Registered Nurse II - Dialysis Department (3 12/Hr Shifts)
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: March 29, 2020
Acute hemodialysis nurse with 3 or more years of recent
experience. BSN required. ACLS and BLS certification required.
Nursing Certification preferred (CNN, CDN, CMSRN, CCRN). Critical
care or acute medical-surgical experience preferred. Fresenius 2008
T hemodialysis machine experience preferred. Excellent in
cannulation skills, trouble-shooting alarms and preventing
complications during hemodialysis. Hours of Operation Monday to
Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Full Time 12 hour shift, 3 days
a week. Position is for 9:30 am to 10:00 pm shift.
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). Must
be able to read, write and communicate in English. - 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. 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 they 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
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). Supports efforts to develop and
maintain team environment. Participates in multidisciplinary
quality and practice improvement teams.
Shares professional and technical information with colleagues &
students. Offers self as a resource as needed to others (Ex:
preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand when needed).
Participates in meetings & on committees & represents the dept. &
hospital in community outreach. **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
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas
Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain
criminal history record information
Associated topics: hospice, infusion, intensive, intensive care
unit, mhb, neonatal, nurse, psychatric, registered nurse,
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