Registered Nurse (RN) PCU Full Time Nights in Burleson, TX at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Burleson, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    10/4/2018
  • Job ID:
    18013001
  • Job Function
    Nursing
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    3 - Night
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Texas Health Huguley FWS

Job Description


Description

Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.

 

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South

Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.

Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we were also recognized as one of “150 Great Places to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Our 224-bed hospital includes a medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, PCU, open heart surgery center and behavioral health. In addition, we have accredited programs in orthopedics, chest pain, and inpatient diabetes, plus an award-winning emergency department.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Staff RN coordinates the care and service of selected patient populations across the continuum of illness; promotes effective utilization of and monitors health care resources; and provides input and information to the interdisciplinary team via the Charge Nurse to achieve optimal clinical and resource outcomes.  The Staff RN will adhere to and follow the goals, philosophy, policies, standards and guidelines of Texas Health Huguley.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:


•         Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates a comprehensive plan of care through a multidisciplinary care team process in conjunction with the patient/family in internal and external settings.


•         Comprehensively assess patients' goals as well as their biophysical, psychosocial, environmental and discharge planning needs by procuring services through hospital resources.


•         Seeks peer consultation regarding cases that present problems/significant variances.


•         Manages each patient transition through the system and transfers accountability to the appropriate person/agency upon discharge from unit and/or from hospital.


•         Recognizes and identifies life threatening situations, responding with immediate action according to protocol/policy with no unjustified documented variances.


•         Utilizes management skills and positive leadership to promote continuity, supervise, evaluate and review patient care activities on the unit during assigned shift to ensure delivery of quality care and maintenance of standards of the nursing department.


•         Provides constructive criticism and helpful instruction to staff when necessary to facilitate productivity and quality of service on a consistent basis as observed by Charge Nurse and/or Manager.


•         Demonstrates the skill and judgment necessary to implement physician orders, nursing interventions and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient to provide quality care.


•         Accurately administers medications, IV fluids and IV medication, blood and blood products according to physician's orders and nursing policy and procedure with no more than three (3) occurrences per year.


•         Demonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician's orders and nursing policy and procedure with no more than three (3) documented occurrences per year.


•         Utilizes nursing judgment in implementing physician orders in a safe and conscientious manner, notifying appropriate supervisor immediately of any concerns.


•         Observes, documents and reports patient's response to medications as evidenced in patient's chart with no more than four (4) omissions per quarter.


•         Implements standing orders for Code Blue and life threatening dysrhythmia completely, competently, including management of airway, assisting intubation, performing counter shock, administering emergency medications, and directing code activities in the absence of a physician or in conjunction with a physician as evidenced by feedback from physicians, peers and direct observation with no documented concerns.


•         Documents drug allergies 100% of the time upon patient admission.


•         Monitors lab data and diagnostic tests received on assigned patients.


•         Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/significant other teaching and their understanding of the instruction to assigned patient.


•         Compassionately give personal patient care with consideration for physiological and psychosocial needs.


•         Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of patient care and suitability of the level of care.


•         Provides for clean and safe patient environment and well stocked nursing unit free of safety hazards by end of shift with no more than one (1) variance per month as identified by observation by peers and/or Director with no more than two (2) documented concerns.


•         Communicates on an on-going basis between patient/family/medical staff/multidisciplinary care team and third-party payors as necessary.


Qualifications

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:


•         Completion of an Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, or Masters Degree program in Nursing.


•         Skill and proficiency in applying highly technical principles, concepts and techniques which are central to the nursing profession.


•         Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas, or in a qualifying compact state.


•         Achieves and maintains appropriate certification for assigned unit within first six months of employment.


•         ACLS



This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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