Registered Nurse III (RN) Cardiac Telemetry (FT-Nights)
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 19, 2019
Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
Methodist HospitalRegistered Nurse III (RN III)Cardiac
TelemetryFull TimeNights (7p-7a)
We are immediately extending opportunities, so please apply to be
considered. The position is currently offering incentives based on
experience that include a sign on bonus and relocation assistance
to those that qualify. We currently have Day and Night positions
available with competitive compensation packages.
The ideal candidate should be a well-qualified and caring RN that
is seeking a challenging, yet very rewarding opportunity. They must
possess the desire to make a positive difference and take excellent
care of patients.
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 Leapfrogs 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
Methodist Cardiac Telemetry/Intermediate Care Unit has a cohesive
team of caring Physicians, RNs and supporting staff in efforts to
achieve high-quality patient care.
Here are some highlights of the unit:
Outstanding Team work
4 years no fall out core measure
3 years no CAUTI or CLABSI
Opportunities for growth (Preceptor, Charge Nurse, Supervisor)
24/7 cardiology available
The Cardiac Telemetry RN is responsible for professional nursing
care and related assistance to patients with a broad range of
illnesses. The RN will provide care to patients ranging from
adolescence, adult to geriatric, utilizing in accordance with the
medical staff within the organizational structure, philosophy, and
goals and objectives of the Cardiac Telemetry Intermediate Care
Unit and Methodist Hospital.
In the telemetry unit of a hospital, patients are often in critical
condition and need constant monitoring and care. Telemetry nurses
review data from special equipment to track a patients heart rate,
blood pressure, breathing and other vitals. Since most of the
patients in a telemetry unit have suffered heart attacks or are
recovering from cardiac surgery, some RNs specialize in cardiac
telemetry and are proficient in the use of electrocardiogram
equipment. However, telemetry units may also be used to monitor
patients with sleep disorders or neurological issues, such as
Telemetry nurses work with sophisticated equipment, so they must be
proficient in using technology and interpreting data. They also
need extensive medical knowledge and a familiarity with their
patients medical history, so that they can ensure that patients are
receiving the correct care and answer any questions patients may
have. Telemetry unit RNs are typically responsible for multiple
patients at a time, so strong multi-tasking abilities are a helpful
The Registered Nurse (RN) III is the patient and patients 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
- 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
- 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. Qualifications EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR
- 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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