Sr Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical PCU
Company: Parkland Health & Hospital System
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether
your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other
areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at
Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and
well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By
joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy
that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your
skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a
talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our
A Registered Nurse (RN) with
- Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelor's in Nursing
Degree (BSN) preferred.
- For the nurse intern program the candidate is
- To be a recent graduate of an accredited baccalaureate degree
nursing program with less than one year of experience and a grade
point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale for last 60 hours of
- Must have two years of nursing experience.
- Prefer experience in an acute care setting.
- Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license
from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN
- Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion
card from one of the following:
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Military Training Network.
- Must have current ACLS/ALS course completion care within 90
days of hire or reclassification into the role.
- Effective 8/11/2021 current incumbents will be required to
obtain ACLS no later than 2/28/2022.
Required Tests for Placement:
- External experienced RNs must pass (80% or above) Clinical
Education's assigned challenge exam(s).
- Internal experienced RNs changing specialties must pass (80% or
above) Clinical Education's assigned challenge exam(s).
Skills or Special Abilities:
- Provides care for assigned patient population in accordance
with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established
protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area
- Must be able to provide continuous assessment, consult with
other team members as required and provide nursing care which
demonstrates patient centered/patient valued care.
- Must exercise independent judgment in providing nursing
- Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and
possess good oral and written communication skills.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with patients,
families, and hospital staff in accordance with established
policies and procedures.
- May be required to communicate effectively, via the overhead
- Must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide direction to
non-nursing staff, serve as a preceptor, and serve on rotation as a
- Must be able to prepare and conduct in-service educational
- Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued
- As applicable, will be required to demonstrate acceptable
knowledge of nursing standards of care for specialty care area.
Serves as a patient advocate, by focusing on patient needs, patient
rights, confidentiality, and religious and cultural preferences.
Maintains positive working relationships with all Parkland internal
and external customers, employees, etc. Serves as a resource for
patients and other healthcare team members. Serves as a resource
for specific clinical patient care issues. Provides patient care
educational information and training to patient and family members.
May participate in community outreach activities (such as health
fairs, community collaborations or outreach clinics) as
Performs appropriate patient assessments including continuous
surveillance. Recognizes changes in a patient's condition and
provides appropriate interventions as necessary. Consults with
other team members as required, notifies providers to report
changes in patient condition and implements orders in a timely
manner. Exercises independent judgment in providing safe nursing
care to the critically ill/stable patient.
Must be able to manage an adult ICU patient with neurological,
pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary
disorders/conditions. Must provide safe medical administration
using the patient's six (6) rights, provide maintenance and
management of IV access, must be able to perform POC monitoring,
demonstrate safe infection control practices and CRRT for the adult
ICU patient. Supports pain management as appropriate for each
individual patient, provides emergency resuscitation care of an
adult and provides an individualized plan of care.
Maintains and implements knowledge of applicable rules,
regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern
nursing practice, and ensures the hospital and Parkland are in
compliance. Develops effective internal controls that promote
adherence to applicable state/federal laws and the program
requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and
private health plans. Maintains and updates knowledge of
sanitation, infection control, safety, supplies, equipment,
appropriate utilization of supplies and materials.
Completes appropriate documentation. Maintains accurate and timely
entries and notations in patient care records and hospital
documents. Ensures that all records and documents meet the
standards, goals, and objectives of the Adult ICU/Critical Care
department and Parkland.
Works with other staff in providing direction to non-nursing staff.
Participates in information exchanges with nursing and other
Parkland staff that support the standards, missions, goals and
objectives of the Adult ICU/Critical Care department and Parkland.
Seeks and utilizes direction from more experience staff and team
members as needed. Provides appropriate hand off any time care is
relinquished. Serves as Charge Nurse on rotation as necessary.
Serves as a preceptor or trainer to newer nursing staff
Prepares and conducts an in-service educational program for the
Adult ICU/Critical Care department at least once per year.
Identifies ways to improve work process and improve patient and
customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor,
implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the
overall goals of the Adult ICU/Critical Care department and
Parkland. May serve on various interdisciplinary committees as
- Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and
trends in nursing practice by attending seminars/workshops, reading
professional journals and actively participating in professional
organizations. Maintains State of Texas Licensure as a Registered
Nurse, plus any additional required licensures/certifications.
Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based
on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status,
political belief, or veteran status.
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