Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of 5 hospitals serving the
Bryan\College Station community. Our St. Joseph Regional Hospital
located in Bryan, TX is a level II Trauma hospital. College Station
Medical Center is a level III Trauma hospital located in College
Station, TX. We also have three Critical Access hospitals serving
our surroundng counties in our St. Joseph market.
Graduate nurses are welcomed from all over the country with
next cohort beginning in October 2020
. The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) is designed to support the
new graduate during the transition from the student role to the
licensed Registered Nurse (RN) role.
All CHI St. Joseph Health nurse residents receive ongoing
professional and educational support from a team of education
specialists, nursing leaders, preceptors and mentors. At the
conclusion of the first year in practice, nurse residents report
enhanced self-confidence in providing excellent patient care and
function with practice that is in alignment with the CHI St. Joseph
Health mission, vision and values. Former nurse residents also
serve as mentors and unit leaders, sit on a variety of nursing
councils and many are seeking advanced degrees and
Responsibilities Responsible for the delivery of excellence in
patient care through assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses and
establishing goals, planning and implementing intervention and
evaluating patient care outcomes. With the staff nurse's
professional practice he/she Responsible for participating in and
maintaining quality, cost effectiveness and guest relations.
Provide patient care in compliance with hospital policies and
procedures and the standards of professional nursing practice as
defined by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
Assessment: Does admission and ongoing assessment of patient's
condition. Provides nursing care to meet the patient's physical,
psychological and spiritual needs. Notifies doctor of changes in
assessment that require attention.
2. Planning: Designs, directs, evaluates, and documents the plan
of care, patient/family teaching and the transition of care plan to
include a safe appropriate level of care discharge. Works with
other clinical disciplines to meet specialized patient care and
discharge needs. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that
takes into consideration the individualized needs of the
3. Implementation: Prepares patients physically,
psychologically, and spiritually for treatments, surgeries and
diagnostic studies to help reduce patient anxiety. Knows patients'
conditions and reports significant changes to Charge Nurse/Team
Leader, and/or physician. Implements patient safety initiative and
protocols including medication safety practices, physician orders,
4. Evaluation: Reassesses patients at appropriate intervals
following interventions. Notifies physician as necessary to modify
interventions. Adjusts nursing care to meet patient's emerging and
5. Report Skills: Gives and receives report using Bedside Shift
Report including family participation. Provides an accurate and
comprehensive report to the oncoming shift to help establish
continuity of patient care. Receives report from off-going shift
and delegates tasks as needed to provide continuity of care
according to coworker's experience, abilities and the patient's
6. Environment & Patient Safety: Maintains patient and work
environment to maximize safe working space. Promptly removes all
used and soiled equipment, linen, etc. to appropriate location.
Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality,
patient safety and satisfaction. Reports all patient safety and
hazard concerns immediately.
7. Supplies: Maintains accurate documentation of charges and
supplies used to provide patient care through cost containment
8. Time Management: Clocks in and out appropriately according to
policy to ensure work is stated and completed on time. Obtains
Director/designees/House Supervisor approval before working
overtime, including incremental overtime.
9. Documentation: Consistently documents in the patient and unit
records according to written health system standards of care in
order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements.
10. License and Competency: Maintains RN license to practice in
the State of Texas including multi-state licensure requirements.
Takes responsibility for meeting competency requirements. Assists
with the orientation of new employees and floated staff as
requested and assigned.
11. Professional Responsibility: Maintains all professional
licenses, certifications, and annual competencies prior to
deadline. Attends mandatory in-services, workshops, town halls, and
75% of all unit meetings per year. Stays up-to-date on
communication, including emails and current journals to keep
abreast of new developments in the medical and nursing fields.
12. Patient Care: Notifies and escalates concerns to appropriate
providers of life-threatening changes and notes physician response.
Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the
organization's professional model of care, using the nursing
process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of
the patient and family following the Catholic Ethical and Religious
13. Patient Experience: Creates a caring and compassionate
patient focused experience by building healing relationships with
patients, families, and colleagues. Performs hourly rounding and
bedside shift report, updating the patient communication board and
providing service recovery as needed.
Requirements for this role include:
The Nurse Residency Program is open to the Registered Nurse (RN)
with an unencumbered license (upon start date) from the Texas Board
of Nursing, educated at an accredited school of nursing with a
preferred 3.0 grade point average and less than 12 months of
professional nursing experience.
The program is designed to be one year in length.
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CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.