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Per Diem / PRN Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care - $70 per hour

Company: HCSS
Location: Galveston
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

HCSS is seeking a per diem / prn nurse RN PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care for a per diem / prn nursing job in Galveston, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Up to 36.00 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, days, nights
  • Employment Type: Per DiemHCSS Pediatric Intensive Care Registered NurseJob Summary:Competent Clinician. Possesses knowledge and skill to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled in specialty area. Competently functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Practice is characterized by predominantly interdependent decision-making. Practice is problem focused and patient centered in the manner care is provided. Able to manage unexpected or emergency situations that are commonly seen in assigned specialty population. Can manage commonly seen contingency situations that arise on the clinical unit. Provides patient care through nursing practices based upon the American Nurses Association Standards of Professional Practice, Nursing Process and UTMB's three domains for competency and advancement: Professional Practice, and Professional Performance. Values specialty unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives and health system goals.Major Duties/Critical Tasks:Nursing ProcessAssesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the daily care of assigned patientsIdentifies actual and potential nursing diagnoses/patient care needs; develops and individualizes care plan, and revises plan of care as neededExecutes physician's orders for all assigned patients. Administers medications and treatments and delivers culturally congruent and specialty appropriate competent nursing care in accordance with UTMB's policies, procedures, and standards in a caring and compassionate mannerCompetently and independently performs routine technical procedures/skills in assigned specialty area:Competently demonstrates knowledge and skills to utilize equipment in assigned specialty areaIndependently capable of performing different aspect of responsibilities within the departmentDemonstrates competent knowledge and skills to interpret and respond to patient data and hemodynamic responsesCompetent in identifying cardiac rhythms, waveforms and abnormal ranges and taking appropriate interventionCompetently demonstrates knowledge and competency in use of medications including cardiac medications, emergency drugs, moderate sedation and reversal agentsCompetently and consistently completes accurate, concise and documentation of the procedure event including monitoring of moderate sedation per policyPatient/Family Teaching & Health PromotionProvides uncomplicated and complex patient/family instruction and healthcare teaching based on identified learning needs (patient values, beliefs, barriers, and readiness to learn)Coaches others in strategies for patient/family inclusion and serves as a resource to others for patients/families with complex learning needsUses Teach-Back to determine effectiveness and modifies strategies as neededCare Coordination & DelegationCompetently and independently plans, coordinates, and prioritizes patient care activities according to skill level and work complexityMaintains safety and continuity of care using methods such as bedside shift report, hand-off tools/processes, inter-disciplinary care rounds, etc.; Role models and coaches others to utilize these methodsDemonstrates flexibility in time management to manage changing patient priorities; coaches and supports others to plan, coordinate and prioritize careDemonstrates competent use of technology in the delivery of patient care and serves as a resource and provides trouble shooting support to othersDelegates appropriately; may seek guidance or clarification of non-routinely delegated tasksEthics (legal/regulatory), Advocacy & Culturally Congruent CareIdentifies ethical situations and initiates appropriate communication/consultation to addressDelivers culturally congruent care using available resources to meet the needs of patient/family; recognizes situations in which personal bias may influenceServes as a patient advocate; may seek guidance/assistance in difficult situationsCommunication & CollaborationSupports healthy work environment by demonstrating respectful verbal and non-verbal communication with all members of the healthcare team; may seek support with challenging communication issues; addresses behavior that does not support respectful environmentRecognizes colleagues when they go above and beyond in demonstrating UTMB's core valuesPlans, coordinates, and prioritizes patient care activities in collaboration/communication with inter-professional team, including consult recommendationsFunctions as an independent and supportive team memberPrioritizes patient and departmental needs. Ability to work long hoursMaintains professionalism and communicates effectively in high stress situationsFunctions as an experienced Nurse Clinician who leads working effectively with others towards achieving common goals including morale and teamworkWorks effectively with others towards achieving common goals including morale and teamworkLeadershipRecognizes informal and formal unit/hospital leaders and can educate colleagues regarding unit/hospital leadershipRecognizes unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives and health system goalsRecognizes the importance of financial responsibility to promote fiscal health for the patient, unit, and organizationDemonstrates acceptable productivity and practices cost containment for the practice and the patientDemonstrates openness to change by actively seeking knowledge and needed information; uses positive communication and role modeling to promote understanding of change to colleaguesFunctions as a unit leader, providing direction and assistance to team members.Mentors others and promotes professional development of less experienced colleaguesEducation, Evidence-Based Practice & ResearchActively attends/participates in unit meetings/activities and supports the philosophy and goals of the unit/department and UTMBActively participates in shared leadership at the unit level; encourages colleague participationAttends presentations, professional development activities; encourages attendance/participation of colleaguesParticipates in one journal club annually.Shares educational findings, experiences, and ideas with colleagues through shared leadership meetings, presentations, professional development activitiesMentors others and develops learning opportunitiesDemonstrates commitment to lifelong learning (evidence-based practice, specialty certification, advanced degree)Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of evidence-based resources to guide patient care; coaches colleagues to utilize evidence-based resourcesIdentifies learning needs of self and others; sets challenging and realistic goals and develops learning opportunities to meet goals.Quality, Resources & SafetyIdentifies patient safety concerns, and reports appropriately; addresses immediate safety concerns appropriatelyCoaches others regarding unit quality metrics/outcomes data and improvement activities; actively engages in discussion, activities related to unit goals; Participates in systematic processes to achieve quality outcomesDemonstrates self-care through practices that support personal well-being, personal safety, and injury preventionServes as a resource to colleagues regarding the Electronic Health Record; identifies opportunities for system improvements and communicates ideas via appropriate channelsGeneral Requirements:Completes required specialty specific Competency Based Orientation (CBO) tools by the initial performance evaluation due date for placement in employee file.Actively participates in the initial and ongoing evaluation of competency using Competency Based Orientation (CBO) toolsPerforms and reports point of care testing (POCT).Prioritizes and organizes work so that required assignments are completed within a specified time frame.Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment and performs and/or assists others to perform proper aseptic technique, isolation procedures and infection control measures.Demonstrates acceptable productivity and practices cost containment for the unit/hospital and the patient.Competently and consistently completes accurate, concise, and legible documentation on all patient, unit, and hospital records (including care delivery and telephone patient related interactions).Competently utilizes electronic forms of communication and documentation.Meets periodic UTMB and unit specific compliance requirements for health screening, training, attendance, safety, CPR and PALS.Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.Perform related duties as requiredRequired Education/Experience:RN with current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas.Two (2) years of inpatient hospital experience as an RN with at least two (2) years in specialty area assigned (or similar experience) within the last 2 years.Must have current BLS and PALS certification obtained through American Heart Association (AHA)EquipmentAble to use equipment and related supplies for a selected patient population.Able to use mechanical devices, such as those used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen administration, and intravenous therapy. Including point of care testing (POCT) and quality requirements for that testingAble to use related computer equipmentWork EnvironmentsWork in a high stress environmentWork environment is in a comfortable indoor area.Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes could sometimes cause discomfort.Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required, such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects, and/or patients.Occasional lifting may be very heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.Vision, hearing, talking, and sense of touch abilities must be adequate to enable one to perform tasks quickly and accurately such as reading smallHCSS Job ID #2100778.

Keywords: HCSS, Galveston , Per Diem / PRN Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care - $70 per hour, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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