Senior Staff Registered Nurse - Plastics (Medical Center)
Posted on: November 24, 2020
At Houston Methodist, the Sr Staff Registered Nurse (RN) position
is a licensed staff nurse, who as an advanced clinician, functions
at the Proficient level according to Benner s model of clinical
practice. The Sr Staff RN position provides professional direct
patient nursing care to a diverse patient population, which may
include patients with varied and complex needs, and is considered
an expert in a specialty. Besides conducting nursing assessments,
assisting with exams and treatment and maintenance of medical
records, this position assists in coaching and mentoring department
staff in areas of clinical and professional practice. Role modeling
compassionate communication with physicians and the
interprofessional health care team, the Sr Staff RN position
assumes leadership responsibilities with high level contributions
in the department and across the institution. Responsibilities for
this position may include but are not limited to leading department
clinical activities, assessing department needs related to practice
and improvement opportunities, serving as a clinical resource for
department staff and coordinating department education in
partnership with management.
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care"
plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and
populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
o Provide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model
for others to emulate.
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by
following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive
Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their
needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by
enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to
the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
1. Identifies staff development opportunities for professional
growth of colleagues, provides coaching to meet identified goals.
Acts as a model and coaches staff in effective verbal, non-verbal
and written communication, which includes active listening and
teaching. Provides oversight for new employee preceptorships.
2. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work
environment such as mitigation of conflict. Advocates for a
balanced workload, promotes positive behaviors, and peer-to-peer
3. Improves nurse satisfaction by serving as a role model and
mentor, facilitating teamwork with RNs, non-licensed and
interprofessional staff, as evidenced by the annual RN-RN teamwork
score and interprofessional relationship score. Improves department
scores for turnover/retention.
SERVICE - 25%
1. Role models the patient and family-centered care standards, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
document. Mentors others regarding specialty populations. Audits
plan of care. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural
diversity and inclusion principles.
2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including
discharge/disposition, 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. Develops appropriate
resources and supports department practices and guidelines.
3. Develops and implements effective patient teaching strategies
based on learning needs; uses appropriate resources, incorporating
planning for care after discharge/disposition. Consistently
evaluates the patient s comprehension and adapts teaching methods
4. Drives department activities to improve department score for
patient satisfaction, through peer-to-peer accountability to
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1. Models the standards of care related to the nursing process, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
document. Provides care as the staff nurse leader to complex
patients and leads the interprofessional health care team in
implementing plan of care. Anticipates/prevents and
recognize/resolves early declines in patient condition and emergent
situations. Manages assignment of complex patients and other
department demands. Identifies areas of practice improvements with
research-based evidence to achieve quality measures and patient
safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation and patient
2. Models the standards related to regulatory requirements and
professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist
Professional Nursing Practice document. Role models highly
developed assessment, clinical documentation, leadership and
analytical skills; integrates and contributes to professional
practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols and leads
improvements in patient safety-related processes at department or
service line level. Contributes to development of service line and
clinical standards and guidelines.
3. Partners on initiatives to improve quality and safety scores,
through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses and
identifying solutions by collaborating with the interprofessional
team. Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to
FINANCE - 10%
1. Models independent time management effectively and
prioritization of daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime.
Actively participates in the stewardship and efficient utilization
of resources and needs including capital and operational budget
2. Implements department strategies to achieve financial target and
mentors others to do the same through timely documentation of care,
optimizing efficiency, minimizing incidental overtime, and other
areas according to department specifications.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
1. Identifies opportunities for practice changes and performance
improvement. Investigates and incorporates evidence-based practices
which are presented to shared governance and leadership. Supports
change initiatives and adapts to unexpected changes.
2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementations to
improve care to the community. Identifies trends for improvement
opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives.
Researches the change and presents options to appropriate clinical
3. Expands individual nursing knowledge and coaches staff to grow
in knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
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