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Registered Nurse - RN - Wound Care/Ostomy - Days

Job Number: 529384
Category: Nursing
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 866200 - Wound Ostomy Nursing
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time



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 Nursing required. Master's degree preferred. **Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board, and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) required.**

Job Duties


Performs and documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments for all assigned patients.

Develops and implements plan of care for patient. Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care for assigned patient.

Completes documentation of interventions. Confers with all members of health care team, sharing information and observations of patient and/or patient's family.

Initiates or maintains actions to assure continuity of safe and effective care for patients between shifts, units and upon discharge.

Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care.

Adheres to proper hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies, procedures, clinical pathways and accepted standards of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Board.

Provides answers and/or education to patient's and/or patient's families. Completes documentation of all education provided.

Supervises and directs unlicensed assistive personnel and nurses new to environment. Delegates duties and within legal parameters. Reports errors and takes follow-up action to rectify errors.

Responds to patient's and/or patient's families complaints. Reports complaints to Clinical Nurse Manager or their designee. Utilizes chain of command to resolve patient, operational, or personal work related problems.

Participates in performance improvement activities. Completes mandatory companies and education modules. Provides education to community and areas of hospital that request further information in his and/or her area of expertise.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern 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 UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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