Registered Nurse (RN) - Progressive Care Unit
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
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.
Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care and revise plan
by the patients response to treatment. Evaluate plan regularly for
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 patients needs.
Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
Other duties as assigned
Completes admission assessment and periodic reassessments according
to patients progress and/or unit protocols and age-specific
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
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 interdisciplinary
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care
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 manner.
Participates in developing other staff and affiliating
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
Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross
Demonstrates willingness to assist other areas of the hospital as
Cross-trains and willingly works in other areas of the hospital
accepting assignments within competency level.
Effectively applies prioritization and time management to patients
Assists in all aspects of care in the environment.
Adheres to all policy and procedures.
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