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UT Southwestern Medical Center: Registered Nurse (Rn) – 12 Green Medical Surgical / Special Pathogens Unit – Full Time Day Shift

UT Southwestern Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Sargent, TX posted February 17, 2021.

Job Description12 Green Medical Surgical / Special Pathogens Unit is a high acuity General Medical Surgical department. We are one of 3 designated hospitalist. Floors here at UT Southwestern Medical Center. We are interested in nurses with experience caring for a diverse population and a desire to develop professionally and personally. Come Join Our Team! Experience and Education * Graduate of an approved/accredited nursing program either by a governmental authority, nursing board, or a licensing authority which has jurisdiction over approval/accreditation of nursing programs (Texas BON 217.1). * Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. * One (1) year of RN experience, including one year of Med/Surg experience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care. * Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred * Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification accredited through American Heart Association. * Professional certification in a nursing organization is preferred Job Duties * Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and elder adults). Actively anticipates patients and/or patient’s family needs and expectations and utilizes these in conjunction with the assessment to develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient. * Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care. * Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectation. Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on the completed assessment. * Completes accurate and timely documentation of these interventions. * Active coordinator of the interdisciplinary plan of care. * Confers with all members of the health care team in a collaborative fashion. * Shares information & observations of the patient and/or patient’s family in a manner that advocates for optimal patient care. Appropriately prioritizes nursing interventions based upon completed assessment. * Promptly identifies changes in condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc. * Reports changes, takes follow-up action as appropriate. * Actively involves patient, family and/or care-giver informed. Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to the evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to the plan of care in an accurate and timely manner. Adheres to appropriate hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies, procedures, clinical pathways and nationally accepted standards of nursing practice. Incorporates ANA standards, into the provision of safe, quality patient care, utilizing current literature, and research. * Practices in accordance with our Professional Practice Model Relationship Based Care & delivers care using ourCare Delivery System PACE Patient Focused, Accountable, Coordinated and Continuous and Evidence Based. Provides appropriate & timely answers and/or education to patients, patient’s families, significant others and/or caregivers. * Completes accurate and timely documentation of all education provided including discharge plan of care. * Assesses competence, obtains feedback/evaluation of understanding from patient, family, significant others and/or /caregivers. * Demonstrates effective communication based on individual patient needs and learning preferences. Welcomes and orients patient, family, significant other and/or caregiver to the unit. * Encourages patient/family participation in care. * Reviews personalized patient plan of care with patient/family every shift. * Updates white boards accordingly and sets daily goals with patient input. * Explains special diets, tests, procedures and medications in easily understood and appropriate language. * Makes hourly rounds on patients and communicates when they will return. Advocate for resources and support that enhance patient safety and unit/hospital based initiatives. * Participates in evaluating data to guide decisions regarding unit / department budget formulation and implementation. Performs Peer Evaluation to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding performance. * Holds co-workers accountable for their behavior and compliance with policies and standards. * Actively intervenes when patient safety is at risk. Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and quality/ safety initiatives (EX: patient safety, patient satisfaction, core measures, and infection control). Supports efforts to develop and maintain team environment. * Participates in multidisciplinary quality and practice improvement teams. Shares professional and technical information with colleagues & students. * Offers selfas a resource as needed to others (Ex: preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand when needed). * Participates in meetings & on committees & represents the dept. & hospital in community outreach. * Perform other dutie

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