A professional who utilizes the nursing process to assess, implement, coordinate, and evaluate patient care activities. Collaborate with other Clinical Associates and Healthcare disciplines to meet individual needs using appropriate resources to insure quality, safe, and cost effective care. Nurtures a working relationship with physicians, nursing staff and other disciplines involved in the care of the patient/family
Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of
urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Collaborate- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet
Customer focus- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-
Nimble learning- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new
problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Demonstrates self-awareness- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to
gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Communicates effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications
that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Decision quality- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving
Responsible for effective management of patient care delivery:
A) Completes and documents assessment within period established by policy/procedure.
B) Completes and documents reassessment of patient needs according to department standard.
C) Initiates, updates and communicates an appropriate multi-disciplinary plan of care based in identified problems and/or patient needs
D) Collaborate with patient/family/physician and other disciplines to coordinate the plan of care
E) Evaluates patient response to care, revises plan of care as necessary and documents appropriately
F) Administers and documents medications/treatments safely following Medication Administration Policy and Procedure
G) Recognizes change or urgent situations in patient condition and intervenes appropriately.
2. Provides patient and/or family with information relative to treatment plan, diagnostic/surgical procedures, disease process, and care after discharge. Initiates collaboration and documents appropriate teaching, considering age, cultural and religious beliefs, and barriers to learning. Evaluates effectiveness of teaching and provides appropriate follow-up.
3. Provides leadership and direction in accordance with departmental goals and objectives. Delegates duties based on position and level of competence and the complexity of patient's needs.
4. Performs Point of Care Testing within scope of licensure; accurately performs testing according to the approved procedure and limits testing to only those tests for which competency has been assessed and operator is deemed qualified by designated trainer.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.