HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse - Medical Unit in Brownsville TX, Texas

_Valley Regional Medical Center – Brownsville, TX_

Registered Nurse (RN) –Medical Dept.* - Full-time*

Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975,Valley Regional Medical Centerproudly 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 Valley Regional is currently looking for a Registered Nurse–Medical Dept. 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.

_Responsibilities:_ 1. 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) 2. Physical Assessment of the Adult with acute and chronic illness, Infection Control Issue/Safety. 3. Proficiency in IV starts & ability to access implanted ports. 4. Administration of Medications – knowledge of commonly utilized medications/proficiency with IV push medications, initiation and management of PCA infusion. 5. Aseptic Technique with regard to wounds, surgical sites, and catheter insertions. 6. Management of airways – oxygen set-up (nasal cannula, ventimask, NRB, trach collar, BIPAP,
Suctioning (oral, Nasal and tracheal), and tracheotomy care. 7. Management of the patient in cardiac and respiratory arrest. 8. Management of the patient with decubitus: staging, selection of surface, and encourages
mobility. 9. Management of drains (NG, OG, and PEG, chest tube, paracentesis). 10. 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 11. Management of blood transfusions – obtains consents, blood justifications forms and refusal for blood transfusions. Monitors for transfusion reactions. 12. Management of the Peritoneal dialysis patient.

QUALIFICATIONS: * · Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing * · Current TX RN licensure (or eligible for NCLEX) * · BCLS required

We offer a generous compensation package including: Vacation, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness resources and flexible spending accounts, along with other voluntary benefit options and programs. _ _

Title: Registered Nurse - Medical Unit

Location: Texas-Brownsville TX-Valley Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00187-4832