MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL
JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse
REPORTS TO: Supervisor/Manager
RESPONSIBILITY FOR None
JOB SUMMARY: Perform direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice
Act, with emphasis on nursing process/outcomes for the Neuroscience Service Line. Provider of Care :
Determine the predictable or unpredictable health status and health needs of patients (individual and family) through interpretation of health data and preventive practice in collaboration with patients and interdisciplinary health care team members.
Utilize a systematic approach to provide individualized, goal-directed nursing care.
Perform comprehensive nursing assessments regarding the health status of the patient
Formulate a nursing care plan based on determination of nursing diagnoses and identified problems
Implement nursing care within the RN's scope of practice, including compliance with other laws that apply to the practice setting
Develop and implement teaching plans for patients concerning promotion, maintenance and restoration of health
Provide education, emotional support and age specific care to foster a partnership with the patient and significant others
Provide for the care of multiple patients (individual and family) either through direct care or assignment and/or delegation of care to other members of the healthcare team
Evaluate the patient's (individual and family) responses and outcomes to therapeutic interventions
Use critical thinking approach to analyze clinical data and current literature as a basis for decision making in nursing practice.
Coordinator of Care:
Make assignments to licensed staff (LVN, RN) and delegate to unlicensed staff in compliance with current BNE rules in a structured health setting for patients with predictable, as well as unpredictable, health needs.
Member of a Profession:
Assume accountability and responsibility for the quality, continuity, and coordination of nursing care across the care settings
Act as patient advocate to implement and direct care to ensure patient safety in the clinical practice environment
Integrate the management of information and effective communication skills in daily practice
Serve as a healthcare advocate in monitoring and promoting quality healthcare and services for the patients served
Participate in activities and act as a leader in promoting best practices, department specific initiatives and process improvement
Build on the ANA Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Practice
Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization
Other duties, as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Graduate of an accredited school of Professional Nursing.
If hired after 6/1/12, BSN required within 24 months of hire into RN position.
Minimum of 1-year experience in acute care hospital within the last three years, required
Experience in Neuroscience, is preferred
Current RN license in the State of Texas or compact license
Current American Heart Association BLS provider.
The RN for Neuroscience completes individualized training and continuing staff development through the orientation process and competency assessment.
SPECIAL DEMANDS: None
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Approximately 100% inside work. See employee health documents for OSHA
category and other employee health issues.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: See employee health documents for physical demand requirements.
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom