mandatory in-services
    • Follows policy and procedures for infection control, safety, and risk management
    • Completes maintenance work orders appropriately
    • Participates in Disaster Drills, demonstrates knowledge of emergency preparedness
    • Respects the confidentiality of patient records, and uses complete discretion when discussing patient information
    • Utilizes all department forms appropriately
    • Able to identify victims and the process for reporting abuse
    • Able to apply National Patient Safety goals to care and documentation
    • Collect, label and transport all specimens appropriately

    Service/Patient Care

    • Demonstrates knowledge of routine equipment in Med/Surg, TC and SCU.
    • Demonstrates proper techniques when setting up for procedures in Med-Surg, TC and SCU.
    • Demonstrations knowledge of emergency equipment and procedures in L/D, Nursery, Med-Surg, TC

    o and SCU.

    • Collaborates with patient care planning team and patient rounding.
    • Assumes leadership role as needed or assigned.
    • Ability to make care plans for patients to provide care and education.
    • Active participation in education specific to patient diagnosis and need.
    • Acts as a resource person to other staff members.
    • Conducts/participates in Code Blue and other emergency codes.
    • AIDET + P: Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You and Promise.
    • Follow CHOICE Values: Compassion, Humility, Ownership, Integrity, Commitment, and Excellence.
    • Participates in process improvement teams or in interdepartmental committees' team.
    • Direct patient care. Implements and utilizes the Nursing Process Assessment, Intervention, Evaluation, Discharge Planning, and Reassessment model.
    • Able to assess the geriatric patient for safety, medication dosage appropriateness.
    • Able to translate medications into pediatric doses and use proper equipment for patient's size and age.
    • Act as a liaison between patients, families, physicians and staff.
    • Complete workload as assigned.
    • Accurately administers mediation, performs treatment in accordance of standards of care, signs out all narcotics and dispenses according to policy.
    • Assists physicians with special tests and procedures.
    • Demonstrates an ability to start IV and monitor IV fluids for correct rate.
    • Knowledge of paperwork for transferring of patients to other facilities.
    • Able to perform all clerical duties.
    • Accurate and concise intra- and interdepartmental reports.
    • Ability to gather resources within the hospital to provide adequate care.
    • Collect, label and transport all specimens appropriately.

    Secondary Duties

    • Demonstrates 100% commitment to performing according to the CHOICE values of TMH and representing the organization in a positive and professional manner.
    • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationships with all co?workers.
    • Adheres to TMH attire/dress code per policies and procedures.
    • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time.
    • Completes annual education, training, in-service, and certification requirements; attends departmental staff meetings or reads meeting minutes.
    • Maintains regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated times.
    • Actively participates in departmental and facility performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
    • Strives to ensure continual compliance with departmental, hospital, state and federal regulations and policies.
    • Follows policies and procedures for infection control, safety, and risk management to ensure a safe environment for patients, public and staff.
    • Participates in mandatory in-service and staff meetings.



    o Graduate of an accredited nursing program

    o Current licensure by the State of Colorado Board of Nursing required or compact state as an RN

    o Current BLS CPR Certification required

    o Current ACLS Certification required within 1 year of hire

    o Current PALS or ENPC Certification required within 1 year of hire

    o Current TNCC Certification required within 1 year of hire

    o Valid Colorado Driver's License required


    o Operation knowledge of all aspects of the Surgical Services Department

    o Demonstrates knowledge of airway management and ability to utilize airway management equipment and supplies

    o Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to the patient population served. Interprets data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group

    o Demonstrates thorough knowledge of location, care, and operation of all surgical equipment

    o Demonstrates knowledge of all performed surgical/invasive/endoscopic procedures and how to document appropriately


    o One year of acute care experience preferred


    o Ability to read and communicate effectively in English

    o Additional languages encouraged

    o Comprehensive computer knowledge

    o Ability to interpret cardiac rhythms

    o Manage stress appropriately, handle multiple priorities and make decisions under pressure

    o Basic computer skills

    Work Environment:

    o Minimum of 36 hours clinical shifts each week

    o On call shifts as needed


    o All equipment utilized in the Med-Surg-SCU Department, including clerical and medical equipment

    Mandatory Training & Involvement:

    o SWANK Education

    o Safety In-Service

    o Annual Competencies

    o NIMS Training: IS-100Hcb and IS-700A

    o Staff Meetings

    o Infection Control

    o Hazardous Materials

    o CHOICE Values

    o AIDET + P

    o LEAN training

    o ISO-9001