RN II - Neuro ICU Part Time Nights
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Neuroscience ICU: We are dedicated to the ensuring that Nurses at
all levels are able to provide vital research contributions to the
science of caring for patients with neurological illness. We seek
passionate, driven nurses who possess a high level of critical
thinking and accountability for the complete care of patients. Our
team members are molded to be confident, inquisitive, and seek
reassurance, mentorship, and guidance from the clinical experts in
This is a Part-time, two 12 hour shifts a week position and will be
scheduled for Nigh Shift (700p to 700a) and every other weekend at
the Zale Lipshy Hospital (CUH) on the UT Southwestern (UTSW)
Medical Center South campus in Dallas.
- BLS/ACLS (AHA) and NIHSS required. CCRN and BSN preferred.
- Two years of Critical Care or SICU experience required, three
- TX Registered Nurse License or Compact State license.
- Some weekend requirementsJob Duties
1. Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and
emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age
specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and older
2. Actively anticipates patients and/or patients 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 patients 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. 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.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT
Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship
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