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RN, Charge Nurse, CVICU, Full-Time, 7P- 7A

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Tyler
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAdvancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas? Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare. Our Place. Tyler, TX is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here. Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people. Coordinates and administers care to a unit specific patient population utilizing a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to ensure that each patient receives nursing care appropriate to his/her illness or condition. Provides clinical supervision to the clinical, professional, and auxiliary staff to ensure the continuous delivery of quality patient care. Works cooperatively with appropriate medical staff to ensure accomplishment of hospital and departmental goals. Manages departmental activities in accordance with hospital and departmental policy and ensures that care is delivered consistent with physician's orders and treatment protocols. Oversees the implementation of a plan of care appropriate to each patient's needs. DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: * Maximizes the effectiveness of nursing staff on the assigned shift by ensuring that patient care assignments are made in accordance with established standards and are appropriate to each patient's nursing care needs. * Serves as a resource nurse for staff and makes accurate decisions in complex and dynamic clinical situations. * Demonstrates and maintains clinical skills proficiency in all required unit specific nursing skills including the use of equipment. Assists in the orientation, training, and evaluation of the nursing unit's personnel. * Evaluates the patient's progress toward desired outcomes and assists the patient and family in preparing for discharge. * Participates in quality improvement activities and educational activities including attendance of at least 85% of the unit's staff meetings (10 out of 12) or other assigned meetings. * Completes daily departmental check-list and makes assignments. * Makes consistent and routine rounds on the unit assigned each shift talking with patients and patient's family ensuring that their needs/concerns have been addressed. Ensures that all work areas are clean and free of food, drinks and trash. * Ensures that all equipment is maintained and available in the department. * Assists the Nurse Educators in maintaining staff competencies. * Assists the Management Team in tasks that may be assigned to them. SUPERVISION: * Supervises Clinical/Nursing staff assigned to his/her shift Systematically evaluate quality and factors relating to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care: * Participate in quality of care activities such as the implementation of a continuous quality improvement plan and the hospital wide performance improvement process, as appropriate to position, education and practice environment. * Utilize results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in practice. Implement Infection Control, Safety and Risk Management Programs in all nursing practices. Demonstrate ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations. Acquire and maintain current knowledge in nursing practice, for example: * Complete mandatory annual Learning Management System modules in a timely manner. * Attend departmental meetings per policy. Contribute to professional development of peers, colleagues and others, for example. Recognize own learning needs and those of peers and assists in meeting those needs to maximize professional development and optimal medical/surgical nursing practice. Assume all other duties and responsibilities as necessary: * Identify and/or assume activities related to developmental needs of unit and/or nursing department. * Demonstrate dependability/flexibility in meeting scheduling needs of unit and/or hospital. * Accept assignment as preceptor for new staff. * Assure supplies and equipment necessary for the care of patients is readily available and in working order QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: Education: * Degree as a Registered Nurse from an accredited school of professional nursing Experience: * T

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Tyler , RN, Charge Nurse, CVICU, Full-Time, 7P- 7A, Healthcare , Tyler, Texas

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