Day Patient - Staff RN - 8 Hr FT in Harlingen, TX at Harlingen Medical Center

Date Posted: 6/16/2019

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Job Description



The Registered Nurse provides direct-care in the medical \u2013 surgical setting. Communicates with physicians / Nurse Director / Co \u2013 Workers, as appropriate about changes in the patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostics studies and symptomatology.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or

response to treatment.


Completes initial assessment on new patients during pre - admission, including functional assessment, psychosocial, pain assessment, discharge planning, referrals to interdisciplinary team and code status. Initiates and updates patient care plan, assess patient educational needs and barriers to learning. Reviews and transcribe all telephone orders. Follows telephone read back policy. Explains all procedures to patients maintaining privacy and allowing patients to express emotional needs. Knowledge of IV medications, ADR and blood components. Documents evidence of nursing care on the patient’s record. Observes for reactions and/or complications and report to the physician in a timely manner. Knowledge about the National Patient Safety Goals. 


Consistently uses two patient identifiers when pre \u2013 admitting patients.Is in compliance with information contained in the Infection Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC guidelines), and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, gowns, masks, goggles) and hand washing techniques.Avoids and prevents injury to self and patients by applying the principles of body mechanics.  Maintains a safe environment, functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues identified within the unit/facility, i.e. suction and oxygen immediately available when needed.Initiates discharge and patient / family education planning with proper documentation on the patient record.Detects and reports medication errors and ADR’s according to hospital policy.Performs all other duties as assigned or required.Ensures Crash Cart and Defibrillator function have been checked per protocol and after each use appropriate items are immediately replaced indicated by signature on the crash cart checklist).Performs all other duties as assigned or required.


Current and valid state RN License.

BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.

ACLS (AHA) upon hire or within 30 days of hire and maintain current.

Moderate sedation competencies required 30 days upon hire.

Previous acute care hospital experience.

Behavior Violence Prevention Training within 60 days of hire.


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