HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) Progressive Care Unit in Fort Worth, Texas
Medical City Alliance
Registered Nurse – RN
Progressive Care Unit – PCU
Full-time – FT
Days – 7 a – 7 p
Medical City Allianceis a 55-bed, acute care hospital that opened in February 2015. The three-story, 155,000 square foot full-service facility serves the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. Medical City Alliance offers a full range of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care and has been recognized by The Joint Commission for the Hospital Accreditation Program for 2015.
POSITION SUMMARY TheRegistered Nurseis responsible for decisions and actions within the domain of nursing practice. Important aspects of this responsibility are the promotion of a safe and therapeutic environment for both the recipients and providers of nursing care; acquisition of specialized knowledge skills and additional formal education to provide specialized care; demonstration and validation of competence in nursing practice; clinical practice consistent with the policies, procedures and standards of this facility; and supervision of other staff as designated within the department.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES * Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations. * Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. * Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. * Notifies responsible practitioners of significant changes in patient condition, facilities management of follow-up care. * Practices appropriate patient safety measures in all phases of direct patient care. * Performs and documents patient assessments and reassessments following nursing and departmental policies and procedures, using appropriate techniques for data collection and analysis at regular and indicated intervals. * Ensures presence of and appropriateness/completion of required preoperative documents, assessments, permits, history physical, and diagnostics. * Assess patient comfort/anxiety level; provide support measures appropriate to the age and culture of the patient. * Follows policy for bedside procedures/timeout. * Utilizing data collection in the assessment, and collaboration with other health care providers. * Formulates a plan of care, and updates as needed to achieve optimal patient outcomes. * Performs interventions based on critical thinking and technical skills assimilated from assessment, reports and information communicated by other health care providers to achieve optimal outcomes. * Systematically ensures documentation of physician orders and their completion. * Administers medications using accurate calculations using age specific guidelines. * Administer vasoactive, antiarrhythmic, inotropic, sedative and paralytic agents per policy and unit standard. * Monitors cardiac rhythm. Can identify, interpret, and applies appropriate interventions. * Evaluates and records patient response to interventions. * Provides accurate and complete report to oncoming nurse upon shift change or transfer of patient to other units. * Precepts students and new nurses. * Attends staff meetings/unit in-services. * Contributes to growth of unit by participating/contributing in unit shared governance.
EDUCATION * Associate’s degree required; BSN preferred. BSN will be required within 3 years of employment.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS * Texas State RN license or compact license is accepted; Texas State RN license required 30 days after hire; * Current BLS required; * Current ACLS required; * Advanced Nursing Certification preferred or obtained within first 12 months of employment; * Demonstrated competence in cardiac rhythm interpretation and assessment, and treatment.
EXPERIENCE * Minimum of two years’ experience is required.
Job: *Nursing - Professional
Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Progressive Care Unit
Location: Texas-Fort Worth-Medical Center Alliance
Requisition ID: 25121-92625