Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN) - Woodlands

Description

Under the Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse’s direct supervision, the RN provides nursing care in accordance with the laws governing nursing practice.

  • Ensures that the scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the state nursing practice act guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress, and treatment goals.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when assessing patients/residents.
  • Complies with established medication policies and procedures.
  • Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner, including weekly summaries, care plans, fall risk assessments, skin risk assessments, skin sheets.
  • Receives telephone orders from Licensed Independent Practitioner and fulfills orders per established policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in assuring prompt recognition of any untoward change in patient condition and in facilitating appropriate nursing, medical or other intervention
  • Effectively communicates with patients, families, physicians, and team members
  • Serves as a professional role model for other staff.
  • Serves as a resource to team members in regards to direct patient care needs
  • Knowledgeable of infection control issues
  • Manages time effectively and uses sound judgment to maintain optimal patient care
  • Knowledgeable of patient status to plan and provide effectively
  • Follows narcotic count guidelines as established by the facility
  • Proactive in remaining current with skills and competencies required to serve the increasingly complex population that we serve
  • Responsible for oral care of trach and ventilator-dependent patients
  • Performs patient and family education starting at the admission of the patient and documents accordingly in patient chart
  • Answers alarms and call lights to ensure prompt intervention
  • Actively works towards achieving goals set during the annual performance review and other periodic reviews.
  • Attends and completes all Mandatory Education modules in a timely manner
  • Performs bedside shift report to enhance patient communication and satisfaction.
  • Reassess patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require intervention or reporting to the Licensed Independent Practitioner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and possess the ability to perform basic drug calculations
  • Participates in walking rounds with physicians daily.
  • Accepts patient assignments as directed by the Charge Nurse.
  • Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care.
  • Coordinates and oversees care delivered by Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Coordinates and oversees care delivered by Licensed Vocational Nurses.
  • Coordinates staff breaks and meal breaks to ensure all staff have rest periods.
  • Ensures all overtime is authorized.
  • Serves as a resource for problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision making and assisting in patient care issues
  • Ensures patient weights are performed and documented for patients as ordered
  • Enhances professional growth by attending seminars or further educational opportunities.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional advancement.
  • Actively participates in the orientation of new employees.
  • Possess the ability to recognize changes in patient status with the implementation of appropriate interventions.
  • Ensures all patients who eat orally are up in a wheelchair and out of bed for all meals, including breakfast.
  • Ensures all patients are ready for activities and accompany patients to activities to provide assistance as needed.
  • Verbalizes the Registered Nurse role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Assists Respiratory Staff to provide security intervention as needed
  • Checks timesheet daily at the end of shift to ensure correcting timesheets on an ongoing basis and approve timecards at end of pay period.
  • Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred minimum of at least one (1) years experience in the acute/post-acute and/or pediatric setting.

Education Required

EDUCATION:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.

 

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State in which performing duties.
  • Certified in BLS upon hire date.
  • Certified in ACLS and PALS with forty-five (45) days of hire date.
  • Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation