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Charge Nurse (RN)-PreOperative Surgery, Days Weekdays Only

Company: St. David's Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

100 Top Hospitals Seven Consecutive YearsEmployer is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, Employer is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locationsEmployer, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's Georgetown Hospital.Located in central Austin, Employer includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women's services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region's largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.Employer was named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named Employer to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades' 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award for the second consecutive year.The St. David's HealthCare Registered Charge Nurse (CN) supervises Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and other non-licensed nursing personnel. As a full partner of the healthcare team, the CN collaborates with all other healthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of the patient's plan-of-care and goals of the department. The CN serves as a professional role-model and interfaces directly with patients, families, physicians and staff. The CN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patient's nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The CN continues to monitor and assess the patient's physical condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes. Under the general supervision of the unit's Director, Manager or Nursing Supervisor the CN assumes responsibility for direction and coordination of all functions in the unit on his/her designated shifts.Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION:Required:* Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or current enrollment in an Alternative Entry MSN program.Preferred:* Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degreeEXPERIENCE.Required:* One year experience as a staff RN on a medical-surgical unit or post anesthesia care unit, and/or surgery experience, and/or same day surgeryKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:* Demonstrates effective working knowledge of equipment used in work area.* Demonstrates effective guest relations with internal and external customers.* Demonstrates knowledge of Meditech and general computer skills.* Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information.* Participates in budget control by using only those supplies necessary within the work area.* Demonstrate an understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patient First" safety initiatives through strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.* Works autonomously sets priorities and make independent decisions of a complex nature.* Accepts shift work and takes call as needed.* Works with patients whose age categories may include infant, toddler, preschool, school age, adolescent, adult and geriatric.* Participates in patient/family teaching.* Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care as defined in the unit's provision of care statements. Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.)LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:Required:* Licensed by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners.* Currently certified as BLS healthcare providerPreferred:* Certification in CAPA and CPAN* PALS* ACLS

Keywords: St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Charge Nurse (RN)-PreOperative Surgery, Days Weekdays Only, Healthcare, Austin, Texas

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