National Park Medical Center is a 166-bed full-service acute care hospital in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas. A Joint Commission accredited facility; we provide service to the five-county area surrounding Hot Springs. As a member hospital within LifePoint Health, we strive to be a place where employees choose to work, where physicians chose to practice and where patients chose to come for healthcare.
Essential Duties/Competencies include the following. Other duties or task may be requested or assigned by immediate supervisor, his/her designee, or other management/supervisor.
•Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.
•Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
•Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient.
•Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
•Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
•Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
•Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
•Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.
•Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction.