Clinical Career Information
Discover Nursing at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital
Nursing plays a vital role in the transformation of healthcare. We consider frontline nursing as the ultimate in the health care circle of care. We encourage nurses to hone their observational skills, advance knowledge, interventions and promote compassionate care that can assist patients in managing their healthcare needs. There are many facets of nursing care including but not limited to the following:
Are you looking for a perioperative nursing position? Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital has full service Surgical Suites. As a perioperative nurse, you will provide surgical patient care by assessing, planning, and implementing the nursing care patients receive before, during and after surgery. These activities include patient assessment, creating and maintaining a sterile and safe surgical environment, pre- and post-operative patient education, monitoring the patient’s physical and emotional well-being, and integrating and coordinating patient care throughout the surgical care continuum. Come join our team of surgical nurses!
Medical Surgical Services
On the Medical-Surgical Unit the job is challenging and rewarding. We take care of pediatric to geriatric patient populations. Patient diagnoses run the spectrum from the common cold to post-surgical care. A collaborative, team approach to patient care is utilized. The nurses work with the physicians and other disciplines (Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Social Services, etc.) within the hospital to coordinate and manage patient care and provide quality, evidence based care to the patients.
The quality care providers include Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Orderlies and Unit Clerks. All team members work together to provide safe, quality care to the patients. In an effort to promote a smooth transition to care outside of the hospital, patient self-care is a part of the patient’s overall plan of care. Patient and family education is provided as a part of the patient’s transition to their self-care environment.
Nursing is the front line of the health care team and it provides endless personal and professional rewards. Being a member of the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Nursing Team will allow you to fulfill your professional goals in relation to your place in the health care continuum of care. Come and be a part of the Bryan Whitfield Nursing Team!
Emergency Room Nursing
If quick thinking and a fast pace is what you are looking for, then the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is where you want to be! Emergency Room nurses specialize in performing swift assessment and treatment because every second counts. This is particularly true when a patient appears with an emergent situation as during the acute phase of an illness or trauma. As an Emergency Room nurse, you will be confronted with many diverse tasks that require professionalism, efficiency, proficiency, and a caring touch.
In the Emergency Department, the Emergency nurse will provide quality patient care to a broad spectrum of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics. This requires both general and specific knowledge about health care for people of all ages. Emergency nurses must be ready to treat a wide variety of illnesses or injury situations, ranging from a cold to a heart attack. Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Emergency Department looks forward to hearing from you. Come and join our Emergency Care Team!
Home Health Services
As a Home Health Nurse with the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency, you will have the opportunity to use all of your nursing skills. We provide quality, in-home health care as a part of the Home Health Care Team that includes the physician, specialty rehabilitative services, aide services, patient, family and/or caregiver. As the team leader, the nurse coordinates the in-home medical care that promotes patient independence and encourages social interaction.
Nursing Care is provided by, or supervised by, a registered nurse. The Registered Nurse provides direct care which includes management of the health care team, observation, patient and family/caregiver education and assessment and evaluation of services provided. Licensed Practical Nurses carry out the care plan as determined from the physician’s diagnoses and the assessment by the Registered Nurse. Certified Nursing Assistants provide and teach activities of daily living. Become a part of a team that provides consistent and quality in-home care throughout Southwest Alabama.
Behavioral Health Services
In our behavioral health care settings you will have the opportunity to work with people and develop a relationship, helping them to see themselves and the world in a better way. Our care team consists of nurses, counselors, and support staff. Our team takes pride in helping our patients adapt to our health care settings and those around them, helping them feel cared for, important, useful and worthy. We specialize in analyzing behavior, acknowledging the motivation behind the behavior, and establishing ways to change that behavior.
There are several behavioral health care settings at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital: Geriatric and Adult Behavioral Health (Inpatient and Outpatient), Partial Hospitalization Program, and adult and family counseling. In these settings you must be a good communicator with the ability to set boundaries, establish and maintain trust. In many positions, especially nursing and counseling, having specialized skills for assessment of mental health is necessary. The ability to analyze and manage interactions of individuals and groups, and excellent psychiatric and pharmacological knowledge will make you a successful part of behavioral health family. Join our behavioral health team; we’re changing lives for the better.
Addiction Recovery Services (Inpatient and Outpatient)
Our Addiction Recovery Services include: Self-Recovery, Partial Hospitalization, and Tombigbee Outreach. Join our team and be a part of quality therapy in a caring environment needed to assist men, women and their families to begin recovery from alcoholism and drug addictions. We help individual begin a comfortable, productive life, free from the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Self-Recovery offers medical detoxification supervised by a medical director, certified addiction counselors, addiction technicians, and a complete nursing staff. Our program strives to create a new beginning for the addict or alcoholic in recovery. To join our team you will need excellent social and communication skills. Our team members must be critical thinkers whom are caring yet, know how to set boundaries. Each patient’s story is important and they are worthy of our attention. We treat our patients with empathy and understanding as we listen to their story. We would love to welcome you to our family. We work hard to help each individual develop a successful treatment plan for recovery. Help us make their story matter.
For more information on the available opportunities, contact Human Resources at (334) 287-2635.
Resumes are accepted at any time and can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to our Human Resources Department at (334) 287-2107. We look forward to hearing from you!