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in Wilmington, NC

Verified Pay $2,084.54 to $2,084.54 weekly
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Wilmington, North Carolina

About this job

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

As a TELE Travel Nurse, you will provide care by connecting patients to machines that measure heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, as well as blood-oxygen levels and electrocardiogram information. These machines then send data to computer screens for RNs to monitor. Telemetry RNs read and interpret the data to better determine patient care.

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

  • Provide basic bedside care.
  • Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, and interpret and record electronic displays.
  • Identify irregular telemetry readings and notify appropriate medical team members.
  • Initiate corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
TELE 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 must have specific vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

MS/Tele - REQUIRED SKILLS / CERTS / EXP: Minimum Years of Experience: Must have 2 years of surgical unit experience; SDU/PCU for SDU patients Traveler Experience: Travel experience is preferred by not required Locals Accepted / Rate Difference: Yes Certs: BLS PREFERRED SKILLS / CERTS / EXP: ACLS, Charge nurse experience and Level 1 Trauma JOB DETAILS: Ratios: 1-5:7 for floor patients and 1:3-4 for SDU. Float Requirement: when needed to like units PATIENT DIAGNOSES: Wide range of patient diagnoses that have had or plan to have surgery or involved in a trauma: Cellulitis, Appendicitis, Cholecystitis, Diverticulitis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Gun Shots, Stabbings, Falls, Various Cancers, Kidney Stones, Bowel Obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Limb Ischemia, Hernia, Gangrene SPECIAL PROCEDURES / UNIT DETAILS: Wide range of any inpatient surgical procedure, as well as trauma: Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Hernia Repair, TURP, Ostomy Creation or Closure, Wound Debridement, Tumor Removal, Kidney Stone Removal, Amputations, Fem Pop Bypass SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Wound Vacs, Chest Tubes, NG tube/Corpak, JP Drains, Hemovac Drains, Penrose Drains UNIT SYSTEMS (Medication, Documentation, Communication): Pyxis, EPIC, SBAR SCHEDULING TYPE: Schedule as needed as needed UNIT ORIENTATION: 2 Days of hospital orientation, 36 hours of floor training SCRUBS: Navy *** INTERNAL NOTES *** *MUST Pass EKG Testing prior to start for this specialty.* Combination acuity unit: Adult medical surgibal and surgical stepdown. Ratios are 1:6-7 for floor; 1:3-4 for SDU. RN must be comfortable with ratios of 1:6/7 as they do not guarantee PCU/SDU assignment each shift