RN Float Pool Level 5 - Full-time With Benefits - 7P - UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:41 PM
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Graduate of accredited nursing program & 3-5 years acute care nursing experience to include 2 years critical care experience, and 2-3 years med/surg & telemetry experience.
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license; current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) cert & Basic Life Support (BLS)_cert, both accredited by American Heart Association (AHA) required.
Performs and documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments. Takes assessments into consideration age specific criteria.
Anticipates patient's and/or patient's family's needs and expect- ations and utilizes them in conjunction with assessment to develop appropriate plan of care for patient. Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectation.
Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on assessment. Completes documentation of these interventions. Coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care. Confers with all mem- bers of health care team in collaborative fashion, sharing inform- ation and observations of patient and/or family in manner that contributes to optimal patient care.
Prioritizes nursing interventions based upon assessment. Identi- fies changes in condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc. Reports changes and takes follow-up action.
Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care.
Adheres to appropriate hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies, procedures, clinical pathways and nationally accepted standards of nursing practice while delivering nursing care to patients. Suggests practices to enhance nursing care based on current literature and research.
Provides answers and/or education to patients and/or patient's families. Completes documentation of all education provided. Ob- tains feedback and evaluation of understanding from patient and family. Demonstrates effective communication with children, ado- lescents, adults and older adults.
Welcomes and orients patient and family to unit. Encourages patient and family participation in care. Reviews plan of care with patient and family. Explains special diets, tests, proce- dures, and medications. Makes frequent rounds on patients and communicates when will return.
Assumes accountability for all actions in workplace. Reports errors and takes follow-up action to rectify error. Provides supervision of and direction to unlicensed support personnel and nurses new to environment. Delegates duties within legal para- meters.
Responds to patient's and/or patient's family's complaints to Clinical Nurse Manager or their designee. Utilizes chain of com- mand to resolve issues.
Participates in performance improvement activities as directed. Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mand- atory educational sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.
• Location: Dallas
• Post ID: 48552896 dallas