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Emergency Department Registered Nurse - ED - Emergency Department

Company: Children's Medical Center Dallas
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Emergency Department Registered NurseRN - Emergency Department - Dallas

Currently we have 3a - 3p and 3p-3a available

ABOUT US:

At Children's Health, we value the role each team member plays in helping us deliver on our mission of making life better for children. We take pride in providing rich and rewarding career opportunities that enable team members to reach their highest potential.

Since 2009, we have held the ANCC Magnet-- designation for nursing excellence. We are nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and are recognized for quality care in every specialty.

For ten consecutive years, Children's Health has been recognized as one of the150 top places to work in health careby Becker's Hospital Review. This esteemed list features healthcare systems which offer professional development, growth, excellent benefits and promotion of diversity above and beyond other organizations.

ABOUT THE JOB:

Summary:

Independently performs the functions of a registered nurse in direct patient care. Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care. Also works in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide a comprehensive plan of care to meet the patient/family needs.

Responsibilities:

* Responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating and coordinating patient care. Uses clinical judgment based on nursing skills acquired through formal and informal experiential knowledge and evidence based guidelines to globally assess the patient's situation and through critical thinking and clinical decision making, develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient, with the aim of promoting comfort.
* Accountable that patient care meets standards of safety, effectiveness, patient rights and guest relations.
* Oversees care delivered by patient care team; coordinates plan of care.
* Provides education and facilitates learning for patients, families, and patient care team in a way that demonstrates a sensitivity to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences related to diversity.
* Collaborates with physicians, families and other healthcare professionals to assist in developing and implementing an appropriate plan of care in a way that promotes/encourages each person's contributions towards achieving the best patient outcomes.
* Advocates for the patient, represents the concerns of the patient/family and identifies and assists in resolving ethical and clinical concerns.
* Accurately & thoroughly document all patient encounters in EPIC.
* Ensure that Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected and secured at all times.
* Adhere to all infection prevention initiatives (i.e., hand hygiene, proper disposal of waste, etc.)
* Deliver competent and skilled care to patients and families according to their identified needs.
* Will deliver care with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgment and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidence based practice.
* Continuously inquires about the condition of the patient through the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating the situation and implements treatment changes, if necessary, through collaboration with the health care team, inclusive of the patient and family.
* Maintains a body of knowledge and tools that allow the nurse to manage whatever environmental and system resources exist for the patient/family, within or across healthcare and non-healthcare systems.

Other information:

WORK EXPERIENCE

* At least 1 year job related experience

EDUCATION

* Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required
* Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
* All bedside nurses whose jobs include 50% or more direct patient care must have a minimum of a BSN by July 1, 2021. Effective 12/1/2019, new employees in this position must have a BSN at time of hire.
* All registered nurses acquired via merger/acquisition must have BSN within 2 years from the effective date of transaction, except for RNs at Pediatric Heart Specialists of Houston, who must have BSN no later than 7/1/2022. required

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

* Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas required
* BLS certification approved by the American Heart Association required
* PALS/NRP/ACLS (Department specific requirements - see addendum) required
* Effective April 20, 2020, new employees must obtain PACES certification within 6 months of hire and existing employees must obtain PACES certification upon expiration of their PEARS certification (no later than April 20, 2022). (Department specific requirement - see addendum) required
* In some service areas, Initial Pediatric Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviors (PPMAB) training must be renewed annually 60 Days required

JOB PROFILE

* Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
* Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
* Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
* Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
* Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
* Works independently, receives minimal guidance
* Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

* Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
* Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
* Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
* Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
* Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
* Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
* Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
* Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
* Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
* Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
* Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
* Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
* Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

EDUCATION:

Education:

* BSN in Nursing

LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:

Credentials:

Essential:

* Pediatric Adv Life Support
* Registered Nurse
* Ped Prev and Mgmnt Aggressive Behav
* Trauma Nursing Core Course
* Neonatal Resuscitation Program
* Neonatal Resuscitation Pgm Instr
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support
* Basic Life Support
* BLS Instructor
* NRP-Instructor
* Ped Assmt Comm Escal Skills
* PALS Instructor
* Ped Emrgcy Assmnt Recogn Stabil

WORKING CONDITIONS:

BENEFITS:

Children's Health offers opportunities for learning and career development; competitive pay; and a comprehensive benefits program. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our team members have a voice in their work through surveys, pulses and town halls. And we honor and celebrate our staff with year-round employee appreciation events.

We invite you to learn more about Children's Health.

Keywords: Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas , Emergency Department Registered Nurse - ED - Emergency Department, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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