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Type: Full Time
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Job Code: 02531-83688
Nights (rotating weekends)
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. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills effectively. The RN role models confidence and professionalism 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 (BON) rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).
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, recognizes changes in patient conditions, and 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, incorporating 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. Reports errors and unusual occurrences, and 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.
* 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).
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)
* 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.)
* Preferred: Certification in their specialty
* RN I hires are intended for nurses with less than six months experience.
* MHS practice for RNs with less than six months experience is to attend an RN Residency program.
Last Edited: 05/14/2018
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