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Registered Nurse (RN) - Neuroscience Stepdown Unit

Company: Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.

We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our family. Come be a part of the change!

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital - McAllen, TX

Registered Nurse (RN) - Neuroscience Stepdown Unit

Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH), an HCA-affiliated facility, is proud of maintaining its status as one of the leading healthcare providers in the Rio Grande Valley. For nearly 30 years, we have remained focused and committed to providing quality healthcare to all members of our community.

With 320 beds and a team of more than 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, we offer a range of inpatient and outpatient services.

What you will do in this role:

The Neuroscience RN staff nurse provides direct critical neuroscience nursing care in accordance with established policies and procedures of Rio Grande Regional Medical Center. In collaboration with the patient, the patient's family and other members of the health care team, the clinical RN assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, delegates and coordinates treatment plans and the plan of care.

Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) served: Acute medical/surgical care of diseases and conditions including but not limited to: cardiovascular (cardiac medical only) pulmonary, neuro, GI, GU, skeletal/muscular, renal, ortho conditions and diseases including but not limited to: AMI, CAD, PVD, CVA/TIA, COPD, CHF, shock, renal failure, metabolic disorders, etc.

--- Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process for Neuroscience patients of appropriate ages in each assigned areas; i.e. craniotomies, pituitary surgical patients, ischemic stroke classification, seizure disorders, VP shunts, cervical and lumber surgeries, and cardiovascular arrhythmias and/or disease/disorders.

--- Assesses and monitors and recognizes changes in the patient's behavioral, neurological and physiological status; takes appropriate action based on assessment.

--- Utilizes professional skills and judgment in delivering and/or delegating care for patients.

--- Assists with unit employee process activities, including orientation, professional development.

--- Provides for the processing of patients transitions thru department, and movement of patients to other levels of care; i.e. rehab.

--- Assists in the Performance Improvement activities of the department, such as pain, adaptation, mobility, and outcomes.

--- Educates the patient/family based on individual needs. Will need 10 hours of stroke education per year.

--- Provides and ensures patient safety at all times.

--- Specializes in the care of patients with biopsychosocial alteration due to nervous system dysfunction.

--- Other duties as assigned within scope and practice of licensure.

--- Use therapeutic communication in daily practice

--- Maintain a safe and therapeutic neurological environment

--- Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of individual nervous system disorder patients

--- Provide expert neurological nursing care according to Program policies, protocols, guidelines and order sets

--- Participate in daily patient rounds to ensure optimal inpatient care through adherence to Program policies, and facilitate post hospital care coordination

--- Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process

--- Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care

--- Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver

--- Participate in neuroscience department specific initiatives and process improvement

--- Promote a supportive Neurological environment

--- Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistant, vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses and/or nurse externs

--- Maintain high quality (age specific) care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as assigned

--- Support the mission, vision and values of the organization

The Neuroscience RN will Perform direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act with emphasis on the neuroscience service line

Qualifications

What qualifications you will need:

-- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing

-- Current license by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

-- Preferred experience as RN in Critical Care, Med-Surg, Telemetry, and Neurology

-- Current Licensure by the State of Texas

-- Current CPR certification,

-- ACLS required or within a minimum of 6 months of employment.

HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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