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RN - Nursing Resource Unit - FT

Company: Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Location AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary) Career Area Nursing Category Registered Nurse (RN) Job Description POSITION SUMMARY: Provides safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Provides professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times. Develops, implements, and evaluates an age-appropriate plan of care utilizing the nursing process, clinical skills, and patient education. Maintains professional behavior when dealing with issues or conflicts, utilizing appropriate resources, as needed. Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, families, visitors, and employees. The RN will assess risks to patient safety and implement the appropriate precautions. The RN will comply with appropriate and approved standards, as outlined by the organization and accrediting agencies. The RN will comply with safety and injury prevention standards to minimize risk to self, co-workers, patients, and visitors. The concepts of the patient centered care delivery model will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference. Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMER Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means. Job Requirements Physical and Sensory Requirements: 1. Ability to read and write in English 2. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors, and others. 3. Ability to remain calm during stressful situations 4. Ability to respond to pages 5. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions. 6. Ability to repeatedly twist, squat and stoop. 7. Bending, lifting (minimum of 25 pounds), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, and pulling. 8. Exposure to infectious organisms, agents, and toxic chemicals 9. On call shift coverage as required by department. MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS USED: 1. Computer 2. Telephone 3. Calculator 4. Paging system 5. Facsimile machine 6. Invasive and non-invasive monitoring devices 7. Tractions 8. Restraints 9. IV regulatory devices 10. Others specific to area EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program. Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility. BLS (or obtained during orientation) and maintain certification throughout employment Current state nursing license or permit to practice nursing in the State of Texas. De-escalation training within 90 days of hire; does not require maintaining. NRU: Minimum of 2 years experience acute care setting with critical care experience preferred 1. All clusters: HWC and verbal de-escalation completion within 30 days of hire and maintain throughout employment. 2. Must have BLS or ACLS upon hire, and complete and maintain ACLS, PALS and /or NRP upon selection of the respective cluster agreements. **See the Nursing Resource Unit Policy for cluster areas.

Keywords: Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Amarillo , RN - Nursing Resource Unit - FT, Healthcare , Amarillo, Texas

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