Registered Nurse (RN) – 6G Med/Surg Post-Op/Plastic Surgery – Full Time Day Shift

UT Southwestern

Full Time
Dallas, TX
Posted 2 weeks ago

Security 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 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.
Asseses 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
they 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). 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 expression.

Job Features

Job CategoryPlastic Surgery