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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse - Universal Trauma Unit in Alexandria, Louisiana

Are you looking for a work environment as a Registered Nurse where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application with Rapides Regional Medical Center today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Rapides Regional we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include: * Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs * Student Loan Repayment * Paid Personal Leave * 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service) * Identity Theft Protection discounts * Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options * Adoption Assistance * Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) The Life of an HCA Nurse

We are seeking a Registered Nurse for our center to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now!

Nurses in the Universal Trauma Unit work quickly, efficiently, and meticulously in a team-based environment. In order to treat the most critical patients in the most thorough manner, our nurses use their specialized skills and extensive knowledge of disease pathology to provide interventions that sustain life.

About this unit: * 18-bed Universal Trauma Unit caring for trauma, neuro, ICU overflow and geriatric patients * Strong teamwork environment * Patient safety and satisfaction are our number one priority * * * * *Responsibilities: * * Through assessment of the patient’s physical, nutritional, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, cultural, educational, and rehabilitative needs, problems are identified and documented in the clinical record and communicated to the physician, case manager, and ancillary departments when appropriate * Appropriate standards of care, care plans, and interventions are initiated, professionally modified, and communicated to the patient and other members of the healthcare team * Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: pediatric, children, adolescent, adult, geriatric * Provides patient/family health education that promotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/family to be involved in decisions about their own care * The patient’s responses to interventions and progress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re-assessed, evaluated, and documented in the clinical record * Patient care activities are coordinated through collaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare team * Physicians’ orders are carried out accurately and efficiently, and clarified when necessary * Adverse or sudden changes in the patient’s conditions are promptly communicated to the physician, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or family with specific and pertinent data * Able to identify potential or actual victims of abuse and understands the proper reporting mechanism * Able to recognize adverse drug reactions and demonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction is identified * Appropriately assesses the patient’s pain and involves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriate interventions * Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriately monitors the patient receiving blood/blood products for any transfusion reaction; takes proper measures once a reaction is recognized * Patient care equipment is utilized safely and efficiently in accordance with hospital policies and procedures * Standard precautions are promoted and followed in the utilization of principles of infection control in patient care

What Qualifications You Will Need: * Graduate of a Nursing Program from an accredited school * Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana * CPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire * ACLS to be completed within 30 days of hire / / Rapides Regional Medical Center is an award-winning 350 bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana that offers a wide array of services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care, and our medical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties.

At Rapides Regional we believe that well-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. By joining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital, which directly impacts the well-being of your patients, their families, your colleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. We invite you to learn firsthand what our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, service excellence and professional expertise can do for your career.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a /World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere/ since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

/We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status./

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse - Universal Trauma Unit

Location: Louisiana-Alexandria-Rapides Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 02348-13882

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