The Nurse Residency Program is structured according to guidelines and recommendations provided by Vizient/AACN. The program is designed for BSN- prepared Registered Nurse graduates with less than 1 year of experience who want to specialize in pediatric nursing (age 0 to 18). This is a full-time position that requires flexibility to work both day and night shifts and rotating weekends for a total of 72 hours a pay-period.
Internships are being offered in various areas.
- The program is 1 year in length.
- The program layers hospital and nursing orientation with specialty training courses.
- Core content is provided in structured monthly seminars.
- Systematic opportunities offer access to health system experts and resident facilitators.
- Nurse residents complete an evidence-based practice project.
- Nurse residents perform the functions of a registered nurse in direct patient care of patients.
- RN role promotes collaboration within the health care team for the provision of developmentally appropriate care to patients and families.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible and accountable for planning, delegating and coordinating patient care. Uses clinical judgment based on nursing skills acquired through formal and informal learning and evidence based guidelines to globally assess the patient's situation and through critical thinking and clinical decision making, develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient, with the aim of providing safe, quality, and compassionate nursing.
- Accountable that patient care meets standards of safety, effectiveness, patient rights and guest relations.
- Organizes care delivered by patient care team; coordinates plan of care.
- Provides education and facilitates learning for patients, families, and patient care team in a way that demonstrates a sensitivity to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences related to diversity.
- Collaborates with physicians, families and other healthcare professionals to assist in developing and implementing an appropriate plan of care in a way that promotes/encourages each person's contributions towards achieving the best patient outcomes.
- Advocates for the patient, represents the concerns of the patient/family and identifies and assists in resolving ethical and clinical concerns.
- Accurately & thoroughly document all patient encounters in electronic medical record.
- Ensures that Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected and secured at all times.
- Adhere to all infection prevention initiatives (i.e., hand hygiene, proper disposal of waste, etc.).
- Delivers competent and skilled care to patients and families according to their identified needs.
- Delivers care with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgment and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidence based practice.
- Inquires about the condition of the patient through the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating the situation and implements treatment changes, if necessary, through collaboration with the health care team, inclusive of the patient and family.
- Maintains a body of knowledge and tools that allow the nurse to manage whatever environmental and system resources exist for the patient/family, within or across healthcare and non-healthcare systems.
- Completes all the requirements of the organizational Nurse Residency Program for new graduate nurses.
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), required.
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
- Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
- Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
- Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
- Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
- Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
- Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
- Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
- Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:
- Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas, required.
- BLS for Healthcare Providers, required.
Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
Children’s Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.