Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time St. David's South 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. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area's only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop. Shock Trauma ICU STICU - 10 bed level II adult trauma. State of the are equipment including: Camino ICP, specialty beds /Rotoproning, etc. Position Summary 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. Complete and thorough assessments are performed and documented using the nursing process at the time of patient's admission, and as needed, based on patient condition and Hospital policy. Patient care is delivered in accordance with assessed needs. 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. Documentation is consistent, complete, thorough and legible. Documentation includes the outcome of nursing interventions and patient responses. Patient care is administered based on Hospital and Departmental specific standards of care and practice. The RN involves the patient and/or significant other(s) in the patient's care. Education/instruction are provided specific to the patient's health care needs and age requirements. Administers prescribed medications to patients in accordance with Hospital policies and practice guidelines. Physician orders for all assigned patients are reviewed as new orders are written, transcribed accurately, dated, timed, signed and noted. Physician orders are carried out accurately in providing direct patient care. Assures that other departments are notified of orders and services are needed. Accepts only physician's verbal or telephone orders in accordance with practice guidelines. Orders are written accurately to include date, time and physician giving order. Notifies the Charge Nurse and/or physician of changes of patient status as appropriate. Considers age-related factors/limitations in the education of patients. Applies knowledge and principles of age-related factors appropriately in teaching situations. Ensures patient's right to privacy and confidentiality. Assumes responsibility for the nursing care of assigned patients. Patient care activities are organized and prioritized. Contributes to the smooth functioning of the Unit by offering help to other staff members. Assists with patient care functions beyond those assigned. Provides accurate and pertinent patient information reports to the Charge Nurse and to the oncoming shift to ensure continuity of care. Performs Unit-specific responsibilities such as narcotic counts, crash cart checks and cleaning of equipment and work areas 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. Prepares patients for surgical and other invasive procedures. Performs routine post-op care in accordance with Hospital procedure. Prepares patient and performs pre, intra, and post procedure care as appropriate. Maintains competencies required by Hospital, Unit and position. Maintains safe, effective working knowledge of equipment. Maintains a working knowledge of the crash cart, emergency equipment and code procedures. Performs basic life support (CPR) when necessary. Takes into consideration the spiritual, psycho-social, cultural and religious preferences of the patient and family when participating in care. Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and \"Patients First\" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures. Performs other tasks/duties as assigned or requested. Organizes and maintains cleanliness of patient rooms and work environment. Qualifications Education/Experience Required: Graduation from an NLN school of professional nursing. At least 1 year recent experience as an RN in an ICU setting. Preferred : Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degree. Licenses/Certifications Required: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas. Current certification from the American Heart Association as a BLS provider. Preferred : Certification in area of specialty.
Associated topics: cardiothoracic, domiciliary, hospice, intensive care, maternal, mhb, nurse rn, recovery, registered nurse, tcu