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Registered Nurse (RN) - 8 North Telemetry/Pulmonary - Full Time Night

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

8 NorthPulmonary / Telemetry Full Time Night Shift RN position. Three 12 hour shiftsper week with rotating weekends. BLS card required. ACLS preferred. Pulmonary,Cardiac, and Telemetry experience.

Security

This position issecurity-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizesUT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Graduate of anapproved/accredited nursing program either by a governmental authority, nursingboard, or a licensing authority which has jurisdiction overapproval/accreditation of nursing programs (Texas BON 217.1).

Must be able to read,write and communicate in English.

One (1) year of RNexperience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements asdictated by unit or standard of care.

Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) accredited through the American Heart Association.

Current Advanced CardiacLife Support (ACLS) accredited through the American Heart Association.

Current Texas (or BNECompact State) license, BSN preferred.

Professional certification in a nursingorganization is preferred
Job Duties

  • Performs and accurately documents physical,psychosocial, and emotional assessments. All assessments take intoconsideration age specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults andelder adults).
  • Actively anticipates patient's and/or patient's familyneeds and expectations and utilizes these in conjunction with theassessment to develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning andprioritizing nursing care.
  • Maintains and utilizes competencies per unitexpectation.
  • Identifies and implements appropriate nursinginterventions based on the completed assessment.
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation of theseinterventions.
  • Active coordinator of the interdisciplinary plan ofcare.
  • Confers with all members of the health care team in acollaborative fashion.
  • Shares information & observations of the patientand/or patient's family in a manner that advocates for optimal patientcare.
  • Appropriately prioritizes nursing interventions basedupon completed assessment.
  • Promptly identifies changes in condition as evidencedby nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc.
  • Reports changes, takes follow-up action as appropriate.
  • Actively involves patient, family and/or care-giverinformed.
  • Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies careaccording to the evaluation.
  • Documents interventions and modifications to the planof care in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Adheres to appropriate hospital and/or Department ofNursing policies, procedures, clinical pathways and nationally acceptedstandards 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 PracticeModel - Relationship Based Care & delivers care using our CareDelivery System PACE - Patient Focused, Accountable, Coordinated andContinuous and Evidence Based.
  • Provides appropriate & timely answers and/oreducation to patients, patient's families, significant others and/orcaregivers.
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation of alleducation provided including discharge plan of care.
  • Assesses competence, obtains feedback/evaluation ofunderstanding from patient, family, significant others and/or /caregivers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication based onindividual patient needs and learning preferences.
    Welcomes and orients patient, family, significant other and/or caregiverto the unit.
  • Encourages patient/family participation in care.
  • Reviews personalized patient plan of care withpatient/family every shift.
  • Updates white boards accordingly and sets daily goalswith patient input.
  • Explains special diets, tests, procedures andmedications in easily understood and appropriate language.
  • Makes hourly rounds on patients and communicates whenthey will return.
  • Advocate for resources and support that enhance patientsafety and unit/hospital based initiatives.
  • Participates in evaluating data to guide decisionsregarding unit / department budget formulation and implementation.
  • Performs Peer Evaluation to provide constructivefeedback to peers regarding performance.
  • Holds co-workers accountable for their behavior andcompliance with policies and standards.
  • Actively intervenes when patient safety is atrisk.
    Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and quality/ safetyinitiatives (EX: patient safety, patient satisfaction, core measures, andinfection control).
  • Supports efforts to develop and maintain teamenvironment.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and practiceimprovement teams.
  • Shares professional and technical information withcolleagues & students.
  • Offers self as 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 duties as assigned. Job Preferences
    Pulmonary, Cardiac, and Telemetry experiencepreferred.
    Hours: Three 12 hourshifts per week with rotating weekends.

    UT SouthwesternMedical Center is committed to an educational and working environment thatprovides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. Inaccordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawfuldiscrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion;national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; geneticinformation; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, itis UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis ofsexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

    Associated topics: care, care unit, ccu, hospice, neonatal, nurse rn, psychiatric, registed, surgical, unit

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Registered Nurse (RN) - 8 North Telemetry/Pulmonary - Full Time Night, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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