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Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is licensed for 382
beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A.
It receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver
and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and
outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas
Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed
the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive
days at a single hospital.
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as
a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American
Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team
provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and
up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the
world. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.sahealth.com/ and select Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital under
- 20 bed Med/Surg ICU
- Cares for a variety of patients
- Our specialty is Kidney, Liver
and Pancreas Transplants.
- Our Teamwork is the pride of
- The preceptor program is
unique, it has an individual staff member that helps both the preceptor
- We offer specialized classes in
the care of the Liver transplant and Kidney transplant patient.
- We offer classes to help
prepare you to sit for certification and offer a certification bonus
- Our Shared Governance Council
is very involved in moving the practice of unit.
- Relocation and Sign on Bonuses
The Registered Nurse (RN) III is the patient and patient’s family advocate. The RN consistently applies and utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, technical skills, and leadership to independently deliver safe nursing care to patients. The RN collaborates with the patient care team to achieve quality patient outcomes. Communicates and utilizes interpersonal skills effectively and role models confidence and professionalism within nursing by active engagement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates team work, adaptability, and is a resource person to the patient care team. The RN is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others under their direction in accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks (Chapter 224).
Essential Job Functions:
- Applies nursing judgment through a thorough, systematic approach of applying the nursing process, to include:
- Assessment: Conducts ongoing focused physical, psychosocial, and pain assessments; includes assessment of patient education needs.
- Planning: Utilizes the assessment, identifies problems, makes nursing diagnoses, formulates goals, teaching plans and outcomes to create an individualized plan of care. Identifies individual patient goals, readiness to learn, and incorporates family into the plan of care.
- Implementation: Prioritizes and implements an efficient nursing plan of care.
- Evaluation/Reassessment: Consistently conducts timely evaluations, recognizes changes in patient conditions, determines when reassessments are needed, and adjusts the plan of care as necessary. Compares expected and achieved outcomes of nursing care utilizing the plan of care.
- Collaborates with patient care team members on patient care plan, incorporating consistent use of hand-off communication and SBAR communication methods.
- Prioritizes tasks and adjusts priorities when necessary. Maintains an orderly, efficient, and timely flow of patients. Recognizes and reports errors or unusual occurrences, and initiates corrective action when appropriate.
- Makes accurate, complete, and timely entries into the patient medical record addressing all steps of the nursing process. Actively communicates with members of the healthcare team, patient, and patient family.
- Maintains current nursing knowledge to assure a safe working environment.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
- Required: Graduate of an accredited diploma, associates, or baccalaureate degree nursing program.
- Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
ALL of the following:
1) Minimum of twelve (12) months clinical experience working as RN in specialty area of hire.
2) Approved for and maintains requirements of the MHS Nursing Clinical Excellence program RN level III.
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