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Registered Nurse-Outpatient Surgery

Company: St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:


SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have the career opportunities as a Registered Nurse you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. Davids South Austin Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

At St. Davids South Austin Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Personal Leave

401k (100% annual match 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)

Identity Theft Protection discounts

Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

Adoption Assistance

Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Registered Nurse like you to be a part of our team.


The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to direct and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients on an assigned unit in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. Provides direct patient care based upon South Austin Medical Center Hospital Standards of Care and Standards of Practice, Polices, Procedures and Practice Guidelines. Provides guidance and supervision to Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Nursing Technicians, Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries. He/she acts as patient and advocate with the Hospital environment. Assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities and accepts assignments on other units when necessary.


1) Complete and thorough assessments are performed and documented using the nursing process at the time of patients admission, and as needed, based on patient condition and Hospital policy. Patient care is delivered in accordance with assessed needs.

2) Plans for care, including discharge planning, are written on all assigned patients. Care plans are based on assessments and patient care standards, and are documented on admission. Plans for care are reviewed at least daily and revised as patient conditions and needs change.

3) Documentation is consistent, complete, thorough and legible. Documentation includes the outcome of nursing interventions and patient responses.

4) Patient care is administered based on Hospital and Departmental specific standards of care and practice.

5) The RN involves the patient and/or significant other(s) in the patients care. Education/instruction are provided specific to the patients health care needs and age requirements.

6) Administers prescribed medications to patients in accordance with Hospital policies and practice guidelines.

7) Physician orders for all assigned patients are reviewed as new orders are written, transcribed accurately, dated, timed, signed and noted.

8) Physician orders are carried out accurately in providing direct patient care. Assures that other departments are notified of orders and services are needed.

9) Accepts only physicians verbal or telephone orders in accordance with practice guidelines. Orders are written accurately to include date, time and physician giving order.

10) Notifies the Charge Nurse and/or physician of changes of patient status as appropriate.

11) Considers age-related factors/limitations in the education of patients. Applies knowledge and principles of age-related factors appropriately in teaching situations.

12) Ensures patients right to privacy and confidentiality.

13) Assumes responsibility for the nursing care of assigned patients. Patient care activities are organized and prioritized.

14) Contributes to the smooth functioning of the Unit by offering help to other staff members. Assists with patient care functions beyond those assigned.

15) Provides accurate and pertinent patient information reports to the Charge Nurse and to the oncoming shift to ensure continuity of care.

16) Performs Unit-specific responsibilities such as narcotic counts, crash cart checks and cleaning of equipment and work areas

17) Performs venipuncture, administers and maintains IV fluids and IV medications in accordance with Hospital practice guidelines. Correctly labels, calculates and regulates the flow of IV solutions. Documents pertinent information related to IV therapies.

18) Prepares patients for surgical and other invasive procedures.

19) Performs routine post-op care in accordance with Hospital procedure.

20) Prepares patient and performs pre, intra, and post procedure care as appropriate.

21) Maintains competencies required by Hospital, Unit and position.

22) Maintains safe, effective working knowledge of equipment.

23) Maintains a working knowledge of the crash cart, emergency equipment and code procedures.

24) Performs basic life support (CPR) when necessary.

25) Takes into consideration the spiritual, psycho-social, cultural and religious preferences of the patient and family when participating in care.

26) Demonstrate understanding of HCAs and Patients First safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

27) Performs other tasks/duties as assigned or requested.

28) Organizes and maintains cleanliness of patient rooms and work environment.

St. Davids South Austin Medical Center, which is part of St. Davids HealthCare, is a 334-bed acute care facility offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the areas only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred

A minimum of 1 year of RN experience required

At least 2+ years of Surgical Services experience preferred


Active Registered Nurse license by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners required. If compact license held, RN is required to obtain a Texas RN license within 90 days of their hire date

Current BLS certification required

Current ACLS certification preferred


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