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Registered Nurse - Houston, Texas - Med Surg

Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Houston, Texas

The RN will perform clinical duties as directed by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services through the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Acute Care, Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/ Long Term Care, designated Associate Chief of Nursing Service and Head Nurse (or designee).

The RN will demonstrate leadership when providing nursing care and serve as a role model when assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. The Registered Nurse is responsible for managing and delivering care for complex patients care. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements nursing orders in a timely and accurate manner for patients with complex nursing care needs.
  • Implements physician's orders in a timely and accurate manner, initiating resolution if impeded.
  • Includes patient/family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and treatment plan, seeking assistance as needed.
  • Meets individual learning and discharge preparation needs by using appropriate resource personnel and approved educational materials.
  • Documents nursing process including patient/family/significant other education and discharge planning in a timely manner.
  • Assess/documents the patient's response to nursing intervention, anticipates potential changes in patient condition and response to treatment, initiating appropriate action and revising the care plan accordingly.
  • Updates assessments on a continuum by recognizing changes in patient's needs and reestablishing priorities for care.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency using the nursing process in providing care for patients with complex nursing care needs.
  • Guide and directs others who provide care.
  • Participates in established quality improvement studies and/or activities.
  • Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs.
  • Implements an ongoing educational plan to support own professional development.
  • Refers to, consults with, and makes provision for continuity of care with other health care providers.
  • Uses a body of research to validate and/or change own professional practice.
  • Delegates care in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
  • Assists patients in identifying and securing appropriate services.
  • All other duties dictated by patient care.

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Keywords: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston , Registered Nurse - Houston, Texas - Med Surg, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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