Job Details

RN - Rapid Response - Night Shift

Job Number: 529309
Categories: Nursing
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Minimioun of 3 years critical care experience. Graduate of an accredited Nursing program. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. BSN preferred. Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license.

Job Duties

1.Responds to all Rapid Response pages ,Code Blue pages for code blues outside the of the ICUs, Code Stoke, and Sepsis Pages. Assumes the role of team lead duing these events until a designated physician lead is identiifed. All assessments take into consideration age specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and older adults).
2.Performs Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) Rounds for patients with increasing MEWS scores. Actively collaborates with staff to develop appropriate Follow up care for the patient. Utilizes critical thinking skills to assess appropriate level of care. . Maintains and utilizes competencies to foster autonomous critical thinking reasoning.
3. Rounds on Direct Admits patients uUtilizing critical thinking reasoning to ensure the bed assignment is appropriate for the patient. Escalates concerns to admitting team. 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. Works collaboratively with staff to identify changes in patient condition which warranted the Rapid Response call. Collects data, including but not limitied to, physical assessment, laboratory results, xray reports, etc. Ensures the data is communicated to appropriate care provider team. Offers suggestions including the transfer of the patient to a higher level of care if warranted.
5. Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to the evaluation. Documents interventions, response to interventions, and modifications in the Rapid Reponse flowsheet.
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.Assist in the design of systems to collect and analyze data to create information and aid in the evaluation and continuous improvement of the rapid response process.
8. 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
9. 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.
10. Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and quality/safety initiatives. Participates in debriefing of Rapid Response/ Code Blue events providing input as to what went well, what was learned, and suggestions for improvements.
11. Responds to emergent/urgent calls for assistance in a timely, professional manner. Provides non-judgmental, non-punitive feedback to staff who initiated the call. Shares professional and technical information with colleagues and students. Offers self as a resource as needed to others
12. Demonstrates our commitment to our patients and each other by integrating our culture in all internal and external interactions

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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