Procedural Nurse I Dialysis Temple South Loop Annex (FT\Days)
Scott and White Healthcare - Temple, TX

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Responsibilities
Job Summary
Coordinates and provides nursing care including the assessment, education, counseling and treatment of patients and delegating nursing care others as appropriate. Works cooperatively with ancillary nursing staff and other patient team personnel and maintains standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.
UTILIZES THE NURSING PROCESS AS THE BASIS FOR PATIENT CARE PRACTICE.
  • Completes pertinent Nursing Assessment with patient and family.
  • Makes accurate pertinent assessments and clearly documents in patient records on a continuous basis.
  • Assesses and implements appropriate nursing care based on nursing assessment of age, developmental stage and physical condition.
  • Provides effective patient/family education based on individual learning needs.
  • Identifies discharge needs and facilitates discharge planning.
PERFORMS PROCEDURE/TREATMENTS AS DELEGATED THROUGH PHYSICIAN ORDERS TO PROVIDE QUALITY CARE TO PATIENTS.
  • Performs nursing duties in accordance with the nursing standards of care and Scott & White and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Implements the medical plan of care appropriately as delegated through physician orders and within the parameters of this job description.
  • Administers medications and treatments safely, accurately and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
MANAGES/COORDINATES THE ACTIVITIES REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE AS PART OF THE HEALTHCARE TEAM.
  • Directs and coordinates nursing care, establishes priorities and delegates nursing activities according to patient needs and staff's capabilities and qualifications.
  • Participates as a member of assigned patient care team, facilitates communication and coordination of interdisciplinary activities and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Clearly communicates in a timely manner data obtained during nursing assessments and reports to other health team members.
  • Assists team members in providing care to patients or administers direct care when professional nursing skills and judgment are required.
  • Maintains composure and functions effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
SERVES AS RELIEF CHARGE NURSE AFTER SIX MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE WHEN ASSIGNED TO ENSURE EFFICIENT OPERATIONS AND CONTINUITY OF CARE.
  • Oversees care of all patients on unit in accordance with established.
  • Makes appropriate patient assignments.
  • Ensures proper coverage of personnel.
PARTICIPATES IN EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE AND MAINTAIN PERSONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.
  • Willingly participates in performance improvement and research activities when indicated.
  • Serves as preceptor for new staff, ancillary staff and students in a professional and supportive manner.
  • Participates in self evaluations when requested, setting realistic goals.
  • Attends Staff Meetings with a minimum of 50% attendance.
FULFILLS CONTINUING EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS.
  • Takes personal responsibility to understand, complete and maintain the professional and technical licensures/certifications required of the position and furnishes Scott & White with the necessary documentation to substantiate compliance.
  • Completes unit-specific and age-specific competencies annually.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES ** ENDO

EDUCATION:
  • Can work independently in all areas.
  • Follows the five(5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
PROCEDURES:
  • Observes and understands ERCP's.
  • Observes and understands EUS's.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES ** BCSASC
ABLE TO FUNCTION PROFICIENTLY IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ROLES FOR THEIR ASSIGNED AREA:
  • (Proficiency in more than the required amount will count toward exceeding in this requirement.)
  • Perioperative Staff Roles (Check all that apply to the employee):
Admission Nurse
Pre-op Nurse
PACU Nurse
Day Stay Nurse
Pain Clinic Nurse
Circulator
Scrub Nurse
Monitor Nurse
Laser Nurse
Sterile Processing Area
Floats to clinic areas to provide coverage. (Exceeds requirement)
DEVELOPS, DISCUSSES, AND COMMUNICATES A REALISTIC PROBLEM LIST (PLAN OF CARE) FOR EACH PATIENT IN COLLABORATION WITH EACH PATIENT/FAMILY/SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO ADDRESS ALL IDENTIFIED NEEDS.
  • Follows procedures for surgical interventions along with preferences of surgeon.
  • Assembles necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment prior to start of case.
  • Checks proper condition of necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment.
  • Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and discharge plan as per unit standard.
DEMONSTRATES THE SKILLS / JUDGMENT NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT MEDICAL PLAN OF CARE / NURSING INTERVENTIONS / PROCEDURES AS NECESSARY FOR THE CARE OF THE PATIENT.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects.
  • Assesses and documents IV site per unit standard.
  • Provides emotional support and comfort measures.
  • Applies and monitors principles of aseptic technique during the perioperative period.
  • Ensures safe transfer/transport of patient during the perioperative period.
  • Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts according to policy and procedure.
  • Ensures safety of patients during the use of electrical equipment.
  • Preps the surgical site using aseptic technique.
  • Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens and all necessary paperwork.
  • Confines and contains sources of contaminations.
  • Revises physician's preference cards and communicates changes to coworkers.
  • Performs "Time Out" procedure following organization policy and procedure.
  • Correctly labels all medications/solutions removed from the original container.
MAINTAINS ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION OF NURSING CARE PROVIDED TO ENSURE THE INTEGRATION OF INFORMATION FOR USE BY THE HEALTH CARE TEAM, TO ENSURE QUALITY CARE.
  • Demonstrates proper documentation of narcotics.
  • Accurately and promptly documents unusual occurrences during the perioperative period.
  • All areas of the Perioperative record are complete.
FUNCTIONS AS A ROLE MODEL FOR CURRENT AND NEW STAFF.
  • Facilitates problem resolution among peers as observed by nurse manager and peers.
  • Demonstrates a constructive approach during interactions with others toward the organization.
PERFORMS ALL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES REQUIRED BY THE PERIOPERATIVE UNIT AS DEFINED IN THE SCOPE OF SERVICE, TO ENSURE THAT THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE CLIENT IS ADDRESSED.
ATTENDS ALL REQUIRED SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAMS AND CAN DESCRIBE HIS/HER RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO GENERAL SAFETY, DEPARTMENT/SERVICE SAFETY, AND SPECIFIC JOB RELATED HAZARDS.
  • Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by department standards.
DEMONSTRATES RESPECT AND REGARD FOR THE DIGNITY OF ALL PATIENTS, FAMILIES, VISITORS, AND FELLOW EMPLOYEES TO ENSURE A PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIBLE, AND COURTEOUS ENVIRONMENT.
  • Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues.
  • Conducts activities with respect for rights/wishes of patients/ visitors/families/fellow employees.
  • Displays a positive attitude to contribute to the overall customer service program within the organization.
PROMOTES EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONS AND WORKS EFFECTIVELY AS PART OF A DEPARTMENT/UNIT TEAM INTER- AND INTRADEPARTMENTAL TO FACILITATE THE DEPARTMENT'S/UNIT'S ABILITY TO MEET ITS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.
  • Utilizes automated system to communicate inter- and intradepartmental, as appropriate.
  • Readily accepts / completes assignments as observed by nurse manager.
ASSUMES ALL OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS NECESSARY.
  • Participates in the evaluation of new supplies, equipment, and/or instruments.
  • Ensures all patient charge items are identified and documented.
COMPLETES ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROCEDURE NURSE CAREER LADDER AS ESTABLISHED BY THE CLINIC.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES ** CATH EP LAB
FULFILLS ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATES UNIT-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN QUALIFICATIONS.
  • Completes unit-specific competencies for all phases of patient care within four months and annually thereafter.
  • Completes Scott & White Dysrhythmia Course
  • Cross trains to cath/EP lab holding areas and procedure areas as directed.
  • Maintains current certification as Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Maintains current CITI research certification.
UTILIZES AND EVALUATES EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND SUPPLIES SAFELY, APPROPRIATELY AND TO FULL CAPACITY.
  • Independently and safely operates patient care equipment correctly; interprets, documents and responds to data appropriately.
  • Participates in product evaluation or research to include patient informed consent, documentation and use of product as directed.
PROVIDES ADVANCED CARDIAC CARE TO ENSURE QUALITY PATIENT CARE AND ENHANCED PATIENT SAFETY.
  • Administers routine and STAT cardiac care to include cardiac monitoring, emergency medication administration and conscious sedation and precepts these skills.
  • Scrubs for procedures utilizing sterile technique to include set-up and assisting physicians and precepts these skills.
  • Circulates for complex procedures and precepts these skills.
  • Safely and effectively achieves hemostasis following vascular sheath removal.
  • Consistently meets required response time when on-call.
  • Actively and routinely participates in patient follow-up activities.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES ** CV LAB
FULFILLS ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATES UNIT-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN QUALIFICATIONS.
  • Completes unit-specific competencies for all phases of patient care within four months and annually thereafter.
  • Completes Scott & White Dysrhythmia Course.
  • Maintains current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
PROVIDES ADVANCED CARDIAC CARE TO ENSURE QUALITY PATIENT CARE AND ENHANCED PATIENT SAFETY.
  • Administers routine and STAT cardiac care to include monitoring emergency medication administration and conscious sedation.
  • Provides nursing care during dobutamine stress echocardiogram to include administration of dobutamine within established dosing parameters and procedure protocols.
  • Provides nursing care during all phases of conscious sedation including pre-assessment, administration and recovery.
  • Provides nursing care through assistance with diagnostic procedures such as in contrast administration and bubble studies.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Graduate of an accredited RN School of Nursing is required.
Qualifications
Experience: Minimum/No Experience
Degree: Registered Nurse
License/Certificate: Basic Cardiac Life Support LifeSupCert 30d aft exp if req Registered (Professional) Nurs
Other Information
Department: SLpCln Hemodialysis
Standard Hours Per Week: 40
Shift: 1

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