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Medical/Surgical – MedSurg RN – TravelNurse

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This is a Contract position in Salisbury, NC posted March 20, 2023.

We’re looking for Medical Surgical RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Salisbury, NC. The right RN should have 1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

As a MedSurg RN, you will conduct patient assessments and prioritize data collection based on patients’ immediate conditions or needs. MedSurg RNs perform ongoing assessments and appropriate treatments as ordered by a physician. Documenting patient findings and providing education and support to patients’ families is essential to this travel nurse position.

As a Medical Surgical Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:

  • Provide bedside care for a variety of patients, including pre- and post-op patients.
  • Prepare, administer and record prescribed medication, reporting any adverse reactions to treatment.
  • Change dressings, insert catheters and start IVs.
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient.
  • Educates patients on surgical procedures.
  • Participates in discharge planning and initiates patient education plan as prescribed by physician.
Medical Surgical Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. RNs will work in a fast-paced environment treating patients that may be confused, agitated, and/or uncooperative.

REQUIRED SKILLS / CERTS / EXP: Minimum Years of Experience: 1 Traveler Experience: not needed Locals Accepted / Rate Difference: Yes Skills: IV Start and Telemetry Certs Required: BCLS Certifications preferred: Chemo, NIH and ONS preferred Target Ratios: ratio 6:1. Float Requirement: Floating Required as needed. Weekend Requirement: Weekend Requirement: 3 per 6 weeks. SPECIAL PROCEDURES / UNIT DETAILS:we handle the varied diagnoses of a med/surg unit, anything from COPD, pneumonia to hip fractures and general surgery. Oncology experience preferred but definitely not required, with our new cancer center across the street we see very little oncologyAvg daily Census 31. Rooms/beds: 36. Patient Pop: Adults/Geriatrics. UNIT SYSTEMS (Medication, Documentation, Communication): Dimensions/EPI UNIT ORIENTATION: 24 hours Hospital Orientation week one; traveler must be available for classes each day. SCRUBS: navy Must pass EKG Testing prior to start for this specialty Shift Info: Night 3×12-Hour (18:45 – 07:15)