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Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit Nights - Rowlett, TX #4674956

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health

Date: 03/14/2018

Category: Healthcare Services

City: Rowlett, TX

The Service Line RN PRN for Baylor Scott and White Health coordinates patient care delivered by the health care team. Using the nursing process, the Service Line RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops/implements the plan of care and evaluates the patient's response. During this process, the Service Line RN communicates patient data to the health care team, makes recommendations for patient interventions, collaborates with other health care providers to deliver care and documents outcomes. The RN is responsible for creating a plan of care that is sensitive to diversity, age appropriate, individualized to the needs of each patient and promotes safe passage. The Service Line RN promote safe passage for their patients by using knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays. The Service Line RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee. The Service Line RN uses clinical judgment, clinical inquiry, advocacy, caring practices, collaboration and systems thinking in the provision of nursing care. The Service Line RN for BSWH facilitates the learning for patients/families, staff and community through effective teaching.

Additional insight into the Service Line RN's role and responsibilities:

  • Clinical Judgment: Using clinical reasoning, conducts accurate clinical assessments according to practice standards. Identifies and prioritizes patient/family needs. Develops, implements and evaluates the nursing plan of care. Modifies plan to meet clinical outcomes. Shares accountability for effective decision-making by acquiring necessary skills, mastering relevant content, assessing situations accurately, sharing fact-based information, communicating professional opinions clearly and inquiring actively.

*Clinical Inquiry: Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, including, but not limited to, nursing sensitive indicators. Supports the implementation of changes. Provides evidence-based practices. Implements practice changes through research utilization and experiential learning. Participates in quality/performance improvement initiatives

  • Caring Practices: Creates a compassionate, supportive, safe and therapeutic environment for patients/families and staff. Demonstrates empathy, sensitivity and patience. Develops therapeutic relationships with patient and family and maintains appropriate boundaries. Manages both emotional and physical pain with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering.

  • Response to Diversity: Recognizes, appreciates and incorporates unique differences of patient/family into an individualized plan of care. Differences may include, but are not limited to, cultural differences, spiritual beliefs, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, age, and values. Delivers care in a nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory manner. Assesses patient and family level of understanding to provide effective communication.

  • Advocacy/Moral Agency: Preserves and protects the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity and rights of patient and family. Completes assessments and formulates an individualized plan to accurately reflect patient and family values and goals so they can be fully represented in care. Works on behalf of patients and families and represents their concerns. Identifies and helps resolve ethical and clinical concerns.

  • Facilitation of Learning: Facilitates the learning for patients/families, nursing staff, other members of the health care team and community. Integrates patient and family education throughout the delivery of care. Helps patients and families learn what they need to successfully transition within the health care environment, including changes in level of care and discharge to home or other facility. Assesses and documents learning needs/learning outcomes. Collaborates with peers in establishing individualized teaching plans. Provides patient and family with appropriate information to help them participate and/or make informed decisions about their health care and treatments, including health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Collaboration: Functions as a team member and works collaboratively and interdependently, involving intra- and inter-disciplinary work with colleagues and community. Open and sensitive to all team members' unique contributions. Uses resources to develop and implement an integrated plan of care. Delegates tasks/care to appropriate staff and ensures timely follow-up. Demonstrates critical communication skills including self-awareness, inquiry/dialogue, conflict management, negotiation, advocacy and listening. Embraces true collaboration as an ongoing process and invests in its development to ensure a sustained culture of collaboration.

  • Systems Thinking: Uses strategies and available resources for problem-solving for patient/family and staff. Assumes an active role in keeping informed about changes in hospital policy, procedures and equipment. Recognizes that resources are limited and considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and efficiency in planning and delivering patient care.

  • Professionalism: Improves nursing practice and the work environment

The ideal candidate will have an overt desire to be a part of Baylor Scott and White Health's mission.

• Location/Facility Lake Pointe

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• Specialty/Department/Practice ICU

• Shift/Schedule FT Days

• Benefits Our competitive benefits package includes*:

• Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

• 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

• Tuition Reimbursement

• PTO accrual beginning Day 1

*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!

Graduate of an Accredited Program

Registered Nurse (BSN or RN Adn)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

2 years of experience

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviors that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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