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A BETTER PLACE for You and Your Career

ST. DAVID’S and AUSTIN, A Winning Combination Welcome to St. David’s HealthCare, where you will find an environment that allows your career to grow while your personal life thrives in scenic Central Texas. In our award-winning workplace, you’ll discover exceptional opportunities to learn and grow as you work with a highly-skilled, supportive team in a world-class organization. Live. Work. Play. You’ll enjoy living in Austin. It’s affordable–the cost of living is lower than the national average–and offers plentiful opportunities for recreation and culture. With our diverse neighborhoods from urban condos to sprawling ranches, it is easy to find a home that fits your lifestyle. Join us, and you’ll be proud to work for a highly-acclaimed healthcare system in the best place to live, work and play. We look forward to getting to know you.


St. David’s HealthCare

MISSION To provide exceptional care to every patient every day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

vision To be the finest care and service organization in the world.






Throughout Central Texas

6 hospital Healthcare System

3rd largest

Private Employer in Austin

WHY ST. DAVID’S? St. David’s HealthCare is a partnership between St. David’s HealthCare and HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. As part of one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, we provide vital healthcare and ancillary services for more than 1.6 million Central Texas residents. St. David’s HealthCare operates six acute care hospitals, multiple outpatient surgery centers, a rehabilitation hospital and occupational health services facilities. With 7,500 employees, we are the third-largest private employer in Austin. Best of all, we continue to invest in our facilities and advanced technology to meet the future needs of Central Texans. Most of our available healthcare jobs have been created to fill these expanding needs. TOP AWARDS, HONORS AND ELITE CERTIFICATIONS • Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems 2012 • Excellence in Patient Care–StuderGroup® • ANCC Pathway to Excellence • “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare, Austin Business Journal and The Statesman

LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY St. David’s HealthCare includes the latest medical technologies, programs and world-renowned institutes to continually improve patient outcomes: • Largest Level III NICU in Central Texas–perinatal air and ground transport to St. David’s Medical Center • NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare

• Recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence Texas Quality Foundation

• Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, featuring advanced Electrophysiology (EP) Labs (St. David’s Medical Center is the second U.S. hospital to install the Hansen Robot)

• St. David’s South Austin Hospital ranked among “100 Top Hospitals® for Cardiovascular Care” - Solucient

• Women’s Center of Texas

• St. David’s Medical Center (including St. David’s Georgetown Hospital as a facility of St. David’s Medical Center), St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center were named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters in 2012

• Stereotaxis Unit

• All six hospitals have accredited Society of Chest Pain Centers • HCA ranked “Most Admired Healthcare Company”Fortune Magazine

• Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, featuring da Vinci® Robotics, including the new da Vinci Si™ Surgical System • SPECT/CT Scanner • Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS) • Stryker Navigation System • Laparoscopic technology • Digital mammography in each mammography center (St. David’s Medical Center was the first in Central Texas to provide digital mammography)

Excellence IN CARING for Our Patients and Our Nurses

TAKE Your Career TO New Heights To see a patient recover and thrive is the greatest reward a nurse can experience. When you join us, you’ll be part of an elite team of professionals that provide exceptional care to our patients every day. We care about you, too. At St. David’s, you’ll have the resources, support and opportunities you need to take your career in patient care to a higher level. • Specialty Nurse Accelerated Program (SNAP). This elite training program is designed to rapidly advance nurses from new graduates to those seeking to move into another specialty. • ANCC Pathway to Excellence Award®. We provide an ideal nursing environment–one that allows you to practice safe, quality patient care and improve outcomes. • Shared Governance. Our nurses’ experience and input is crucial to decisions pertaining to nursing practice and patient care. • Personalized Preceptor Program. New nurses work one-on-one with a trained preceptor to ensure smooth integration into the St. David’s HealthCare team.

Labor & Delivery St. David’s HealthCare is the largest maternity provider in the Austin area. Our facilities are strategically located throughout the region to provide the most complete care to mothers and their babies. Each facility features a beautiful family-centered LDR environment focusing on the safest patient care through technology, service and competency. Features include: • GE CPN electronic documentation system • Electronic fetal monitoring with active surveillance and remote telemetry • AirStrip OB™ for medical providers to have real time access to fetal strips from their mobile wireless device • On-site or immediate access to specialists for consultation including MFM, neonatologists and other specialists • Anesthesia coverage 24/7 • Immediate access to ultrasound, interventional radiology, CT scanners, Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS) • ORs and PACU for Cesarean births • Fetal Therapy services include: periumbilical blood sampling, intrauterine transfusion, IVIG therapy and amniocentesis • Maternal and Neonatal Transport Team • Level II or Level III NICU at most locations (including the areas’ largest Level III NICU)


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Our Labor & Delivery nurses are AWHONN intermediate fetal monitoring certified and are strongly encouraged to achieve RN Specialty Certification. Continuing education and advanced degrees may qualify for 100% reimbursement upon successful completion.


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Surviving a difficult beginning requires compassionate and highly skilled professionals. At St. David’s HealthCare, you’ll work with a dedicated neonatal team to provide unsurpassed care for fragile newborns. Our NICU nurses are required to attain NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. staff certifications. St. David’s HealthCare is the largest provider of neonatal services in Central Texas and features:

Nursing is the heartbeat of the Intensive Care Unit, where patients require close observation and around-the-clock care. At St. David’s, we understand the skill set necessary to provide critical care in a fast-paced, technologically-advanced environment. We provide vital support and resources for nurses to stay on the leading edge of treatment and technological advances.

• The largest and most comprehensive Level III NICU in the region

• Centrimag system for LVAD/RVAD support • Pioneers in cardiac surgery, such as the Ross procedure

• Specialized giraffe isolettes with controlled temperature and lighting • 24-hour air and ground transport for high-risk moms and neonates • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Neonatologists on staff • First in Austin to have Ronald McDonald Family Room dedicated to NICU families

“Working at St. Davids is wonderful. You have support from administration to your fellow nurses. Once people come to St. David’s, they don’t want to leave.” - Christy, BSN, RNC-NIC/Nurse Supervisor

EMERGENCY ROOM/TRAUMA Saving lives is what you do. Speed, skill and compassion are critical to the care you will give in the ER every day. St. David’s HealthCare provides the support and resources essential to your success in this challenging career. When you join us, you’ll work with a highly trained team in an award-winning organization dedicated to exceptional care. Our emergency services include: • The latest life-saving technology including pocket ultrasound for faster diagnosis; GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope for more rapid intubations even in challenging airways; Flex Tip Laryngoscope; and Level 1® Fast Flow Fluid Warmer, which provides rapid infusion of warm fluids • Level II Trauma Center • Three full-service “free-standing” Emergency Rooms, open 24/7


Central Texas residents seek St. David’s ER care



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• All ERs are Certified Chest Pain Center accredited by the Society for Chest Pain Centers • JCAHO-certified Primary Stroke Center



outpatient clinics

Our medical surgical teams provide a wide range of services, from general healthcare to highly specialized techniques. As you explore our medical surgical nursing department, you’ll find many opportunities. Our units include:

If you prefer a smaller setting, St. David’s takes healthcare where it is needed with our neighborhood Urgent Care Centers. These Centers provide care for patients with non-emergent conditions, without the wait of a hospital emergency room. Each facility is staffed by:

• Heart and Vascular Services • Neurosurgery and Neurology

• Board-certified emergency room physicians

• Orthopedics

• Registered nurses

• Women’s Services

• X-ray technicians

• Rehabilitation • Weight Loss Surgery • Surgical Services • Cancer Care • Kidney Transplant Program

When a patient comes out of the operating room, from the nurses that care for them, the pharmacists that get their medications, and the case manager that helps with the charge–it’s a collaborative effort by all members of the team. Kelanna, RN, ED Blake, RN, BSN, CCRN, Director of Critical Care

increased mobilization for Your Work and Your Life

physical therapy At St. David’s HealthCare, you can excel as a therapist in an environment where you’ll be supported by team members and valued by leadership. Our award-winning network includes hospital-based inpatient physical medicine in acute care hospitals, a full-service rehabilitation hospital and outpatient facilities.

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Our Rehabilitation Programs highlights: • Accredited world-class neurology facility

THE BEST CARE FOR A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS Our physical therapists work within interdisciplinary teams to provide the best care for many conditions, including:

• Most advanced diagnostics and treatment technologies

• Complex neurological conditions

• Dedicated rehabilitation hospital

• Stroke and traumatic brain injury

• Joint replacement centers

• Arthritis

• Spinal cord injury

• Chronic pain • Joint replacement St. David’s provides the only neuromuscular retraining program in the Southwest.



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occupational therapy Unleash your potential for career advancement, and join our interdisciplinary team in occupational therapy. At St. David’s HealthCare, you’ll be working with our customized rehabilitation technologies and innovative programs to give each patient exceptional care. BROAD RANGE OF CARE In addition to rehabilitation for arthritis, chronic pain and joint replacement, we specialize in treating complex neurological conditions, including:

COMPREHENSIVE FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS Services include: • Neuromuscular re-training • Parkinson’s STEP program • Driver’s re-training (at St. David’s Medical Center) • Well-equipped gyms • Day/dining rooms

• Guillain-Barré • Spinal cord injury • Stroke and traumatic brain injury • Hand, wrist or arm injuries • Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease • Work-related injuries

The work atmosphere at St. David’s is very friendly and open. There is great communication amongst the nurses, physicians and therapy staff in each discipline. Christin, PT, DPT Keli, OTR

• Complete kitchen and laundry facility for patient training and use • Private outdoor courtyards


BREATHE NEW LIFE into Your Career

RESPIRATORY Working at St. David’s HealthCare means helping patients achieve optimum wellness, independence and quality of life. Our respiratory therapists consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to help develop and modify patient care plans.

Therapists also provide complex therapy requiring considerable independent judgment, such as caring for patients on life support in the ICU. As a member of our team, you’ll be respected, valued and appreciated. St. David’s respiratory therapists evaluate and treat all types of patients with a variety of acuity levels, including inpatients and outpatients of all ages.

Our broad range of care includes: • Premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed • Persons of all ages who have diseased lungs • Temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema • Emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning or shock Our therapies and treatments include: • Administration of oxygen and aerosolized medications • Breathing treatments • Chest physical therapy • Mechanical ventilator support • Diagnostic tests to assess cardiac and lung function • Monitoring equipment and life support systems in critical care

St. David’s is a great place to be. As an RT, you’re an integral part of the team, you’re not just ancillary staff. Whether you work in a Critical Care setting or ER setting, you’re a valued member.


Zack, RRT, BS, BSN, CCRN Delia, RRT, Cardiopulmonary Services


ANALYZE YOUR FUTURE The Fusion of Science and Medicine



Imaging and radiology professionals at St. David’s are respected as integral members of our team. You’ll work one-on-one with patients, physicians, clinicians and specialists to have an active role in delivering care. You will collaborate with team members who value your opinion and respect your input.

As a St. David’s laboratory professional, you’ll have powerful technologies at your fingertips while facilitating accurate diagnoses and helping ensure the highest level of patient care. Your work will influence physician’s treatments as well as prevent and monitor disease.

Our technical staff is registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® and licensed by the Texas Department of Health-Medical Radiologic Technologic Program. All radiologists are board-certified by the American College of Radiology. We utilize leading-edge equipment and technology, including: • PACS • 64-Slice CT scanners • The latest in MRI technologies • DEXA bone densitometry scans • Doppler and abdominal ultrasound

Our staff includes Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants and Phlebotomists. Our clinical laboratory services, found in outpatient clinics, freestanding emergency centers and hospital settings, include: • Chemistry • Coagulation • Hematology • Urinalysis • Microbiology • Blood Banking

• Neuro-interventional radiology • Digital mammography • Stereotactic breast biopsy • Angiography • Interventional radiology • Nuclear medicine • Radiation therapy “A great thing about working at St. David’s is the camaraderie. From the doctors to the nurses, and all the medical staff–there’s an appreciation and respect for one another.” - Marla, RDCS, Cardiac Sonographer



PHARMACY No matter where you are on your career path, working with advanced pharmacy systems in a progressive, clinicallyoriented environment will expand your opportunities. At St. David’s, our pharmacists utilize leading edge information and technology to provide pharmacy services for hospitalized patients. As members of comprehensive healthcare teams, our pharmacists have an opportunity for direct involvement with patient care.

At St. David’s, you’ll work with the latest technology in our patient-oriented pharmacies:

Our pharmacists work in several of these clinical areas:

• Compounding programs

• Robotic dispensing machines • USP 797-compliant IV labs • CPOE • Bedside check of bar-coded medications • Electronic MARS • Internet-based TPN order entry

• Adult medicine • Neonatal • Oncology • Ambulatory care

There are so many opportunities to do something significant at St. David’s. The nurses, doctors and medical staff want to invest their whole heart into the patient and providing them care.


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Holli, Pharm.D BCPS Timothy, Pharm.D

In addition, we are a preceptor-based teaching site for pharmacy students from The University of Texas, The University of Arizona and South University.


ST. DAVID’S BENEFITS Designed to Fit Your Life

BENEFITS St. David’s HealthCare offers competitive benefits designed to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Along with a broad benefits package for your health and financial security, we provide benefits to enhance work/life balance and professional development. PAID TIME OFF This program combines vacation, holiday and sick leave into one flexible plan. Time off grows with years of service and hours worked. You may also “cash out” your paid time off. SHORT-TERM DISABILITY St. David’s HealthCare provides ShortTerm Disability coverage at no cost to full-time and part-time employees. The plan provides salary replacement for up to 21 weeks in the event of your qualifying injury or illness. MEDICAL COVERAGE You can choose the medical insurance plan that’s best for you and your family. St. David’s HealthCare offers a PPO plan with your choice of coverage level All plans offer outstanding coverage, particularly in our affiliated hospitals. DENTAL COVERAGE As with your medical coverage, you have a choice of dental plans to meet the specific needs of you and your family. RETIREMENT BENEFITS Our 401(k) Plan enables you to save from 1-50% of your income before it is taxed.

The plan offers a way to combine your retirement contributions with contributions from your facility to help you save for the future. St. David’s provides a 100% match on your contributions (from 3-9% of your pay) based on your years of vesting service. For savings investments, you have a variety of professionally managed fund choices. education St. David’s offers many opportunities to advance your skill sets, knowledge and career. St. David’s Institute for Learning and Academy for Clinical Excellence offer a wide range of educational opportunities from professional certifications to classroom and online programs. You may also be able to use the HCA Scholarship program, and ConSern Student Loan programs for you and your family. WELLNESS The Wellness Program includes a free annual screening, as well as extensive online education, coaching and support resources. Based on the results of the annual screening and related activities, you may qualify for up to $500 per year in Wellness Rewards to apply to your outof-pocket health care expenses.

OTHER Discounts & BENEFITS We offer opportunities to save money on a variety of products and services–from computers and wireless services to flowers and entertainment tickets. You also will receive free parking, cafeteria discounts, direct deposit and voluntary benefits such as long-term care, permanent life insurance and legal assistance.

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Tuition reimbursement is available for eligible coursework. This benefit is available to part-time and full-time employees who have completed 6 months of service.

Now Playing In Austin, TX Choices for Your Life’s Work and Lifestyle



Our world-class metropolitan area has the culture, environment and lifestyle that attracts the best. Central Texas is a 5-county region of rural areas, upscale suburban communities, high-rise condos, historic squares and busy college towns.

St. David’s HealthCare is: • One of the top 10 major employers in Texas • Named to Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems 2012

• No personal or corporate income tax

• “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare, Austin Business Journal and The Statesman

• Lower cost of living than national average

• Third largest private employer in Austin

• One of the lowest state and local tax burdens in the nation • Affordable and diverse neighborhoods–from urban lofts to hill country estates • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport nonstop service to 37 locations • Over 20 private and public colleges including the world-class university, The University of Texas • “Best Places to Live” lists every year (Wall Street Journal, Forbes, US News and CNBC, among others) • “The Best City for Singles” • “Best City for Relocating Families”


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Austin/Central Texas • One of the lowest unemployment rates in the country • Kiplinger’s ranked Austin as the No. 1 city for business growth in the next decade • Ranked #7 in Forbes Best Places for Careers and Businesses • Ranks as the nation’s most favorable business climate • Collaboration between the Austin region’s research facilities and medical and educational institutions provides bench-to-bench research and medical training, leading to solutions for today’s health issues


PLAY • 300 days of sunshine a year • Live Music Capital of the World

• Dedicated hike and bike trails–Top 10 in the most bike-friendly cities

• Lively downtown section with music every night

• Cool and warm spring-fed pools including Barton Springs

• More fine restaurants and clubs per capita than any other U.S. city

• Sports including professional, university and amateur sports events and Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™

• Creative culture that supports the arts, music and theater • Year-round festivals and celebrations for people of all ages, including internationally recognized Austin City Limits Festival and South by Southwest Festivals • Lady Bird Lake runs through the middle of the city, featuring a popular jogging, walking, biking trail • Over 10 other lakes in Central Texas

Sites to visit:

Best Place to Work in the Best City to Live

St. David’s MEDICAL CENTER Located near UT-Austin and the downtown district, St. David’s Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare and provides leading-edge services in Women’s Health, Neurosciences, Oncology, Cardiac Care, Surgical Services, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. • St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital (64 beds)

• NeuroTexas Institute

• Maternity and Women’s Services (area’s largest Level III NICU)

• Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

• 24/7 Emergency Department

• Certified Primary Stroke Center • 351 acute care beds

• The Breast Center at St. David’s Medical Center

St. David’s South Austin medical center St. David’s South Austin Medical Center provides a wide range of healthcare services, offering many exceptional programs that deliver high-quality Heart & Vascular Care, Emergency & Trauma Care, Neurology Services, Orthopedic Surgery and friendly, caring Women’s Services including Maternity & Newborn Care. • 24/7 Emergency Department

• Level I and Level II nurseries

• Certified Chest Pain Center

• 292 Beds

• Nationally recognized cardiovascular care

• NeuroTexas Institute


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• Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute


St. David’s HealthCare is one the largest health systems in Texas. We have more than 60 sites across Central Texas including six of the area’s leading medical centers. For several years, our facilities have been rated as best places to work by Modern Healthcare, Austin Business Journal and The Statesman. As a member of the nation’s largest healthcare company, HCA, St. David’s HealthCare is able to offer an impressive array of opportunities that go beyond the expected. All of our hospitals offer comprehensive medical care and are renowned for outstanding patient care.

St. David’s NORTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is a full-service hospital delivering extensive healthcare services, including exceptional programs for Women’s Services, Emergency Care, Surgery, Heart and Vascular Care, and Kidney Transplant Surgery. • 24/7 Emergency Department

• Women’s Center of Texas

• Certified Chest Pain Center

• 332 beds

• Certified Stroke Center

• NeuroTexas Institute

• Kidney Transplant Center

• Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

• Texas Institute of Robotic Surgery

St. David’s ROUND ROCK medical center North of Austin, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center offers comprehensive health services for residents of Williamson County and surrounding areas. Our acute care facility offers choices in a wide range of specialties.

• Level II trauma care

• Comprehensive rehabilitation services

• Joint replacement surgery

• Certified Chest Pain Center

• Heart and Vascular Center

• 173 beds

• Advanced orthopedic and bariatric services

• NeuroTexas Institute

• Level I and II nurseries

• Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

HEART HOSPITAL OF AUSTIN Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, Heart Hospital of Austin is a shared vision of local cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons resulting in the leading cardiac program in Texas for six consecutive years as ranked by HealthGrades®. Our full range of Cardiac Care includes: • Cardiac catheterization

• Sleep Disorders Center

• Cardiothoracic surgery

• Six digital cardiac catheterization labs

• Electrophysiological Services • Heart Valve Clinic

• 24/7 emergency services treating acute and chronic healthcare needs

• HeartSaver CT

• 58 beds

• Advanced Executive Wellness Program

St. David’s GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL The northern gateway to St. David’s HealthCare, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital offers comprehensive healthcare services, including exceptional programs for Maternity & Newborn Care, Emergency Care, Joint Replacement Surgery, Cancer Care, Pulmonary Services and Rehabilitation Services. • Level IV trauma center

• Wound care

• Certified Chest Pain Center • Maternity & Newborn Care

• Comprehensive rehabilitation services

• Joint Replacement Surgery

• 98 beds


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St. David’s Emergency centers As a member of the St. David’s emergency services team, you can meet your career goals working with a team of highly-skilled specialists utilizing advanced technology in a dynamic atmosphere. Our freestanding emergency centers are full-service emergency departments situated in convenient community locations. • Full-service freestanding emergency departments • Each center has 10-12 multipurpose exam rooms (including one trauma room) • On-site CT scanner, diagnostic radiology machine, ultrasound • On-site stat lab • Board-certified emergency medicine physicians and trauma-certified nurses • Chest Pain accredited • Emergency air or ground transport available

We’re recruiting talented healthcare professionals to join the St. David’s team. If you want to live, work and play with us in the great city of Austin, call 1-800-443-6615 or visit to learn more about available career opportunities. | 1-800-443-6615

St. David's Healthcare New Candidate Brochure  
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