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Registered Nurse (RN) Neuroscience Stepdown Unit

Company: Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services.

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Registered Nurse for the Neuroscience Stepdown Unit to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional al la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k, flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, and participate in our tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment programs.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service medical facility serving the Rio Grande Valley which was founded in 1982. With over 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, Rio Grande Regional Hospital along with the Children's Medical Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital offer an array of comprehensive services including: full surgical and diagnostic capabilities, Cardiac Care; Surgical Services; Radiology; Women's Services; Diabetes Management; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatrics; Radiology; Women's Services; Neonatal Care; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services and are proud to be the First and Only hospital in the Rio Grande Valley with a Pediatric Heart Program.

Our Registered Nurses have access to a variety of resources to help you reach your goals including:

* A comprehensive orientation process
* Valuable mentorship from specialty specific educators
* Leadership development programs
* State-of-the-art units equipped with the latest technologies in patient care

Registered Nurse (RN) - Neuroscience Stepdown Unit

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.

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

* 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

Qualifications

Qualifications:

* 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.

Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physician partners. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten of our HCA Healthcare facilities have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

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.

Notice

Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at privacy@hcahealthcare.com

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