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Registered Nurse (RN) - Progressive Care Unit

Company: HCA.
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Heart Hospital of Austin is part of St. Davids 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 worldis 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. Davids Medical Center , the 2016 Americas 100 Best Hospitals Award, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Awarda 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. Davids Medical Center. 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. Responsibilities
Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care and revise plan by the patients 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 policy.
Able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the patients needs.
Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
Other duties as assigned
Patient Care
Completes admission assessment and periodic reassessments according to patients progress and/or unit protocols and age-specific parameters.
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 patients needs and goals.
Provides competent direct care and ensures the provision of a safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of patient satisfaction.
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 learn.
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 interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care equipment.
Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency situations.
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 practice.
Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students.
Maintains and develops own professional competencies. Maintains unit-based competencies. Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.
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 unit operations.
Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross training).
Demonstrates willingness to assist other areas of the hospital as needed.
Cross-trains and willingly works in other areas of the hospital accepting assignments within competency level.
Effectively applies prioritization and time management to patients care.
Assists in all aspects of care in the environment.
Adheres to all policy and procedures.
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