Acute Care opening in Dallas, Texas. $10,000.00 BONUS**
Every day at UT Southwestern Medical Center, more than 1,600 high-caliber nurses come to work and deliver some of the finest care available anywhere. As they contribute their best across a comprehensive range of acclaimed specialty services, they open more doors across a spectrum of roles. We invite you to become part of this team and build your own success with us.
For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UT Southwestern Medical Center the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth. And 10 of our specialties and 14 procedures or conditions are ranked or highly rated. William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is a facility unlike any other. The distinctive hospital was thoughtfully designed to enhance patient care and comfort, provide a welcoming environment for visitors and family members, and support our medical professionals in delivering safe, effective, and compassionate care.
As an integral part of the medical team that services our community, our acute medical/surgical RN's are passionate and dedicated individuals who demonstrate the ability to work cohesively in the healthcare plan of pre and post-surgery patients. We invite you to be part of this collaborative, multidisciplinary clinical team that's helping us create the future of medicine right here in Dallas. Together, we'll grow and open career path opportunities that reflect your evolving interests.
Our medical/surgical RN's are scheduled for 12-hour day shifts (7:00 AM to 7:00PM) or 12-hour night shifts (7:00 PM to 7:00 AM) and every other weekend at the Clements University Hospital on UTSW's Dallas campus. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position. UTSW is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes:
- Paid (zero premium) medical coverage for employees starting first day
- State of Texas defined-benefit pension plan
- Generous Paid Time Off (vacation & sick leave plus 14 paid holidays)
- On-site childcare centers, dependent/elder back-up care and work/life programs
This position works under general supervision of physician, mid-level provider and/or nursing supervisor to provide nursing services in care and treatment of patients.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
- Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and older adults).
- 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 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, 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 research.
- 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 preferences.
- 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 return.
- 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 needed).
- 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). One year of RN experience. Licensure/Certification
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course 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. L&D 5 Blue:
ACLS, NRP. Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) course through AWHONN within 6-months of hire OB & Med/Surg 6 Blue
: NRP 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 activities.
- 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 substantial independence.
- 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 technology.
- Work requires ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations.
- 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 lbs.
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 patient.
- 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..... click apply for full job details