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RN - Charge Nurse, Telemetry, Full Time, 7p-7a

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Longview
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Job Description:

Details:Advancing Healthcare Together The Future of Healthcare is in East TexasWhy University of Texas 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. Tyler, Texas is 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. Our Tyler hospital is seeking an experienced Charge Nurse. We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our IMC where you will be responsible for: What You Will Be Doing:

  • Coordinates and administers care to a unit specific patient population utilizing a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to ensure that each patient receives nursing care appropriate to his/her illness or condition. Provides clinical supervision to the clinical, 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. Oversees the implementation of a plan of care appropriate to each patient s needs. Skills :
    • Must ensure appropriate and safe assignment of nursing care of the nursing unit patients as appropriate to unit 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 nursing interventions are performed effectively and proficiently.
    • 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 interventions.
    • Must work collaboratively with all departments to ensure patient safety, timeliness of care / procedures and discharge needs or patients on the unit are met.
    • Must work together as a team to ensure an excellent patient experience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
      • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs, 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.
        Details: So what experience are we looking for in our Charge Nurse? Experience :
        • Two years of inpatient / acute care nursing experience preferred.
        • One year of Charge Nurse experience preferred. Education :
          • Degree as a Registered Nurse from an accredited school of professional nursing. Certification and Licensure :
            • Current Texas RN license required.
            • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required.
            • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of employment required.
            • Advanced Certification as applicable to the unit / department assigned (preferred with in one year of accepting charge nurse position).
              Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in our patients lives. The University of Texas Health East Texas is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities). Associated topics: bsn, care unit, domiciliary, hospice, intensive care, nurse rn, psychatric, surgical, transitional, unit

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Longview , RN - Charge Nurse, Telemetry, Full Time, 7p-7a, Healthcare , Longview, Texas

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