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Registered Nurse

Company: Covenant Medical Center
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - NICU - Covenant Children's Hospital *Up to $15,000 Hiring Bonus* *Child Req to R354784*Covenant Health is seeking an Full Time, Night Shift Registered Nurse (RN) II for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Children's Hospital.

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Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Job Summary:

The RN independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care.

Essential Functions:

* COLLABORATION: The process whereby the health care team plan and practice together as colleagues, working interdependently within the boundaries of their scope of practices using shared values and mutual respect for each other's contribution to care for individuals, their families and communities. Major elements include non-hierarchal relationships and intra-inter professional collegiality
* Facilitate patient care through developing and maintaining therapeutic & effective communication/ relationships with patient/family and the health care team:
* Recognize and communicates patient condition/care changes to charge nurse, supervisor, medical staff and other team members within an appropriate time frame; completes bedside shift report and documentation in a timely manner


* Anticipate and is prepared to present information to patients and families regarding plan of care


* Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of chain of command


* Participate in staff meetings by constructively communicating issues and offering solutions that affect the unit


* Promote collaborative and caring relationships with colleagues that contribute to teamwork and respects culturally diverse individuals and viewpoints


* Seek assistance and support in unfamiliar clinical situations and utilizes the guidance of mentors


* Demonstrate professional behavior with patients/families and healthcare team, treating others with dignity and respect according to CHS values




* Participate in shared governance and participative leadership, including appropriate delegation of care:
* Appropriately delegates, supervises, and evaluates abilities and performance of other team members. Identifies and communicates opportunities for improved team performance


* Include patient/family in implementing the plan of care based upon their ability to participate in and make decisions regarding care


* Demonstrate awareness of competency, job description and scope of practice of patient care team members when delegating aspects of care


* Participate and follows through with unit/service level shared governance activities


* Verbalize and supports unit goals




* Demonstrate awareness of unit/service budget and guidelines related to staffing and scheduling:
* Demonstrate efficient use of time, equipment and supplies


* Provide input for capital budget


* Follow scheduling guidelines and demonstrates flexibility in order to meet unit and patient needs






* CLINICAL PRACTICE: The practitioner is accountable to recognize the health and quality of life needs of the patient, family and community and to collaborate with them to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. The practitioner utilizes his/her specialized skills and scientific knowledge to design collaborative and integrated care that binds together all resources in a goal oriented movement toward health. Components of clinical practice are competence, evidenced based practice/continuous quality improvement, advanced practice nursing and practice standards
* Implement safe and therapeutic care for patients and provides a safe environment specific to age and development of the patient population served:
* Adhere to all safety policies and procedures; identifies safety issues or hazards in the work environment and communicates deficiencies appropriately


* Implement a safe and therapeutic plan of care for patients of minimal complexity according to the hospital's policies and procedures


* Request assistance from mentor, resource nurse or team leaders when essential care cannot be completed


* Provide ongoing teaching to patient/family regarding testing, treatment and procedures


* Recognize and responds to priorities in meeting patient care responsibilities; detects obvious changes in patient's condition. Incorporates clinical findings into priority setting


* Include patient and family in implementing a culturally sensitive plan based upon their ability to participate and make decisions regarding care




* Assist in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for peers and develops ongoing plan for self-development:
* Recognize and verbalizes own learning needs


* Participate in learning activities to obtain skills that meet gaps between desired and actual performance


* In collaboration with manager/mentor, develops plan for meeting learning needs during orientation and on an ongoing basis


* Provide and receives constructive feedback to/from team members


* Share new ideas/information attained from attending educational opportunities




* Assure quality through application of evidenced-based practice to policy, procedure, standards of care, clinical pathways and protocol changes:
* Follow policy, procedure, standards of care, and protocol changes common to patient population


* Participate in performance improvement activities as directed


* Demonstrate accountability for apprising self of posted policies, procedures, standards of care, clinical pathways and protocol changes




* Maintain clinical competence:
* Maintain knowledge of Nurse Practice Act


* Demonstrate and maintains competence in required hospital wide and service specific competency programs


* Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served including knowledge of the principles of growth and development, psychosocial characteristics, and interventions for age-specific requirements of the assigned unit




* Utilize nursing process to perform a comprehensive, age-specific assessment of patient & family needs, including identification of formal teaching needs for specific patients/families and communities:
* Demonstrate the ability to assess and prioritize the cultural, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual patient/family needs


* Utilize resources: e.g., Advanced Practice Nurses, literature, etc. when caring for patients with unfamiliar diagnoses


* Assess patient's needs and conditions at regular intervals as defined in unit standards of care, including hourly rounding


* Utilize screening tools to identify the need for interdisciplinary assessment


* Assess needs, preferred learning style and barriers (i.e. cultural, psychomotor) to patient and family education


* Reinforce established education plan


* Identify teaching goals with patient and family and provides teaching based on documented learning needs


* Educate patient/family about their plan of care across the continuum, including post-hospitalization self-care and consult for appropriate resources




* Utilize nursing process to develop/revise plan of care and evaluates patient progress toward expected outcomes:
* Utilize interdisciplinary assessment data to develop/contribute to plan of care


* Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining expected outcomes in a systematic, ongoing, and culturally sensitive criterion-based manner and revises plan of care


* Be responsible for accurate, complete, and individualized documentation of patient assessment, goals, plan of care, interventions and care provided, as well as patient's progress toward discharge goals






* CULTURE & CARING: The central theme of the CHS Practice Model is the caring relationship that exists between the patient/family and nurse. Caring practices are activities that are responsive to the uniqueness of the patient/family and that create a compassionate and therapeutic environment. Holistic practice addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and developmental needs of patients and families across the life span. Care for the body, mind and spirit - from birth to final stage of life - is a desired characteristic of professional practice. Culture is a collection of traditions, beliefs, values and behaviors that make up the context for how care is delivered. Culture forms and develops over time. The desired culture supports and values are:
* Innovative and improvement, openness, risk taking, integrity, trust and mutual respect


* A nursing code of ethics which is securely integrated into day to day activities


* Interdisciplinary collaboration


* Advancement of nursing practice


* Reward and recognition for professional achievements


* Demonstrate commitment toward patient advocacy, customer satisfaction, and a culture based on innovation, openness, integrity, trust and mutual respect while maintaining ethical standards. Cross reference the Values Based Competencies:
* Demonstrate behaviors reflective of caring and concern for customer satisfaction, i.e. advocacy, listening, compassion, comfort, honor and respect, follow through on customer requests


* Identify opportunities for improvement in customer satisfaction


* Seek assistance as needed to advocate for the patient and family


* Demonstrate actions that support philosophy of family centered care


* Serve as a resource for patient advocacy initiatives such as restraint use, spirituality, pain management


* Demonstrate the values of dignity and justice by assuring respect for privacy and confidentiality and participation by the patient/families in decisions regarding care; complies with the patient's bill of rights and the patient's advanced directive


* Verbalize knowledge of "staff rights" policy and Ethics Guidelines


* Recognize and reports incompetent/unsafe/unethical care practices







Minimum Position Qualification:

Education:

* Must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas



License/Certifications:

* Must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas or approved compact State as a Registered Nurse


* Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (AHA) certification within thirty (30) days


* Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one (1) year of hire


* Specialty certification for promotion to RN IV


* 1 year Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)


* 1 year Sugar Temperature Airway Blood pressure Labwork and Emotional responsibility (STABLE)



Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education:

* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing; must achieve within five (5) years of employment as a Registered Nurse; for promotion to RN IV


Keywords: Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock , Registered Nurse , Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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