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RN-Cancer Center-Infusion RN

Company: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's McNair Campus
Location: Houston
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Dan L Duncan CCC is an ambulatory clinic / physician office operations, inclusive of 3 clinical spaces comprised of: Hematology; Women's Cancers (Breast and Gyn Onc); and multi-disciplinary Surgical and Medical Oncology clinics covering disciplines such as GI, endocrine, pancreas, etc..
POSITION SUMMARY
The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care.
2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance.
3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum.
5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization?s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient.
7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families.
8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements.
9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum.
10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs.
11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction.
12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate.
14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient?s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods.
15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff.
16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another.
17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice.
20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety.
22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty.
25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes.
26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That?s what you?ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You?ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we?ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at?Catholic Health Initiatives!
Job Responsibilities
As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient?s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:

  • Monitoring patients? conditions and assessing their needs
  • Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
  • Administering patients? medications and providing treatments according to physicians? orders
  • Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families
    Job Requirements
    We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

    Additional requirements for this role include:
    • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
    • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
    • Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
    • Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred?
    • Additional certification or licensure may be required for some specialty areas*Medical Center-Bachelor's Degree for all transfers and new hires
      *Community Hospitals- Associate's Degree
      *Registered Nurse (RN)
      *Based on location and department assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

      Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system. Additional Information
      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0247353
      • Schedule: Full-time
      • Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's McNair Campus

Keywords: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's McNair Campus, Houston , RN-Cancer Center-Infusion RN, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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