RN - Medical Surgical
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 5, 2021
Summary: RN - Medical Surgical - Memorial Hospital, Colorado
Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in
accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with
the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Medical East 2N (2 East) is an 18-bed medical-surgical unit which
provides care to adult and geriatric patient populations. 2 East
staff care for a wide variety of acute and chronic medical
conditions (ie - asthma, CHF exacerbation, COPD, DKA, DVT, flu,
HTN, PE, pneumonia, sepsis, UTI) as well as pre/post-op surgical
patients (ie - appendectomy, cholecystectomy, wound I&D).
Typical RN to patient ratio is 1:4-5 dayshift and 1:5-6 nightshift.
Typical Patient Care Techs (CNA) are at a 1:9 ratio for both day &
The medical-surgical nursing field has evolved into the largest
nursing specialty, requiring nurses to acquire and maintain diverse
and extensive knowledge and skills. We develop our staff to have
high-level critical thinking skills, comprehensive knowledge of
disease states and body systems, and strong communication and
FTE Status: Full-time
FTE: .90, 72 Hours per pay period
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on
patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as
appropriate. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to
coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge,
referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides
patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition,
Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May
precept student nurses and new hires.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate
* Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program
if less than 3 years experience.
* State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
* Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider
* 6 months nursing experience.
* ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy cert 6 months for new hires and 1
year for new grads
* Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
The pay range for this position is: $30 - $43.9 / hour
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon
organizational and individual performance.
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