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RN Trauma ICU

Company: Baylor, Scott & White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionBaylor Scott & White Medical Center Temple 10 K Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance We------re currently seeking full-time experienced Critical Care, ICU nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Temple. We are a 630-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin. Our 70 bed specialty intensive care unit (ICU) consists of Medical ICU/Cardio Thoracic ICU and Surgical Trauma ICU. Our units feature the most advanced technology and our patients receive care by skilled professionals caring for patients and their families during difficult times Come enjoy your career in a great community with easy commutes, affordable living, outdoor sports and family friendly activities all located in beautiful Central Texas JOB SUMMARY The Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed professional who uses the BSWH nursing professional practice model to coordinate patient care delivery by the health care team. Using the nursing process, the RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care, and evaluates the patient's response. The RN promotes safe passage for their patients by using knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays. The RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Clinical Judgment: Using clinical reasoning, conducts accurate clinical assessments according to practice standards. Identifies and prioritizes patient and family needs. Develops, implements and evaluates the nursing plan of care. Modifies plan to meet clinical outcomes. Clinical Inquiry: Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, including, but not limited to, nursing sensitive indicators. Supports evidence-based practice changes through research utilization and experiential learning. Participates in quality/performance improvement initiatives. Caring Practices: Creates a compassionate, supportive, safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff. Develops therapeutic relationships with patient and family and maintains appropriate boundaries. Manages both emotional and physical pain with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering. Response to Diversity: Recognizes, appreciates and incorporates a patient's and family's unique differences, such as culture, spiritual beliefs, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, age, and values, into an individualized plan of care. Advocacy and Moral Agency: Preserves and protects the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity and rights of patient and family and represents their concerns. Creates an individualized plan that accurately reflects patient and family values and goals. Identifies and helps resolve ethical and clinical concerns. Facilitation of Learning: Facilitates learning for patients and families, nursing staff, other members of the health care team and community; integrating appropriate education throughout the continuum of care to help them participate and/or make informed decisions about their health care and treatments, including health promotion and disease prevention. Assesses and documents learning needs and outcomes. Collaboration: Works collaboratively and interdependently with colleagues and community to develop and implement an integrated plan of care. Open and sensitive to all team members' unique contributions. Delegates tasks and care to appropriate staff and ensures timely follow-up. Systems Thinking: Uses strategies and available resources for problem-solving for patients, family and staff. Recognizes that resources are limited and considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and efficiency in planning and delivering patient care. Professionalism: Improves nursing practice and the work environment through participating in shared governance and decision-making processes and meaningfully recognizing the contributions of others. Participates in the staffing process from education and planning to evaluation. Identifies personal goals and commits to ongoing professional growth through continuing education, networking with professional colleagues, membership and involvement in professional nursing organizations, self-study, professional reading, certification and seeking advanced degrees. Contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues and others. Demonstrates commitment to community service. KEY SUCCESS FACTORS Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards and procedures. Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and

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