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Registered Nurse (RN) III 7a-7p Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Company: Methodist Children%27s Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:


Since opening in 1998 as the first and only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built just for children, Methodist Children's Hospital has set the standard for treating the children of South and Central Texas. The hospital continues to lead the region in treating severely ill children, those with complex and chronic medical diagnoses, by providing the most sub-specialized care available. Our new tower is part of a landmark expansion which will increase the footprint of the Methodist Hospital campus by 445,000 square feet.
The new tower includes 150 rooms and a dedicated children's imaging department with new, state-of-the art technology. The 94-bed neonatal intensive care unit, still the region's largest, has board-certified neonatologists in-house 24/7 and is the city's only Texas Department of Health-designated Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit. The new tower also includes 15 additional ER rooms, bringing the total to 40. Methodist Children's Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Children's Hospital under Locations.

The Registered Nurse (RN) III is the patient and patient's family advocate. The RN consistently applies and utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills, and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients. The RN collaborates with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills effectively and role models confidence and professionalism within nursing by active engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates team work, adaptability, and is a resource person to the patient care team. The RN is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).


Essential Job Functions:

  • Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process, to include:

  • Assessment: Conducts ongoing focused physical, psychosocial, and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs.
  • Planning: Utilizes the assessment, identifies problems, makes nursing diagnoses, formulates goals, teaching plans and outcomes to create an individualized plan of care. Identifies individual patient goals, readiness to learn, and incorporates family into the plan of care.
  • Implementation: Prioritizes and implements an efficient nursing plan of care.
  • Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluations, recognizes changes in patient conditions, determines when reassessments are needed, and adjusts the plan of care as necessary. Compares expected and achieved outcomes of nursing care utilizing the plan of care.
  • Collaborates with patient care team members on patient care plan, incorporating consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods.
  • Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient, and timely flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors or unusual occurrences, and initiates corrective action when appropriate.
  • Makes accurate, complete, and timely entries into the patient medical record addressing all steps of the nursing process. Actively communicates with members of the healthcare team, patient, and patient family.
  • Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment.
    EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

    • Required: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.


    • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

      Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
      ALL of the following:
      1) Minimum of twelve (12) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire.
      2) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III.
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