Registered Nurse (RN) - Neuroscience Stepdown Unit
Company: Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Posted on: March 15, 2020
SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
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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
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
--- 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.
--- 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
--- 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
--- 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
--- Promote a supportive Neurological environment
--- Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistant,
vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses and/or nurse
--- 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
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
-- 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.
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Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence.
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