Nurse Extern PRN - Med/Surg ICU
Company: Methodist Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 15, 2022
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you
enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment?
Jump-start your career in our department. Submit your application
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including
competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth
opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do
excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical,
dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,
employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We
would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Seeking a Patient Care Technician to join our team who performs a
variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common
nursing functions and activities of daily living under the
supervision of the registered nurse (RN) in a complementary and
assistive role. He/she assists the nursing staff in providing
patient care in accordance to the PCT's training, competence and
skill, hospital policies and procedures and the Texas Board of
Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks to unlicensed personnel
(Rule 224.6). Consistently assists the patient care team with
maintaining a clean, well organized, adequately stocked and safe
What you will do in this role:
Under the supervision of the RN, performs delegated patient care
activities as directed and ordered in accordance with one's
training, competence and skill. Delegated tasks may include:
Obtaining vital signs, height and weight, intake and output,
calorie counts, and/or simple non-sterile dressing changes
Safe patient handling: Turning and positioning, use of specialty
beds, patient transfer and use of transfer devices, ambulation
assistance and use of assistive devices, restraint alternatives,
oxygen use and transport, suction use, pre-operative skin
preparation and/or use of sequential compression devices (SCD)
Specimen collection to include blood collection for bedside glucose
Consistently assists with maintaining a safe patient environment to
Addressing identified hazards in the physical environment of the
patient room to prevent patient falls
Hand hygiene and consistent use of standard precautions
Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate following
transmission based precautions procedures
Communicates timely and accurate information for delegated patient
care activities performed to include observed patient response to
performed activities to the assigned RN in a written or verbal
format following hand-off communication guidelines.
Assists the RN to collect data from patients on admission for
patient processing and assists with patient transfer or discharge
preparations as instructed.
Assists patients with performing activities of daily living to
include bathing, shaving, oral care, toileting, grooming, changing
linens, providing water, assisting with meal delivery and feeding
Performs hourly rounding, consistently uses AIDET when interacting
with patients and answers and responds to call lights timely.
Preferred: Previous PCT, Nurse aide, orderly experience in a
healthcare setting OR ONE of the following:
Completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training program
AND CNA certification with the Texas Department of Aging and
Disability Services on hire.
Completion of an EMS (Emergency Medical System) training program
EMT certification with the Texas Department of State Health
Services on hire.
MHS employee in an LVN job description as of December 1, 2011.
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now
internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the
beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our
patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating
ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With
1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties
including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants,
emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist
Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and
recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1
in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the
most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by
the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been
nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A,
accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated
as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please
visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital
If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply.
We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates
will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are actively
interviewing so apply today!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status, or disability status.
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