Registered Nurse (Nights) - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX

Description

 Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the state nursing practice act.
 Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress and treatment goals.
 Demonstrates 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 to facilitate appropriate nursing, medical or other intervention
 Effectively communicates with patients, families, physicians and team members
 Serves as a professional role model to 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 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 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 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

Apply Here »

 

Job Requirements

Experience

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

Skills

 Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State in which performing duties.
 Certified in BLS/ACLS/PALS
 Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.

Education Required

 Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.