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Registered Nurse - KMC Newborn Nursery - US-TX-Weslaco - Maternal - Newborn

Company: Knapp Medical Center
Location: Weslaco
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - KMC Newborn Nursery - US-TX-Weslaco



Overview





Join an award-winning team of dedicated professional committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community! Knapp Medical Center, a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.--Knapp--Medical Center is--an award-winning,--not-for-profit hospital in Weslaco, Texas.--With 227 beds, the community hospital specializes in emergency care, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, wound care, surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, critical care, and interventional radiology.--Knapp serves as the only acute care hospital in the Mid-Valley area, as well as Weslaco's only Level III Trauma Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and Level II Newborn Nursery.--Knapp has been providing quality and compassionate healthcare to Mid-Valley residents for 60 years.-- More than 300 physicians serve on the hospital's medical staff. Knapp also serves as one of the largest employers in the Mid-Valley, employing more than 450 people.-- For more information, please call--956-968-8567--or visit--.






Responsibilities





The Registered Nurse Preceptor functions as a teacher and mentor in guiding, directing and supervising technical nursing activities of the nurse preceptee. Provides guidance and consultation when needed, regarding effective patient care and scope of practice. Creates formal and informal learning opportunities for peers regarding practice issues, technology and/or current research, identifies and intervenes when staff weaknesses are identified. The Registered Nurse Preceptor is responsible for the oversight of the preceptee in the delivery of safe patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The Registered Nurse Preceptor also directs and guides patient/family teaching and activities of other nursing personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Provides direct patient care within the scope of practice without assistance to neonates. Utilizes the chain of command when necessary to ensure patient well-being and appropriateness of care to neonates from post delivery stabilization through discharge.






Qualifications





Education and Work Experience

  • Current and valid state Registered Nurse license.
  • Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  • Basic Fetal monitoring certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  • NRP 30 days upon hire preferred.
  • Completion of preceptor class.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.--We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:





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Keywords: Knapp Medical Center, Edinburg , Registered Nurse - KMC Newborn Nursery - US-TX-Weslaco - Maternal - Newborn, Healthcare , Weslaco, Texas

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