The Observation Care Center is a fast paced, 19 bed, 23 hour outpatient center. Patients are primarily those with minimal co-morbidities, and specific problems needing short term care to determine if they would benefit from further treatment as a hospital inpatient or if they are able to be discharged from the hospital. The department is open 24/7 and is made up of RNs, PCAs and Unit Secretaries. The OCC care-team works closely with physicians to constantly evaluate the status of patients to make determinations about their care. The OCC is also home to the SWAT team. This group of high performers travels throughout the hospital assisting with admissions and discharges, rapid responses, various types of codes (STEMI, Stroke, Sepsis) and TMFHSs own Code Maroon.
Nursing process which includes assessment of patients, planning patient care, implementation, basic RN skills, unit specific skills, patient teaching and evaluation.
Medication Administration -- administers medication correctly including calculations of dosages, verifies correct patient, drug, dose, and correct line and is able to verbalize basic understanding of drug actions.
Proficiency and productivity -- must be able to adjust to varying workloads, cleans work area, organizes work and complete assignments during shift.
Safety issues -- adheres to all safety / legal requirements established by this facility.
Professional growth and development -- attends all mandatory hospital and departmental in-services. Acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.