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Staff Development - RN - Full-Time -

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Provides routine and complex care, with the ability to on long-range goals or plans. Continues to develop the ability to cope with and manage contingencies of clinical nursing. Makes appropriate assignments and delegates to other care providers as a means to help manage the clinical situation.

The CHRISTUS Children's Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children's hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children's hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children's Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.
Consistent with the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, provides nursing care utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation for assigned patients.
--- Documents patient history, symptoms, medication, and care given.
--- Assess learning needs and provides education to patients, family members and/or care givers; Standard I: Utilizes the Nursing Process
--- Uses critical thinking skills to assess the basic physical, psychosocial, social, cultural, spiritual, and development needs of patient and families
--- Communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members
--- Develops and uses a specific plan of care and modifies it to meet individual patient needs using evidence-based practice
--- Implements patient care and therapeutic procedures; monitors and documents progression of treatment and teaching goals
--- Evaluates the care and treatment(s) provided to the patient and the patient response to the care and treatment(s)
--- Must be able to perform unit-specific competencies based on the specific patient care need for the designated unit's patient population
Unit Operations
--- Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit during an assigned shift
--- Demonstrates good stewardship in proper use and maintenance of equipment and Supplies
--- Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry
Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations
--- Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activities
--- Provides evidence-based nursing care
--- Communicates patient information effectively across the continuum of care
--- Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry
--- Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare-related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities
Clinical Policies and Standards
--- Analyzes policy and standards documentation and ensures organizational compliance
--- Assists in the development and implementation of specific procedures
--- Works with control and monitoring mechanisms, tools and techniques
Health Information Documentation
--- Describes the flow of information between various stations or units
--- Discusses the functions, features and document flow of electronic documentation
--- Explains health information documentation best practices and their rationale across health care practices
Medical Equipment
--- Describes experience with basic medical equipment used in own unit or facility
--- Uses standard diagnostic tools and techniques to resolves common equipment problems
--- Educates patients about the appropriate use of home medical equipment
--- Ensures that all equipment and related supplies are in proper working order prior to use to ensure patient safety
--- Inspects, troubleshoots and evaluates incoming equipment
Medical Order Processing
--- Shares experiences with processing medical orders for one or more groups of patients or conditions
--- Describes functions and features of the system used to enter, validate, update and forward medical orders
--- Describes experiences in reading and interpreting patient charts for patients on unit and under own care
--- Recognizes unexpected readings and alerts nursing or medical staff
--- Utilizes appropriate systems to document misses and near misses, participates in immediate investigating, analysis and reporting in real-time
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, preferred.
- New hires are precepted by a designated trained staff member and initial on-boarding requirements are validated through successful completion of the designated organizational entry competency validation and a Perinatal Department -specific competency validation.
- 1 year of experience in the related nursing specialty preferred.
- Current certification from NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM) or one of the following AWHONN courses: within 90 days of hire for new graduates and experienced nurses new to the specialty then required to maintain course certification thereafter.

Full Time

If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at (844) 257-6925.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, San Antonio , Staff Development - RN - Full-Time -, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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