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Clinic Nurse Lead - Labor & Delivery - Full Time - Days

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Job Description:

Job ID: 208709 Clinic Nurse Lead - Labor & Delivery - Full Time - Days Austin, Texas Regular / Day

Additional Job Information
Title: RN Lead - Clinic - FT Days
City, State: Austin,TX
Location: Seton Medical Center Austin
Department: Perinatology
Additional Job Details: Full-Time, Days, 40 hours, Weekly
Monday - Friday
Marketing Statement
At Seton, we're using the power of purpose to change healthcare for the better.
As part of Ascension's Texas Ministry Market we do this through collaboration. Seton brings great minds and proven results from the across the nation together. From the best hires and strategic plans for growth, to the proactive connections we make within our community, we reach out to move ahead. Now, partnering with the University of Texas to build the new Dell Seton Medical Center, our future looks brighter than ever.
We do this in force. With more than 12,800 associates, Seton is the leading healthcare service provider in Central Texas as well as its second largest employer. We serve an eleven county area of more than 1.8 million people. We have five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured, and an increasing number of storefront care locations.
We do this with vision. Since our founding in 1902, Seton has led the way in Austin --- expanding thoughtfully and with purpose; caring for our neighbors, because we know them so well. As a non-profit with a mission --- rather than a bottom line --- guiding us, improving health at a community level is our number one priority.
Austin.
It's our home, and our heart.
Located at the center of Texas hill country --- just a few hours from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio --- Austin offers an appealing blend of hometown comfort and high-tech care. Whether you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and live music, recreational areas and activities, family-friendly fun, or educational offerings, Austin is a city that not only calls to you, but gently encourages you to sit down and stay awhile.
With cultural diversity, a mild climate (and truly great outdoors), attractive and affordable housing options, and no state income tax, Austin is a feel-good choice for a rewarding way of life.
The way we connect,
the lives we affect.
The Seton Healthcare Family is always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our close-knit team means performing to a higher standard. Embracing innovation, while understanding the importance of individual connections. And continually collaborating, learning and growing to realize new levels of personal and professional satisfaction.

Job Description
Job Summary:
The RN Lead - Clinic provides direct nursing care to patients of the assigned clinic/practice in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Implements and monitors patient care plans.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary. Coordinates and supervises the assignments of routine tasks to selected members of the clinic staff in order to keep the clinic operational.
  • Facilitates coordination of services with the non-medical clinic staff to obtain optimum patient flow and increased patient satisfaction.
  • Assists in the development and/or delivery of orientation and/or education processes for patients and staff.
  • Coordinates and delegates the timely processing of patient referrals necessary for the delivery of patient care.
  • Utilizes the nursing process to facilitate appropriate nursing interventions during client triage.
  • Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Utilizing advanced clinical practice expertise, guides others in executing procedures and interventions.
  • Assists others in evaluating interventions to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures and patient standards. Identifies performance improvement opportunities.
  • Develops criteria that address performance improvement issues. Serves as a resource and positive proactive behavioral leader for the department.
  • Assumes responsibility for clinical coordination of a multi-disciplinary team as a resource/mentor to others (health care team/community) in promoting continuity of care to patients and families.
  • Participates in studies, evaluations, etc. that may result in product standardization and cost savings/control.
  • Participates in research activities.
  • Assists in the development of research-based patient care standards.
  • Develops and/or implements teaching activities in response to patient care standards, policies, new equipment, etc. to improve patient care and customer satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to be "on-call." Qualifications Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
    Required Credential(s):
    • Certified Basic BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
    • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Texas Board of Nursing . Education:
      • Bachelor of Science - Bachelor's of Nursing degree (BSN) preferred.
        • Note: By January 1, 2021, all associates in this job title must have completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher nursing degree. Work Experience:
          • Two (2) years of nursing experience is required, preferably in an office or clinic setting. Equal Employment Opportunity
            Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
            Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family's goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts. It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
            Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.
            For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:
            EEO is the Law Poster Supplement
            Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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