RN II Imaging-Venous Access Team
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: July 1, 2020
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information
Experience and Education
One (1) year experience in an acute care setting is preferred.
Excellent IV skills required, as well as excellent communication
and customer service skills.
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.
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited
by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS) certification, course accredited by the
American Heart Association (AHA).
Professional certification in a nursing organization is
1. Performs and accurately documents physical, psycho-social, and
emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age
specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and older
2. Actively anticipates patient s 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.
3. 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 and
observations of the patient and/or patient s family in a manner
that advocates for optimal patient care.
4. 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 in plan of care and keeps patient, family and/or care-giver
5. 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.
6. 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 and delivers
care using our Care Delivery System PACE - Patient Focused,
Accountable, Coordinated and Continuous and Evidence Based.
7. Provides appropriate and 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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.
11. Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and
quality/safety initiatives (EX: patient safety, patient
satisfaction, core measures, infection control). Participates in
multidisciplinary quality and practice improvement teams
12. Shares professional and technical information with colleagues
and students. Offers self as a resource as needed to others (Ex:
preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand when needed).
Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the
department and hospital in community outreach.
13. Duties performed may include one or more of the following core
functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b)
Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research
participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or
similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial
records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or
similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
***Performs other duties as assigned.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national
origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
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