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Registered Nurse (RN) - Telemetry

Company: St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description
SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

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 .

Unit Description
Our twenty-two bed Telemetry unit patient population consists of, but is not limited to, patients requiring cardiac monitoring.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

POSITION SUMMARY
This position, under the supervision of the Supervisor Nursing Unit or Charge Nurse, appropriately coordinates and supervises patient care as provided by the patient care team. This care includes conducting initial and ongoing assessment of the patient and family, development of a family centered patient care plan and care path, family centered patient teaching, the identification of and correction of variances from the patient care path and the facilitation of discharge planning.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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.
    • Provides patient care for acutely ill patients that require intensive care/monitoring.
    • Follows the Nursing Process and adheres to the policies and procedures of the facility.
    • Demonstrates ability to recognize potentially critical changes in patient condition/cardiac rhythm and implement corrective actions.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 others, regardless of personal opinion, to support group decisions.
      • Facilitates interdisciplinary discharge planning by identifying needs, assisting with discharge teaching, 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.Qualifications

          Education & Experience

          Required: Graduation from a NLN accredited school of nursing; 1-3 years of telemetry experience
          Preferred: BSN, Able to recognize cardiac rhythms

          Licenses & Certificates
          Required: Licensed in the state of Texas as RN; AHA BLS at time of hire; ACLS within 1 year of hire
          Preferred:TNCC

Keywords: St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Austin , Registered Nurse (RN) - Telemetry, Healthcare , Round Rock, Texas

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