RN II - Medical ICU (Nights)
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Welcome to Medical ICU. MICU is an exciting unit where RN s, PCT
s,MD s and unit leadership are part of supportive multidisciplinary
team workingtowards the best patient care experience and
This is afull-time, benefit-eligible position (paid medical) and
will bescheduled for Nights Shift (7:00 pm to 7:00 am), and every
otherweekend atthe William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
(CUH) on the UT Southwestern(UTSW) Medical Center campus in
- BLS/ACLS(AHA) required. CCRN and BSN preferred.
- Graduateof an accredited Nursing program.
- Oneyear of Critical Care or MICU experience required, two years
- TXRegistered Nurse License or Compact State license.
- Someweekend requirementsJob Duties
Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and
emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age
specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and elder
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.
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 our Care 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. Asseses competence, obtains
feedback/evaluation of understanding from patient, family,
significant others and/or /caregivers. Demonstrates effective
communication based on individual patient needs and learning
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
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
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, 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 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.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
UT SouthwesternMedical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment thatprovides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community.As an equal opportunity employer, UT
Southwestern prohibits unlawfuldiscrimination, including
discrimination on the basis of race, color,religion, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,gender expression,
age, disability, genetic information, citizenshipstatus, or veteran
status. To learn more, please visit: .
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information
Associated topics: ambulatory, cardiothoracic, ccu, coronary,
intensive, intensive care, maternal, nurse rn, recovery,
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