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PICU Seasonal Nurse

Company: St. David's North Austin Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Temporary St. David’s North Austin 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. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas . The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery , the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David’s Children’s Hospital . In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group . UNIT SUMMARY This is a 6-bed PICU unit servicing Pedi Services including Surgery, Cardiac, Orthopedic, Urology, Neurology and NICU patients that no longer meets NICU criteria. 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 The St. David’s 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 patient’s plan-of-care.   The SDHRN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patient’s nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The SDHRN continues to monitor and assess the patient’s 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 Physical Assessment 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 assessment. Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patient’s immediate condition or needs. Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate patient care providers. Data collection is inclusive of the patient, significant others and health care providers when appropriate. The data collection process is systematic and ongoing. Psychosocial Assessment Considers the developmenta l goal s fo r infant , toddler , preschool , schoo l age , adolescent and young adult patients during the assessment of patients . Assesse s patient/famil y learnin g needs , includin g an y task s tha t th e patien t ca n or canno t accomplis h a s relate d t o hi s o r he r curren t healt h problem . Consideratio n of age , cultura l values , religiou s beliefs , emotiona l barriers , desir e an d motivatio n to learn , physica l and/o r cognitiv e limitation , an d languag e barriers , a s indicated. Assesses for signs of abuse and neglect. Documents findings and reports as appropriate when required. Diagnosis 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. Implementation of Patient Plan of Care 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 patient’s condition, age or needs. The plan incorporates the discharge planning process at time of development. 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 patient’s age, developmental age, educational needs, and family/guardian expectations as related to the diagnosis. Direct Patient Care o     Coordinates and participates in providing direct patient care. o     Performs skills proficiently and in accordance with the standards of nursing care. o     Utilizes all equipment in the unit appropriate to patient with maximum efficiency and effectiveness based on knowledge and education. o     Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner and documented. o     Performs nursing care in an organized and systematic manner. o     Can organize work and utilize time efficiently based on knowledge of nursing theories and procedures. o     Can interpret reports, data and medical information to determine the needs of the patient and family. o     Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and manage several abstract and concrete variables. o     Addresses patient’s nutritional needs as appropriate. Administration of Medication o     Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures. o     Ensures medications are kept secure and stored appropriately. o     Educates patients on potential side effects of prescribed medications. o     Explains the purpose of all prescribed medications and teaches patient’s the appropriate self- administration of medications as part of discharge planning process. Evaluation Evaluates the patient’s 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. Exceptional Care Is able to articulate the organization mission, vision and values and how it relates to the SDHRN role. Employee’s conduct must reflect the Company’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program. 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 members. 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 socio-economic backgrounds. 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. Financial Strength 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 areas. 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 accuratel Customer Loyalty Is highly engaged on all service excellence quality initiatives such as: hourly rounding, patient discharge phone calls, bedside report, patient marker boards, narration of care provided and golden hour. Provides exceptional service to hospital medical staff. Additional Duties Performs patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance with established policy. The priority of data collection is determined by the patients immediate condition or needs. Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques. Data collection involves the patient, caregiver, and health care providers when appropriate. The data collection process is systematic and ongoing. Nursing diagnoses are derived from the assessment data. Assessment and reassessment of homecare needs. Assesses patient and reports and changes to physician or physician extender. 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. Demonstrates the ability to organize and set priorities. The plan is individualized to the patient’s condition, age or needs. The plan is developed with the patient, caregivers, and health care providers, when appropriate. The plan reflects current nursing practice. The plan is documented. Prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet the goals, as well as the physical, psychological, psychosocial, emotional, and social needs of the patient and caregivers. The plan provides for continuity of care. The plan is appropriate to the patient’s age, developmental age, educational needs, and family/guardian expectations as related to the diagnosis. Coordinates and participates in providing direct patient care. Collaborates effectively with respiratory therapists, social work/chaplain services and other related departments. Performs skills proficiently and in accordance with the standards of care. Utilizes all equipment in the unit appropriate to patient with maximum efficiency and effectiveness based on knowledge and education. Modify nursing practice and interventions as appropriate to patient population. Provides for patient safety at all time. Adheres to patient security policy and takes appropriate action when necessary. Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures. Manage high risk drugs: Confirm appropriateness of medications, verify all medications with second staff nurse. Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner and documented. Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify infants and family requirements relative to age-specific needs. Teaches, supervises, and serves as a resource person and delegates in accordance with the competency level of all staff members. Serves as a mentor and completes the appropriate documentation of training and competency. Provides health care teaching to patient/family or significant other with documentation. Demonstrates the ability to work with people form diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Can manage multiple priorities. Adapts to a rapidly changing work environment. Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes. Evaluation is systematic and ongoing, including diagnoses and plan of care. The patient’s responses to interventions are documented. The effectiveness of interventions is evaluated and documented. The patient, significant others, and health care providers are involved in the evaluation process, when appropriate. 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 infant and family. Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and manage several abstract and concrete variables. Reports critical lab values to physician/physician extender. Attends 100% of mandatory meetings and keeps up with mandatory education. Stocks supplies. Qualifications KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Required:   The SDHRN ensures all nursing care provided meets the standard of care. The SDHRN demonstrates knowledge of national patient safety goals, hospital core measures, performance improvement processes and service excellence quality initiatives. The SDHRN is knowledgeable of all policies and practices relative to the role and duty performed. The SDHRN demonstrates at minimum, basic computer skills related to the role and care of the patient. Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Preferred:  Computer skills, previous experience in applicable field EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Required:  Graduate of accredited nursing school with Nursing Diploma, Associates Degree or higher level education.   Minimum of two years experience. Preferred:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Business, or Healthcare Administration.   Documented experience demonstrating leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES Required:   Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN license from a NCLA Compact State ; BLS certification as per SDH policy; NRP certification as per SDH policy, new hires have 90 days from start date to obtain NRP certification. ADN’s will be required to complete their BSN within (5) years from date of hire into this job. If your compact license is from a state besides Texas, you will be required to obtain a Texas Nursing License within 90 days after your start date. Preferred:   CCRN, CPN 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. Notice Our Company’s 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.

Keywords: St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Austin , PICU Seasonal Nurse, Other , Austin, Texas

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