Registered Nurse (RN) Labor & Delivery PRN
Company: St. David's Medical Center
Posted on: April 19, 2019
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
St. David's Medical Center 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, St. David's Medical Center is a full-service medical center
offering comprehensive medical care at three locations-St. David's
Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's Georgetown
Hospital. Located in central Austin, St. David's Medical Center
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.
St. David's Medical Center was named among the nation's 100 Top
Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also
named St. David's Medical Center 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.
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor Nursing Unit, and
according to hospital policies and procedures, the Registered Nurse
assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for
Performs complete and accurate nursing on assessment assigned
Completes admission assessment accurately within 60 minutes of
Performs and documents patient admission assessment completely as
outlined per L&D admission/assessment Policy and
Identifies changes in patient condition and intervenes promptly and
appropriately according to L&D P&P, protocols, and order
sets. Reports changes (i.e., test results, abnormal findings, etc.)
to the physician and /or SNU appropriately.
Assesses and documents patient's educational needs on admission and
Plans comprehensive nursing care for assigned patients according to
written hospital standards and physician orders.
Nursing process is reflected in plan of care with
Identifies and prioritizes relevant nursing diagnoses and need for
Reviews and updates plan of care as evidenced by appropriate
interventions and nursing care documentation according to Standards
of Care and Policy & Procedures.
Initiates discharge planning upon admission.
Provides and documents skilled care to assigned patients in
compliance with written hospital Policies
and Procedures and based upon Standards of Care
Performs and documents nursing care according to patient needs in a
competent and timely manner.
Accurately administers and documents medications according to
Policy and Procedure.
Provides individualized nursing interventions based on identified
nursing diagnoses and plan of care.
Initiates appropriate teaching and / or referrals.
Carries out appropriate interventions based on identified changes
in patient condition.
Initiates Chain of Command, as necessary, to appropriately care for
Assists the surgical team through case preparation and surgical
Evaluates patient care outcomes
Evaluates plan of care to determine need for interventions
according to established P&Ps, order sets, and
Documents resolution of identified patient problems and
communicates unresolved problems to physician and SNU (if
Evaluates effectiveness of patient teaching and revises teaching
plan as indicated.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
Required: Graduation from an NLN school of professional nursing
Preferred: Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degree
Preferred: Experience as a staff nurse in an acute care setting
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
Current AHA BLS Course C or D provider.
ACLS provider within 6 months of hire. NRP provider, chapters 1-4,
within 6 months of hire.
AWHONN EFM competency within 6 months of hire if L&D
experience, within 1 yr of hire if no L&D experience.
Preferred: Certification in area of specialty when eligible
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