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Registered Nurse - Med Surg

Company: Children's Medical Center Plano
Location: Plano
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Registered NurseABOUT THE JOB:

Independently performs the functions of a registered nurse in direct patient care. Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care. Also works in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide a comprehensive plan of care to meet the patient/family needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating and coordinating patient care. Uses clinical judgment based on nursing skills acquired through formal and informal experiential knowledge and evidence based guidelines to globally assess the patient's situation and through critical thinking and clinical decision making, develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient, with the aim of promoting comfort.
* Accountable that patient care meets standards of safety, effectiveness, patient rights and guest relations.
* Oversees care delivered by patient care team; coordinates plan of care.
* Provides education and facilitates learning for patients, families, and patient care team in a way that demonstrates a sensitivity to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences related to diversity.
* Collaborates with physicians, families and other healthcare professionals to assist in developing and implementing an appropriate plan of care in a way that promotes/encourages each person's contributions towards achieving the best patient outcomes.
* Advocates for the patient, represents the concerns of the patient/family and identifies and assists in resolving ethical and clinical concerns.
* Accurately & thoroughly document all patient encounters in EPIC.
* Ensure that Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected and secured at all times.
* Adhere to all infection prevention initiatives (i.e., hand hygiene, proper disposal of waste, etc.)
* Deliver competent and skilled care to patients and families according to their identified needs.
* Will deliver care with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgment and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidence based practice.
* Continuously inquires about the condition of the patient through the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating the situation and implements treatment changes, if necessary, through collaboration with the health care team, inclusive of the patient and family.
* Maintains a body of knowledge and tools that allow the nurse to manage whatever environmental and system resources exist for the patient/family, within or across healthcare and non-healthcare systems.

WORK EXPERIENCE

* At least 1 year job related experience Pref

EDUCATION

* Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience Req
* Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Pref
* All bedside nurses whose jobs include 50% or more direct patient care must have a minimum of a BSN by July 1, 2021. Effective 12/1/2019, new employees in this position must have a BSN at time of hire.
* All registered nurses acquired via merger/acquisition must have BSN within 2 years from the effective date of transaction, except for RNs at Pediatric Heart Specialists of Houston, who must have BSN no later than 7/1/2022. Req

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

* Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas Req
* BLS certification approved by the American Heart Association Req
* PALS/NRP/ACLS (Department specific requirements - see addendum) Req
* Effective April 20, 2020, new employees must obtain PACES certification within 6 months of hire and existing employees must obtain PACES certification upon expiration of their PEARS certification (no later than April 20, 2022). (Department specific requirement - see addendum) Req
* In some service areas, Initial Pediatric Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviors (PPMAB) training must be renewed annually 60 Days, Req

ABOUT US

Children's Health values the role each member of our team plays in helping us make life better for children. We employ more than 7,500 people and provide rewarding career opportunities that help them reach their highest potential.

We also hold Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, we serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for---the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and we are widely recognized for delivering high quality care.

Children's Health has also been named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Healthcare for nine consecutive years.

We invite you to learn more about Children's Health.

BENEFITS

Children's Health offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for learning and career development. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, and our team members have a voice in their work through surveys and town halls.

We invite you to learn more about Children's Health.

Keywords: Children's Medical Center Plano, Plano , Registered Nurse - Med Surg, Healthcare , Plano, Texas

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