HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) Wound Care Center 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. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.

As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website atwww.sahealth.comand select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

General Statement of Duties: The Registered Nurse provides continuous quality nursing care to patients, age adolescent to geriatric, through the nursing process of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating. The Registered Nurse coordinates wound care, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and maintains the standards of practice, supplies and equipment.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Assesses the patient’s clinical condition and nursing needs, sets nursing care goals, and follows appropriate clinical practice guidelines. Performs appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals, including but not limited to, the physical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative needs of the patient and family.

  1. Observes patients and the hyperbaric systems during the course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments, reports unusual occurrences, and records appropriate entries in the medical record, as required.

  2. Administers medications and performs treatments to assigned patients within the department and hyperbaric environment as defined in annual competency.

  3. Accompanies patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatments in the chamber delivering care appropriate to her/his level of training and in accordance with standard policies and procedures.

  4. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse patient responses within the department and hyperbaric environment.

  5. Assists in the maintenance and organization of patient charts. Organizes and completes missing patient data, verifies that all appropriate signatures are recorded, and forwards discharged patient charts to Medical Records department.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

1.Education:Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.

2.*Experience: * A. RN I – Less than six months experience as a licensed RN. MHS practice for RNs with less than six months experience is to attend an RN Residency program. B. RN II - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience as a licensed RN. C. RN III - ALL of the following: 1) Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire. 2) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III. D. RN IV - ALL of the following: 1) Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire. 2) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Program RN level IV to include BSN or national certification.

  1. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

4.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, or GN Permit for RN’s being hired into RN I position. (Employees with RN Compact License are required to obtain Texas RN License within 90 days of hire date.)

• BLS Certification required

2.Preferred:Certification in their specialty

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Wound Care Center

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-86584