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Registered Nurse (RN) 7p-7a Labor & Delivery

Company: Methodist Hospital HCA Healthcare
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Job Description:

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrogs Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations. General Statement of Duties: As a professional Registered Nurse (RN) at Methodist, you would serve as the patient and patients family advocate. We are looking for RNs who have a passion for serving humanity and want to deliver exceptional care to those they serve. Critical success factors include: Consistently applying and utilizing the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients. Collaborating with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes in alignment with the Hospital mission and Methodist Excellence goals. Communication, effective use of interpersonal skills confidence, and ability to role model confidence and professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrating team work and adaptability and serving as a resource to the patient care team. Accountability for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with all applicable laws and hospital policies and procedures. Promoting a positive image of nursing and demonstrating team work and adaptability by consistently following the standards of Methodist Excellence. Essential Job Functions: Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process to include: Assessment: Conducts comprehensive, timely, and ongoing focused physical, psychosocial and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs. Planning: Utilizes the assessment, identifies problems, makes nursing diagnoses, formulates goals, teaching plans and outcomes to create an individualized plan of care. Identifies individual patient goals, readiness to learn and incorporates family into the plan of care. Implementation: Prioritizes and implements a competent, prioritized and efficient nursing plan of care. Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluation, anticipates and recognizes changes in patient conditions, determines when reassessments are needed and adjusts the plan of care as necessary. Compares expected and achieved outcomes of nursing care utilizing the plan of care. Collaborates with patient care team members on patient care plan; communicates timely and effectively with physicians and other members of the patient care team through verbal, written or electronic communication to coordinate and facilitate meeting patient needs. Incorporates consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and organizational skills. Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient and timely flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors and unusual occurrences and analyze contributing factors. Initiates corrective action when appropriate. Makes accurate, complete and timely entries into the patient medical record addressing all steps of the nursing process. Actively communicates with members of the healthcare team, patient and patient family. Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment. Demonstrates practical application of all policies and procedures relative to safety and the pillars of Methodist Excellence to include: Applicable quality core measures, infection prevention, fall prevention, medication administration safety, hourly rounding, and AIDET principles. Responsible to supervise tasks delegated to unlicensed personnel and accountable for tasks performed by unlicensed personnel according to the Texas BON rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Keywords: Methodist Hospital HCA Healthcare, Austin , Registered Nurse (RN) 7p-7a Labor & Delivery, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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