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Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Nursing Nights - Houston Methodist Bayto

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Baytown
Posted on: October 12, 2018

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Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Nursing Nights - Houston Methodist Bayto Work Shift: 7p-7aWork Week: 12 hour shift with rotating weekends and holidaysJob SummaryDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. LEADERSHIP a. Provides care to increasingly complex patients with support of more experienced staff. (Quality/Safety) b. Participates in unit projects focused on improvement in patient care and shared governance activities. (Growth/Innovation) c. Uses resources effectively and efficiently. (Finance) d. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard. (Finance) 2. PATIENT/FAMILY-CENTERED CARE a. Plans and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patients priorities and abilities. (Service) b. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. (Service) c. Advocates on patient/familys behalf to identify and help resolve clinical or ethical concerns. (Service) d. Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard. (Service) 3. CLINICAL JUDGEMENT/CRITICAL THINKING a. Follows the nursing process in providing care. (Quality/Safety) b. Plans for routine events and manages emergent situations in collaboration with the healthcare team. (Quality/Safety) c. Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard . (Quality/Safety) 4. COMMUNICATION a. Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all health care team members and reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner, lis10s and responds to the ideas of others. (People) b. Uses a structured format for regular communication with patients and families, such as hourly rounding. (Quality/Safety) c. Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients and families; communicates compe10ce and confidence to patients and health care team. (Service) 5. TEAMWORK a. Manages usual patient assignment and other unit demands, completes patient care responsibilities in timely manner with accurate documentation. (Quality/Safety) b. Requests help when needed and accepts constructive feedback. (People) c. Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes. (Growth/Innovation) 6. SAFETY a. Reports near misses as well as errors promptly and consis10tly to improve systems and processes and identify trends. (Quality/Safety) b. Stays focused on task at hand and plans care to limit distractions. (Quality/Safety) c. Implements unit and hospital initiatives to achieve National Patient Safety Goals. (Quality/Safety) 7. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE/RESEARCH a. Participates in unit evidence-based practice or performance improvement projects. (Innovation/Growth) b. Identifies areas of practice that should be updated with current research. (Quality/Safety) c. Uses evidence-based practice to support care and has a strong understanding of designated core measures. (Quality/Safety) 8. STAFF EDUATION a. Assesses own compe10ce on continuous basis and identifies learning needs. (Growth/Innovation) b. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline compe10cies. (Growth/Innovation) 9. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS a. Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide. 10. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement. 11. Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards. 12. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards. 13. Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing Bachelors Degree required for new hires at TMH and MWHH, preferred at other TMH system hospitals EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS N/A CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Registered nurse with current Texas license Basic Life Support (BLS). Other certifications as required by unit/service SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable. 2. Basic computer skills Must be able to write and speak effectively in English Competencies, skills, training as listed in Policy NU-903, Competence of Nursing Staff and HR 07 Competency AssessmentEqual Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.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.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileHouston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 257 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

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