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Registered Nurse Observation Unit PRN

Company: Valley Regional Medical Center
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Description Introduction Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Registered Nurse Observation Unit PRN you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you - at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Valley Regional Medical Center which is a part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare. Benefits Valley Regional Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
    Learn more about Employee Benefits Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.
    Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Valley Regional Medical Center! Job Summary and Qualifications: The Registered Nurse performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act. Utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice. Maintains a safe a therapeutic environment. Identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patient. Plans individualized patient care utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Participates in performance improvement activities. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital's mission and vision statement.
    When acting in charge nurse role, registered nurses are responsible for day-to-day activities to ensure the delivery of quality patient care in a therapeutic environment. Make staff assignments based on patient need and the skill of the staff. Serve as role models and clinical resource for the staff. Respond in a timely manner to requests for information or follow-up with physician, staff or patient issues. What you will do in this role:
    • Communication Skills: Verbal (with patients, families, grieving persons) Use of SBAR when dealing with physicians and their offices, interdepartmental communication Written (documentation of patient care) Telephone (Pertaining to etiquette including HIPAA information)
    • Physical Assessment of the Adult with acute and chronic illness, Infection Control Issue/Safety.
    • Proficiency in IV starts & ability to access implanted ports.
    • Administration of Medications - knowledge of commonly utilized medications/proficiency with IV push medications, initiation and management of PCA infusion.
    • Aseptic Technique with regard to wounds, surgical sites, and catheter insertions.
    • Management of airways - oxygen set-up (nasal cannula, ventimask, NRB, trach collar, BIPAP, Suctioning (oral, Nasal and tracheal), and tracheotomy care.
    • Management of the patient in cardiac and respiratory arrest.
    • Management of the patient with decubitus: staging, selection of surface, and encourages mobility.
    • Management of drains (NG, OG, and PEG, chest tube, paracentesis).
    • Obtains consents (surgical, chemotherapy etc), prepares patients for procedures (including boarding pass, etc) such as Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterizations, Bronchoscopy, Thoracentesis (Especially at bedside), MRI/MRA
    • Management of blood transfusions - obtains consents, blood justifications forms and refusal for blood transfusions. Monitors for transfusion reactions.
    • Management of the Peritoneal dialysis patient.Education:
      • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
      • BSN PreferredWhat qualifications you will need:
        • Current TX RN licensure
        • 2 years of experience preferred
        • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and CertificationThis role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville, TX and the surrounding communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Valley Regional Medical Center is a licensed 215+ bed facility with over 200 physicians representing 25+ specialties. From emergency medicine, to diagnostic imaging services, and caring for newborn babies, Valley Regional Medical Center is the hospital that families count on when they are looking for quality healthcare close to home. We are a designated Advanced Level III Trauma Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Our Heart and Vascular services include a full-range of cardiac services including minimally invasive and open-heart surgery, cardiac cath lab, heart imaging services and more. Our women's department includes labor, delivery and recovery in a home-like setting. We also have a C-section operating room on standby 24 hours a day and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit equipped with specially trained staff. Innovation and an unwavering commitment to patient care are the cornerstones of our hospital. Come experience our family centered culture at Valley Regional. HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. "Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do." - Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
          HCA Healthcare Co-Founder If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse Observation Unit PRN opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville , Registered Nurse Observation Unit PRN, Healthcare , Brownsville, Texas

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