Registered Nurse Day Surgery Unit CUH - Dallas, TX - Day Surgery
Company: William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Registered Nurse Day Surgery Unit CUH - Dallas, TXBusy
PreOp/Phase II Unit requires two years RN experience preferably in
day surgery setting, will consider experience in progressive care,
critical care, or procedural areas.
8 and 10 hour shifts available between 5:00am and 9:00pm
- Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and
emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age
specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and older
- Actively anticipates patients and/or patients' 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
and 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 in plan of care and keeps patient, family and/or caregiver
- 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,
professional practice model (Shared governance) and care delivery
model (Relationship Based Care) into the provision of safe, quality
patient care.---- Nursing care is based on current literature and
- Provides appropriate and 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. Assesses 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 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).--
- Shares professional and technical information with colleagues
and students.-- Offers self as a resource as needed to others (Ex:
preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand when
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an approved/accredited nursing program either by a
governmental authority, nursing board, or by a licensing authority
that has jurisdiction over approval/accreditation of nursing
programs (Texas BON 217.1). Minimum one year of RN
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred.--
Current BSL and ACLS--certification--accredited by the American
Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).----
Specialty areas may have increased experience/certification
requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
- Work requires use of considerable judgment in application of
procedures, nursing assessment techniques, practices and policies
to work problems, organization, and administration of hospital
- Work requires ability to maintain current customer service,
nursing, and technical skills by attending training programs and
seminars to continue level of competency and ensure compliance with
departmental policies and procedures.
- Work requires ability to complete most assignments with
- Work requires good verbal and written communication skills.--
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
- Work requires proficiency in the use of computer
- Work requires ability to read, write, and perform mathematical
Work requires frequent contact with physicians, residents, fellows,
allied health personnel, and other medical and/or non-medical
office support personnel to coordinate necessary information to
provide optimal level of patient care.
Work requires telephone contact with patients, referring
physicians, and pharmaceutical representatives outside of UT
Southwestern, vendors, and third-party payees.
- Work requires constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and
stooping.-- Pushing and pulling heavy objects such as patient
beds.-- Must be able to help lift and turn patients.
- Work requires ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 50
The following is the acronym, "PACT", and is fundamental to all
clinical positions at UT Southwestern Medical Center:
P-Problem Solving: To achieve excellence in patient care and
service, all employees are expected to take ownership in solving
problems effectively, efficiently and to the satisfaction of the
A-Ability, Attitude and Appearance: In keeping with a professional
healthcare environment, all employees are expected to have the
ability to perform their jobs and to appear and conduct themselves
in a professional and positive manner.
C-Communications and Compassion: It is our goal that all our
communications are clear, courteous, timely, and delivered with
compassion, respect and appropriate confidentiality.
T-Teamwork: In our medical environment, our patients regard every
employee they encounter as a member of the Southwestern Medical
Center team. Our goal is to individually work hard to contribute to
our team, support our co-workers, and to achieve not only excellent
patient care and service, but also a satisfying, caring environment
for each other.
Work is primarily performed in a hospital unit/environment.-- The
incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.--
Pass pre-employment physical exam including colorblind testing.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of
stated minimums require prior approval of the Vice President for
Human Resources Administration, or his/her designee.
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the
provisions of Texas Education Code --51.215.
UT---Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. ---As---an equal opportunity employer,
UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
discrimination--on the basis of---race, color, religion, national
origin, sex,---sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression,---age, disability, genetic information, citizenship
status, or veteran status.----
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