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Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Company: CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital
Location: Bryan
Posted on: August 29, 2020

Job Description:

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 the

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 certifications.

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 patient.

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, consult notifications.

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 changing needs.

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 acuity.

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 measures.

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 Directives (ERD).

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.

Qualifications

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.

#missioncritical

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Equal Opportunity

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.

Keywords: CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, Bryan , Graduate Nurse Residency Program, Other , Bryan, Texas

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