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Medical Staff - RN

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse (RN) assesses, implements or delegates, plans, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in accordance with established philosophy, providing and directing patient care for a group of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) relates effectively with other shifts/departments for optimal continuity of care. The Registered Nurse (RN) provides clinical supervision for entry level nurses and assists in their development.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. Our staff of more than 700 Associates works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, we have been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual "Best of Hays" publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. We lead the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women's services and more.
Consistent with the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, provides nursing care utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation for assigned patients
--- Documents patient history, symptoms, medication, and care given
--- Assess learning needs and provides education to patients, family members and/or care givers; Standard I: Utilizes the Nursing Process
--- Spiritual, and development needs of patient and families
--- Communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members
--- Develops and uses a specific plan of care and modifies it to meet individual patient needs using evidence-based practice.
--- Implements patient care and therapeutic procedures; monitors and documents progression of treatment and teaching goals
--- Evaluates the care and treatment(s) provided to the patient and the patient response to the care and treatment(s).
--- Must be able to perform unit-specific competencies based on the specific patient care need for the designated unit's patient population
Unit Operations
--- Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit during an assigned shift
--- Demonstrates good stewardship in proper use and maintenance of equipment and Supplies
--- Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry.
Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations
--- Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activities
--- Provides evidence-based nursing care
--- Communicates patient information effectively across the continuum of care
--- Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry.
--- Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare-related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities.
Clinical Policies and Standards
--- Analyzes policy and standards documentation and ensures organizational compliance
--- Assists in the development and implementation of specific procedures
--- Works with control and monitoring mechanisms, tools and techniques
Health Information Documentation
--- Describes the flow of information between various stations or units
--- Discusses the functions, features and document flow of electronic documentation
--- Explains health information documentation best practices and their rationale across health care practices.
Medical Equipment
--- Describes experience with basic medical equipment used in own unit or facility
--- Uses standard diagnostic tools and techniques to resolves common equipment problems
--- Educates patients about the appropriate use of home medical equipment
--- Ensures that all equipment and related supplies are in proper working order prior to use to ensure patient safety
--- Inspects, troubleshoots and evaluates incoming equipment
Medical Order Processing
--- Shares experiences with processing medical orders for one or more groups of patients or conditions
--- Describes functions and features of the system used to enter, validate, update and forward medical orders
--- Describes experiences in reading and interpreting patient charts for patients on unit and under own care
--- Recognizes unexpected readings and alerts nursing or medical staff
--- Utilizes appropriate systems to document misses and near misses, participates in immediate investigating, analysis and reporting in real-time.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, preferred.
1 year of experience in the related nursing specialty preferred.
Full Time

If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at (844) 257-6925.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, San Marcos , Medical Staff - RN, Healthcare , San Marcos, Texas

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