RN, Med Surg Athens II, Full Time, 7p-7a
Company: UT Health East Texas
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Advancing 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. Athens, 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: The Registered Nurse
is responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing
process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
This position is responsible for the following: Directing and
coordinating all nursing care for patients based on established
clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborating with other
professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient
care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
Contributing to the provision of quality nursing care through
performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive
outcomes in patient care. What You Will Be Doing: 1. Deliver
individualized, goal-directed nursing care using a systematic
approach and according to standards of care, facility’s code of
conduct compliance, and policy in collaboration with patients and
interdisciplinary healthcare team members: Collect patient's health
data. Analyze assessment data in determining patient problems.
Identify expected outcomes individualized to the patient. Develop a
comprehensive plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain
expected outcomes. Implement interventions identified in the plan
of care. Evaluate patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes.
Assist with the plan of care, evaluate, modify and coordinate care
and communicate well with other disciplines. Serve as a resource
for learning needs of patients, significant others, and families.
Provide for the care of multiple patients and/or delegation of care
to other members of the healthcare team. Supervise nursing care
provided by others for whom the RN is administratively or
professionally responsible. Delegate tasks to unlicensed personnel
in compliance with the Board of Nursing. Document relevant data
according to hospital standards. Conduct discharge planning,
assisting the patient/significant others to obtain knowledge about
illness, injury prevention, and teaching. Maintain confidentiality
with all information. 2. 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. 3. Implement Infection Control, Safety and Risk
Management Programs in all nursing practices. 4. Demonstrate
ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations. 5.
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. 6. 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. 7. 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: Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school.
Experience: Prefer 2 years of nursing experience in an acute care
setting. Position requires fluency in English language to function
in job environment appropriately. Good interpersonal,
communication, team-work, and customer service skills. Good
organizational, problem-solving and follow-through skills. Ability
to multi-task constantly, react to changes quickly/productively,
and tolerate interruptions. Ability to perform work when no
directions are given, and give directions to others. Remain
flexible, organized, professional and able to analyze, make sound
decisions under stressful or crisis situations. Demonstrate
knowledge of current computer systems, equipment or programs used
in the organization. Demonstrate maturity and accountability.
Certification and Licensure: Completion of education to obtain
Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). ACLS certification preferred.
BLS required PALS Certification (preferred but not required).
Compliance Requirements Comply with regulatory requirements,
guidelines, and policies BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Service Patient
Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people. Cultivate a
compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together
Quality Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to
be the best. Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of
the whole. People Promote a collaborative environment: Build
effective working relationships with others. Identify and Develop
Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence. Financial Business
Acumen: Know, own and drive our business. Continually Simplify and
Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible. Growth
Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions. Set Clear
Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and
why. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to sit/stand for long periods
of time while completing work on a computer Ability to lift 10 or
more pounds Ability to move throughout the workplace Now that you
have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek,
it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our
patients. UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer
(including veterans and persons with disabilities).
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