Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/21/2020

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse (PRN) -Family Birth Center COST CENTER: 3245

Our Family Birth Center cares for well newborns, mother’s, and gynecological patients. This unit is comprised of the 3rd and 4th floor in the Women’s Building, and accepts admissions from Labor and Delivery, Women’s OR, direct admits, Main OR and ER. There are 28 beds on the 3rd floor and 20 beds on the 4th floor, as well as our VIP rooms. The newborn nursery is staffed at all times with 2 RN’s, and the Postpartum unit staffs at a 1:3 couplet ratio. Family Birth Center provides couplet care for all healthy mothers and infants. It also houses the newborn nursery where comprehensive newborn care can be provided. Procedures such as circumcisions are also performed in the nursery. The newborn nursery also monitors infants that may be having difficulty, but do not meet the criteria for NICU. If NICU is warranted a transfer will be placed from the newborn nursery. Staff from the newborn nursery also assist in transitioning infants in the Labor and Delivery Unit. Family Birth Center also cares for women pre-surgery and post-surgery with gynecological needs. This unit receives admissions from Labor and Delivery and Women’s OR.


Accountable for the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, or health teachings of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or experiencing a change in normal health processes; the maintenance of health or prevention of illness; the administration of a medication or treatment as ordered by a physician, the supervision or teaching of nursing; the administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and procedures; the performance of an act delegated by a physician and the development of the nursing care plan.


Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center. Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)

People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance. Directs support personnel in implementing patient’s plan of care, provides supervision and guidance, and evaluates effectiveness of the delegated tasks. Collaborates with inter and intra professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.


Completes annual education requirements. Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency validation requirements. Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices. Uses nursing process to provide all levels of patient care.

Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional standards of care. Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and communicable conditions. Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.

Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care.

Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful.

Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information to effectively participate in care and decision making. Encourage and support patients and families in participating in care and decision making at the level they choose. Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional education, as well as delivery of care.

Understands that a solution may create a “new way of doing things” that is not how it has always been done, but is the right thing to do. Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention. Affirms that decisions made that will impact families and direct patient care requires patient and family representation as part of the multidisciplinary approach. Encourage the concept that “just culture” should prevail. Other duties as assigned.


Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments.

Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.


Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.


Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.

Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.


Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.

National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Bi or Multilingual.



The Unit Based PRN employee agrees to work three (3) shifts per monthly schedule, and, agrees to work one (1) weekend shift per month in departments that provide weekend services. Employee should not work more than 2 shifts per week for any extended period of time. PRN employees shall not work greater than an average of 29 hours per week, as monitored over a measurable year.

Two (2) holidays must be worked per year in departments that provide holiday services.
Employees agree to work one (1) holiday per year if required and may rotate between minor and major holidays with the full time staff, depending on the needs of the unit(s)

The employee understands there are no regular cycle of work and no guarantee of shifts.

Employees agree to work one (1) holiday per year if required and may rotate between minor and major holidays with the full time staff, depending on the needs of the unit(s)

The employee understands that if unable to show for a shift, it will be considered an absence and that if they do not call in, the absence will be recorded as a “no call/no show.”

PRN employees are to receive the same performance evaluations as Full time or Part time employees. This position is not eligible for any merit increase.

All mandatory in-services must be attended and all credentials maintained. Must attend 25% of department staff meetings and 1 out of the 4 quarterly Town Hall Meetings.

Circumstances may arise that require the department to temporarily reassign or float the employee to another Unit/Department. If the employee is assigned to work outside their usual area, the employee will float to areas where they are clinically competent and have successfully completed skills validations for that area.

The employee will only be assigned to perform duties/tasks within their scope and competency.

The employee agrees to follow all established Unit/Department specific and Hospital guidelines as outlined.

If the Unit Based PRN Employee fails to meet the above stated criteria, or does not work required shifts during an 8 week period they will be terminated. Hours worked will be reviewed regularly by Human Resources to ensure PRN commitment is maintained.

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