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RN, Registered Nurse - Surgery


CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances




CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs


115 Airport Road
Sulphur Springs, TX  75482
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RN, Registered Nurse - Surgery Job in Sulphur Springs

Job Description


Responsible for patient assessment, patient care planning, and provision of quality nursing care to an assigned group of patients for a defined work period. Provides direction and supervision to LVN/LPNs, nursing assistants, unit secretaries and other clinical/clerical associates. By assignment, may function as charge nurse for the unit. Involves provision of patient care/service to older adolescent, young adult, adult, geriatric and pediatric patients

  • Develops comprehensive nursing care plan which addresses all significant needs and problems identified through nursing assessment.
  • Prepares nursing elements of the interdisciplinary care plan prior to the initial team conference. 
  • Reviews and updates nursing care plan and collaborates with team members as changes occur.
  •  Implements patient care as planned in nursing care plan and interdisciplinary care plan.
  •  Sets priorities based on knowledge of patient acuity and patient needs. 
  • Provides safe and therapeutic care and seeks resources when appropriate.
  •  Safely performs and accurately documents procedures, consistent with established nursing policy and procedure.
  • Evaluates patient response to interventions and attainment of goals in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
  • Evaluates progress toward nursing goals and revises goals as needed on a weekly basis. 
  • Completes nursing progress note for assigned patients on a daily basis.
  • Completes nursing flow sheets for assigned patients on a daily basis.
  • Evaluates education needs of patient and significant others and documents their response to teaching. • Utilizes, adapts, and revises teaching resources to meet patient education needs.
  • Explains procedures, tests, and disease process to patients and families as needed.
  • Acts as role model for health care students and other team members.
  • Acts as preceptor to assigned orientees.
  • Assists in orientation of new staff by sharing knowledge and experience.
  • Reports and documents accurately and concisely to appropriate persons the patient's condition. 
  • Maintains patient confidentiality. 
  • Applies basic verbal and nonverbal skills to maintain open, effective communication among care team members, patients, and significant others. 
  • Encourages direct discussion between staff members when differences occur and seeks assistance to arbitrate differences as needed. 
  • Gives and accepts constructive feedback appropriately. 
  • Identifies actual and potentially unsafe patient care practices, reports them in the designated manner, and suggests alternatives.


  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • RN License in State of Employment or Compact
  • BLS

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Full Time

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RN, Registered Nurse - Surgery