St. David's South Austin Medical Center is a 330-bed HCA facility located in Texas. The Center is known for its 24/7 Emergency Department, cardiac program, and maternity unit with Level I and Level II nurseries.
The facility is currently undergoing an expansion project that will add more patient rooms and beds, expand the emergency department, and create additional garage parking. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Staff members say the family-like culture, supportive management, and opportunities for growth are among the top reasons they enjoy working for the Center.
Under the indirect supervision of the Supervisor(s) of the unit, the Registered Nurse is expected to implement the nursing process (including use of using diagnosis), documents nursing activities and intervention plan, as well as medication administered. The R.N. provides leadership and supervises the care, maintenance and activities of the surgical suite.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrates effective working knowledge of equipment needed for patient care. Participates in budget control by using only those supplies necessary for quality patient care. Make decisions of moderate difficulty. Had direct contact with patients, physicians, and hospital personnel. Always maintains confidentiality regarding patient information. Accepts shift work and takes call as needed by the department. Works with patients ranging in life span from infants to geriatric. Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
On CALL required: 1 per wk and 1 wkend per mth
At Least 1 yr of hospital acute care OR Circulator experience
Education & Experience
Required:Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; One year of experience in operating room nursing; good guest relations; attends seminars of classes in G.I. nursing.
Licenses & Certifications
Required: Licensed by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners AHA BLS at time of hire. AHA ACLS w/in 6 months of hire for new employees.
Preferred: Certification by SGNA