Job Description

Posted Date: 11/14/2019

Summary 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.

DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES

Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and

Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.

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 intraprofessional colleagues to ensure

quality outcomes.

Quality:

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.

Other duties as assigned.

Growth: 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.

Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality

patient care.

MINIMUM

KNOWLEDGE,

SKILLS AND

ABILITIES

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.

Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required.

Other certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

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

PREFERRED Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.

National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing

Center.

Bi or Multilingual.

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