Registered Nurse (RN) OR/Surgical Services

Company: Tulane Medical Center

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US-LA-New Orleans
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Job Description Registered Nurse (RN) Surgical Unit - Full Time - DAYS (Rotating Weekend)

From its humble beginnings in a church schoolroom, Tulane hasemerged as a major academic center in the south by adhering to the aspirationsof our founders. Simply put, we are in the business of caring for others andfor defining the practice of medicine along the way.

At Tulane Medical Center, our mission statementreminds us that above all else we are committed to the care andimprovement of human life. When we speak of our mission, we usually thinkabout our dedication to patients and their families and our commitment to them.But we are also equally committed to our employees. You are part of anorganization with a long history of compassion and service to patients. Thedegree to which we as an organization can provide quality healthcare service ishighly dependent on how well you are able to perform your job.

We are committed to providing you a Healthy Work Environmentand rewarding career. These principles reflect our commitment to you in fiveareas: Culture, Leadership, Voice, Compensation and Rewards, and Staffing.

As a member of the Tulane Medical Center (TMC) family, youcan be assured of:
•         Asafe place to work.
•         Havingthe tools, equipment and training necessary to perform your duties.
•         Openand available communication with your supervisors and the leadership of yourfacility.
•         Afair application of workplace policies, procedures and disciplinaryproceedings.
•         Fairand understandable compensation and benefits.


The Registered Nurse is a professional nurse who assumes responsibility and accountability for the delivery and management of patient care.  S/he utilizes the nursing process, the healthcare environment, and current technology to provide a climate which optimizes patient care and staff development.
Job RequirementsPosition Requirements 

A.         Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Louisiana Licensure as a Registered Nurse, ACLS Certification required within 1 year of employment for assignment on Adult Critical Care Units, Emergency department and Post Anesthesia Care Unit.  PALS Certification required within 1 year of employment for assignment in PICU or within 18 mos. of employment for unit-specific standard.  Current CPR certification.
B.         Education:  Graduate of an accredited school preparing Registered Nurses. 
C.         Experience: One year in area of practice preferred by not required.
D.         Special qualifications: Must be able to successfully complete established competencies for the position within designated probationary period. Effective communication skills; both oral and written.  Computer skills needed. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care.  Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
E.         Hours of work: Shift assignments may vary.