Staff Nurse PostPartum\College Station Hospital (FT\Nights)
Scott and White Healthcare - College Station, TX

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Responsibilities Scheduled to open August 1, 2013, Scott & White Hospital in College Station is seeking high performing leaders to provide exceptional patient care in our newly developed 119 bed acute care facility. Our community hospital, designed by clinicians, incorporates many of the latest trends in health care design and will provide a comprehensive array of medical services to include; Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Labor/Delivery, NICU, Emergency Services (Trauma Level III Designation), ICU/CCU, Invasive Imaging, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. Scott & White Hospital in College Station is a member of the Scott & White Healthcare System, one of the nations largest health care systems and multidisciplinary group practices. Our patients will enjoy close-to-home access to the finest services, backed by the academic medical resources found only at Scott & White.
Fondly referred to as the twin cities, Bryan and College Station are in the heart of Central Texas and home to about 170,000 residents. Located 95 miles north of Houston, 169 miles south of Dallas, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio and 104 miles east of Austin, this centralized location offers the best of both worlds: Small enough to offer safe and affordable living and just a short drive to major metro areas. Here you will also find Texas A&M University, one of the largest public universities in the nation, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as 50,000 students not included in the city population.

Job Summary:
Ensures the effective, safe and economical use of drugs through the professional application of hospital pharmacy skills and knowledge and serves as a resource for drug information other health and medical professionals. Supervises and monitors the non-professional duties of technicians including the organization of daily duties.
MONITORS PATIENTS' DRUG THERAPY THROUGH COMPUTERIZED PROFILE FOR INTERACTIONS, DUPLICATIONS, ALLERGIES, INCOMPATIBILITIES, THERAPEUTIC RANGES AND ADVERSE REACTIONS AND COMMUNICATES VERBALLY AND IN WRITING WITH MEDICAL AND NURSING STAFF TO ENSURE APPROPRAITE DRUG THERAPY.
*Monitors patients' drug therapy through computerized profile for interactions, duplications, allergies, incompatibilities, therapeutic ranges and adverse drug reactions and communicate verbally and in writing with medical and nursing staff to ensure appropriate drug therapy.
INTERPRETS, REVIEWS AND INTERVENES WITH PHYSICIAN'S ORDERS CONCERNING DRUG THERAPY, DISPENSES MEDICATIONS, AND MIXES PARENTERAL SOLUTIONS, AND PROVIDES PHARMACY PRODUCTS AND DRUGS FOR HOSPITAL, CLINIC, AND OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS.
*Contacts and confers with physician if there are any questions or irregularities regarding drug orders or related matters.
*Consults and advises physicians concerning drug warning, incompatibilities, and/or contradictions of drugs or other pharmaceuticals.
*Thoughtfully makes appropriate decisions, analyzes all relevant data in order to make the most informed decision, and consults with other pharmacists on duty in matters of uncertainty.
*Uses aseptic technique when necessary and maintains work area in an organized, sanitary and neat manner.
*Manufactures and compounds drugs and drug dosages as needed and maintains appropriate records and labels.
SERVES AS A RESOURCE AND EDUCATOR ON DRUG THERAPY FOR PATIENTS, PATIENTS' FAMILY, MEDICAL STAFF, PHYSICIANS, NURSES, AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS AS REQUIRED.
*Performs in-services, updates publication supplements, teaches tech school, and completes other special projects as needed.
*Clearly explains information to concerned parties about availability, form, side effects, and incompatibilities of new and currently used drugs.
*Provides new personnel orientation and training as required.
*Evaluates appropriate use of drugs through participation in drug use evaluations, evaluates new drugs for P & T Committee, and develops and implements drug use guidelines, target drug programs and P & T guidelines.
SUPERVISES AND MONITORS THE NON-PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF TECHNICIANS INCLUDING THE ORGANIZATION OF DAILY DUTIES IN DISPENSING, IVs OR PATIENT CARE FUNCTION, AND THE USE OF SUPPORT PERSONNEL IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANNER IN VIEW OF THE OVERALL DEPARTMENT WORK FLOW.
*Monitors and reviews the work of subordinates to ensure compliance with all professional standards and departmental policies and procedures.
*Assists all supportive personnel as time allows and as requested, responding to changing workloads as necessary to use time in the most effective manner.
*Regularly accepts additional work during period of low patient activity, coordinates projects, and consistently demonstrates a willingness to help on work that needs to be completed.
*Reports any incomplete assignments to ensure continuity of med prep, distribution and completion of work left incomplete by previous shift.
ASSISTS IN INVENTORY, PURCHASING, AND QUALITY CONTROL OF DRUGS AND PRODUCTS AND ENSURES PROPER CHARGING-CREDITING OF PHARMACY PRODUCT ACCOUNTS.
*Attends to the inventory of pharmacy stock on a regular basis interacting with pharmacy purchase technician as required to maintain an inventory level that is adequate for patient needs.
*Consistently watches over inventory to ensure that drugs which are outdated and/or have lost potency are removed from stock and recorded properly.
*Regularly conducts nursing station inspections to ensure proper storage and expiration monitoring.
*Consistently maintains inventory and records on narcotics and other drugs as required by law.
*Monitors and manages pharmacy technicians in their assigned areas.
SERVES AS REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE PHARMACY ON HOSPITAL OR CLINIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS.
*Functions effectively as a contributing member of inter- and intra- departmental committees and provides accurate and timely information back to pharmacy management.
*Participates as requested or on a volunteer basis on pharmacy committee awareness programs.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
REQUIRE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
*Ability to supervise technical/clerical staff as appropriate to perform necessary tasks to ensure appropriate delivery of drug therapy.
*Consistently demonstrates the ability to keep up with patient workload and responsible for the completion of all assigned work procedures during the shift without interference to the quality of work performed.
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Minimum of 1 year nursing experience with experience in all of the following areas; antepartum, post-partum, nursery and gyn experience required.
BLS and NRP certifications required. ACLS preferred and expected in the future.
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Qualifications
Experience: Minimum/No Experience (See ADDITIONAL DETAILS above)
Degree: Registered Nurse
License/Certificate: Basic Cardiac Life Support Advncd Cert per Unit Reqmnt Req Certs get 30d after exp Registered (Professional) Nurs
Other Information
Department: CSHosp Ob Gyn Postpartum
Standard Hours Per Week: 36
Shift: Nights (7p-7a) and every other weekend (Friday and Saturday)