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Registered Nurse (RN) - Nurse Extern - $15-19 per hour

Company: Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Nurse Extern for a nursing job in San Antonio, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Nurse Extern
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Shift: days, flexible
  • Employment Type: PermanentShift: Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends RotateDescription Methodist Hospital- Specialty and Transplant--Nurse Extern - PRN/Full Time/Part TimeDepartment--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 Resource department. Submit your application today! --Benefits: 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, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.--Seeking a Nurse Extern that delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing 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), the Nurse Extern assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the Nurse Extern's skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The Nurse Extern is currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing and can perform higher-level procedures once competency is achieved.--What you will do as a Nurse Extern:
    • Participate in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.
    • Obtain and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.
    • Document observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.
    • Assist with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
    • Provide or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, oxygen delivery, and venous compression devices.
    • Perform non-medicated support tasks, including oral suctioning, enema, catheterization and foley catheter removal, drain maintenance, and basic wound care. Increases variety and difficulty of tasks as competency is verified through nursing program.
    • Obtain or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.
    • Retrieve medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as instructed.
    • Assist with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.
    • Assist patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.
    • Perform hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.
    • Follow patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.
    • Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
    • Assist with patient/family/caregiver learning needs, abilities and readiness to learn. Identifies barriers to learning, such as language or culture. Integrates this information into the patient's plan of care.
    • Translate complex medical terminology to ensure patients/families/caregivers understand patient medical condition, patient status, treatment plan, medications and possible side effects, and follow-up measures.
    • Educate patients/families/caregivers on healthy diet and exercise, disease prevention, and/or lifestyle changes that may be needed once a patient leaves the hospital. Prepares patients and families/caregivers for future self-management.
    • Provide teaching material as needed (pamphlets, video, etc.) to enhance understanding. Documents each teaching episode.
    • Assist with post-mortem care.
    • Assist in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.
    • Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio Job ID #1-INFOR-195476. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and None hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Nurse Extern Resource

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