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RN

Company: CHI St Joseph Health
Location: BRYAN
Posted on: June 5, 2021

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.

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.


Responsibilities

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 all guests.

  • 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 programs.
  • 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 discharge.
  • 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 conferences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.


Qualifications


Education

  • Required: Formal training program after high school


Major

  • Required: Nursing


Experience

  • Required: Minimal/no experience
  • Preferred: IV start


Licensure/Certifications

  • Required: Registered Nurse by the State of Texas,
  • Certification in CPR and Advanced Cardic Life Support (ACLS) with American Heart Association (AHA)


DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

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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