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Registered Nurse - Med Surg

Company: Chenega Corporation
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse
Overview

CHENEGA PRO FEDERAL SOLUTIONS, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD

The Registered Nurse is responsible for performing components of physical exams, providing direct patient care including first aid and routine inquiries, ergonomic assessments, administering immunizations and vaccines, and assisting with other occupational health services as needed.

Responsibilities

* Perform portions of physical examination, e.g., weight, height, blood pressure, EKG, vision, hearing, cancer screening, etc.
* Administer emergency care for illnesses and injuries of both occupational and non-occupational origin.
* Evaluate each incident as it occurs and decide whether the injury/illness can be effectively treated in the Health Unit, transported immediately by ambulance to a hospital, or stabilized in the Health Unit and later transported to a hospital.
* Administer cardiac emergency care as per current Basic Cardiac Life Support guidelines. Administers oxygen when needed and otherwise assist the Physician Assistant as necessary. Administer CPR if necessary.
* Administer treatments and medications deemed necessary after evaluating a problem. administering hot or cold compresses to injuries as appropriate; ear irrigations for removal of cerumen; etc.
* Responsible for venipuncture and proper handling/preparation of specimens and proper request forms and routine specimens sent to commercial labs for analysis; performs and/or arranges for lab work in connection with the occupational health surveillance program.
* Routinely perform testing, 12 lead EKG. Require proper preparation of patient, standardizing equipment.
* Conduct pulmonary function tests utilizing spirometer.
* Participate in special-purpose preventive health programs such as diabetes, cholesterol, and hypertension screening, etc.
* Advise employees preparing for foreign travel assignments on immunizations and other medical concerns related to the country or region of destination. Administer travel-related immunizations as order by attending physician.
* As part of the allergy program, instruct employees on Health Unit requirements and implements proper procedures. Treat adverse reactions and consult with Medical Officer or allergist as necessary.
* In connection with the NSF-EAP, is able to recognize employee psychological problems when employees come to Health Unit. Refer such employees to the EAP counselor for follow-up.
* Assist with other health services-related duties as requested by the Physician Assistant.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

* Registered Nurse from an accredited program; BSN preferred.
* Possess a current Registered Nurse Licensed in any of the 50 States or District of Columbia and valid for the duration of the contract.
* Possess and maintain, for the duration of the contract, valid certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS).
* Minimum two (2) full years of recent full-time employment experience as a Registered Nurse.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Possess knowledge, skill, and experience required to routinely perform vaccinations, venipuncture, EKGs, Pulmonary Function Tests, Audiometric Exams, and Visual Acuity Exams.
* Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.
* Experience with Microsoft Suite.
* Experience as a Registered Nurse in Occupational Health, preferred.

Physical Demands (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

* While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Executive Order 13495, The Non-Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.

Any estimated salary provided by this job board may not align with Chenega's compensation program. Please apply to connect with a recruiter who can provide more details.

Keywords: Chenega Corporation, Washington DC , Registered Nurse - Med Surg, Healthcare , Gaithersburg, DC

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