Job Details

RN Transplant Coordinator-PRN

Job Number: 526255
Categories: Nursing
Location:
Dallas, TX

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



Security


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


Salary


Salary Negotiable 


Experience and Education


Bachelor's degree in medical field required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. 3-4 years of medical surgery or intensive care unit experience preferred.  Current Texas RN (or BNE Compact State) license required.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be required in certain areas.

Job Duties


Performs and documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments.  Takes all assessments into consideration age specific criteria.     
Anticipates patient's and/or patient's family's expectations and needs and utilizes them in conjunction with assessment to develop appropriate plan of care for patient. Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectations.  Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care.   
Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on assessment.  Completes documentation of interventions. Coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care.  Confers with members of health care team, sharing information and observations of patient and/or patient's family, to ensure optimal patient care.   
Prioritizes nursing interventions based upon assessment. Identifies changes in condition as evidenced by assessment,labs, x-rays, etc. Reports changes and takes follow-up action as appropriate.     
Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation.  Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care.     
Adheres to appropriate policies, procedures, clinical pathways, and nationally accepted standards of nursing practice while delivering care to patients. Suggests practices to enhance nursing care based on current literature and research.    
Provides answers and/or education to patients and/or patients' families.  Completes documentation of all education provided. Obtains feedback and evaluation of understanding from patient and family.  Ensures comfort level of post-discharge care. Demonstrates effective communication with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.  
Welcomes and orients patient and family to unit.  Encourages patient and family participation in care.  Reviews plan of care with patient and family.  Explains special diets, tests, procedures, and medications.  Makes rounds on patients.    
Reports errors promptly and takes appropriate follow-up action to rectify errors. Provides supervision of, and direction to, unlicensed support personnel and nurses new to unit. Delegates duties appropriately and within legal parameters.    
Responds to patient's and/or family's complaints in appropriate and effective manner.  Reports complaints to Clinical Nurse Manager or designee in timely manner.  Utilizes chain of command to resolve issues.  Serves as advocate to patient and family.    
Participates in performance improvement activities as directed. Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.     
Performs other duties as assigned.       


**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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