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Staff RN Nursery

Knapp Medical Center Weslaco Per Diem
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JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of safe patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Provides direct patient care within the scope of practice. The Registered Nurse also directs and guides patient/family teaching and activities of other nursing personnel while maintaining standards of care in the Unit. The Registered Nurse is directly responsible and accountable for the care given to his/her assigned patients. He/she communicates with the physician about changes in the patients clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and abnormal results and symptomatology Provides for a safe environment for patients and visitors. Utilizes the chain of command when necessary to ensure patient well-being and appropriateness of care to newborns and mothers during the antepartum and postpartum periods. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING 1.Current and valid Texas RN License. 2.Current BLS (AHA) upon hire and maintain current. 3.NRP (AHA) within 6 months of hire and maintain current. 4.PALS (AHA) within 1 year and maintain current. 5.Minimum of one (1) year as a staff nurse in an acute care hospital, perinatal services preferred. 6.Basic AWHONN fetal monitoring within 6 months of hire and maintain current. 7.Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred. 8.Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within six (6) months of hire and maintain current.

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: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

Skills required

Basic Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Critical Care
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Nursing Management
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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Knapp Medical Center is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a
member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Located
in South Texas we provide exceptional healthcare services to residents of the
Rio Grande Valley. Located in Weslaco, Knapp works hard to provide
state-of-the-art technology, progressive diagnostic and treatment options, and
patient-focused care.
Download the Knapp Medical Center Trifold Brochure Knapp Medical Center has been serving the healthcare needs of Mid-Valley
residents for five decades now.
Today, Knapp Medical Center is a 227-bed not-for-profit acute care
Our Service Area
Our Primary Service Area includes Donna east to La Feria and Monte Alto
south to the Rio Grande River or what is referred to as the Mid-Valley.

Our Medical Team
More than 200 physicians serve on the Knapp Medical Staff.
Knapp employs more than 600 people and is one of the Mid-Valley’s largest
private employers.
We also provide volunteer opportunities for more than 100 hard-working

Our Services
24 Hour Emergency Department – Advanced (Level III) Trauma Center

Adult Medicine
Critical Care/ICU
Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
Women’s Health
Neonatal Care Level II
Outpatient services, including…
All Digital Imaging
Endoscopy Procedures
Gastroenterology (GI)
Nutrition Counseling
Wellness Screenings

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