Emergency Registered Nurse, Pflugerville FSED

Employer
St. David's North Austin Medical Center
Location
Austin Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 26, 2021
Closes
Mar 09, 2021
Ref
4439_08224-78490
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating 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. David’s Emergency Center in Pflugerville, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

 

At St. David’s Emergency Center in Pflugerville 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)

Student Loan Repayment

 

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.

 

Job 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.

 

Job Duties:

 

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  • 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.  
  • 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, as indicated.

    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 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 

    Coordinates and participates in providing direct patient care.

    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 education.

  • Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner and documented.
  • 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 patient’s nutritional needs as appropriate.
  • Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures.
  • Ensures medications are kept secure and stored appropriately.
  • Educates patients on potential side effects of prescribed medications.
  • Explains the purpose of all prescribed medications and teaches patient’s the appropriate self- administration of medications as part of discharge planning process.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.  

    Performs patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance with established policy.

    The priority of data collection is determined by the patient’s immediate condition or needs.

    Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques.

    Data collection involves the patient, significant others, and health care providers when appropriate.

    The data collection process is systematic and ongoing.

    Nursing diagnoses are derived from the assessment data.

    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, significant others, 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.

    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.

    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.

    Provides for patient safety at all time.

    Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures.

    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 patient 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 involve din 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 patient and family.

    Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and manage several abstract and concrete variables.

    Performs unit specific technical skills. When on call, must be able to report to work within 30 minutes of being called in.

    Employee’s conduct must reflect the Company’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program.

    Employee reflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every interaction.

     

     

     

    The St. David’s Emergency Center in Pflugerville is a full-service freestanding emergency department that does not have attached inpatient facilities. This ED serves as an extension of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Patients requiring inpatient care will be transported from the freestanding ED to St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. The St. David’s Emergency Center in Pflugerville features 12 exam rooms, an on-site CT scanner; ultrasound and x-ray machine, and an on-site lab for immediate results. The center is staffed with Board certified emergency physicians and trauma-certified nurses. The on-site medical team treats all urgent and emergent medical conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, head and spine injuries, respiratory distress, abdominal pain, dehydration, orthopedic injuries, sports injuries and lacerations that require sutures.

     

    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

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Graduate of an accredited applicable school of enrolled in an Alternate Entry MSN program or higher level education required.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred
    • At least 1 year of experience as a Registered Nurse within an acute care setting required
    • 2+ years of experience within an emergency department or other critical care area preferred
    License & Certifications:

    • Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN license from a NCLA Compact state is required. If Compact, a Texas license is required within 90 days of hire.
    • Current BLS certification required
    • Current ACLS certification required within 6 months of hire date
    • ENPC, TNCC and PALS preferred
     

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