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Observation Unit Registered Nurse

Company: Peterson Health
Location: Kerrville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Observation Unit (CDU) Registered Nurse - Full Time - Day Shift - Kerrville, TX

Peterson Health is a not-for-profit rural community hospital located in Kerrville, TX. We are among the nation's Best Places to Work and pride ourselves on our compassionate and team-oriented culture. We offer competitive pay, paid time off, as well as health and retirement benefits to our employees.Currently offering up to a $15,000 sign-on bonus for qualifying RN's.This position is Full Time working 7am-7pm 3 shifts per week.The RN is responsible for assessing the needs of each patient on the unit and planning the nursing care needed to meet those needs, including spiritual, emotional, physiological, and psychosocial needs. Once planned, the RN is responsible to see that the plan of care is carried out through performance and/or leadership of subordinate personnel. After the plan is implemented and the care provided the patients' response is evaluated both verbally and in writing.The Clinical Decision Unit is an observation unit which cares for adult and geriatric patients. The qualifying diagnosis include: allergic reaction, chest pain, dehydration/vomiting, headache or migraine, hypertension, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, intractable pain, syncope, tachyarrthythmia (a-fib or a-flutter), TIA and vertigo.Required Education:Graduate of an accredited school of nursingPreferred Education:BSNRequired Skills:Patient Care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Knowledge and ability to perform skills necessary for unit specific competencies, to include age specific competencies.Preferred Skills:Advanced competencies as defined by demonstrated participation in formal Continuing Nursing Education activities.Required Licensure/Registration/Certification:Unrestricted Texas license as a Registered Nurse and Basic Life SupportPreferred Licensure/Registration/Certification:ACLS and PALSRequired Experience:Eligibility to participate in a new RN Preceptorship programPreferred Experience:Six to Twelve months of experience as an RN in an inpatient medical surgical setting.

Keywords: Peterson Health, San Antonio , Observation Unit Registered Nurse , Healthcare , Kerrville, Texas

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