Registered Nurse (RN) Emergency Department 1pm-1am with Weekend Rotati
Posted on: April 18, 2019
St. David's North Austin 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.
The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to
the highest level of women's health services, including maternity
and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent
St. David's Women's Center of Texas . The facility also features a
24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic
Surgery , the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center,
neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient
and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient
rehabilitation, among many others. St. David's North Austin Medical
Center is also home to St. David's Children's Hospital . In 2012,
2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for
patient safety from The Leapfrog Group .
The Emergency Department consists of a 24-bed, multi-specialty
unit, 4-bed Quick Care area and 8 overflow beds for minor injuries
and illnesses. We are located in the technological neighborhood of
Austin and see 44,000 patients annually. Our admission rate is 18%
of all the ED visits: pulmonary and cardiac illnesses being the
most frequent diagnoses.
Bedside registration is a feature that proves to increase
efficiencies and patient satisfaction in the ED. With bedside
registration, patients are no longer brought to a registration area
from triage, but rather brought directly to an examination
Our staff consists of physicians, RN's, and technicians.
Approximately half of our techs are paramedics. All of our nursing
and technical staff are currently certified in Advanced Cardiac
Life Support and many RN's are currently certified in pediatric
care (PALS or ENPC). Many of our nurses have attained their CEN
certification and CCRN certifications.
The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to direct
and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients on an assigned
unit in a safe and proficient manner according to individual
patient needs. Provides direct patient care based upon North Austin
Medical Center Hospital Standards of Care and Standards of
Practice, Polices, Procedures and Practice Guidelines. Provides
guidance and supervision to Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN),
Nursing Technicians, Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries.
He/she acts as patient and advocate with the Hospital environment.
Assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities and accepts assignments on
other units when necessary.
Possess the comprehensive nursing skills to perform triage
assessment that shall include rapid systematic collection of data
related to the patients chief complaint.
Completes and thorough triage assessment is performed and
documented using the Nursing process at the time of presentation,
based on accepted Emergency Nursing standards, on patient condition
and Hospital policy.
Differentiates severity of patient problems and prioritizes care,
designating an appropriate acuity level.
Facilitates the flow of patients through the emergency care system
ensuring timely evaluation according to the health care needs of
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the care of all aspects of
medical and traumatic emergencies. Considers principles of
Emergency Nursing assessment while formulating appropriate nursing
interventions for disease/trauma entity.
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