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SURGICAL REGISTERED NURSE (LIVER) ICU
RN - ICU
Fort Worth, Texas
Permanent
C

C.O. Clover Group, Inc

SURGICAL RN (LIVER) ICU Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner’s model of clinical practice. The position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, pati... Read More

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SURGICAL REGISTERED NURSE (LIVER) ICU

SURGICAL RN (LIVER) ICU

Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner’s model of clinical practice. The position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.


PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.


PEOPLE - 25%

1. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF)

2. Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes. (EF)

3. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF)


SERVICE - 25%

1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the hospitals Professional Nursing Practice document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF)

2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process. Prioritizes care based on the patient’s needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family’s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF)

3. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient’s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)

4. Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF)


QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the hospitals Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF)

2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the hospitals Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. (EF)

3. Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient’s condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach. (EF)

4. Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF)


FINANCE - 10%

1. Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF)

2. Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF)


GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%

1. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF)

2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. (EF)

Requirements
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing



EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment



CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line

o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
Location
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
Profession
Registered Nurse
Employment Type
Permanent
Start Date
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