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(RN) Registered Nurse – Hepatology – Full-Time – Days

Renaissance Medical Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Edinburg, TX posted February 10, 2021.

Full-Time, Days
DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation in an office setting. Responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for departmental specific patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care. Responsible for Liver Tumor Board; keeping up with tumor board documentation, assuring timely follow-up of medial orders and tracking of all patients assigned to the tumor board. Responsible for Pre/Post liver transplant coordination, as determined by the needs of the liver transplant program.

POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
  • Current registered nurse’s license in the State of Texas
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS or PALS certification within 6 months of hire

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • GI experience preferred
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills are necessary
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
  • Performs nursing care using sound judgment
  • Implements physician’s orders in a safe and accurate manner
  • Assists with admitting, discharging and referring patients to other needed resources
  • Transcribes and implements new physician orders
  • Adapts to the needs of the office by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions in the EMR
  • Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant others
  • Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient’s needs
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers
  • Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice
  • Formulates, modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies with in office physicians
  • Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to the supervisor or physician
  • Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services
  • Informs the physician of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems
  • Maintains current with all new policies and procedures published
  • Provides direction to non-licensed clinical staff in the delivery of patient care providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork
  • Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse impact
  • Escort registered patients with appointments into clinic rooms, as needed
  • Take vital signs and weight per protocol and also as needed and document these appropriately, as needed
  • Verify at appropriate intervals that physician orders or requests for each patient have been carried out
  • Triage patient complaints due to adverse effects of therapy and manage these when possible. When appropriate, report these to the physician.
  • Triage phone calls from patients, other nurses, pharmacies re: patient care issues (not billing or insurance issues) and manage these when possible. When appropriate, report these to the physician.
  • Phone pharmacies with prescription orders as needed.
  • Ensure that appropriate consent form is available with the medical chart at time of consult and/or treatment if needed
  • Complete to the best of nurses’ ability forms provided by patient
  • Clean/disinfect patient instruments following use
  • Coordinate with Medical staff any patient care issues as applicable
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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