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JOB TITLE
Certified Nursing Assistant (2)

SCHEDULE
7:00 am – 3:00 pm/3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

DEPARTMENT
Nursing-Inpatient Unit

DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Provide patients’ with personal hygiene, adjunct care, activities of daily living and comfort. Obtains vital signs, intake/output. Transports patients, answers call lights and reports observations to nurse.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

 

CNA Certification

Basic Life Support

HS Graduate or GED Equivalent

 

 

SKILLS:

 

Computer Skills



JOB TITLE
Surgery Director

SCHEDULE
Normal Business hours

DEPARTMENT
Surgery

DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Surgery Director oversees all activities related to patients receiving outpatient care. The position requires familiarity with sterile processing, OR regulatory requirements and the ability to network with purchasing for assuring adequate OR supplies at all times.

 

Must be able to work well with physicians and their staff for coordinating the scheduling, pre-operative teaching and post-operative follow up of all patients receiving surgery or procedures.

 

Supervises the work of OR scrub technicians, directs and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and education of staff. Maintains and improves own nursing knowledge and participates in continuing education related to OR specialty. Participates in safety and quality control and monitors and maintains environmental compliance.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

 

Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Texas

Current BLS and ACLS

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

One to three years previous experience in peri-operative nursing as scrub and/or circulating nurse.

 

SKILLS:

 

Good communication skills

Previous experience with sterile processing desirable

Competency with IV conscious sedation and recovery

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual finger dexterity and eye coordination. Requires sitting, standing and walking.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

 

May involve exposure to unpleasant working conditions, compliments and complaints. Elements may involve some contact with potential exposure to a variety of elements which may be harmful.



JOB TITLE
Registered Nurse

SCHEDULE
Nights 7PM to 7AM

DEPARTMENT
Emergency Department

DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY:

The ER Nurse is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nurse process,

The ER Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients serves on his/her assigned shift. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.

Certification in clinical specialty preferred.

 

Experience:

At least one-year Medical/Surgical experience preferred.

Current BCLS required.

Current Texas license by the State Board of nursing.

Current ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC preferred.

 

SUPERVISION:

Licensed Vocational Nurses, and other ancillary staff.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work requires the physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time) and frequent walking: or moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds) on a intermittent basis (not a routine part of job).

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens.

Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues.

Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.

Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids, and wastes.

Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards.

Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment.

May be exposed to bio-hazardous, radioactive substances.

Exposed to odorous chemical and specimens.

Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals.

May be exposed to toxic chemicals.

Exposed to explosive chemical, gases, and low level radiation.

Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases

Subject to burns and cuts.

Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment.

Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances.

May be exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness).

Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness).

Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

Handles emergency or crisis situations.

May perform emergency care.

Exposed to hazards of steam and heat.

Exposed to heat, wetness, odors, in kitchen and/or patient areas.

Subject to many interruptions

Subject to long irregular hours

Fast paces environment

Subject to work in confined spaces

 

REQUIRED PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

Eye protection.

Face protection

Gown

Lab coat or apron

Mask

Non-sterile medical gloves

Sterile Medical gloves

Utility gloves

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Work involves intermittent to occasional exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements

May involve some contact with potentially hazardous or harmful elements in providing administrative or support services



JOB TITLE
Medical-Surgical RN

DEPARTMENT
Medical-Surgical

DESCRIPTION

Clinical Judgment

  • Demonstrates Clinical Judgment as evidenced by graduate of a school of nursing and has successfully passed board exam for licensure.
  • The RN demonstrates the essential clinical knowledge to positively affect patient outcomes through implementation of the nursing process of assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating care within the scope of nursing practice per the guidelines of the Texas Board of Nursing .
  • Demonstrates competent or expert nursing skills.
  • Demonstrates clinical wisdom through application knowledge.
  • Documents effectively and succinctly in a timely fashion.
  • Incorporates time management and prioritizes to demonstrate clinical judgment with efficiency.
  • Follows TBON process for Administration of medications and narcotic control.

Clinical Inquiry

  • Resolves clinical problems that occur at the bedside and in the care environment.
  • Questions and evaluates practice, creates practice changes through research utilization and experiential learning.
  • Motivated to seek literature to answer questions, and brings best evidence to the bedside rather than relying on tradition.
  • Completes annual educational requirements and other recommended learning activities.

Caring Practices

  • Demonstrates caring practices and engagement by creating a compassionate and therapeutic environment, promotes comfort and prevents suffering through presence and attentiveness.
  • Creates a safe environment for patients.
  • Extends caring practices to all members of the care team with a compassionate attitude. Demonstrates timely pain assessment and reassessment.
  • Coaches other members of the team as applicable.

Response to Diversity

  • Demonstrates sensitivity and values and respects the diversity of patients and team members and incorporates differences within the provision of care.

Advocacy/Moral Agency

  • Works on behalf of and represents the concerns of the patient/family/community and may be demonstrated through Multidisciplinary Rounds.
  • Serves as an agent in identifying and helping to appropriately resolve ethical and clinical concerns.

Facilitator of Learning

  • Maintains and grows competency in response to the needs of patients and the organization.
  • Supports a learning environment characterized by mentoring and team development.
  • Teaches patients and families beginning with orienting patients and families to the environment and continuing throughout hospitalization until the last interaction where instructions for home and/or the next provider are accurately provided.
  • Demonstrates proficient oral and written skills.

Collaboration

  • Communicates with oncoming nurses, as applicable, and employs SBAR, Bedside Reporting, I-TRACE or other approved method of communication.
  • Communicates with patients, families, other health care providers, and colleagues, in a professional manner.
  • Collaborates with multi and interdisciplinary teams and demonstrates ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
  • Collaborates with patients, families, and the healthcare team to create and maintain an individualized and efficient plan of care.

Systems’  Thinking

  • Adheres to and promotes the regulations that safeguard the care including but not limited to: National Patient Safety Goals, ANA Standards of Care, Safe Patient Handling, and the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Supports and engaged in Shared Governance structure as demonstrated through attendance, input and volunteering to serve on unit based or hospital councils.
  • Demonstrates quality systems thinking through gaining and maintaining knowledge of the quality indicators (Core Measures, SCIP, NSIs, etc.).
  • Is a professional role model within the community.

Required

  • Current license as RN in the State of Texas or Compact State
  • BCLS certification within 90 days. ACLS within 1 year

Preferred

  • 1 year of nursing experience
  • Telemetry experience
  • PALS