RN Inpatient (Pool) - Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital

RN Inpatient (Pool) - Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital

Surgery Care Affiliates | Austin, TX, 78703, US

Posted 22 days ago

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Description

Overview

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA's 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits...

+ Positive work culture

+ Career growth opportunities

+ Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - eligible on Day 1 of employment

+ Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

+ Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits

+ Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance

+ Excellent 401(k) Plan

Responsibilities

We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse (RN) Inpatient.

+ Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA .

+ Assess patient's status at intervals according to facility or health care organization policies and procedures to include the patient's

+ cardiovascular system,

+ respiratory system and airway management needs,

+ neurological system,

+ hemodynamic stability,

+ pain and comfort needs, and

+ mental status.

+ Interpret information accurately from various noninvasive and invasive monitors.

+ Describe the underlying pathophysiology of commonly encountered disease processes.

+ Describe the physiology associated with various anesthesia techniques and surgical or procedural interventions.

+ Develop an individualized plan of care.

+ Develop an individualized patient plan of care by implementing:

+ P rotecting patient from injury caused by positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects .

+ Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.

+ Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate.

+ Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.

+ Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.

+ C ommunicating the patient's current status throughout the continuum of care.

+ P roviding acute pain and comfort management as needed.

+ A dministering medications safely and correctly by using the 8 -rights of safe medication administration.

+ Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.

+ Performing interventions to protect the patient from infection.

+ P erforming interventions to maintain the integrity of the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels .

+ M anaging patient's other co-morbid conditions as applicable.

+ M anaging patient's fluid as prescribed.

+ A ssessing knowledge level of patient or designated support person

+ P roviding education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain and comfort management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure .

+ I nvolving patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her plan of care and the rehabilitation process.

+ P rotecting patient's rights, dignity, and privacy .

+ P roviding age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice .

+ P roviding consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.

+ Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.

+ Transfer care as needed.

+ Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.

+ Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.

+ Document episode of care completely, accurately, and legibly.

+ Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders.

+ Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care.

+ Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.

+ Participate in the performance appraisal process.

+ Use p roblem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.

+ Maintain required competencies.

+ Pursue professional growth.

+ Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

+ Comply with SCA and facility policies and procedures when providing patient care .

+ Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles .

+ Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

+ Perform all other duties as assigned .

Qualifications

+ Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing .

+ O ne year of acute care and /or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred .

+ Current state licensure to practice within good standings.

+ Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification .

+ Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification .

+ S uccessful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) c ourse is required when pediatric care is included in the facility scope services within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification .

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

+ Physically demanding, high-stress environment

+ Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions

+ Pushing and pulling heavy objects

+ Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment

+ Manual and finger dexterity

+ Hand eye coordination

+ Standing and walking for extensive periods of time

+ Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs

+ Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range

+ Working irregular hours