Med Surg RN Job Description

Med Surg RN Job Description

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Med surg RN provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served.

Med Surg RN Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The Registered Nurse provides direct care in the medical – surgical setting
Communicates with physicians / Nurse Director / Co – workers, as appropriate about changes in the patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology
Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment
Provides professional nursing care within an assigned Medical / Surgical Unit
Reports to physician any patient changes in condition, test results, in a timely manner
Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments
A passion for orthopedics and to deliver orthopedic and post surgical care
Ideal candidate must be able to be flexible, agile, and aware that this position with be in-between two units (med-surg and oncology)
Cross Train to the oncology unit
Assess, identify appropriate nursing diagnoses, plan, implement and evaluate patients’ care

Med Surg RN Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Med Surg RN

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, BCLS, ACLS, CPR, AHA

Education for Med Surg RN

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the med surg RN job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Medical, College of Nursing, Teaching, Patient Care, Education, Associates, Graduate, School of Nursing

Skills for Med Surg RN

Desired skills for med surg RN include:

Human growth and development
Assessment
Range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served as per Scope of Service
Assessment range of treatment
Care of Patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Acts proactively to ensure compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes JCAHO
CAP
CMS

Desired experience for med surg RN includes:

Current Louisiana State RN license
NIH Stroke Scale Certification must be complete within 90 days of hire or transfer
Have already successfully passed NCLEX and hold RN license
Ideal candidate will hold BSN
Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team
Promote a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice

Med Surg RN Examples

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Med Surg RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of med surg RN. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for med surg RN
  • Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through and patient outcomes
  • You will utilize nursing process for individual care to meet needs of patients
  • You will document all patient care
  • Associate’s Degree ADN from a school of nursing
  • Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which the nurse practices
  • Current Health Certificate (per facility contract or state regulation)
Qualifications for med surg RN
  • Current BCLS/CPR certification issued by American Red Cross or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider
  • 2 years experience working in Med/Surg
  • BLS card through the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Florida Board of Nursing obtained
  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required
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Med Surg RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a med surg RN. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for med surg RN
  • BLS required with ACLS within 90 days of hire
  • Current GA or Compact State RN license
  • Must have RN work experience
  • Graduate of accredited School of Nursing with a current GA RN license
  • You will maintain overall accountability/responsibility for assigned patients
  • You will manage efficient flow of patient care including screening, preparation for exam, providing general nursing care and comfort, and arranging for admissions, testing and discharges
Qualifications for med surg RN
  • Experience with post Cardiac Cath and post pacer patients for North 3 Units (old North 3 and North 3A) preferred
  • Current RN license that allows you to practice in our state
  • Successful completion of Medical/Surgical IV Medication Module within 3 months of hire
  • Successful completion of Basic Arrhythmia exam, before hire
  • Bi-Pap Competency within 3 months of hire and then yearly for RNs caring for patients requiring Bi-Pap (MS1 RNs only)
  • 1 or more years recent acute care experience preferred
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Med Surg RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of med surg RN. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for med surg RN
  • Conflict management and resilience
  • Authority for delegating activities to others, while remaining responsible and accountable for outcomes
  • ACLS, recent telemetry experience, Med/Surg
  • Current GA RN license, or compacted state license
  • Previous RN clinical experience preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneous
Qualifications for med surg RN
  • You will administer medications in accordance with physician orders
  • You will instruct patients and families regarding medications and treatment plans
  • You will respond to and refer incoming telephone calls (may include phone triage when needed)
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state which you practice and/or hold an active Compact/Multi-State RN license
  • A current American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider is required
  • Successful completion of the Maxim screening for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the RN practices
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Med Surg RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of med surg RN. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for med surg RN
  • Communicates significant findings to physician and other team members as appropriate
  • Identifies opportunities for Clinical performance improvement, communicates these to patient care leaders
  • Actively participates in efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care.     
  • Updates the whiteboard with names of caregivers, date and time at the beginning of the shift
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of PA
  • Clearances Required by Federal and State Governments
Qualifications for med surg RN
  • Consistently delivers care in a compassionate and respectful manner to patients and significant others during all interactions
  • Manages care for episodes of service by interacting with Case Management, Social Work, PT, OT to provide an interdisciplinary approach to care
  • Delegates specific responsibilities and tasks to members of the patient care team as appropriate and in accordance with scope of practice
  • Responds to patient call lights and requests from patients and significant others
  • Provides health education to the patients and significant others relevant to plan of care
  • Preparation for interventions, community services and self-care after discharge
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Med Surg RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of med surg RN. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for med surg RN
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of RN clinical experience
  • Current GA or Compacted State RN license
  • Bachelors in Nursing Science—Preferred
  • Medical Surgical ANCC Certification--Preferred
  • Reads and writes basic English--Required
  • Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partner needs.--Required
Qualifications for med surg RN
  • A minimum of 1 year RN clinical experience
  • A minimum od 1 year RN clinical experience
  • Current GA RN license or from an compacted state
  • Previous RN clinical experience
  • Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license
  • Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required

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