Northeast Methodist Hospital has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. It is licensed for 116 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A. We offer a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures.
Northeast Methodist Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Certified Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. We are recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium and as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Our hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Northeast Methodist Hospital under Locations.
General Statement of Duties:
As a professional Registered Nurse (RN) at Methodist, you would serve as the patient and patient's family advocate. We are looking for RNs who have a passion for serving humanity and want to deliver exceptional care to those they serve. Critical success factors include:
Consistently applying and utilizing the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients.
Collaborating with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes in alignment with the Hospital mission and Methodist Excellence goals.
Communication, effective use of interpersonal skills confidence, and ability to role model confidence and professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active engagement in unit and organizational activities.
Demonstrating team work and adaptability and serving as a resource to the patient care team.
Accountability for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with all applicable laws and hospital policies and procedures.
Promoting a positive image of nursing and demonstrating team work and adaptability by consistently following the standards of Methodist Excellence.
Essential Job Functions:
Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process to include:
Assessment: Conducts comprehensive, timely, and ongoing focused physical, psychosocial and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs.
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.
Implementation: Prioritizes and implements a competent, prioritized and efficient nursing plan of care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Education: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.
RN I 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.
RN II - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience as a licensed RN.
RN III - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire and approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III.
RN IV - Minimum of six (6) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire and approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Program RN level IV to include BSN or national certification.
As part of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Program, RN III and RN IV employees complete 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).
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 RN'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
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Certification in specialty area