Company: CHI St Joseph Health
Posted on: June 5, 2021
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 Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the
healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and
research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human
dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
The Registered Nurse plans, organizes, and administers
comprehensive nursing care in accordance with department policies,
procedures, and standards of care and directs nursing care
activities of team members to ensure excellent care is provided to
- Does admission and ongoing assessment of patient's condition to
ensure that proper care is provided to the patient. Provides
nursing care to meet the patient's physical, psychological and
spiritual needs. Notifies doctor of changes in assessment that
require attention. Implements falls prevention and wound assessment
- Designs, directs, evaluates, and documents the plan of care,
patient/family teaching and discharge planning to ensure that all
aspects of the patient's stay are tended to in a reverent manner.
Uses multidisciplinary teaching (Social Services, Home Health,
etc.) to ensure a safe environment for patient care and
- Prepares patients physically, psychologically, and spiritually
for treatments, operations, and diagnostic studies to relax
patients and put them at ease. Knows patients' conditions and
reports changes to Charge Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing
Service, or physician. Transcribes physician orders and is
responsible for seeing these orders are carried out. Follows
infection control policy for phlebotomy, catheterizations and wound
care. Starts and maintains intravenous infusions, including the
administration of IV medications. Administers medications and notes
patients' reactions. Follows policy, procedure and standards of
hospital and department. Floats to other areas as necessary for
patient safety. Demonstrates understanding of department specific
equipment (i.e., safe use, requisitions, trouble shooting).
- Documents response to treatments, medications, therapies and
teaching to guarantee that patient's records are up-to-date.
- Maintains accurate and complete records of nursing observations
and care to ensure accurate documentation of said observations.
Maintains accurate documentation of interventions and supplies
used. Documents 12 hr chart checks.
- Report Skills. Provides an accurate and comprehensive report to
the oncoming shift to help establish continuity of patient care.
Takes report from off-going shift and delegates tasks as needed to
provide continuity of care according to coworker's experience,
abilities and the patient acuity.
- Maintains accurate documentation of charges and supplies used
to ensure efficient use of allocated funds.
- Time Management. Clocks in according to policy to ensure work
is started and completed on time and to lead by example. Gets NM/AD
approval before working overtime shifts.
- Maintains RN license to adhere to BNE Guidelines and serve the
organization in a licensed capacity. Assists with the orientation
of new employees and floated staff.
- Meeting/In-service Attendance. Attends in-services, workshops,
and reads current journals to keep abreast of new developments in
the medical and nursing fields. Also, attends 6 unit meetings per
year, mandatory in-services, annual competency fair and team
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s
- Required: Formal training program after high school
- Required: Minimal/no experience
- Preferred: IV start
- Required: Registered Nurse by the State of Texas,
- Certification in CPR and Advanced Cardic Life Support (ACLS)
with American Heart Association (AHA)
The above statements reflect the general details considered
necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as
identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of
all work requirements that may be inherent in position.
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
Keywords: CHI St Joseph Health, Bryan , RN, Other , BRYAN, Texas
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