System Float Pool RN PRN (NIGHT) Full time w/ benefits - Corporate
Company: Houston Methodist
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Full time PRN with Medical and Dental Full Benefited position.
Flexible RN opportunities.
Great opportunity to float to 3 hospitals within Houston
Great work environment.
At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) PRN position is a
licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the
Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical
practice. The RN PRN position provides professional nursing care to
a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists
with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of
medical records.The RN PRN position provides direct patient care
effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied
and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with
the physicians and interprofessional health care team to
facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient,
quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN
PRN position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care,
using technology, administering medications, performing procedures
and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate
in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. This position
assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including
but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared
governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to
students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service
line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and
teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and
interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of
Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity,
consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to
requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy
relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and
offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when
appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes.
Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit
processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May
include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards
improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee
engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF)
SERVICE - 25%
Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined
in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document.
Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and
maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is
congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.
Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including
discharge, 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, utilizing appropriate
Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate
resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge.
Consistently evaluates the patient's comprehension and adapts
teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
Helps drive improvement of department score for patient
satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer
accountability to service standards. (EF)
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and
professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist
Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of
practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core
measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate
Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care
with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the
patient's condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes
clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach.
Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard,
through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and
collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF)
FINANCE - 10%
Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively,
timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize
daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization
including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF)
Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on
unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing
efficiency and other areas according to department specifications.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and
improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based
practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through
evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared
governance activities. (EF)
Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to
improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement
opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives.
Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of
o Two years of registered nurse experience in a healthcare
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain
permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable
according to current Board of Nursing requirements.
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service
o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized
certification in applicable specialty area preferred
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