RN Pre- Admit Testing - Med Surg
Company: CHI Saint Luke's Hospital at the Vintage
Posted on: November 19, 2023
RN Pre- Admit TestingOverview
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an internationally recognized
leader in research and clinical excellence that has given rise to
breakthroughs in cardiovascular care neuroscience oncology
transplantation and more. Our team's efforts have led to the
creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop
advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world. In our
commitment to advancing standards in an ever-evolving healthcare
environment our new McNair Campus is designed around the human
experience-modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of
patients visitors staff and physicians. The 27.5-acre campus
represents the future of healthcare through a transformative
alliance focused on leading-edge patient care research and
education. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart Institute and
Baylor College of Medicine allows us to bring our patients a
powerful network of care unlike any other. Our collaboration is
focused on increasing access to care through a growing network of
leading specialists and revolutionizing healthcare to save lives
and improve the health of the communities we serve.
Responsible for the delivery of excellence in patient care through
assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses and establishing goals,
planning and implementing intervention and evaluating patient care
outcomes. With the staff nurse's professional practice he/she
Responsible for participating in and maintaining quality, cost
effectiveness and guest relations. Provide patient care in
compliance with hospital policies and procedures and the standards
of professional nursing practice as defined by the Board of Nurse
Examiners for the State of Texas.
* Assessment: Does admission and ongoing assessment of patient's
condition. Provides nursing care to meet the patient's physical,
psychological and spiritual needs. Notifies doctor of changes in
assessment that require attention.
* Planning: Designs, directs, evaluates, and documents the plan of
care, patient/family teaching and the transition of care plan to
include a safe appropriate level of care discharge. Works with
other clinical disciplines to meet specialized patient care and
discharge needs. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that
takes into consideration the individualized needs of the
* Implementation: Prepares patients physically, psychologically,
and spiritually for treatments, surgeries and diagnostic studies to
help reduce patient anxiety. Knows patients' conditions and reports
significant changes to Charge Nurse/Team Leader, and/or physician.
Implements patient safety initiative and protocols including
medication safety practices, physician orders, consult
* Evaluation: Reassesses patients at appropriate intervals
following interventions. Notifies physician as necessary to modify
interventions. Adjusts nursing care to meet patient's emerging and
* Report Skills: Gives and receives report using Bedside Shift
Report including family participation. Provides an accurate and
comprehensive report to the oncoming shift to help establish
continuity of patient care. Receives report from off-going shift
and delegates tasks as needed to provide continuity of care
according to coworker's experience, abilities and the patient's
* Environment & Patient Safety: Maintains patient and work
environment to maximize safe working space. Promptly removes all
used and soiled equipment, linen, etc. to appropriate location.
Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality,
patient safety and satisfaction. Reports all patient safety and
hazard concerns immediately.
* Supplies: Maintains accurate documentation of charges and
supplies used to provide patient care through cost containment
* Time Management: Clocks in and out appropriately according to
policy to ensure work is stated and completed on time. Obtains
Director/designees/House Supervisor approval before working
overtime, including incremental overtime.
* Documentation: Consistently documents in the patient and unit
records according to written health system standards of care in
order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements.
* License and Competency: Maintains RN license to practice in the
State of Texas including multi-state licensure requirements. Takes
responsibility for meeting competency requirements. Assists with
the orientation of new employees and floated staff as requested and
* Professional Responsibility: Maintains all professional licenses,
certifications, and annual competencies prior to deadline. Attends
mandatory in-services, workshops, town halls, and 75% of all unit
meetings per year. Stays up-to-date on communication, including
emails and current journals to keep abreast of new developments in
the medical and nursing fields.
* Patient Care: Notifies and escalates concerns to appropriate
providers of life-threatening changes and notes physician response.
Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the
organization's professional model of care, using the nursing
process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of
the patient and family following the Catholic Ethical and Religious
* Patient Experience: Creates a caring and compassionate patient
focused experience by building healing relationships with patients,
families, and colleagues. Performs hourly rounding and bedside
shift report, updating the patient communication board and
providing service recovery as needed.
Education and Licensure:
* Associates Degree in Nursing or Diploma
* Bachelors in Nursing Preferred*Medical Center - "*Bachelor's
degree in Nursing (BSN) within 2 years from date of hire. Current
employees grandfathered before July 2020."
* Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of
* BLS with skills demonstration
* ACLS Required
* At least one (1) year of RN experience
* Demonstrated competence in Clinical Nurse I performance
expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire
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