Registered Nurse - Nights - BMT Hematology Oncology floor - Clements U
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: January 15, 2021
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. Specialty areas may have
increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard
- Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred -
Professional certification in a nursing organization is
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course
accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) Job 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
- 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 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, 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. SecurityThis
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. 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 expression.
Associated topics: cardiothoracic, ccu, hospice, infusion,
intensive, intensive care, registed, registered nurse, surgery,
Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Registered Nurse - Nights - BMT Hematology Oncology floor - Clements U, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas
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