Per Diem / PRN Nurse RN - Med Surg - $58 per hour
Posted on: January 27, 2023
HCSS is seeking a per diem / prn nurse RN Med Surg for a per
diem / prn nursing job in Angleton, Texas.
Job Description & Requirements
- Specialty: Med Surg
- Discipline: RN
- Start Date: ASAP
- Duration: Ongoing
- Up to 36.00 hours per week
- Shift: 12 hours, days, nights
- Employment Type: Per Diem / PRN HCSS Angleton Medical Surgical
Competent Clinician. Possesses knowledge and skill to meet
standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified
in the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Experienced, knowledgeable, and
skilled in specialty area. Competently functions as a member of the
interdisciplinary team. Practice is characterized by predominantly
interdependent decision-making. Practice is problem focused and
patient centered in the manner care is provided. Able to manage
unexpected or emergency situations that are commonly seen in
assigned specialty population. Serves as a resource for Nurse
Clinician I or II. Can manage commonly seen contingency situations
that arise on the clinical unit. Provides patient care through
nursing practices based upon the American Nurses Association
Standards of Professional Practice, and Professional Performance.
Values specialty unit, nursing, and institutional strategic
initiatives and health system goals.
MAJOR DUTIES / CRITICAL TASKS:
Competently and independently assesses, plans, implements,
evaluates, and documents the daily care of assigned patients
Competently identifies patient care needs, formulates appropriate
nursing diagnoses, develops, and individualizes care plan, and
revises plan of care as needed
Competently executes physician's orders for all assigned patients.
Administers medications and treatments and delivers culturally
congruent and specialty appropriate competent nursing care in
accordance with UTMB's policies, procedures, and standards in a
caring and compassionate manner
Competently and independently performs routine and complex
technical procedures/skills in assigned specialty area
Patient/Family Teaching & Health Promotion
Provides uncomplicated and complex patient/family instruction and
healthcare teaching based on identified learning needs (patient
values, beliefs, barriers, and readiness to learn)
Coaches others in strategies for patient/family inclusion and
serves as a resource to others for patients/families with complex
Identifies potential impact of family dynamics
Utilizes evidence-based resources to provide patient/family
Utilizes evidence-based teaching strategies such as Teach-Back,
AskMe3 , return demonstration, etc.
Care Coordination & Delegation
Competently and independently plans, coordinates, and prioritizes
patient care activities according to skill level and work
Maintains safety and continuity of care using methods such as
bedside shift report, hand-off tools/processes, inter-disciplinary
care rounds, etc.; Role models and coaches others to utilize these
Demonstrates flexibility in time management to manage changing
patient priorities; coaches and supports others to plan, coordinate
and prioritize care
Demonstrates competent use of technology in the delivery of patient
care and serves as a resource and provides trouble shooting support
Delegates appropriately; may seek guidance or clarification of
non-routinely delegated tasks
Ethics (legal/regulatory), Advocacy & Culturally Congruent Care
Identifies ethical situations and initiates appropriate
communication/consultation to address
Delivers culturally congruent care using available resources to
meet the needs of patient/family; recognizes situations in which
personal bias may influence
Serves as a patient advocate; may seek guidance/assistance in
Communication & Collaboration
Supports healthy work environment by demonstrating respectful
verbal and non-verbal communication with all members of the
healthcare team; may seek support with challenging communication
issues; addresses behavior that does not support respectful
Recognizes colleagues when they go above and beyond in
demonstrating UTMB's core values.
Plans, coordinates, and prioritizes patient care activities in
collaboration/communication with inter-professional team, including
Recognizes informal and formal unit/hospital leaders and can
educate colleagues regarding unit/hospital leadership
Recognizes unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives
and health system goals
Recognizes the importance of financial responsibility to promote
fiscal health for the patient, unit, and organization
Demonstrates openness to change by actively seeking knowledge and
needed information; uses positive communication and role modeling
to promote understanding of change to colleagues
Functions as a unit leader, providing direction and assistance to
Mentors others and promotes professional development of less
Education, Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Actively attends/participates in unit meetings/activities and
supports the philosophy and goals of the unit/department and
Actively participates in shared leadership at the unit level;
encourages colleague participation
Attends presentations, professional development activities;
encourages attendance/participation of colleagues
Participates in one journal club annually
Shares educational findings, experiences, and ideas with colleagues
through shared leadership meetings, presentations, professional
Mentors others and develops learning opportunities
Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning (evidence-based
practice, specialty certification, advanced degree)
Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of evidence-based resources
to guide patient care; coaches colleagues to utilize evidence-based
Quality, Resources & Safety
Identifies patient safety concerns, and reports appropriately;
addresses immediate safety concerns appropriately
Coaches others regarding unit quality metrics/outcomes data and
improvement activities; actively engages in discussion, activities
related to unit goals; Participates in systematic processes to
achieve quality outcomes
Demonstrates self-care through practices that support personal
well-being, personal safety, and injury prevention
Serves as a resource to colleagues regarding the Electronic Health
Record; identifies opportunities for system improvements and
communicates ideas via appropriate channels
Completes required specialty specific Competency Based Orientation
(CBO) tools by the initial performance evaluation due date for
placement in employee file.
Actively participates in the initial and ongoing evaluation of
competency using Competency Based Orientation (CBO) tools and
e-performance nursing evaluation.
Completes the annual self-evaluation on time for competency and
Performs and reports point of care testing (POCT).
Prioritizes and organizes work so that required assignments are
completed within a specified time frame.
Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment and performs
and/or assists others to perform proper aseptic technique,
isolation procedures and infection control measures.
Demonstrates acceptable productivity and practices cost containment
for the unit/hospital and the patient.
Competently and consistently completes accurate, concise, and
legible documentation on all patient, unit, and hospital records
(including care delivery and telephone patient related
Competently utilizes electronic forms of communication and
Meets periodic UTMB and unit specific compliance requirements for
health screening, training, attendance, safety, and CPR.
Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
Performs related duties as required
REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
RN with current license or valid permit to practice professional
nursing in Texas.
Two (2) years of inpatient hospital experience within the last 2
Must have current BLS certification obtained through American Heart
ACLS certification is required for MS-Telemetry RN
--- Able to use equipment and related supplies for a selected
--- Able to use mechanical devices, such as those used in
resuscitation, oxygen administration, and intravenous therapy. Show
in point of care testing (POCT) and quality requirements for that
--- Able to use related computer equipment.
Work environment is in a comfortable indoor area.
Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes
could sometimes cause discomfort.
Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required, such as
walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials,
equipment, objects, and/or patients.
Occasional lifting may be very heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.
Vision, hearing, talking, and sense of touch abilities must be
adequate to enable one to perform tasks quickly and accurately such
as reading small print, reading from monitoring equipment, defining
details, sending, and receiving clear and accurate oral
Frequent periods of concentrated or focused attention will be
needed to interpret visual, auditory, and sensory inputs.
Shift work may be required.
Alertness and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid
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