Registered Nurse

By: April Holloway

Career Description

Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.

Record patients' medical information and vital signs.

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.

Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.

Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.

Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.

Entry Wage: $21.19

Degree Needed: Associates/Bachelors

Estimated annual job openings: TN-1,880 USA-105,260

Does PSCC offer the degree needed? Yes

Does PSCC offer a pathway to the degree needed? Yes

Specific Job Description for Covenant Health in Oak Ridge, TN

Overview: PRN/ OCC. Shift: (Hours may vary based on needs). Active TN RN licensure required. Minimum One year of recent ICU experience required. ACLS, BLS. Critical Care is a 25 bed all RN staffed unit. This is a fast-paced environment, that requires RN`s to use critical thinking skills, be familiar with state of the art equipment and care for all types of critically ill patients. Staff work closely with the physicians and an Intensivist. We offer an orientation program based on experience plus on going education and training. Responsibilities: Active TN RN licensure required. One year of recent ICU experience required. ACLS, BLS.

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