Registered Nurse Wound Care

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Job Details

  • Location: Cedar Park, TX, 78613
  • Date Posted: 2022-05-10
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: 1-INFOR-145256
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Description

Description

Do you want to be appreciated daily? Our nurses are celebrated for being on the front line, empathetic for patients. At St. David's North Austin Medical Center our nurses set us apart from any other healthcare provider. We are seeking a(an) Wound Care Registered Nurse to join our healthcare family.

Benefits

We are committed to providing benefits that matter to nurses. At St. David's North Austin Medical Center, our benefits package offers eligible colleagues an attractive package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
    • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
    • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
    • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
    • Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
    • Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Legal Benefits and lots more!

    At St. David's North Austin Medical Center, our nurses play a vital part. We know that every nurse’s path and purpose is unique. Do you want to create your own personal career path in nursing? HCA Healthcare is your career destination! Our scale makes it possible for nurses to create the career path that fits their life – for life – and empowers their passion for patient care. Apply today for our Wound Care Registered Nurse opportunity.

     POSITION SUMMARY:

    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 needs

    · Demonstrates 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.


    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 North Austin Medical Center.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

     Required: Graduate from an accredited nursing program or current enrollment in an Alternative Entry MSN program

    Preferred: Bachelor’s or higher Degree; Previous clinical experience

    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; BCLS Certification as per SDH policy

    Preferred: ACLS Certification as per SDH policy