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Registered Nurse (RN)- Intensive Care Unit - Winter Plan Seasonal - Nights

Methodist Hospital
South

In July 2017, South Texas Regional Medical Center became
part of the Methodist Healthcare System family, the most preferred and
respected healthcare provider in the area. With this change of ownership, we
are now known as Methodist Hospital South. Even though our name has changed,
the heart of our hospital remains; it just got a little bigger. The foundation
we now stand on is faith-based and driven by our commitment to ā Serving
Humanity to Honor Godā .
The clinical team at Methodist Hospital South is comprised
of healthcare professionals with years of training and experience who bring
compassion to their work. Our 67 bed hospital has been nationally recognized by
Leapfrogā s Hospital Safety Grade A, designated as an accredited Chest Pain
Center, and recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key
Quality Measures. Services include Rehabilitation, Surgical, and Labor &
Delivery. For more information, please visit our website at www.methodisthospitalsouth.com.
General Statement of Duties:
The professional Registered Nurse (RN) is the patient and patientā s
family advocate. He/she 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 in alignment with the
Hospital mission and Methodist Excellence goals. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills
effectively and role models confidence and professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active
engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates team work and adaptability and is a
resource person to the patient care team. He/she 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 procedures and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).
Promotes a positive image of nursing and demonstrates team work and adaptability through consistently
following the standards of Methodist Excellence.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Applies nursing judgment through a thorough,systematic approach of applying the nursing process
to include:
ā ¢ Assessment: Conducts comprehensive, timely, and ongoing focused physical, psychosocial
and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs.
ā ¢ 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.
ā ¢ Implementation: Prioritizes and implements a competent, prioritized and efficient
nursing plan of care.
ā ¢ Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluation, anticipates and
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; communicates timely
and effectively with physicians and other members of the patient care team through verbal,
written or electronic communication to coordinate and facilitate meeting patient needs.
Incorporates consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods.

3. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and organizational skills. Prioritizes
tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient and timely flow of
patients. Recognizes and reports errors and unusual occurrences and analyze contributing factors.
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.
  • Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment. Demonstrates
practical application of all policies and procedures relative to safety and the pillars of Methodist
Excellence to include: Applicable quality core measures, infection prevention, fall prevention,
medication administration safety, hourly rounding, and AIDET principles.

6. Responsible to supervise tasks delegated to unlicensed personnel and accountable for tasks
performed by unlicensed personnel according to the Texas BON rules for delegated nursing tasks
(Chapter 224).

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 ā 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.
  • 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:
ā ¢ 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 RNā 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
    • Preferred: Certification in their specialty


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