Registered Nurse II-BU Med Surg 3rd Floor - Fort Worth, TX - Med Surg
Company: Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Registered Nurse II-BU Med Surg 3rd Floor - Fort Worth, TXAre
you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly
hours?--We're looking for qualified--Registered Nurse's--like you
to join our Texas Health family. Position Highlights
Work location: Texas Health Alliance:
10864 Texas Health Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76244 Work environment: BU
Med Surg 3rd Floor South Work hours: Part-Time (24 Hours):
7:00AM-7:00PM shifts -- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Alliance is a 98-bed, full-service hospital offering acute care and
wellness programs to communities in North Fort Worth, Keller, North
Richland Hills, Haslet, Justin and surrounding areas. The hospital
provides numerous services, including emergency medicine, general
and outpatient surgery - including an outpatient surgery center,
women and infant's care - including a level III neonatal intensive
care unit, radiology - including a women's imaging center, cardiac
rehabilitation and therapy center, business health services, and
wellness programs. Texas Health Alliance is a technologically
advanced hospital that has earned national recognition for
operating at the highest level of electronic medical record
adoption. We invite you to join us in furthering your career
through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
- Associate's Degree Nursing required Bachelor's Degree Nursing
1 year experience as a clinical nurse
or completion of an RN residency program required -- Licenses and
- RN - Registered Nurse required upon hire and
- BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support (prior to providing
independent patient care and maintained quarterly) required
- CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training 60 Days required
and ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support charge only 90 Days Req --
Position Responsibilities 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
misperceptions-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, Error
Prevention Tools: Speak up for Safety, Question and Resolve) 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 Error Prevention
safety/communications 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 Error Prevention Tools into practice and participates
in High Reliability organizational training. 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
Reliable Care Blueprints, NPSG, employee satisfaction, patient and
family experience, 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 a standardized system tool for Self-Assessment and Evaluation,
Peer to Peer feedback, and professional goal development/career
planning 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
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