UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted Under: Dallas, Texas jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 75201
Posted On: 2020-07-01 00:00:00
Experience and Education Graduate of NLN approved Nursing program and three (3) years experience as Registered Nurse is required. BSN preferred. Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license and BCLS is required.A current Basic Life Support (BLS)certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Speciality areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unity or standard of care. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Job Duties Provides direct patient care, including procedures and tasks specific to the unit\'s patient population (performs all duties of RN job description). Serves as a role model to other staff when providing direct patient care.
Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to the unit. Makes daily patient rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach and mentor other nursing and ancillary personnel.
Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as a appropriate. Reviews staffing/nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift basis. Coordinates staffing with Central Staffing Office/ House Supervisor. Makes ongoing changes to staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient acuity, to assure safe delivery of care.
Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues. Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of care and/or a safe environment of care.
Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage during shifts when staffing crisis/shortage occurs.
Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of nursing personnel as appropriate and follows up with accurate reports to Clinical Nurse Manager.
Assures first person reporting of events through RL Solutions. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event reports & serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts of event reports as able. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for follow-up by the Clinical Nurse Manager. Notifies Nurse Manager/Risk Manager immediately of high risk situations.
Actively participates in routine & special patient care conferences. Promotes and enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing equal opportunities for participation in unit based activities, patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing education.
Collects information and maintains records regarding performance and contributions on an on-going basis throughout the fiscal year. Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews and orientation evaluation of personnel assigned to the unit.
Coordinates self scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage for unit needs. Maintains Kronos records on a daily basis, monitoring for trends that require intervention ie., late clock-ins, incremental overtime, missed punches.
Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control of equipment and supplies to ensure safe and effective patient care. Facilities timely return of rented or borrowed specialty equipment. Solicits staff input regarding equipment and supply needs for the unit.
Assists with staff meetings, special projects and the development, implementation & evaluation of performance improvement activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff regarding performance and quality imporvement ie. patient safety, infection control. Actively participates on hospital work groups. Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
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. Associated topics: ambulatory, care, ccu, domiciliary, infusion, intensive, nurse clinical, surgical, tcu, unit