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Nurse PAT

Company: St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus
Location: Conroe
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
CHI St. Lukes Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, has been serving our community since 1954. We proudly provide a vast array of services that help us keep our community safe and healthy.

The Woodlands Hospital a primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, womens services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centers Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Childrens Hospital.

Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring, and our families need protection. With our combined resources, we are committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community. This role will allow you to give back to our community and broaden your healthcare skills.

We want our patients to be care for with respect and compassion. Our Nursing Team is a vital part of our patients success to recovery.
Do you have excellent follow-through skills? Are you organized and able to multi-task? Do you love caring for people? Would you like to work in a place that values your skills? Did you know we are an academic teaching facility? We have a team of people waiting for you.

If you are compassionate about healthcare and would like to impact patients every day, connect with CHI St. Lukes Health today to experience what it is like to collaborate with a talented healthcare team!

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
Adoption Assistance
Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Vacation, Personal Days and Holidays
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Matching 401(k) Retirement Programs
Wellness Programs

Responsibilities
Expectations:
Under the direct supervision of the PeriOp Nurse Manager, in conjunction with the Administrative Director, the Pre-Admission Nurse performs a verbal assessment with the patient prior to admission via a phone interview as well as collects the patients medical history from previous medical records. The nurse also works closely with the anesthesia department in coordinating the patients needs.
Practice appropriate telephone and patient triage skills, being aware of the need to balance quality care
with efficient use of time and resources.
Perform verbal assessment with patient prior to admission in person or via telephone, communicating
information to appropriate team members.
Ensure pre-operative care requirements of patients are accomplished through use of the nursing process
including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation
Perform patient teaching/education as established by the department.
Assess pertinent information, plan, implement, and document interventions and evaluate results.
Maintain and promote patients safety by assessing physical and psychological needs.
Respond to telephone inquires regarding expressed needs of the caller.
Perform outbound follow-up calls as requested.
Provide general health information.
Refer caller to appropriate resources including medical/ambulatory care, hospital services, and community services within established procedures and guidelines.
Thoroughly document all call encounters utilizing manual and/or on-line information systems at the time of
the call.
Alert anesthesia of results of labs, physical assessment, or special needs of individual with medical
problems prior to date of surgery.
Use effective communication techniques which adhere to common standards of courtesy.
Answer inquiries in a timely and helpful manner.
Communicate arrival time and NPO instructions to patients as prescribed.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
Associates Degree in Nursing or Diploma
Bachelors in Nursing Preferred
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
BLS with skills demonstration
Minimum Experience:
One (1) year of RN experience
PAT experience preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective Communication
Knowledge of the principles and skills of the nursing process to provide patient care and treatment.
Critical thinking skills
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal
Basic Computer skills familiarity with Windows based software programs.
Preferred
Experience working in an acute care facility

Keywords: St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus, Conroe , Nurse PAT, Healthcare , Conroe, Texas

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