Registered Nurse (RN) - Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Days - Part Time
Posted on: April 17, 2019
Heart Hospital of Austin 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. Heart Hospital of
Austin -home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular
research programs in the world-is a 58- bed hospital with a
comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive
Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid
ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It
is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the
nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of
cardiovascular disease. Healthgrades awarded Heart Hospital of
Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David's Medical
Center , the 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, 2016 Patient
Safety Excellence Award and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience
Award-a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the
nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been
named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by
Truven Health Analytics for nine years and to Truven's list of 100
Top Hospitals for four years, in conjunction with St. David's
This Registered Nurse is responsible for performing assessments,
developing a plan of care, implementing and evaluating the care.
The RN administers medications and treatments as ordered by
physicians and in keeping with the current clinical nursing
practice. The RN is responsible for directing, monitoring and
evaluating the care delegated to non-licensed personnel. As a
member of the interdisciplinary care team, the RN works
collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and
accurate delivery of care. In addition, the RN performs a range of
technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively
serve patient needs. Assumes, under the direction of the
Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality
control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.
--- Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care and revise
plan by the patient's response to treatment. Evaluate plan
regularly for effectiveness.
--- Communicates appropriately and clearly to Resource Nurse, Team
Leader, and Physician.
--- Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring identifies
dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based on protocol.
--- Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients per
--- Able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly
interpret the results.
--- Consults other departments as appropriate to provide an
interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
--- Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
--- Other duties as assigned
--- Completes admission assessment and periodic reassessments
according to patient's progress and/or unit protocols and
--- Documents findings and communicates all pertinent information
to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.
--- Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in the
development, evaluation, and revision of the plan of care as
appropriate to meet the patient's needs and goals.
--- Provides competent direct care and ensures the provision of a
safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of
--- Assists healthcare team members in the understanding of
hospital policies and procedures.
--- Provides education to patients/families/significant others,
incorporating age-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to
--- Maintains patient confidentiality. Maintains standard
precautions. Maintains all necessary documentation.
--- Administers medications and completes treatments according to
hospital policy and within age-specific parameters.
--- Facilitates discharge plan in collaboration with
--- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient
--- Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency
--- Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according
to established policy and procedure. Documents required information
and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.
Staff / Unit Responsibilities
--- Delegates appropriately to non-licensed staff in accordance
with job descriptions, license requirements, and standards of
--- Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective
--- Participates in developing other staff and affiliating
--- Maintains and develops own professional competencies. Maintains
--- Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation
--- Assists in interdepartmental service coordination.
--- Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and
Utilization Review program.
--- Assumes a leadership role in the maintenance of the
patient-focused care delivery system.
--- Assists in directing and guiding staff in the coordination of
--- Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross
--- Demonstrates willingness to assist other areas of the hospital
--- Cross-trains and willingly works in other areas of the hospital
accepting assignments within competency level.
--- Effectively applies prioritization and time management to
--- Assists in all aspects of care in the environment.
--- Adheres to all policy and procedures.
--- Ensures that a patient has a signed consent present in the
chart prior to procedure.
--- Assists with recruiting and interviewing of competent
--- Assists staff in problem solving work issues and in adapting to
the patient-focused care environment.
--- Trains staff on hospital computer system.
--- Assists with orientation, evaluation, and retention of clinical
--- Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.
--- Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback.
--- Demonstrates individual responsibility for keeping current by
attending meetings, in-services, reading minutes and listening to
--- Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and
--- Offers input in specific work plans and due dates.
--- Follows through on planned assignments within assigned
--- Effectively prioritizes assignments.
--- Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.
--- Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations
without undue stress.
--- Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work
--- Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is
effective in interacting with and problem solving.
--- Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is
effective in interacting with and problem solving.
--- Proactive in meeting customer's needs. Responds promptly to
customer needs or requests.
--- Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends
--- Participates in education/development of peers and other
--- SDH Annual Education
--- Attendance Requirements
--- Adheres to Department Dress Code
--- Code of Conduct Refresher Course
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