Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX 76549
Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX
$10,000 Sign on Bonus to eligible candidates
Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity
Full Time / Days
When you work your 12-hour shift in between the hours below, you will add the differentials to the base rate of pay.
7a-3p = base pay
3p-11p = base plus 15%
Weekends is the above plus another 10%
You Will Be Responsible For:
Provides for delivery of patient care through assessment with identification and prioritization of presenting problems or needs, to facilitate optimum patient care
Performs, properly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with departmental and hospital policy
Assesses for, documents and intervenes when abuse or neglect suspected
Recognizes potential emergency/life threatening situations and implements preventive measures
When applicable, follows hospital protocol and physician orders regarding use of restraints
Demonstrates skill and judgement necessary to implement physician’s orders and procedures and protocols of care, to provide quality patient care
Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic/side effects, interactions and skill in administration of medication
Accurately administers and initiates intravenous therapy to include but not limited to, medication, blood, blood products, and cardiac drips.
Remains flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and treat staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect
Understands computer downtime procedures
Understands the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) process and proficiently uses the electronic medical record (EMR) for retrieval of patient information
What You Will Need:
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas or Compact State
BLS (Basic Life Support) from the AHA
Two to three years of Emergency or Critical care experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred
General knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR’s)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - within the first 3 months of hire
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) - within the first 3 months of hire
CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) – within the first 3 months of hire
NIHSS (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale) – within the first 3 months of hire
TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) – within the first 18 months of hire
The AdventhHealth Central Texas’s Emergency Department (ED) is a 38 bed ED. The ED is divided into two areas; one area with 30 beds (25 exam rooms and 5 critical care rooms) and one area with eight beds capable of handling behavioral health (BH) patients and Fast Track (FT) patients. Also included is a 7 chair Turbo Track area to accommodate level 4-5 patients. The ED is a Trauma Level IV designated trauma center, Chest Pain Center with primary PCI and resuscitation, and Primary Stroke Center.
The ED Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient centered care in a critical care area as part of a multidisciplinary team to prioritize care through appropriate triage, assess the needs of the patient and provide treatment, and properly disposition the patient. The ED RN provides patient-centered care to a population within the age range of newborn to geriatric.
The ED RN works full time, part time or PRN. Variable shifts to meet the needs of the department which operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week. Weekend work is required.
The ED RN performs a wide variety of job duties during their shifts; promotes and restores patients’ health by collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, completing the nursing process and the patients’ plans of care, providing emotional, physical and spiritual support to the patients and their families and supervising assigned team members. The ED RN utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic technology to aid in the assessment of the patient’s nursing care needs. The ED RN continues to monitor and assess the patient’s physical condition, emotional and social needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes.
The ED RN is under the supervision of the Nurse Manager and the assigned Nurse Leaders. Actual roles and tasks may vary depending upon the area assigned.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.