Registered Nurse (RN) IV 7a-7p Emergency Dept
Company: Methodist Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital inthe now
internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From
thebeginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our
patients. It's a processthat we continue to improve on, creating
ways to better serve the communitywhen they need us the most. With
1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broadrange of specialties
including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow
transplants,emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care,
gynecology and orthopedics. As the flagship hospital of the Medical
Center and of theMethodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we
appreciate the supportand recognition we receive from the community
having been ranked No. 1 inthe Express-News Reader's Choice Awards.
We also enjoy being the most preferredhospital in San Antonio, as
consistently reported by the Consumer ResearchCorporation.
Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog
sHospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in
stroke care, anddesignated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For
more information, pleasevisit our website at and select Methodist
Hospital under Locations.
The Registered Nurse (RN) IV 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
- 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 IV.
- Associated topics: bsn, cardiothoracic, care, maternal, mhb,
nurse, nurse clinical, surgery, surgical, transitional
Keywords: Methodist Hospital, San Antonio , Registered Nurse (RN) IV 7a-7p Emergency Dept, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas
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