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Sr Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma/ER - FT Rotating - Dallas, TX, US - ED - Emergency Department

Company: Parkland Hospital
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Sr Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma/ER - FT Rotating - Dallas, TX, USInterested 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 passion!
Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma/ER
FT Rotating; including rotating weekends
Primary Purpose:
The RN is a licensed professional who uses the Parkland nursing professional practice model to coordinate patient care delivery, that focuses on a particular patient population(s)/specific health conditions, by the health care team. Using the nursing process, the RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care, and evaluates the patient's response. The RN utilizes knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays. The RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee.

Medical - Active Day 1 of hire
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Personal Leave
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Health Center
Parkland Center of Nursing Excellence
SPARKS Peer Support Network
And more!

Job Summary:

Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
Responsible for patient care management of all trauma activations, ensuring patient care, system and trauma center criteria are met. Documents activation criteria, injuries, plan of care, and admission data, ensuring accurate information. Assists in contacting family members and updating team members as needed. Follows patient through admission to ensure patient/family needs are met.
Responsible for data collection and patient tracking for the Trauma Registry, Trauma Research, trauma center criteria, and the trauma performance improvement processes.
Performs daily patient rounds to ensure plan of care is appropriately addressed. Monitors bed availability, consults service response times, and performs procedure follow-up. Ensures patient/family psychosocial needs are addressed and identifies injury prevention educational needs. Coordinates care management activities with the care coordinator assigned to the trauma, neurosurgery, and orthopedic patient population.
Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Trauma Management area. Assists in the development and implementation of measures that ensure compliance with the American College of Surgeons and Texas Department of Health's trauma center designation / verification requirements. Develops and monitors 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. Assists in monitoring criteria for UTSWMC Faculty Contract as needed. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.
Participates in the Trauma Performance Improvement Process indicator review as needed and assists in producing a monthly summary of activities to ensure that Trauma Management protocols are effective.
Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the field of Trauma Management by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, and actively participating in professional organizations. Maintains Texas RN licensure, TNCC and/or ATCN licensure, and ACLS certifications. Maintains CEN or CCRN certification. Presents and/or assists with the presentation of two (2) injury prevention and two (2) trauma continuing education related programs annually.
Maintains a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education annually that is specific to trauma management in all phases of care, ICD9 scoring, injury scoring, trauma performance improvement, trauma system development, and disaster management. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. Educates patients, families, colleagues, and team in advanced, basic, and technical procedures in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act.
Serves on Shared Governance Committees. Attends other interdisciplinary committees to ensure effective inter-departmental communication regarding trauma practice and quality issues within the institution and in the region.
Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of annual goals and objectives for the Trauma Services Department that support the mission and objectives of Parkland and the department.

Minimum Qualifications:
---BSN Degree from an accredited Professional School of Nursing.
---A minimum of 2 years acute care RN experience in Trauma and/or Emergency Room experience.
---Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
---Must have current healthcare provider (BLS) course completion card at time of hire from one of the following:--American Heart Association;--American Red Cross; or Military Training Network.
---Must have current American Heart Association ACLS/ALS course completion card within 90 days of hire or reclassification into the role.
---Must have current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) within 90 days of hire or reclassification into the role.
---Must have current Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) or Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) within 90 days of hire or reclassification into the role.
Required Tests for Placement
---External candidates must pass (80% or above) Trauma's assigned challenge exam(s).
---Internal candidates--changing specialties--must pass (80% or above) Trauma's assigned challenge exam(s).
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.

Keywords: Parkland Hospital, Dallas , Sr Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma/ER - FT Rotating - Dallas, TX, US - ED - Emergency Department, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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