Registered Nurse July 2017 Nurse Residency Program Job

Children's Health - Interns Careers

Job Number: GRP20170401-42467

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 1-4-2017


The Nurse Residency Program is structured according to guidelines and recommendations provided by the UHC/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 for a total of 72 hours a pay-period and rotating weekends required.

Internships are being offered in all specialty areas.

  • The program is 1 year in length
  • The program layers on top of hospital and nursing orientation and specialty training courses
  • Core content is provided in structure 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


  • Current experienced Registered Nurse or Graduate RN with a RN license to practice in the state of Texas
  • Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS certification for Health Care Providers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides competent care for families based on practice patterns which reflect new levels of awareness of suffering, patient/family psychosocial needs, and complexity of clinical judgment.
  • Demonstrates effective use of communication skills.
  • Participates in the development of professional and educational activities.
  • Demonstrates competence in professional practice.
  • Applies nursing research to clinical practice.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable. Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently.
  • Appearance projects a professional image that engenders the confidence of others.
  • This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.

Physical Demands

Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.

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