Med-Surge Nurses provide care for primarily adult patients and pediatric patients before and after surgical procedures; they also attend to those who are being treated with pharmaceuticals to manage illness. Due to the broad range of medical conditions Med/Surge Nurses will encounter, they must be well-versed in a large variety of health conditions.
Med/Surge Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Med/Surge Nurses include (but are not limited to):
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Monitor, record medial information. Monitor all aspects of patient care, including dietand physical activity Report to the doctor- on-duty changes in pts’ signs and symptoms, general conditions and/or change in behavior carry out and record the possible modified Prescription.
- Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
- Attend Doctor’s rounds, be ready to report the changes and patients’ progress. Implement the changes given during medical round and make sure the other members of nursing team are aware of the changes.
- Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel, 1
- Prepare patients for, and assist with, examinations and treatments.
- Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure that proper nursing care is provided. Provide information to families and other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention etc.
- Make sure rooms are prepared, sterile instruments, equipment, other supplies are adequately stocked at all time. Report any malfunction of equipment.
- Collaborate with the pharmacy to insure enough medications is available for the patient’s daily need.
- Make sure the narcotic is counted and recorded at the end of each shift.
- Direct and coordinate infection control programs, advising and consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
- Make sure the team members are reporting to work on time and report any irregularity. Adhere to laid down policies and procedures on bedside etiquette.
- Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
- Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications.
- Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications
- Educates patients on surgical procedures
- Records patients’ medical information and vital signs
- Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and
- records electronic displays
- Initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology Provides bedside care for a wide variety of medical patients, including pre- and post-
- surgery patients
- Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician.
- Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs
- Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs
- Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol Participates in discharge planning
- Utilizes time management skills
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner,
- in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
- Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent setting
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in the Medical and Surgical ward is required
- Strong organisational skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to speak and write in English is required
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
- Current national license is required
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