Burn Unit Stepdown Nurse(RN)

  • HCA
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • May 17, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 01417-8724

PRN/Per Diem


Doctor's Hospital is located in Augusta, Georgia, the state's second largest and oldest city, and is home of the annual Masters Golf Tournament. Doctors Hospital is nationally known for our Burn Center, the largest in the U.S. We have also been recognized as a top performing hospital by the Joint Commission, Cancer Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Chest Pain Accredited, earned the Joint Commission's certificate of distinction for total hip and total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgery, and we are the only CARF accredited facility in our area. We are a level 3 trauma and emergency center.

For over 30 years, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital has been dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to burn center patients and their families. With our 70-bed capacity and more than 3,000 patients admitted annually, we are nationally recognized as a leader in burn care. Our burn center is also verified by the American Burn Association. Most importantly-the Joseph M. Still Burn Center helps heal thousands of lives each year by offering hope to the patients and families we serve.

We are so pleased that you are considering joining our team! Every role here is vital to our success and we are committed to your professional growth, as we strive to provide the best care possible to our burn patients. This level of care can only

Within burn services we have 3 different areas/levels of care: Burn ICU- 20 beds, 3E (burn step down unit)- 16 beds and 4W burns (med-surg care unit for burn services)- 34 beds.

Burn services is a very busy and dynamic service line at Doctors Hospital. We have the capacity for 70 patients and our average daily census is about 65. We have over 150 nurses that are employed in burn services and we are always looking for eager and energetic nurses to join our team!

Burn care is truly one of the most challenging, yet rewarding fields in heatlhcare today. As a nurse here, we ask that you keep your mind and your heart open at all times. If you do, you will experience some of the most wonderful moments in your career!

Just a few words from some of our nurses:

• 'Most of us work in this specialty because we love it and we couldn't imagine doing anything else!'

• 'Working with burn patients is a calling- not just a job'

• 'Teamwork and a positive attitude are vital to our success. Our team here is amazing! We are definitely a family!'

The leaders vision for this burn center is for EVERYONE to be actively engaged in the success of the unit. We must provide quality care to have quality outcomes! We strive to do this together as a TEAM. We are ALL committed to these goals and strive to exceed them by living our mission and our WHY everyday!

We are committed to OUR success, therefore we would be committed to YOUR success as a new member of this team!

The role of the Registered Nurse is to supervise patient care administered by LPNs and MSTs. The registered Nurse provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of the patient, and in support of the mission of Doctors Hospital. The RN provides general nursing care to patients in hospital and administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. The RN prepares equipment and aids physician during treatments and examinations of patients. The RN observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents. The RN records temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition to patient. The RN in 678 provides burn and wound care for patients. May make beds, bathe and feed patients. Registered Nurse in 678/Burn Center provides care for newborn/pediatric patients between 2 weeks to 11 years of age; adolescent patients between 12 to 17 years of age; adult patients between 18 to 64 years; and geriatric patients 65 years and older. May rotate among various clinical services of hospital depending on staffing needs.

  • Graduate with an ADN or BSN

  • Active GA RN license
  • BLS through American Heart Association
  • ACLS
  • PALS

A minimum of 1 year of RN experience is required.

Associate's Degree/College Diploma

Last Edited: 05/15/2018