HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) - Medicine Unit (7p-7a) in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we’ve recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It’s a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most.

Ours is a hospital deep-rooted in tradition that is patient-focused, faith-based and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. It’s our promise to you as we strive to carry out the mission of Methodist Healthcare:/Serving Humanity to Honor God./ / / /We are proud to announce that Methodist Healthcare System hospitals made the patient safety honor roll!/ Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Methodist Texsan Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital were three of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States, and theonlyreported hospitals in San Antonio to receive an “A” ranking. In addition, Northeast Methodist Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital all earned the grade of “B”. These top grades represent our diligence in making safety a top priority in patient care.

Having such high scores is a significant achievement for our System. The hard methodology for the grades uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals. Calculations are made by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. To see all of Methodist Healthcare hospitals full grades, visitwww.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

The*Registered Nurse (RN) *is the patient and patient’s family advocate. The RN consistently applies and utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills, and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients. The RN collaborates with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills effectively and role models confidence and professionalism within nursing by active engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates team work, adaptability, and is a resource person to the patient care team. The RN is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).

Essential Job Functions: 1. Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process, to include: 1. Assessment: Conducts ongoing focused physical, psychosocial, and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs. 2. Planning: Utilizes the assessment, identifies problems, makes nursing diagnoses, formulates goals, teaching plans and outcomes to create an individualized plan of care. Identifies individual patient goals, readiness to learn, and incorporates family into the plan of care. 3. Implementation: Prioritizes and implements an efficient nursing plan of care. 4. Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluations, recognizes changes in patient conditions, determines when reassessments are needed, and adjusts the plan of care as necessary. Compares expected and achieved outcomes of nursing care utilizing the plan of care. 2. Collaborates with patient care team members on patient care plan, incorporating consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods. 3. Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient, and timely flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors or unusual occurrences, and initiates corrective action when appropriate. 4. Makes accurate, complete, and timely entries into the patient medical record addressing all steps of the nursing process. Actively communicates with members of the healthcare team, patient, and patient family. 5. Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: * *Required*: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.

  • *Preferred:*Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

    1.Required: RN License to practice as a professional registered nursing in the state of Texas or Active Multi-State RN Compact License. (Employees with RN Compact License are required to obtain Texas RN License within 90 days of hire date.)

    2.Preferred: Certification in their specialty

EXPERIENCE: * A minimum of six (6) months clinical experience as a licensed RN

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Medicine Unit (7p-7a)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-72960