UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional treatments for complex and nonhealing wounds on any part of the body, including those caused by diabetes, vascular disease, pressure, and other health concerns.
- WOCN Certification required. BSN required.
- BLS (American Heart Association) required.
- Two years of RN experience in an Acute inpatient program required.
- TX BON or Compact State RN License required.
- This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Adheres and facilitates adherence by other personnel to all policies and procedures, ANA Code of Ethics, TJC standards, and nationally recognized standards of nursing practice. Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as appropriate. Reviews staffing/nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift basis. Makes ongoing changes to staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient acuity, to assure safe delivery of care.
Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to the unit. Makes daily patient rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach and mentor other nursing and ancillary personnel. Assures financial stewardship.
Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues as needed. Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of care and/or a safe environment of care.
Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage during shifts when staffing crisis/shortage occurs. Maintains direct care clinical competency appropriate for patient population served.
Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of nursing personnel and communicates with Unit Manager and Assistant Managers as appropriate. Promotes and enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing equal opportunities for participation in unit-based activities, patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing education. Responsible for maintaining /improving/implementing plans for employee engagement scores.
Assures first person reporting of events through the event reporting system. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event reports and serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts of event reports. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for follow-up by the Unit Manager Notifies Nurse Manager/Manager of Clinical Safety immediately of high-risk situations.
Actively participates in routine and special patient care conferences, staff meetings, special projects and the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff regarding performance and quality improvement i.e. patient safety, infection control. Actively participates on hospital work groups.
- **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; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.