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Inpatient Wound Care Registered Nurse

Company: St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Description Do you have the career opportunities as an Inpatient Wound Care Registered Nurse you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.At St. David's Round Rock Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:Student Loan RepaymentTuition Reimbursement/Assistance ProgramsPaid Personal Leave401k (100% annual match - 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)Identity Theft Protection discountsAuto, Home, and Life Insurance optionsAdoption AssistanceEmployee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Inpatient Wound Care Registered Nurse like you to be a part of our team. The St. David's HealthCare Registered Nurse (SDHRN) fulfills an important role as a central patient care provider responsible for the coordination and delivery of patient centered nursing care. As a full partner of the healthcare team, the SDHRN collaborates with all other healthcare disciplines to achieve successful execution of the patient's plan-of-care. The SDHRN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patient's nursing care needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to other healthcare providers. The SDHRN continues to monitor and assess the patient's physical condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews patient's history prior to beginning physical assessment and incorporates findings into the exam.Performs physical patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance department standards. Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques.Incorporates available technology to aid in physical assessment.Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patient's immediate condition or needs.Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates changes in the patient's condition to the appropriate patient care providers.Data collection is inclusive of the patient, significant others and health care providers when appropriate.The data collection process is systematic and ongoing.Considers the developmental goals for infant, toddler, preschool, school age, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients during the assessment of patients.Assesses patient/family learning needs, including any tasks that the patient can or cannot accomplish as related to his or her current health problem. Consideration of age, cultural values, religious beliefs, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and/or cognitive limitation, and language barriers, as indicated.Assesses for signs of abuse and neglect. Documents findings and reports as appropriate when required.Develops patient centered nursing diagnoses.Nursing diagnoses are derived from the assessment data.Assists in the completion of diagnostic testing as ordered by the medical team and other health care providers.In collaboration with interdisciplinary members of the team, formulates a plan of care including expected outcomes for each patient based on diagnoses derived from patient assessments.Prescribes appropriate nursing care to meet the goals, as well as the physical, psychological, psychosocial, emotional, and social needs of the patient.Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needsDemonstrates the ability to organize and set priorities.The plan is individualized to the patient's condition, age or needs.The plan incorporates the discharge planning process at time of development.The plan is developed with the patient, significant others, and health care providers, when appropriate.The plan reflects current nursing practice.The plan is documented.The plan provides for continuity of care.The plan is appropriate to the patient's age, developmental age, educational needs, and family/guardian expectations as related to the diagnosis.Coordinates and participates in providing direct patient care.Performs skills proficiently and in accordance with the standards of nursing care.Utilizes all equipment in the unit appropriate to patient with maximum efficiency and effectiveness based on knowledge and education.Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner and documented.Performs nursing care in an organized and systematic manner.Can organize work and utilize time efficiently based on knowledge of nursing theories and procedures.Can interpret reports, data and medical information to determine the needs of the patient and family.Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and manage several abstract and concrete variables.Addresses patient's nutritional needs as appropriate.Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures.Ensures medications are kept secure and stored appropriately.Educates patients on potential side effects of prescribed medications.Explains the purpose of all prescribed medications and teaches patient's the appropriate self- administration of medications as part of discharge planning process.Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of goals defined in the plan-of-care.Evaluation is systematic and ongoing.The patient, significant others, and health care providers are involved in the evaluation process when appropriate.Is able to articulate the organization mission, vision and values and how it relates to the SDHRN role.Advocates on behalf of our patients and their family.Continuously pursues patient safety.Teaches, supervises, and serves as a resource person and delegates in accordance with the competency level of all staff members.Serves as a preceptor and completes the appropriate documentation of training and competency.Adapts to a rapidly changing work environment.Manages time and attendance by arriving on-time for work assignment, facilitating coverage when absent from work, clocking in and out accurately.Is highly engaged on all service excellence quality initiatives such as: hourly rounding, patient discharge phone calls, narration of care provided and golden hour.Provides exceptional service to hospital medical staff.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: The SDHRN ensures all nursing care provided meets the standard of care. The SDHRN demonstrates knowledge of national patient safety goals, hospital core measures, performance improvement processes and service excellence quality initiatives. The SDHRN is knowledgeable of all policies and practices relative to the role and duty performed. The SDHRN demonstrates at minimum, basic computer skills related to the role and care of the patient. 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 Round Rock Medical Center. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Required: Graduate from an accredited nursing program with an associate's degree or higher. Preferred: Previous clinical experience; nationally certified in wound/stoma care LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Required: Current Texas RN License or a Compact RN license from a NCLA Compact State. New hires have 90 days from start date to obtain Texas RN License; Current BLS for Healthcare Providers with American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Preferred: ACLS certification St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, which is part of St. David's HealthCare, is a 171-bed facility offering a range of services including advanced cardiac care at Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock-the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County, which offers heart and valve surgery and includes a catheterization and electrophysiology lab, as well as a Hybrid Operating Room (OR) for cardiovascular patients. Other services include advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center, emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department including locations in Cedar Park and Leander, as well as a dedicated unit for cancer care and inpatient rehabilitation. St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing neurosurgery, advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Inpatient Wound Care Registered Nurse opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

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