HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse Medical Unit in Brownsville TX, Texas
The Registered Nurse performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act. Utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice. Maintains a safe a therapeutic environment. Identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patient. Plans individualized patient care utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Participates in performance improvement activities. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital’s mission and vision statement.
When acting in charge nurse role, registered nurses are responsible for day-to-day activities to ensure the delivery of quality patient care in a therapeutic environment. Make staff assignments based on patient need and the skill of the staff. Serve as role models and clinical resource for the staff. Respond in a timely manner to requests for information or follow-up with physician, staff or patient issues.QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
Current TX RN licensure (or eligible for NCLEX)
Demonstrates the ability to perform specific competencies as listed on the competency validation checklist(s).
Demonstrates age specific knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, range of treatment and care of patients.
Ensures the privacy of our patient and confidentiality of their Protected Health Information (PHI).
Meets mutually agreed upon performance goals/objectives as listed on the Performance Management Plan.
Utilizes nursing process for individual care to meet needs of patients.
Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and procedures.
Documents all patient care.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills.
Promotes customer service initiatives.
Promotes and exhibits teamwork.
Completes mandatory education.
Complies with hospital policies/procedures and patient safety initiatives.
JOB SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE COMPETENCIES: Duties & Responsibilities
Communication Skills: Verbal (with patients, families, grieving persons)[Use of SBAR when dealing with physicians and their offices, interdepartmental communication] Written (documentation of patient care) Telephone (Pertaining to etiquette including HIPAA information)
Physical Assessment of the Adult with acute and chronic illness, Infection Control Issue/Safety.
Proficiency in IV starts & ability to access implanted ports.
Administration of Medications – knowledge of commonly utilized medications/proficiency with IV push medications, initiation and management of PCA infusion.
Aseptic Technique with regard to wounds, surgical sites, and catheter insertions.
Management of airways – oxygen set-up (nasal cannula, ventimask, NRB, trach collar, BIPAP, Suctioning (oral, Nasal and tracheal), and tracheotomy care.
Management of the patient in cardiac and respiratory arrest.
Management of the patient with decubitus: staging, selection of surface, and encourages mobility.
Management of drains (NG, OG, and PEG, chest tube, paracentesis).
Obtains consents (surgical, chemotherapy etc), prepares patients for procedures (including boarding pass, etc) such as Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterizations, Bronchoscopy, Thoracentesis (Especially at bedside), MRI/MRA
Management of blood transfusions – obtains consents, blood justifications forms and refusal for blood transfusions. Monitors for transfusion reactions.
Management of the Peritoneal dialysis patient.
Title: Registered Nurse Medical Unit
Location: Texas-Brownsville TX-Valley Regional Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00187-4796