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Registered Nurse

Company: South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Under the supervision of the Pre-op/PACU Nurse Manager or Administrators, the Pre-op/PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for providing peri-operative patient case in accordance with sound nursing judgment, regulatory and accreditation standards, and the facility's mission, vision, and values. The position must provide direct and indirect patient care across the age continuum; and utilize the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation according to policies and procedures of the facility which will include the Hospital Outpatient Department.Administrative responsibilities include internal physician marketing, cost awareness, and adherence to staffing schedule. Supervises other Registered Nurses as requested; and directs ancillary staff in the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative areas. Responsible to assist with administrative tasks related to Risk Management, Employee Health, Infection Control, Performance Improvement, and Clinical Recruitment/Retention. In conjunction with nursing leadership, the Pre-Operative/Post-Operative Registered Nurse may assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures, which assure that cost effective, safe and high quality of care is implemented.Projects a professional demeanor and appearance while maintaining the confidentiality of patients, coworkers, and facility information and adhering to the HIPAA policy. Reports, in good faith, any known or suspected activity that appears to violate laws, rules, regulations or the SP Code of Conduct. Fulfills annual Healthstream continuing education requirements.Personal attributes include the ability to be self-directed; demonstrates accountability, professionalism, and receptiveness to change; seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed. Works under stress and in situations that demand patience, stamina, endurance, and tact while providing impeccable service. Fosters an attitude of teamwork and willingness to assist others and does not refuse performing other job duties as requested. May also be required to interchange from facility to Hospital Outpatient Department as needed. Set's priorities, responds timely to issues, which require a decision, and ensure desired results are achieved by means of consistent follow through.Physical Requirements:May be expected to lift up to 50 pounds or up to 150 pounds with assistance. May be expected to push or pull 150-300 pounds with assistance. Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or armamentarium is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the job.OSHA Exposure Classification: Job Category I. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which standard precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.Qualifications:Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.Graduate of a school of professional nursing with current and valid licensure with Texas State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.BLS prerequisite, ability to achieve ACLS certification within 30 days of hire and PALS certification within 60 days of hire.2 years of nursing experience required in ICU/Emergency Room/Recovery Room or other critical care-nursing environmentIs aware of professional nursing standard and performs in accordance with them.Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.Knowledge of state, federal and accrediting body regulations and standards related to healthcare.Ability to relate and work effectively with others.Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English, with additional languages preferred.Demonstrates ability to comprehend written and oral instructions.Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for his/her own professional advancement and that of others.Must be computer literate with basic fundamental computer skills that are required to perform essential job related duties.This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Keywords: South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital, San Antonio , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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