Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department (Full Time)(Nights)

  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital
  • Uvalde, TX
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full Time Nursing

Job Description

Provides direct and indirect patient care within the RN scope of practice. Provide care to patients based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.  Performs general nursing duties in all departments with appropriate supervision. Immediately supervised by Flow Facilitator. Reports to Emergency Department Director. Non-Exempt position.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs Registered Nurse duties within the RN scope of practice. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other healthcare team members as required, and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal medical and/or trauma care of the patient. Communicates with physicians/flow facilitator/coworkers, as appropriate, about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptoms. Responsible for reassessments in all aspects of patient care. Monitors hemodynamic status of patient and interprets data. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Monitors cardiac patients, identifies dysrhythmias and treats patients based on ACLS protocols as applicable. Triage patients coming to the emergency department and assumes patient care as assigned Assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills. Interprets data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Gives and receives comprehensive report on assigned patients and delivers prompt, accurate, and safe nursing care. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, including family in teaching, as appropriate. Ensures all labs, x-rays, and other reports are completed timely, reviewed and reported to physician as necessary. Informs Flow Facilitator of changes in patient condition and confers with Flow Facilitator to determine need before speaking to the physician. Addresses patient and family concerns and directs concerns to Flow Facilitator, Director, House Supervisor and/or patient advocate, as needed. Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, medications, treatments, responses, and assessment of change.  Notes and enters documentation as required. Provide an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs. Ensures adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment. As preceptor, may lead one or more employees performing similar work; supervise temporary employees; trains new employees; allocates and monitors work of others. Responds to code blue and other emergencies as assigned. Requirements Minimum Education Current Texas Registered Nurse License required. Current BLS for healthcare professionals required at time of hire.  TNCC required within one year of hire. ACLS & PALS (or ENPC) certification preferred within six months of hire.  Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and STABLE certification preferred. Basic Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Collection Course Required within 6 months. Required Skills Must possess superior ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service. Must possess high degree of organization and be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Advanced computer knowledge required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook.   FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS Functional Job Requirements: Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers.  Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary. Lifting Requirements Job requires heavy lifting on an occasional basis. Reasonable Accommodations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties. Summary Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!   UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.  Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare’s National “Top 100 Best Places to Work.” Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years. 20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission. International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years. Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.   Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.   Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you’ll find small town hospitality at its finest.   Benefits for Full Time Employees Include: Paid Time Off and Extended Sick Leave Retirement Plans including matching 403(b) and 457(b) plans Health Insurance Dental Insurance Employer Paid Life Insurance Short Term Disability Wellness Program Additional Information Department: Emergency Department Shift/Schedule: Nights 7:00pm-7:00am

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Full Time