HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Charge Nurse (RN) Progressive Care Unit in Brownsville TX, Texas

_Valley Regional Medical Center – Brownsville, TX_

Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Regional Medical Center is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including: * 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department * Cardiology * Open Heart Surgery * Neurosurgery * Endoscopy * Imaging * Women’s Services * Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit _Charge Nurse (RN) Progressive Care Unit – Full-time, Days._

TheCharge Nurseperforms 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. Charge 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.

Responsibilities: * Management of any hemodynamically stable patient requiring the use of a pacemaker. * Demonstrates knowledge in activating emergency call system and responding to a code. * Management of patients requiring critical drips. * Management of patients requiring arterial lines for monitoring and management of blood pressure. * Management of chronic ventilator dependent patients. * Management of the post craniotomy patient not requiring ventriculostomy. * Management of the post coronary artery bypass graft patient after day two. * Management of pleural, mediastinal, and abdominal drains. * Management of patient controlled analgesia. * Management of nephrostomy and urostomy tubes. * Actively participates in solving problems on the unit to improve process issues as well as patient flow. * Supports departmental and hospital performance improvement initiatives. * Makes staff assignments based on patient acuity and staff skill levels. * Serves as a resource for the staff. * Responds timely to requests for information or follow up with physician, staff or patient issues. * Assists as needed with department audit processes.

Qualifications: * Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing * BSN recommended * Current TX RN licensure (or eligible for NCLEX) * BCLS required * ACLS required

Title: Charge Nurse (RN) Progressive Care Unit

Location: Texas-Brownsville TX-Valley Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00187-4733