Advancing HealthcareTogether -The Future of Healthcareisin East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas? Our People.Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose.We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare. Our Place.Quitman, TXis a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.
Coordinates and administers care to a patient population ranging in age from newborn to geriatric and utilizes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to ensure that each patient receives nursing care appropriate to his/her illness or injury. Provides clinical supervision to the technical, professional, and auxiliary staff to ensure the continuous delivery of quality patient care. Works cooperatively with appropriate medical staff to ensure accomplishment of hospital and departmental goals. Manages departmental activities in accordance with hospital and departmental policy and ensures that care is delivered consistent with physician's orders and treatment protocols. Implements a plan of care appropriate to each patient's needs.
DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Maximizes the effectiveness of nursing staff on the assigned shift by ensuring that patient care assignments are made in accordance with established triage criteria and are appropriate to each patient's nursing care needs Serves as a resource nurse for staff and makes accurate decisions in complex and dynamic clinical situations Demonstrates and maintains clinical skills proficiency in all required Emergency Department nursing skills including the use of equipment and assists in the orientation, training, and evaluation of emergency nursing personnel Evaluates the patient's progress toward desired outcomes and assists the patient and family in preparing for discharge, transfer, or hospital admission Participates in quality improvement activities and educational activities including attendance of at least 85% of staff meetings (10 out of 12) Completes any employee evaluation in a timely manner Completes daily departmental check-list and delegates assignments Makes hourly rounds to patient care areas, talking with patient, patient family ensuring that their needs/concerns have been addressed Makes rounds to assigned nursing areas, including EDW, to develop and maintain communication with staff addressing their needs or concerns for their shift Ensures that all work areas are clean and free of food, drinks and trash Ensures that all equipment is maintained and available in the department Assists the Nurse Educator in maintaining staff competencies Assists the Management Team in tasks that may be delegated to them Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Degree in nursing from an accredited school of professional nursing.Experience: Two years of emergency nursing experience required. One year of Charge Nurse experience preferred.Certification and Licensure: Current Texas RN license required. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) required within 18 months of employment Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required CEN or CCRN preferred.Skills: Must ensure accurate initial triage and safely assign nursing care of Emergency Department patients as appropriate to department census Must plan nursing care and ensure appropriate interventions based on nursing diagnosis and in accordance with the physician's orders Must evaluate patient progress toward desired clinical outcomes Must maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors, and departmental staff Must ensure emergency nursing interventions are performed efficiently, including assisting the medical staff and in the use of all emergency equipment Must communicate effectively and utilize appropriate interpersonal skills in problem-solving activities Must ensure continuity of patient care by establishing and re-evaluating the patient's response to his/her plan of care and nursing/medical interventionsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift and position patients and possess physical strength sufficient to assist in lifting/transferring patients and moving departmental equipment. Must possess digital dexterity. Must have keen sense of touch, smell, vision, and hearing. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infectious diseases. Regularly exposed to blood and body fluids. May be exposed to radiation hazards. Interacts with patients and visitors under a variety of circumstances and is subject to unpredictable situations. Subject to long, irregular hours, overtime, and some call-back is required. Exposed to unpleasant and, at times, crisis situations secondary to patient injuries and/or illnesses.
Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together
Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.
Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.
Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.
Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.
Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time while completing work on a computer
Ability to lift 10 or more pounds
Ability to move throughout the workplace
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).