SHIFT: No Weekends
With more than 130 sites across Central Texas, St. Davids
HealthCare includes eight of the areas leading hospitals with over
1500 beds and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The
organization was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Awardthe nations highest presidential honor for performance
excellencein 2014. St. Davids HealthCare is the third-largest
private employer in the Austin area, with more than 10,600
St. Davids HealthCare is a unique partnership between hospital
management company HCA and two local non-profits St. Davids
Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation . The proceeds from the
operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn,
invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception
of St. Davids HealthCare in 1996, more than $269 million have been
given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of
people in Central Texas.
St. David's Surgical Hospital, a campus of St. Davids North
Austin Medical Center, is a destination surgical hospital
specializing in orthopedic, gynecological, plastic reconstructive
and urological surgery, among others. Located in North Austin, the
facility includes 46 spacious inpatient beds, 10 operating room
suites, imaging, pharmacy and lab services; as well as a roof-top
garden and courtyards.
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, and employee stock purchase program. We
would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
POSITION SUMMARY :
The St. Davids HealthCare Registered Nurse (SDHRN) fulfills an
important role as a central patient care provider responsible for
the coordination and delivery of patient centered nursing care. As
a full partner of the healthcare team, the SDHRN collaborates with
all other healthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of
the patients plan-of-care. The SDHRN utilizes physical assessment
skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment
of the patients nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed,
synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The
SDHRN continues to monitor and assess the patients physical
condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the
plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the
patient and facility outcomes. Participates in providing patient
specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence
standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
Reviews patient's history prior to beginning physical assessment
and incorporates findings into the exam.
Performs physical patient assessments/reassessments on a regular
basis in accordance department standards. Pertinent data is
collected using appropriate assessment techniques.
Incorporates available technology to aid in physical
Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patients immediate
condition or needs.
Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates
changes in the patients condition to the appropriate patient care
Data collection is inclusive of the patient, significant others
and health care providers when appropriate.
The data collection process is systematic and ongoing.
Considers the developmental goals for infant, toddler,
preschool, school age, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients
during the assessment of patients.
Assesses patient/family learning needs, including any tasks that
the patient can or cannot accomplish as related to his or her
current health problem. Consideration of age, cultural values,
religious beliefs, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to
learn, physical and/or cognitive limitation, and language barriers,
Assesses for signs of abuse and neglect. Documents findings and
reports as appropriate when required.
Develops patient centered nursing diagnoses.
Nursing diagnoses are derived from the assessment data.
Assists in the completion of diagnostic testing as ordered by
the medical team and other health care providers.
In collaboration with interdisciplinary members of the team,
formulates a plan of care including expected outcomes for each
patient based on diagnoses derived from patient assessments.
Prescribes appropriate nursing care to meet the goals, as well
as the physical, psychological, psychosocial, emotional, and social
needs of the patient.
Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span to identify patient and family requirements
relative to age-specific needs
Demonstrates the ability to organize and set priorities.
The plan is individualized to the patients condition, age or
The plan incorporates the discharge planning process at time of
The plan is developed with the patient, significant others, and
health care providers, when appropriate.
The plan reflects current nursing practice.
The plan is documented.
The plan provides for continuity of care.
The plan is appropriate to the patients age, developmental age,
educational needs, and family/guardian expectations as related to
Coordinates and participates in providing direct patient
Performs skills proficiently and in accordance with the
standards of nursing care.
Utilizes all equipment in the unit appropriate to patient with
maximum efficiency and effectiveness based on knowledge and
Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner
Performs nursing care in an organized and systematic manner.
Can organize work and utilize time efficiently based on
knowledge of nursing theories and procedures.
Can interpret reports, data and medical information to determine
the needs of the patient and family.
Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and
manage several abstract and concrete variables.
Addresses patients nutritional needs as appropriate.
Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all
Ensures medications are kept secure and stored
Educates patients on potential side effects of prescribed
Explains the purpose of all prescribed medications and teaches
patients the appropriate self- administration of medications as
part of discharge planning process.
Evaluates the patients progress toward attainment of goals
defined in the plan-of-care.
Evaluation is systematic and ongoing.
The patient, significant others, and health care providers are
involved in the evaluation process when appropriate.
Is able to articulate the organization mission, vision and
values and how it relates to the SDHRN role.
Advocates on behalf of our patients and their family.
Continuously pursues patient safety.
Teaches, supervises, and serves as a resource person and
delegates in accordance with the competency level of all staff
Serves as a preceptor and completes the appropriate
documentation of training and competency.
Performs unit specific technical skills.
Can manage multiple priorities.
Has advanced time-management skills.
Adapts to a rapidly changing work environment.
Demonstrates the ability to work with people from diverse
Is an engaged member of the unit and seeks opportunities to
participate on various hospital committees.
Is an active participant in achieving facility patient
throughput goals of the organization.
Increases the value of the care provided by ensuring efficient
and appropriate use of supplies.
Ensures patient charges are correctly assigned by utilizing
point of use accounting systems in supply rooms and other
Manages incremental overtime by minimizing occurrence through
proactive transition of care planning.
Manages time and attendance by arriving on-time for work
assignment, facilitating coverage when absent from work, clocking
in and out accurately.
Is highly engaged on all service excellence quality initiatives
such as: hourly rounding, patient discharge phone calls, narration
of care provided and golden hour.
Provides exceptional service to hospital medical staff.
Employees conduct must reflect the Companys values and a
commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance
Employee reflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE :
Required: Graduate from an accredited nursing program or current
enrollment in an Alternative Entry MSN program
Preferred: Bachelors Degree; previous experience in clinical
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES :
Required: Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN license from
a NCLA Compact State . New hires have 90 days from start date to
obtain Texas RN License ; BCLS Certification
Preferred: ACLS Certification, PALS certification Notice
Our Companys recruiters are here to help unlock the next
possibility within your career and we take your candidate
experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no
recruiter or employee will request financial or personal
information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank
information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not
email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If
you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us
know by clicking here .
For questions about your job application or this site please
contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.