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Charge Nurse (RN) - Acute Care - $28-43 per hour

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Whitehouse
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

UT Health East Texas is seeking a Acute Care Charge Nurse (RN) for a nursing job in Tyler, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Acute Care
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: Permanent
    OverviewAdvancing Healthcare--Together ---The Future of Healthcare--is--in East TexasWhy 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.-------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------POSITION SUMMARY:
    • 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.
      • Makes routine rounds on the assigned unit to develop and maintain communication with staff addressing their needs or concerns for their shift.
      • 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. ResponsibilitiesEDUCATION:
        • Degree as a Registered Nurse from an accredited school of professional nursing.--EXPERIENCE:
          • Two years of inpatient/acute care nursing experience preferred.
          • One year of charge nurse experience preferred.--CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
            • Current Texas RN license required
            • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required
            • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of employment required
            • Advanced Certification as applicable to the unit/department assigned (preferred within one year of accepting charge nurse position) QualificationsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
              • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, position patients and possess physical strength sufficient to assist in lifting/transferring patients and moving departmental equipment.
              • Must possess digital dexterity.
              • Must have keen sense of touch, smell, vision, and hearing.
              • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.--ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:--
                • May be exposed to infectious diseases.
                • Regularly exposed to blood and body fluids.
                • Interacts with patients and visitors under a variety of circumstances and is subject to unpredictable situations.
                • Subject to long, irregular hours, overtime.Exposed to unpleasant and, at times, crisis situations secondary to patient injuries and/or illnesses.
                  About UT Health East TexasArdent Health Services--prides itself in--quality health care--by--investing in--people, technology, facilities and--communities, to--produce--extraordinary results.----To date, those investments total more than $1.4 billion since 2001. From newly constructed facilities and expanded services to lifesaving technology and outstanding opportunities for employees, Ardent is committed to providing its hospitals and clinics the tools they need to succeed.--Recapitalized and supported by the financial strength of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and leading real estate investment trust, and Equity Group Investments, a private investment firm founded by Sam Zell more than 45 years ago, Ardent is expanding its network and bringing its unique combination of resources and proven management expertise to new communities.---------Ardent includes: 4,718 licensed beds,--More--than 1,000 employed providers,--and--$3 billion in revenues.-------Healthcare systems within Ardent include:-------BSA Health System--- Amarillo,--Texas---------Seton Medical Center--- Harker Heights,--Texas-------Hillcrest Healthcare System - Oklahoma--(8 Hospitals) - Hillcrest Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital South, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, Bailey Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta, Hillcrest Hospital Pryor-------Lovelace Health System - Albuquerque, New Mexico--(5 Hospitals) ---Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital, Lovelace Women's Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Regional Hospital-------UT Health - East Texas--(9 Hospitals):--UT Health,--Tyler, UT Health North Campus--Tyler, UT Health East Texas--Long-Term Acute Care, UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation--Center, UT Health Athens, UT Health Carthage, UT Health Henderson, UT Health Jacksonville, UT Health Pittsburg-------Americas Division-----Hackensack Meridian Health - Mountainside Medical Center (Montclair, New Jersey) and Pascack Valley Medical Center (Westwood, New Jersey)--The University of Kansas Health System, St. Francis--Campus--(Topeka, Kansas)----Portneuf Medical Center--(Pocatello, Idaho)--Benefits
                  • Dental benefits
                  • Life insurance
                  • Continuing Education
                  • 401k retirement plan
                  • Discount program
                  • Wellness and fitness programs
                  • Employee assistance programs
                  • Medical benefits
                  • Vision benefits

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Tyler , Charge Nurse (RN) - Acute Care - $28-43 per hour, Healthcare , Whitehouse, Texas

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