Job Description

Location: The Medical Center of Southeast Texas
Posted Date: 12/17/2021

Job Summary: The RN is responsible and accountable for directing, planning, and organizing the nursing activities on the unit for an assigned shift with focus on patient, physician and staff needs. The RN is responsible for delivering skilled patient care through the nursing process in accordance with established policies and procedures; for coordinating patient care through the nursing process in accordance with established policies and procedures; for coordinating care among patient/family, medicine, nursing, ancillary, and other team personnel; acts as patient advocate; and maintains current knowledge and standards of professional nursing practice. The RN will float between the ICU and Emergency Department, as needed.

Duties include:

  • Make patient care assignments based on patient acuity and the skill, experience and competencies of the nursing staff with consideration for a collaborative, harmonious and compatible nurse-patient relationship.
  • Promotion of a patient-centered culture of safety, teamwork, accountability, communication and efficiency.
  • Evaluate and modify patient care assignments as needed
  • Demonstrate effective clinical reasoning, the ability to effectively re-prioritize patient/unit needs and implement rescue efforts as warranted
  • Assisting in the orientation, evaluation and supervision of agency/temporary staff, new nurses and other staff as needed.
  • Demonstrates understanding of suicide prevention and patient restraints for sitting assignments of 1:1 care, frequent checks and continuous observation of patients.
  • Effective communication between nursing and other hospital staff, physicians, patients, their families, and visitors as appropriate, regarding but not limited to: changes in patients' condition, results of diagnostic tests, safety and quality of care concerns and customer satisfaction concerns.
  • Delegates tasks or interventions in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code Rule 224.6 to ensure patient safety through ongoing supervision and accountability.
  • Activates the Chain of Command as appropriate
  • Ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures, regulatory and statutory requirements including but not limited to: Core Measures, Infection Control standards, CMS, NIAHO/DNV, OSHA, State of Texas.
  • Requirement to float between ICU and Emergency Department.

Position Qualifications:

  • Experience of 1-2 years ICU/E.D.
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Texas
  • Certification per unit specific competency

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience:

You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.

Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.

Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.

A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.

A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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