Medical Surgical Nursing

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Medical Surgical Nursing Job Description

 

Job Title: Medical Surgical Nurse

 

Job Summary:

As a Medical Surgical Nurse, you will be responsible for providing direct patient care to medical and surgical patients in a hospital or other healthcare facility. Your duties will include assessing patient conditions, administering medications and treatments, monitoring vital signs, and collaborating with other healthcare providers to provide comprehensive and coordinated care.

 

Responsibilities:

- Assess and monitor patient conditions, including vital signs, symptoms, and medical history.

- Administer medications and treatments, as ordered by physicians or other healthcare providers.

- Monitor and interpret patient lab values and diagnostic test results, reporting any abnormal findings to physicians or other healthcare providers.

- Collaborate with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers to develop and implement comprehensive care plans for medical and surgical patients.

- Educate patients and their families about medical conditions, treatments, and self-care strategies.

- Document patient care and progress, including nursing assessments, medication administration, and other interventions, in a timely and accurate manner.

- Respond to patient needs and concerns, providing compassionate and supportive care at all times.

- Promote patient safety and prevent adverse events, including falls, pressure ulcers, and infections.

- Assist with patient discharge planning and transition to home or other healthcare facilities.

- Participate in ongoing education and training to stay current with new research, developments, and best practices in medical surgical nursing.

 

Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) or an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from an accredited nursing program.

- Current registered nurse (RN) license in the state of practice.

- Knowledge of medical surgical nursing principles and practices, including patient assessment, medication administration, and care planning.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.

- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical records and documentation.

- Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced healthcare environment.

- Willingness to work flexible hours and adjust to changes in patient needs and staffing requirements.

- Experience working as a medical surgical nurse, preferably in a hospital or other healthcare facility.

- Certification in medical surgical nursing, such as the CMSRN, is preferred but not required.