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Registered Nurse- Full Time Nights - 7 Orange Med/Surg

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

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).


- One (1) year of RN experience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.


- Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred


- Professional certification in a nursing organization is preferred. 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 adults).


-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 preferences.


**Other Duties: 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 expression.

Associated topics: care unit, domiciliary, infusion, mhb, recovery, surgery, surgical, tcu, transitional, unit

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Registered Nurse- Full Time Nights - 7 Orange Med/Surg, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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