DescriptionSHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
The Registered Nurse – ECMO Specialist has the ability to utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other providers and disciplines and providing education to patients. Performs specialized and advanced nursing tasks. Understands the principles and benefits of performance improvement as it relates to the mission and operation of the organization. Communicates clearly and proficiently both orally and in writing at a level necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Establishes good rapport and working relationships with all health team members and assists co-workers willingly. Role models professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active involvement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates strong team work and stress management and is seen as an expert resource person to the health care team. Consistently utilizes critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, delegation and leadership in providing or overseeing patient care. Provides orientation and training to new staff. Provides advanced clinical guidance and information to other staff members regarding complex clinical issues/cases. Participates in workload measurement and performance indicators for nursing. Collaborates with providers and patients to ensure that appropriate management, referrals, and responses to inquiries are provided. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction. Demonstrates expert technical skills, leadership, problem solving and knowledge. Job responsibilities fall within the 5 pillars that encompass Methodist Excellence, the service excellence model: Finance, Growth, Service, People, Quality and Safety.
Minimum Education and Experience: Two years as PICU or NICU RN. Education: High school graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of a nursing program: diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree. Completion of ECMO Specialist Course.
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
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