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Registered Nurse (RN) - Float Pool - Med/Surg - Nights

Company: Round Rock Medical Center
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

St. David---s Round Rock Medical Center is part of St. David---s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. With 171 beds, the hospital---s comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock---the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County---with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park. St. David---s Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and also earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.Position Description

Nurses must be able to float to at least 3 areas. Areas needed currently are Medical/Surgical, ICU Telemetry, Day Recovery, ER, etc.

The position is under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager and the Supervisor of the Nursing Unit. According to hospital policies and procedures, the Staff Nurse assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for assigned patients.

Job Function

Maintains productivity by the flexible and efficient organization of patient care assignments and other duties including prioritizing and creatively problem solving to meet changing departmental and patient needs.

  • Independently assesses and evaluates patient needs.
  • Provides psychological and social support to the patient and family.
  • Supports the philosophy and mission, vision, and values of St. David---s Healthcare Partnership through a positive interaction with all visitors on the unit.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Facilitates and helps to promote a positive working environment.
  • Ensures that all physician orders for patients under their care are noted and correctly transcribed.

    Demonstrates awareness of and a commitment to the business and fiscal aspects of Round Rock Medical Center and the St. David---s Healthcare Partnership.

    • Understands how team performance contributes to the overall business success of the partnership.
    • Successfully balances the need for cost effectiveness and other business goals with delivery of quality services.
    • Considers sources in the performance of routine procedures.

      Responds to the developmental needs of the patient and family by demonstrating basic knowledge of patient growth and development and by providing individualized patient/family education, which addresses language, culture, and learning, needs.

      • Keep physicians and the Supervisor, Nursing Unit and/or Charge Nurse aware of significant information regarding the patient and family.
      • Collaborates with other health care professionals regarding unusual situations, and seeks assistance as needed.

        Actively assists the Supervisor of Nursing Unit and/or the Charge Nurse in the promotion of positive intra and inter departmental activities.

        • Understands role and how it relates to others.
        • Consistently completes assignments in a timely manner.
        • Takes action to respect the needs and contributions of other, regardless of personal opinion, to support group decisions.
        • Facilitates interdisciplinary discharge planning by identifying needs, assisting with discharge teaching, and facilitating the coordination of family with other services.
        • Acts as role model for other team members.

          Takes responsibility for improving work process and the elimination of unnecessary activities.

          • Identifies problems/inefficiencies and seeks input from others towards solving problems.
          • Demonstrates an on-going knowledge of hospital and unit performance improvement processes and participates in the process.


            Required: Graduation from an NLN school of professional nursing. Experience as a Staff Nurse in an acute care setting.

            Preferred: Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degree. 2 years of Nursing experience in the areas float.


            Required: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas. Current certification from the American Heart Association as a BLS provider.

            Preferred: Certification in area of specialty.

            Keywords: Round Rock Medical Center, Austin, Registered Nurse (RN) - Float Pool - Med/Surg - Nights, Healthcare, Round Rock, Texas

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