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Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Nurse Extern ED PRN you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you – at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Methodist Hospital Metropolitan which is a part of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.
Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan!
•Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.
•Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.
•Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at the time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.
Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with the use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
•Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, oxygen delivery, and venous compression devices.
•Performs non-medicated support tasks, including oral suctioning, enema, catheterization and foley catheter removal, drain maintenance, and basic wound care. Increases variety and difficulty of tasks as competency is verified through the nursing program.
•Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimens.
•Retrieves medication from the pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to a licensed staff member as instructed.
•Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.
•Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.
•Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.
•Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.
•Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
•Assists with patient/family/caregiver learning needs, abilities, and readiness to learn. Identifies barriers to learning, such as language or culture. Integrates this information into the patient’s plan of care.
•Translates complex medical terminology to ensure patients/families/caregivers understand the patient medical condition, patient status, treatment plan, medications, possible side effects, and follow-up measures.
•Educates patients/families/caregivers on healthy diet and exercise, disease prevention, and/or lifestyle changes that may be needed once a patient leaves the hospital. Prepares patients and families/caregivers for future self-management.
•Provides teaching material as needed (pamphlets, video, etc.) to enhance understanding. Documents each teaching episode.
•Assists with post-mortem care.
•Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.
•Performs clerical work as needed, including greeting customers, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages.
•Prepares and maintains chart, MAR, and Kardex on each patient admitted. Adds documentation forms to chart as needed. Ensures each form is properly labeled.
•Assists provider in obtaining medical records and diagnostic results.
•Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
•Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for the patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions.
•Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.
Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.
•Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.
•Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.
•Uses job knowledge and proficiency of skills to successfully assist in the orientation of new employees.
•Shares new knowledge with peers and mentors those with less experience.
•Attends and actively participates in unit meetings.
•Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high-quality care to the patients served.
•Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas.
•Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.
•Creates and implements a personal career development plan, reviewed regularly by supervisor and/or preceptor.
•Maintains supplies, forms, and necessary requisitions for the unit.
•Demonstrates cost-effective use and maintenance of unit supplies.
•Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste of time and/or supplies, and promoting cost-effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.
This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan houses 370 bed. We house the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only freestanding, center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies. We welcome nearly 3,000 newborns into the world each year. We are home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center. We have been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare. For the fifth consecutive year we are recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality. We received a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. We were the premier Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. Join our accredited team today.
"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."
If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Nurse Extern ED PRN opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing 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.