Registered Nurse (RN) Med - Surg/Surgical Unit - Winter Seasonal - Nights
Location:
San Antonio , Texas
Posted:
October 16, 2017
Reference:
01588-79560
* Winter Pool - Seasonal Position - October 2017 through
March 2018

* 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


At Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, we recognize the unique needs of each of our patients. It's an extraordinary effort that we continue to improve upon, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world's first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Our hospital provides patient-centered care with a staff of professionals who genuinely care for the well-being of others. As part of Methodist Healthcare's mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God, we strive to offer care in a safe and compassionate environment. Additional hospital specialties include psychiatric services, emergency care, rehabilitation and robotic surgery.

The Registered Nurse (RN) is the patient and patient's family advocate. The RN consistently applies and utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills, and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients. The RN collaborates with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills effectively and role models confidence and professionalism within nursing by active engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates team work, adaptability, and is a resource person to the patient care team. The RN is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Essential Job Functions:
  1. Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process, to include:
    1. Assessment : Conducts ongoing focused physical, psychosocial, and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs.
    2. 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.
    3. Implementation : Prioritizes and implements an efficient nursing plan of care.
    4. Evaluation/Reassessment : Consistently conducts timely evaluations, 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.
  2. Collaborates with patient care team members on patient care plan, incorporating consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods.
  3. Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient, and timely flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors or unusual occurrences, and initiates corrective action when appropriate.
  4. 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.
  5. Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (required)
    • Acceptable degrees from an accredited school include: Diploma Program in Nursing, an Associate Degree in Nursing, or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
    • Verification of high school/GED is required for those who completed Diploma Program in Nursing
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (preferred)

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • RN License to practice as a professional registered nurse in the state of Texas. (required)
  • Certification in area of specialty (preferred)

EXPERIENCE:
  • A minimum of six (6) months clinical experience as a licensed RN

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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