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Registered Nurse (RN) - Labor and Delivery - FT Night Shift - $5,000 Sign-On Bonus

Dallas, TX

UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Labor and Delivery - FT Night Shift - $5,000 Sign-On Bonus



UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital Labor and
Delivery.

 
 

At UT Southwestern Medical Center,
our obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses, and maternity nurses are
dedicated to providing the best possible birth experience for women and
families. With advanced training and years of experience, we provide compassionate
care for mothers, babies, and their families throughout labor and delivery.  2000+/deliveries per yr, 16 LDRS/3 ORs, 5 prep & recovery rooms.



This position will work in a fast-paced environment and
requires a minimum of 2 year RN experience in Labor and Delivery. Hours for full
time are (3) three 12 hour shifts per week with rotating weekends.  BLS
and NRP required.



Our staffing mix offers competitive nurse to patient ratios
and Multiple Gold PACT pin winners, D Magazine Excellence in Nursing, and Daisy
Award Recipients. Our Labor and Delivery team is part of the Texas A&m program.



We are looking for highly
motivated, detail oriented, energetic employees to help bring smiles to our
patient’s faces!  We offer State Retirement and PAID Medical Benefits for
Full Time employees!




Come join our team!













Experience and Education


Graduate of an
approved/accredited nursing program either by a governmental authority, nursing
board, or a licensing authority which has jurisdiction over
approval/accreditation of nursing programs (Texas BON 217.1).

 

Must be able to read,
write and communicate in English.

 



  • One (1) year of RN
    experience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as
    dictated by unit or standard of care.

  • BLS and NRP required. 

  • ACLS preferred.

  • Current Texas (or BNE
    Compact State) license.

  • Professional certification in a nursing
    organization is preferred.





Job Duties



  • Performs and
    accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments.
    All assessments take into consideration age specific criteria (children,
    adolescents, adults and elder adults).

  • Actively anticipates patients
    and/or patient's family needs and expectations and utilizes these in
    conjunction with the assessment to develop an appropriate plan of care for
    the patient.

  • Utilizes critical thinking
    skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care.

  • Maintains and utilizes
    competencies per unit expectation.

  • Identifies and implements
    appropriate nursing interventions based on the completed assessment.

  • Completes accurate and timely
    documentation of these interventions. Active coordinator of the
    interdisciplinary plan of care.

  • Confers with all members of the
    health care team in a collaborative fashion.

  • Shares information &
    observations of the patient and/or patient's family in a manner that
    advocates for optimal patient care. 

    Appropriately prioritizes nursing interventions based upon completed
    assessment.

  • Promptly identifies changes in
    condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc.

  • Reports changes, takes
    follow-up action as appropriate.

  • Actively involves patient,
    family and/or care-giver informed.

  • Evaluates implemented
    interventions and modifies care according to the evaluation.

  • Documents interventions and
    modifications to the plan of care in an accurate and timely manner. 

    Adheres to appropriate hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies,
    procedures, clinical pathways and nationally accepted standards of nursing
    practice.

  • Incorporates ANA standards,
    into the provision of safe, quality patient care, utilizing current
    literature, and research.

  • Practices in accordance with
    our Professional Practice Model - Relationship Based Care & delivers
    care using our Care Delivery System PACE - Patient Focused, Accountable,
    Coordinated and Continuous and Evidence Based.

  • Provides appropriate &
    timely answers and/or education to patients, patient's families,
    significant others and/or caregivers.

  • Completes accurate and timely
    documentation of all education provided including discharge plan of care.

  • Assesses competence, obtains
    feedback/evaluation of understanding from patient, family, significant
    others and/or /caregivers.

  • Demonstrates effective
    communication based on individual patient needs and learning
    preferences. 

    Welcomes and orients patient, family, significant other and/or caregiver
    to the unit.

  • Encourages patient/family
    participation in care.

  • Reviews personalized patient
    plan of care with patient/family every shift.

  • Updates white boards
    accordingly and sets daily goals with patient input.

  • Explains special diets, tests,
    procedures and medications in easily understood and appropriate language.

  • Makes hourly rounds on patients
    and communicates when they will return.

  • Advocate for resources and
    support that enhance patient safety and unit/hospital based initiatives.

  • Participates in evaluating data
    to guide decisions regarding unit / department budget formulation and
    implementation.

  • Performs Peer Evaluation to
    provide constructive feedback to peers regarding performance.

  • Holds co-workers accountable
    for their behavior and compliance with policies and standards.

  • Actively intervenes when
    patient safety is at risk. 

    Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and quality/ safety
    initiatives (EX: patient safety, patient satisfaction, core measures, and
    infection control).

  • Supports efforts to develop and
    maintain team environment.

  • Participates in multidisciplinary
    quality and practice improvement teams.

  • Shares professional and
    technical information with colleagues & students.

  • Offers self as a resource as
    needed to others (Ex: preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand
    when needed).

  • Participates in meetings &
    on committees & represents the dept. & hospital in community
    outreach.

  • Perform other duties as
    assigned.


 

Security


This position is
security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes
UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information








UT Southwestern
Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that
provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In
accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful
discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion;
national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it
is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of
sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

 



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