Hospital | Houston, TX | Contract, Temporary, and Temp to Perm
This Postion is for the NICU.
8 week contract
At least 18 months of expedience in NICU Level II or Level III
7pm - 7am - 36 hours a week, Must be available to work weekends
-MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: One year of RN experience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
-MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved/accredited nursing program either by a governmental authority, nursing board, or a licensing authority which has jurisdiction over approval/accreditation of nursing programs (Texas BON 217.1). Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
-REQUIRED LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred
-REQUIRED SKILL SETS AS VERIFIED BY ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION - CHECK ALL THAT APPLY:
current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA). current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, course accredited by AHA. current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification, course accredited by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, course accredited by AAP Other: (oncology, stroke......) specialty areas may have increased certification/license requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION(S): Professional certification in a nursing organization is preferred
-TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
-PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stooping. Pushing and pulling heavy objects such as patient beds. Must be able to help lift and turn patients. Pass pre-employment physical exam including color blind testing.
-POSITION REPORTS TO: Unit Leadership
AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT FOR JOB : * 1= Infant (0-1 yrs) 2= Child (1-11 yrs) 3=Adolescent (12-17 yrs) 4=Adult (18-65yrs) 5=Geriatric (66+ yrs )
POSITION MANAGES: Unlicensed healthcare staff
1. Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments. All assessments take into consideration age specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and older adults).
2. Actively anticipates patient’s and/or patient’s family needs and expectations and utilizes these in conjunction with the assessment to develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient. Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care. Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectation.
3. Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on the completed assessment. Completes accurate and timely documentation of these interventions. Active coordinator of the interdisciplinary plan of care. Confers with all members of the health care team in a collaborative fashion. Shares information and observations of the patient and/or patient’s family in a manner that advocates for optimal patient care.
4. Appropriately prioritizes nursing interventions based upon completed assessment. Promptly identifies changes in condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc. Reports changes, takes follow-up action as appropriate. Actively involves patient in plan of care and keeps patient, family and/or care-giver informed.
5. Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to the evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to the plan of care in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Adheres to appropriate hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies, procedures, clinical pathways and nationally accepted standards of nursing practice. Incorporates ANA standards, professional practice model (Shared governance) and care delivery model (Relationship Based Care) into the provision of safe, quality patient care. Nursing care is based on current literature and research.
7. Provides appropriate and timely answers and/or education to patients, patient’s families, significant others and/or caregivers. Completes accurate and timely documentation of all education provided including discharge plan of care. Assesses competence, obtains feedback/evaluation of understanding from patient, family, significant others and/or /caregivers. Demonstrates effective communication based on individual patient needs and learning preferences.
8. Welcomes and orients patient, family, significant other and/or caregiver to the unit. Encourages patient/family participation in care. Reviews personalized patient plan of care with patient/family every shift. Updates white boards accordingly and sets daily goals with patient input. Explains special diets, tests, procedures and medications in easily understood and appropriate language. Makes hourly rounds on patients and communicates when will return.
1. Advocate for resources and support that enhance patient safety and unit/hospital based initiatives. Participates in evaluating data to guide decisions regarding unit / department budget formulation and implementation
2. Performs Peer Evaluation to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding performance. Holds co-workers accountable for their behavior and compliance with policies and standards. Actively intervenes when patient safety is at risk.
3. Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and quality/safety initiatives (EX: patient safety, patient satisfaction, core measures, infection control).
4. Shares professional and technical information with colleagues and students. Offers self as a resource as needed to others (Ex: preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand when needed).
P A C T - Delivering the highest level of service possible, by demonstrating the following:
- Takes ownership in solving problems effectively, efficiently and to the satisfaction of the patient
- Presents constructive feedback regarding system or process failures and participates in resolution in a proactive and positive manner. Take ownership for professional engagement in the workplace, gives feedback regarding nursing satisfaction, education and safety needs surveys. Actively seeks to improve patient satisfaction by participating in goal setting.
ABILITY, ATTITUDE, APPEARANCE
- Consistently maintains control of feelings, emotions and body language.
- Demonstrates through verbal and non-verbal communications openness to change or new ideas. Willingly learns and adapts to changes in work environment and new work methods as introduced. Demonstrates flexibility to fluctuating workload and effectively prioritizes assignments.
- Exhibits a positive attitude in support of the hospital and management, including decisions made by administration, management and/or UBC's . Actively participates in the decision process via UBC's / Shared Govenance / Staff meetings. Treats hospital resources and property with respect and in a manner that reflects awareness of financial responsibility.
- Adheres to all policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, and corporate compliance. Including personal demeanor, appearance, and hygiene that are appropriate for the work environment.
COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPASSION
- Responds to all reasonable requests in an appropriate and timely manner and communicates in a concise and positive manner.
- Values diversity within the work environment and consistently deals with all customers in a respectful manner.
- Maintains patient confidentiality in accordance with hospital policy
- Supports teamwork and cooperation with co-workers in daily activities. Readily volunteers assistance to help co-workers complete tasks.
Medical & Clinical Certification