Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Surgical -7A-7P; Day Shift

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/14/2016

St. Joseph Medical Center Houston, TX

Company
St. Joseph Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1604476
AJE Ref #
576161188
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY:

Assess and provides care for patients in adult and older adult age groups according to the plan of care and physician orders.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Utilizes the nursing process in caring for patients.

* Manages pre & post care of patients undergoing diagnostic tests, procedures, and treatments.

* Assesses needs and coordinates care of the medical and terminally ill patient.

* Prepares patients for transfer to SNF, Rehab Unit, and extended care centers.

* Manages pain control needs of patients with sickle cell crisis and acute and chronic pain.

* Provides education congruent with age related needs for the adult and older adult.

SCOPE OF CARE:

The 5th floor Medical/Surgical unit contains 55 beds and provides medical and surgical care to patients requiring inpatient hospital services. The Department has telemetry capability for use in any room.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

One year experience in Medical / Surgical in an acute care setting.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/ CERTIFICATION:

* Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.

* Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

SKILLS:

* Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients.

* Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team.

* Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others.

* Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

Job: RN
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Organization: St. Joseph Medical Center
Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma
Employee Status: Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk
Work Schedule: Days

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled