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Registered Nurse (RN) II - Arlington, TX - Med Surg

Company: Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (RN) II - Arlington, TXAre you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We're looking for qualified Registered Nurses like you to join our Texas Health family. Position Highlights ------- --Work location: 800 West Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76012 ------- --Work environment: BU Behavioral Health-- ------- --Work hours: Day shift, full-time, 36 hours weekly, every other weekend requirement ------- --$12,000 sign-on bonus for eligible NICU RNs (eligible upon hire with a signed retention agreement) Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women's services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence. For more information, visit Qualifications Education Associate's Degree in Nursing required Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred Experience One (1) year experience as a clinical nurse or completion of an RN residency program required Licenses and Certifications RN - Registered Nurse upon hire required and BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support (prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required) and CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training upon hire required and ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (maintained annually) within six (6) months required or CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within thirty (30) days required and ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (maintained annually) within twelve (12) months required Skills A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Position Responsibilities-- 1. Basic Human Needs - Responds to others' priorities regarding safety, physical, psychological and social needs. The professional nurse exhibits understanding of basic human needs by demonstrating: a. Attention to emotional, social, and self-esteem needs b. Regular assessment and maintenance of comfort c. Knowledge of basic physiology and pathophysiology d. Knowledge of human emotions during health and illness e. Knowledge of human development across the life span f. Knowledge of pain and suffering, pain interventions and pain comfort/theories. g. Provides safe patient care as evidenced by:-- 1. Using barcode medication verification (BMV) during medication administrations 2. Completing accurate documentation in the electronic health record 3. Completing assessments accurately and in a timely manner 4. Individualizing care plans specific to the needs of the patient 5. Providing consistent attention to airway, intake, elimination, sleep, rest, mobility and hygiene needs-- 2. Human Respect - Honors worth of humans through unconditional acceptance as evidenced by: a. Handling of the body with care b. Demonstrating knowledge of patient rights and incorporating into daily practice c. Calling patients by their preferred name d. Demonstrating use of eye contact and physical contact appropriately e. Speaking respectfully and professionally in a soothing tone-- 3. Appreciation of Unique Meanings - Concerned with understanding others frame of reference. The professional nurse demonstrates an appreciation of unique meanings by: a. Using active listening b. Exemplifying a non-judgmental attitude c. Tolerating both positive and negative ideas or expressions d. Demonstrating flexibility e. Eliciting patient values and preferences f. Recognizing and appreciating diversity g. Developing personal relationships with patients/significant others-- 4. Affiliation Needs - Engages family/caregivers in health care situations. The professional nurse demonstrates recognition and understanding of affiliation needs by: a. Demonstrating knowledge of individual patient's family situation and routines b. Demonstrating knowledge of family theories c. Being responsive to families d. Engaging family members in health decisions per patients' wishes e. Allowing family members' presence f. Involving family g. Conducting routine family meetings h. Sharing available resources with families i. Establishing, maintaining and discontinuing appropriately therapeutic relationships with patients/families 5. Mutual Problem Solving - Professional behaviors that help patients and families understand how to confront, learn about, and think about their health and illness; involves a reciprocal, shared approach with resulting decisions acceptable to involved parties. The professional nurse demonstrates mutual problem solving by: a. Providing information, using up to date literature, approved tools including EMMI and demonstrates knowledge of patient's unique learning approach. b. Validating patient knowledge through use of teach back method c. Accepting feedback from patients and adopting patient ideas d. Prioritizing and individualizing care delivery based on professional judgment e. Using listening skills and demonstrating knowledge of how to engage others-- 6. Attentive Reassurance - Listens and concentrates on others. Is reliable, available and attentive. The professional nurse demonstrates attentive reassurance by being: a. Optimistic b. Accessible to patients and families c. Available and re-confirming that availability d. Confident; demonstrating assertiveness knowledge e. Reassuring f. Self-reliant and demonstrating self- knowledge g. Clarifying mis-perceptions-Using HEART as needed-- 7. Encouraging Manner - The professional nurse communicates an attitude that is supportive, open, positive and tolerant by demonstrating: a. Knowledge and effective use of THR communication tools (AIDET, HEART, Team STEPPs) b. Supportive verbal and non-verbal demeanor c. Enthusiasm d. Positive feedback e. Supportive view of the system f. Empowering, inspiring behaviors-- 8. Healing Environment - The professional nurse creates settings that provide privacy, safety, confidentiality and tranquility demonstrated by: a. Establishing a safe environment b. Using frequent checks/surveillance including national patient safety goals(NPSG) c. Providing safety information and associated teach-backs d. Validating the call system is in place e. Completing accurate, timely and comprehensive hand offs f. Maintaining privacy and confidentiality g. Ensuring clean and pleasant surroundings h. Demonstrating knowledge of and effectively using TeamSTEPPS safety/communication tools. i. Demonstrating knowledge of current evidence related to prevention of adverse outcomes. j. Using safety enhancing technologies recognizing the benefits and limitations of them. k. Demonstrating understanding of the ethical standard, fidelity Teamwork -- "Individuals caring for individuals, together" 1. Communicates and collaborates with all members of the health care team: a. Delegates effectively by making efficient use of staff time and expertise b. Uses SBAR format in communicating with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members c. Uses hand off communication tool and/or processes appropriately for any change in caregivers across shifts and departments. d. Identifies patient needs and coordinates care and resources to facilitate patient throughput/flow e. Manages up other team members, intra and inter-departmentally looking for opportunities to positively recognize co-workers to leaders, patients, families and team. f. Demonstrates flexibility and helps co-workers when needed g. Follows attendance commitments by being timely and reliable 2. Incorporates and participates in TeamSTEPPS 3. Promotes a cost-effective team a. Demonstrates judicious use of resources including supplies, products and equipment b. Identifies ineffective and costly practices and provides suggestions for improvement c. Incorporates innovation and technology in daily practice to enhance efficiencies 4. Leads by example by giving priority to doing the right thing for patient care 5. Adapts to changes in workload by demonstrating flexibility related to patient needs, staffing and patient acuity-- Shared Decision Making 1. Actively participates in the Shared Governance model at unit, entity, and/or system level. 2. Actively engages in finding solutions for unit, division and/or entity concerns or issues. a. Participates in process improvement activities at the unit, entity and/or system level b. Seeks innovative ideas or promotes evidenced based practice changes among team 3. Uses multiple available tools to stay informed of changes, updates and communications. a. Reads and responds to email as requested b. Reviews meeting minutes when unable to attend in person c. Meets staff meeting attendance participation rates as per department standard 4. Demonstrates the ability to respectfully listen to others' opinions. 5. Collaborates with physicians and interdisciplinary team members to promote safe individualized care. a. Acceptable use of SBAR when communicating. b. Supports interdisciplinary meetings such as daily care briefings, rounds, family conferences and support groups for optimal patient outcomes 6. Promotes the Magnet and/or Pathways to Excellence standards throughout the organization.-- Professional Development 1. A. Participates in change and seeks opportunities for professional and personal growth. a. Actively engages in peer to peer review b. Willingly accepts feedback from colleagues including peers, leaders and other disciplines c. Utilizes feedback to seek opportunities for advancing professional growth 2. Understands, promotes, and values evidence-based practices, quality improvement, and/or research, and utilizes them in practice. a. Follows guidelines and recommendations defined by regulatory or professional practice agencies b. Provides daily care that achieves outcome targets for core measures, NPSG, employee satisfaction, patient satisfaction, NDNQI and other unit/organizational metrics 3. Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning and development. a. Maintains annual competencies b. Attends in-services and training useful to area of practice c. Shares with peers evidence-based practice updates, policy changes, new technology and other pertinent information from conferences or meetings. 4. Demonstrates a commitment to advancing the professional practice of nursing. a. Incorporates ethical principles from the ANA Code of Ethics b. Adheres to the Nursing Practice Act c. Identifies realistic and measurable goals at least annually d. Identifies and participates in MyJourney e. Participates in advancing professional practice as evidenced by: 1. Advancing Education 2. Certification 3. NCAP participation for eligible nursing staff 4. Professional organization membership 5. Other as described in employee comments-- Why Texas Health As a Texas Health Registered Nurse you'll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.-- At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make it a place you'll love to call home. Here are a few of our recent awards: ------- --2021 FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For--" (7th year in a row) ------- --Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running) ------- --"America's Best Employers for Diversity" list by Forbes ------- --A "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work---- Additional perks of being a Texas Health Nurse-- ------- --Unlimited access to online continuing education for professional and career development. Plus, a RN Step Program including NCAP and a nursing certification test-prep content for specialty nurses. ------- --A Nursing Excellence Advisory Board to provide the framework and methodology for funding projects to improve the quality of patient care through nursing education, nursing research and innovations in nursing practice. ------- --A strong shared governance structure featuring unit-based councils that empower nurses to shape their work environment. ------- --A supportive, team environment with outstanding opportunities for growth. Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits, Job Listings by Category, recent Awards we've won and more.-- Do you still have questions or concerns?-- Feel free to email your questions to #LI-WL1

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