Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Posted 1 month ago
Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Education Level: BSN Preferred
Experience Level: All
Job Title: (RN ONLY) Pediatrics
Job Req # 23662
Location: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Type of Position: PRN
Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for departmental specific patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
The Pediatric RN manages care primarily to the pediatric population with a wide range of acute and chronic medical/surgical conditions in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
Cares for patients with acute and chronic illnesses and injuries including cancer and blood disorders.
Provides professional nursing service based in the basic concepts of growth and development
Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
Carries out physician and/or associates orders.
Calculates dosages for and understands the nursing implications of medications.
Recognizes the uniqueness of pain and pain management in all ages and provides care accordingly.
Provides family-centered care based on cognitive, psychosocial and developmental considerations for the ages of the patient collaborating with families and members of the multidisciplinary teams to achieve desired outcomes.
Serves as the primary coordinator of all discipline for well-coordinated patient care.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Instructs and educates patients and families.
Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Cares for patients at risk for abduction following established prevention procedures.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Performs family-centered evidence based nursing care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Implements physician’s orders in a safe and accurate manner.
Assists with admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
Transcribes and implements new physician orders.
Adapts to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability.
Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions.
Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant others.
Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient’s needs.
Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers.
Provides and receives reports in a status of patients at the change of shifts.
Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice.
Formulates, modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies.
Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to the supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
Informs the charge nurse of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems.
Maintains current with all new policies and procedures published.
Provides direction to non-licensed nursing staff in the delivery of patient care.
Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse impact.
Contacts the organ procurement organization in order to satisfy regulatory requirements for the determination of medical suitability for organ, tissue and eye donation; completes certificate of referral/request and places same in the medical record.
Builds a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
Ensures the distribution and delivery of equipment/supplies as necessary.
Flexibility in schedule to meet unit needs and weekend/holiday requirements.
Plans and coordinates time schedule with peers to provide coverage.
Participates in unit based council and/or hospital committees.
Attends mandatory unit and hospital meetings/classes.
Ensures care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
Standard I: Quality of Care
The nurse systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Standard II: Performance Appraisal
The nurse evaluates his/her own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and relevant statues and regulations.
Standard III: Education
The nurse acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice.
Standard IV: Collegiality
The nurse contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.
Standard V: Ethics
The nurse’s decisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical manner.
Standard VI: Collaboration
The nurse collaborates with the patient, significant other, and health care providers in providing patient care.
Standard VII: Research
The nurse uses research findings in practice.
Standard VIII: Resource Utilization
The nurse considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care.
Standard IX: Practice Environment
The nurse contributes to the environment of care delivery within the practice settings.
Standard X: Accountability
The nurse is professionally and legally accountable for his/her practice. The professional registered nurse may delegate to and supervise qualified personnel who provide patient care. Builds a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing required (BSN preferred)
Current registered nurse’s license in the State of Texas
Current BLS certification required
PALS certification within 6 months of hire
ACLS, ENPC, and/or TNCC Certification highly recommended
Job requires cross training to like areas and willingness to be crossed trained to other areas
Willingness to be trained for charge nurse
Willingness to become a preceptor after two years of nursing experience
Willingness to actively participate in unit specific and/or hospital committee
Organizational skills is necessary
Proficiency in English – verbal and written and computer skills required
Spanish proficiency preferred
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
Obtain national certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) highly recommended once eligible.
Ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition by the American Nurses Association (2016): “the essential core of practice for the registered nurse to deliver holistic, patient-focused care.” Ability to utilize the best nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.