Registered Nurse - 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

Experience

  • At least one year of hospital experience required
  • Pediatrics and/or ICU experience preferred

Skills

  • Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State in which performing duties.
  • Certified in BLS/ACLS/PALS
  • Knowledge of basic EKG
  • Care of patients with vent / trach / Gbutton / NG tubes / Mickey

Education Required

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
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