Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RN / Staff Nurse - South Campus -AMPU- FT- EXPERIENCE ONLY


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Atlanta Medical Center comprises of 2 acute care hospital campuses with a total of 762 beds, Atlanta Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center South. Together, Atlanta Medical Center is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia. We are an organization that has a Culture of Caring. If you are in your profession because you care about your patients, you care about quality, you care about customer service and you take pride in working hard to get the job done; then consider joining the Atlanta Medical Center family. Atlanta Medical Center is a 460 bed, Level I Trauma Center that offers a very fast paced work environment with a wide variety of patient diagnosis. Atlanta Medical Center - South is a 302 bed community hospital with a friendly "family" atmosphere and has been an integral part of providing for the medical needs of South Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton and Douglas communities since 1963. So whether you're looking for a community hospital or a large teaching hospital environment, Atlanta Medical Center has a campus for you!

We are an employer of choice as well as a leader in healthcare. In 2011, Atlanta Medical Center was 1 of only 8 Tenet hospitals to receive Tenet's elite Circle of Excellence award and we were also named as one of the Top Work Places by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMC received the Circle of Excellence award in 2010, 2006 and 2005 as well. In 2008, Atlanta Medical Center was named as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Magazine. This ranking placed AMC as the highest in the healthcare industry. AMC was named as one of the Best Places to Make a Difference by the Atlanta Magazine in 2004. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Atlanta Medical Center as one of the Top Five Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2003 and in 2002 we tied for First Place as the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Medical Center is also highly committed to providing quality services to our patients. We hold the following designations:

Bariatric Center of Excellence

Gold Plus Stroke Center (the 1 st in Georgia)

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Heart Failure

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Coronary Artery Disease

American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Stroke

2011 "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" recognition from Joint Commission (1 of only 405 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor - 1 of only 162 hospitals nationwide to receive recognition in all four major measure sets)

AMC has a 96.5% quality rating (which exceeds state and national averages) and is a regional Level I Trauma Center that receives patients from 67 other hospitals.

Some of the duties may include, but are not limited to:

Performs comprehensive systematic patient assessments within scope of practice, policies and procedures

Documentation is performed according to hospital policy

Promotes individualized instructions and dissemination of information to patients/family regarding Plan of Care

Initiates appropriate actions or interventions in response to patients' condition

Coordinates ongoing comprehensive patient reassessment according to unit guidelines, patients condition and responses treatment

Performs appropriate screens to assess patients nutritional, fuctional and discharge status

Initiates a written plan of care within 24 hours of admission

Evaluates a patient response to plan of care and revises as appropriate

Ensures communication to support the plan of care with patient/significant other and other healthcare team members

Implements the patients written plan of care

Obtains, verifies, administers and documents medications as per policies and procedures

Initiates, administers and observes intravenous therapy according to hospital policies and procedures

Performs or assists in procedures and therapies in accordance with policies and procedures and scope of practice guidelines

Provides individualized instruction to patients and/or significant others regarding the plan of care and documents their understanding

Initiates and documents actions or interventions based on patients condition and plan of care

Provides psychosocial support and motivation to enable patients to function at their optimal level of independence

Ensures patient's informed consent of procedures and therapies

Evaluates and documents the patients response to plans of care and progress toward expected outcomes; revises plan as appropriate


Candidates for the RN/ Registered Nurse should meet the following requirements:

1. Hold and maintain a Georgia license to practice as a Registered Nurse / RN.

2. ADN/BSN - BSN strongly desired

3. BLS (Required)

4 ACLS (Preferred - required in ICU)

5. Previous experience in specalty of interest preferred.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Ability to apply sound judgment with clinical skills to ensure optimal patient care

2. Accepts and supports changes in work assignments as related to department and patient needs.

3. Participates in all departmental and hospital wide educations offerings, mandatory for position along with an ongoing pursuit of Continuing Education Credits in clinical subjects, management, personal growth and development.

4. Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective quality outcomes

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