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Registered Nurse (RN)- Medical Surgical Unit - Winter Plan Seasonal - Nights

Winter Pool - Seasonal Position - October 2018 through
March 2019
Candidate must be able to work full time ( 36 Hrs. Min) for
the duration of the Winter Pool
Full time Seasonal employees will be eligible for a Monthly Housing Stipend through the duration of the seasonal position.
Current MHS employees are not eligible.
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.

5. 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.
3. 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.)

ā ¢ BLS Certification required

2. Preferred: Certification in their specialty

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