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RN II – Part – Time (3rd Shift) – Highly Infectious Disease Unit – (HIDU) – Houston Methodist Con

Houston Methodist

This is a Contract position in Houston, TX posted August 17, 2020.

Work ShiftNIGHT Work Week: VARIES Specialized inpatient care for those patients requiring a longer hospital stay Specialized inpatient care for those patients requiring a longer hospital stay Outpatient physical and speech therapy State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, MRI, CT Women&039;s Center with advanced mammography Job Summary At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner&039;s model of clinical practice.

The RN II position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.The RN II position provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs.

This position communicates and collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes.

The RN II position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights.

This position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with management.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Focuses on patient/customer safety Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE
– 25 % Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care.

(EF) Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance.

Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment.

Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes.

(EF) Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students.

May include preceptorship.

Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard.

(EF) SERVICE
– 25 % Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document.

Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records.

Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.

(EF) Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process.

Prioritizes care based on the patient&039;s needs, abilities and preferences.

Advocates on patient/family&039;s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources.

(EF) Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge.

Consistently evaluates the patient&039;s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly.

(EF) Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards.

(EF) QUALITY/SAFETY
– 25 % Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional