In July 2017, South Texas Regional Medical Center became part of the Methodist Healthcare System family, the most preferred and respected healthcare provider in the area. With this change of ownership, we are now known as Methodist Hospital | Atascosa. Even though our name has changed, the heart of our hospital remains; it just got a little bigger. The foundation we now stand on is faith-based and driven by our commitment to “Serving Humanity to Honor God”.
The clinical team at Methodist Hospital | Atascosa is comprised of healthcare professionals with years of training and experience who bring compassion to their work. Our 67 bed hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center, and recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Services include Rehabilitation, Surgical, and Labor & Delivery. For more information, please visit our website at www.methodisthospitalsouth.com.
In this role you will have the opportunity to support our OR, PACU, Preop and GI. Key features include:
Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award Recipient
Leapfrog “A” Grade for Patient Safety
Willing to cross train in the Pre-Op, PACU, and Intraoperative areas
Multispecialty OR Unit, with capabilities for Ortho, Podiatry, EENT, Ophthalmology, GI, Pedi Dental, General and GYN
Certified First Assistant readily available for surgeons
Successful Surgical Services, Joint Commission Triennial Survey, with 0 Variances
3 OR rooms and 1 GI treatment Room, 6 Pre-Op Bays, 6 PACU Bays, 2 Step-Down bays, and 1 isolation room
Fully Functional Radiology Department to support the Surgical Services Department
Methodist Hospital Helipad and Helicopter available for immediate patient transport if needed
Tenured employees, low nursing turnover - employee turnover at 7.5% in the Methodist Hospital South Surgical Services Department
We offer you a generous benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off
Employee Discount Program
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Student Loan Repayment
The professional Perioperative Registered Nurse (RN) is a direct care provider who assists surgeons with surgical procedures and acts as the patient and patient’s family advocate. He/she consistently applies and utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills and leadership in accordance with the Association of Perioperative Nursing (AORN) standards and Hospital policy to independently deliver safe perioperative nursing care to patients. The Perioperative RN collaborates with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes in alignment with the Hospital mission and Methodist Excellence goals. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills effectively and role models confidence and professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates team work and adaptability and is a resource person to the patient care team. He/she is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies and procedures and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224). Promotes a positive image of nursing and demonstrates team work and adaptability through consistently following the ICARE Values and standards of Methodist Excellence
Essential Job Functions:
1. Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process before, during, and after surgery by:
Assessment: Conducts comprehensive and ongoing focused physical, psycho-social, and pain assessments (includes assessment of patient education needs).
Planning: Utilizes the perioperative assessment, identifies problems, makes nursing diagnoses, formulates goals, teaching plans and outcomes to create an individualized perioperative plan of care.
Ensures surgical supplies and equipment are available and in good working order.
Identifies individual patient goals related to the perioperative experience, readiness to learn, and incorporates family into the perioperative plan of care.
Implementation: Prioritizes and implements a competent, prioritized, and efficient perioperative nursing plan of care.
Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluations, anticipates and recognizes changes in patient conditions, determines when reassessments are needed, and adjusts the plan of care as necessary. Compares expected and achieved outcomes of nursing care utilizing the perioperative plan of care.
2. Collaborates with patient care team members (surgeon, anesthesia, surgical technologists, surgical first assistants, and post-operative RN staff), incorporating consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods.
3. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and organizational skills. Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly and efficient flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors and unusual occurrences Initiates corrective action when appropriate.
4. Makes accurate, complete, and timely entries into the patient medical record addressing all steps of the perioperative nursing process. Actively communicates with members of the healthcare team, patient, and patient family.
5. Maintains current perioperative nursing knowledge in accordance with the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) to assure a safe working environment for the patient and surgical team. Demonstrates practical application of all policies relative to safety and the pillars of Methodist Excellence to include: Applicable quality core measures, infection prevention, medication administration safety, and AIDET principles. Demonstrates surgical conscience and enforces strict standards of asepsis; applies knowledge current sterilization practices; and demonstrates technical competence in the use of surgical equipment.
6. Responsible to supervise tasks delegated to unlicensed personnel (surgical technologists, surgical first assistants, anesthesia technicians and perioperative service technicians) and accountable for tasks performed by unlicensed personnel according to the Texas BON rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).
You should be a graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program. If you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or certification in your specialty area you will be considered more highly qualified and eligible for our RN IV position.
You should possess your RN License to practice as a professional RN in the state of Texas or an Active Multi-State RN Compact License. If you have a Compact License you will be required to obtain a Texas RN License within 90 days of hire.
You should have a current BLS Certification
You should have more than 6 months of clinical experience as a licensed RN
Preferred: Certified Nurse in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR) from Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI)
If you find this opportunity to improve the lives of our patients compelling, we encourage you to apply and learn more about how we can work together in “Serving Humanity to Honor God”.
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