RN Critical Care Float
Summary Accountable for the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation,
rehabilitation, or health teachings of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or
experiencing a change in normal health processes; the maintenance of health
or prevention of illness; the administration of a medication or treatment as
ordered by a physician, the supervision or teaching of nursing; the
administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and
procedures; the performance of an act delegated by a physician and the
development of the nursing care plan.
Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and
Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.
Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies on Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent
or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information
People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural,
developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care.
Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and
procedures in performance.
Directs support personnel in implementing patient’s plan of care,
provides supervision and guidance, and evaluates effectiveness of
the delegated tasks.
Collaborates with inter and intraprofessional colleagues to ensure
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency
Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the
identification and reduction of unsafe practices.
Uses nursing process to provide all levels of patient care
Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare,
prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with
patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and
professional standards of care.
Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens
and communicable conditions.
Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk
assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.
Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices.
Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values,
beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated
into the planning and delivery of care.
Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with
the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful.
Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and
accurate information to effectively participate in care and decisionmaking.
Encourage and support patients and families in participating in
care and decision making at the level they choose.
Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and
healthcare leaders in policy and program development,
implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional
education, as well as delivery of care.
Understands that a solution may create a “new way of doing
things” that is not how it has always been done, but is the right
thing to do.
Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly
acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention.
Affirms that decisions made that will impact families and direct
patient care requires patient and family representation as part of
the multidisciplinary approach.
Encourage the concept that “just culture” should prevail.
Other duties as assigned.
Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of
practice, trends, and developments.
Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive
relationship with customers.
Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.
Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality
Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to
engage in professional nursing.
Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient
Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
PREFERRED Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.
National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing
Bi or Multilingual.