St. David's North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women's health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David's Women's Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David's North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David's Children's Hospital. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.
Responsible for providing nursing care to patients with minor to major illnesses or injuries. The LVN functions under the direction of the Transplant Manager. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for maintaining timely clinic schedule for patients, clinical coordinators, and physicians.
Data Collection; Collect data for patient satisfaction for all clinic visits.
Can perform physical and psycho-social data collection effectively and efficiently.
Communicates findings in correct written format.
Can prioritize data, recognizing abnormal findings, appropriately communicating findings to the physician and/or charge nurse.
Contributes to the goal setting of clinic and department.
Performs clinical and non-clinical skills proficiently and in accordance with policies and standards; Prepares charts for all clinics.
Provides direct and indirect patient care.
Conducts hand hygiene audits for department.
Clinical and non-clinical skills are appropriate to the patient's age, developmental age, educational needs and family/guardian expectations as related to the diagnoses.
Orders and maintains appropriate supply par levels for clinic.
Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner and documented.
Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs.
Provides for patient safety at all times.
Performs care to meet the physical, psychological, psychosocial, emotional, and social needs of the patients.
Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities.
Can adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.
Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes.
Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of interventions.
Involves the patient, significant others, and healthcare providers in communications of patient's treatment plan.
Performs unit specific technical skills.
Employee's conduct must reflect the Company's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program.
Employee reflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every interaction.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Establishes priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature. Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and St. David's North Austin Medical Center.
Required: Strong interpersonal /communication skills
Preferred: Computer skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required: Graduate from an accredited LVN program; minimum of six months experience in a Staff/Clinic role
Preferred: Bachelor's or higher level Degree; Three years in a clinical setting
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Required: Texas LVN License; BCLS Certification
Preferred: Previous experience in clinical nursing