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Senior RN Specialist - NICU

Senior RN Specialist - NICU
RN - NICU
Dallas, TX
Per Diem
Parkland Health

Parkland Health

Parkland Health is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The hospital averages more than 1 million outpatient visits annually. Services include a Level I Trauma Center, the first verified burn center in North Texas and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes a network of community-based health centers, including primary care and women's clinics, 5 school-based health centers and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
$45.11/hour
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Description

Senior RN Specialist - NICU

PRIMARY PURPOSE

A Registered Nurse (RN) with 2 plus years of experience.

The RN is a licensed professional who uses the Parkland nursing professional practice model to coordinate patient care delivery, that focuses on a particular patient population(s)/specific health conditions, by the health care team.

Using the nursing process, the RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care, and evaluates the patient's response.

The RN utilizes knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays.

The RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee.

Skills or Special Abilities:

Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

Provides continuous assessment, consults with other team members as required and provides nursing care which demonstrates patient centered/patient valued care.

Exercises independent judgment in providing nursing care.

Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good oral and written communication skills.

Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and hospital staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

May be required to communicate effectively, via the overhead paging system.

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide direction to non-nursing staff, serve as a preceptor, and serve on rotation as a Charge Nurse.

Must be able to prepare and conduct in-service educational programs.

Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

As applicable, will be required to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of nursing standards of care for specialty care area.

Responsibilities

Serves as a patient advocate, by focusing on patient needs, patient rights, confidentiality, and religious and cultural preferences.

Maintains positive working relationships with all Parkland internal and external customers, employees, etc.

Serves as a resource for patients and other healthcare team members.

Serves as a resource for specific clinical patient care issues.

Provides patient care educational information and training to patient and family members.

May participate in community outreach activities (such as health fairs, community collaborations or outreach clinics) as assigned.

Maintains and implements knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern nursing practice, and ensures the hospital and Parkland are in compliance.

Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans.

Maintains and updates knowledge of sanitation, infection control, safety, supplies, equipment, appropriate utilization of supplies and materials.

Performs appropriate patient assessments including continuous surveillance. Recognizes changes in a patient's condition and provides appropriate interventions as necessary.

Consults with other team members as required, notifies providers to report changes in patient condition and implements orders in a timely manner. Exercises independent judgment in providing safe nursing care to the critically ill/stable patient.

Provides safe medication administration using the patient's six (6) rights, provide maintenance and management of IV access, be able to perform POC monitoring and demonstrate safe infection control practices, and use of developmental care products.

Supports appropriate positioning, assessment and management of pain as developmentally appropriate for gestational age and provides emergency resuscitation management of an infant.

Completes appropriate documentation.

Maintains accurate and timely entries and notations in patient care records and hospital documents.

Ensures that all records and documents meet the standards, goals, and objectives of the NNICU and Parkland.

Works with other staff in providing direction to non-nursing staff.

Participates in information exchanges with nursing and other Parkland staff that support the standards, missions, goals and objectives of the NNICU and Parkland. Seeks and utilizes direction from more experienced staff and team members as needed.

Provides appropriate hand off any time care is relinquished.

Serves as Charge Nurse on rotation as necessary.

Serves as a preceptor or trainer to newer nursing staff members.

Prepares and conducts an in-service educational program for the NNICU at least once per year.

Identifies ways to improve work process and improve patient and customer satisfaction utilizing therapeutic communication with family including recommendations for support groups, providing information and resources.

Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the NNICU and Parkland.

Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in nursing practice by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals and actively participating in professional organizations.

Maintains State of Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse, plus any additional required licensures/certifications.
Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

Requirements
Education:

Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

Experience:

Must have two years of nursing experience.

Prefer experience in an acute care setting.

Equivalent Experience:

None.


Certification/Registration/Licensure:

Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.

Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Military Training Network.

Must have Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within 90 days of hire or reclassification into the role.
Location
Dallas, Texas 75391
Profession
Registered Nurse
Employment Type
Per Diem
Shift
night
Shift Hours
20
Compensation
$45.11/hour
Employer
Parkland Health
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