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Registered Nurse (RN) Winter Seasonal Plan - Cardiac Telemetry (FT-Nights)

at Hospital Corporation of America

Posted: 9/16/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 02531-86710
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

* Winter Pool - Seasonal Position - October 2018 through
March 2019

* Candidate must be able to work full time ( 36 Hrs. Min) for
the duration of the Winter Pool

* Full time Seasonal employees will be eligible for a Monthly Housing Stipend through the duration of the seasonal position.

* Current MHS employees are not eligible.

Methodist Healthcare is the largest provider of health care services in the South Texas region and enjoys the highest consumer preference share of services as measured by the National Research Corporation (NRC). Methodist has also won the San Antonio Express-News' People's Choice Award every year since its inception and the NRC Consumer Choice Award a dozen times – more than almost any other hospital organization in Texas. As San Antonio's second largest private employer, our facilities employ more than 10,000 individuals, including 2,700 physicians in all specialties.

Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Northeast Methodist Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Texsan Hospital, and Methodist Hospital South. We also have 2 freestanding emergency centers, Methodist Boerne Emergency Center and Metropolitan Methodist Emergency Center. At each of our facilities, Methodist Healthcare offers an outstanding selection of doctors, healthcare professionals, equipment and health services from wellness events to transplant services, pediatrics, dermatology, cardiology, oncology and a complete range of other medical services in the South Texas region. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com.

 

General Statement of Duties: 

As a professional Registered Nurse (RN) at Methodist, you would serve as the patient and patient's family advocate. We are looking for RNs who have a passion for serving humanity and want to deliver exceptional care to those they serve. Critical success factors include:
  • Consistently applying and utilizing the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients.
  • Collaborating with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes in alignment with the Hospital mission and Methodist Excellence goals.
  • Communication, effective use of interpersonal skills confidence, and ability to role model confidence and professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active engagement in unit and organizational activities.
  • Demonstrating team work and adaptability and serving as a resource to the patient care team.
  • Accountability for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with all applicable laws and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Promoting a positive image of nursing and demonstrating team work and adaptability by consistently following the standards of Methodist Excellence.
Essential Job Functions
  • Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process to include: 
    • Assessment: Conducts comprehensive, timely, and ongoing focused physical, psychosocial and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs. 
    • Planning: Utilizes the assessment, identifies problems, makes nursing diagnoses, formulates goals, teaching plans and outcomes to create an individualized plan of care. Identifies individual patient goals, readiness to learn and incorporates family into the plan of care. 
    • Implementation: Prioritizes and implements a competent, prioritized and efficient nursing plan of care. 
    • Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluation, anticipates and recognizes changes in patient conditions, determines when reassessments are needed and adjusts the plan of care as necessary. Compares expected and achieved outcomes of nursing care utilizing the plan of care. 
  • Collaborates with patient care team members on patient care plan; communicates timely and effectively with physicians and other members of the patient care team through verbal, written or electronic communication to coordinate and facilitate meeting patient needs. Incorporates consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods. 
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and organizational skills. Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient and timely flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors and unusual occurrences and analyze contributing factors. Initiates corrective action when appropriate. 
  • Makes accurate, complete and timely entries into the patient medical record addressing all steps of the nursing process. Actively communicates with members of the healthcare team, patient and patient family.
  • Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment. Demonstrates practical application of all policies and procedures relative to safety and the pillars of Methodist Excellence to include: Applicable quality core measures, infection prevention, fall prevention, medication administration safety, hourly rounding, and AIDET principles. 
  • Responsible to supervise tasks delegated to unlicensed personnel and accountable for tasks performed by unlicensed personnel according to the Texas BON rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).


Qualifications

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 
Education: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program. 
 
Experience: 
  • RN I – Less than six months experience as a licensed RN. MHS practice for RNs with less than six months experience is to attend an RN Residency program. 
  • RN II - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience as a licensed RN.
  • RN III - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire and approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III. 
  • RN IV - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire and approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Program RN level IV to include BSN or national certification.
     
As part of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Program, RN III and RN IV employees complete initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). 
 
Required:
  • RN License to practice as a professional registered nursing in the state of Texas or Active Multi-State RN Compact License, or GN Permit for RN's being hired into RN I position. (Employees with RN Compact License are required to obtain Texas RN License within 90 days of hire date.) 
  • BLS Certification required 
 
Preferred:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 
  • Certification in specialty area