Denton, TX US
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Texas Health Denton
Come join our Nursing Team at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton!
Texas Health Resources, the largest faith-based hospital system in North Texas, is committed to our nurses and patients by making healthcare human again. If you share in our mission, to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve, we would like to hear from you.
*** Shift/hours Full time 7A-7P shift with rotating days of the week, including some weekends ***
Required minimum education: BSN preferred. RN’s hired after January, require completion of BSN within years of start date. RN’s hired within THR after December, 2016, require completion of BSN within 2 years of start date.
Required minimum experience: One year experience as a clinical nurse, or completion of a n RN residency program, or acceptance into a THR residency program.
Required license/certification: Current RN licensure or compact licensure recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing; Current AHA BLS training. ACLS within 30 days NIHSS stroke certification.
Required skills (if applicable): A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
1 year experience in a cardiac or stroke unit, ICU, Cath lab, or ER preferred
Models Promise behaviors.
- Serves as a positive role model to healthcare team members
- Actively participates in shared governance
- Promotes the forces of magnetism and Magnet philosophy throughout the organization
- Stays informed of changes, updates and communications
- Attends in-services and/or continuing education useful to area of practice
- Practice reflects current methodology supported by evidence-based practice
- Practices in accordance with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and ANA Code of Ethics
- Accountable for professional development by identifying realistic and measurable goals at least annually
- Utilizes SBAR communication with multidisciplinary team members in coordination of patient care.
- Identifies patient needs and coordinates with physicians to facilitate patient throughput/flow.
- Reviews plan of care with physician(s) to provide optimum opportunity for patient-focused care and ensure appropriate processes supports.
- Utilizes professional judgement to consistently prioritize patient care
- Anticipates work flow each shift and organizes resources and interventions accordingly
- Delegates effectively by making efficient use of staff time and expertise
- Adapts to changes in workload by demonstrating flexibility related to patient needs, staffing and nurse patient ratio
- Contributes to the recognition and implementation of contemporary evidence based nursing practice
- Contributes to ongoing quality improvement in nursing practice and service delivery
- Consistently reflects National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) in daily practice
- Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation when performing new or unfamiliar skills/tasks
- Establishes, maintains and terminates appropriately therapeutic relationships with patients/families
- Consults with patient and significant others regarding care and treatments
- Actively seeks customer feedback on quality of service provided
- Utilizes HEART (Hear, Empathize, Apologize, Respond, Thank) service recovery model in addressing customer concerns
- Adapts care measures to reflect population-specific and developmental considerations
- Anticipates actual or potential patient problems or human responses and takes action to reduce/eliminate patient risks
- Develops and revises a discharge plan, based on anticipated needs at discharge
- Safely administers medication in accordance with medication administration guidelines
- Produces documentation that initiates, follows and revises the patient's plan of care and is supportive of regulatory requirements.
- Assesses the knowledge, skills and learning needs of team members in relation to the needs and acuity level of patients before the delegation of care..
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties. Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.