HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse - Med/Surg Days in Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown Hospital: Located in Georgetown Texas (Austin Texas area) Med/Surg

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital is an accredited full service 98 bed hospital offering a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; critical care capabilities; and maternity and newborn services.

In conjunction with its parent campus St David’s Medical Center, Healthgrades awarded St David’s Georgetown Hospital the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve.

*Unit Description: *

The Medical/Surgical Department is family centered and has a small-town feel. It is a 36-bed unit. The patient population consists of adult and geriatric patients including general medical, general surgical (appendectomy, colectomy, colon resections, hernia repairs), orthopedics, oncology, end-of-life care, urology, and pediatrics. Diagnoses include status post abdominal, orthopedic, thyroid and gynecological surgeries.

The unit provides a set schedule that repeats every six weeks. The nursing personnel work 12-hour shifts and work every third weekend. There are ancillary staffs of Unit Secretary and Certified Nursing Assistances.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for professional nursing care and related assistance to patients with a broad range of illnesses.
  • The RN is involved in direct and indirect patient care.
  • The RN provides direction to licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and other non-licensed nursing personnel in providing direct patient care.
  • The staff nurse supports the medical care of patients under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the objectives of the hospital.
  • In collaboration with other health team members, follows the philosophy, policies and goals of the facility and department.

_Essential Job Responsibilities_: * Performs patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance with established policy. * 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. * Prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet the goals, as well as the physical, psychological, psychosocial, emotional, and social needs of the patient. * 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. * Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures. * 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.

_Education/Experience:_ Required: Graduation from an NLN school of professional nursing. Active TX RN license Preferred: Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degree.
Recent experience as a Staff Nurse in an acute care setting.

_Licenses/Certification:_ Required: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas. Current certification from the American Heart Association as a BLS course C or D provider. Preferred: Certification in area of specialty

_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_

· Works autonomously, sets priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature. · Interfaces directly with public, physicians, staff patients, administration and ancillary/ support department representatives. · Written and verbal communication skills adequate for performance of the position. · Maintains confidentiality of patient's medical records. · Regular and predictable attendance is required. · Please refer to Age Specific Categories Check List for expected patient populations that you may care for in this job/role. · Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

Title: Registered Nurse - Med/Surg Days

Location: Texas-Georgetown-St. David%27s Georgetown Hospital

Requisition ID: 25067-46555