Merit Health Central
Location JACKSON, MS (Merit Health Central)
Department Progressive Care Unit
Merit Health Central is a 319-bed health care facility offering a wide range of services provided in a safe, caring, environment. Core services include diagnostic and surgical cardiac services, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care, emergency department with FastTrack, orthopedics, inpatient adult behavioral health services, neurosurgery and general surgical services. Merit Health Central is home to Mississippi’s first non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and only designated burn center and is one of the first hospitals in the nation to add a PET/CT.
Provides evaluation of assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Provides assistance to nursing peers as requested. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the nursing field.