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Hiring - Med/Surg - Travel RN - Nights

By Altra Healthcare - November 16, 2017

Med/Surg Travel RN 
13 week contract - Possible Extensions

Location - Lamar,CO

Job Summary
General Description
This position assumes responsibility and accountability for providing direct patient care to a group of patients for a designated time frame on a medical-surgical unit. Astute assessment skills, IV skills, independent decision-making and the ability to function under high stress situations is required.

Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing, systematic manner. Formulates a goal directed plan of care by establishing priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources. Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations, following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons and documenting events.Is also responsible for the supervision of any LPN’s,Nurse Aides, and assignments to the Medical/Surgical Unit.

The RN reports directly to the Acute Care Services Manager.

Special Demands
Mental: Stressful environment with frequent crisis intervention and creative problem solving required.
Physical: Involves constant walking and standing.Frequent reaching, twisting, squatting, lifting, and handling of equipment. Frequent exposure to blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to communicable disease/illness.

Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing and current Colorado license. Must have documentation of current CPR and Basic Life Support training. ACLS certification or will have certification within one year of employment.
Experience: Previous related experience. Graduate nurses with one year of Medical/Surgical experience preferred.

Employment Variables
Full time position working 36 hours per week. May need to work overtime as need arises.May rotate shifts and areas as staffing and census requires.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Additional Information
Position Type: Full Time
Shift: Night