May 23, 2020

STAFF NURSE - MED/SURG (PRN) NIGHTS

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Harker Heights, TX, USA

Job Description

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for planning and delivery of direct and indirect patient care, developing nursing care plan in coordination with patient, family and interdisciplinary staff as necessary and communicating changes in patient’s clinical condition with Physicians, Nursing Supervisor/Manager, and co-workers as appropriate. This position is a Registered Nurse scheduled to work on an “as-needed” basis with demonstrated competencies in one nursing service area, with a minimum of one (1) year current clinical experience in acute care setting with comparable patient populations.

A Per Diem Associate must complete the appropriate orientation process within thirty (30) days of his/her start date as a Per Diem Nurse.

Weekend Hours - For the purpose of this policy/procedure only, “weekend hours” are defined as hours scheduled between the timeframes starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and ending at 7:00 a.m. on Monday.

PSP RN’s may have scheduled shifts cancelled, subject to patient care requirements; scheduled hours are not guaranteed.

JOB COMPENTENCIES

  • Personal Effectiveness - Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Innovation and change - Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
  • Fostering Teamwork - Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
  • Quality Services - Delivers high quality services to internal and external customers, accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations & services respond to the needs of caregivers
  • Integrity - Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Required to work a minimum of 48 hours per four-week period with 12 hours categorized as weekend hours in their home unit.
  • Required to work one major holiday per year (winter: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year). This holiday must be scheduled on the Associate’s home unit.
    • They will provide planning and delivery of direct and indirect patient care through the nursing process of Assessment, Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation.
    • They will provide planning and delivery of direct and indirect patient care through the nursing process of Assessment, Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation.
    • This person will develop a nursing care plan in coordination with patient, family and interdisciplinary staff as necessary.
    • This person will communicate changes in patient’s clinical condition with Physicians, Nursing Supervisor/Manager, and co-workers as appropriate.
    • Participates in discharge planning process.


SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Experience with patient safety best practices preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated proficient communication skills.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A. Education/Skills/Experience:
  • Completion of education to obtain Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a Med/Surg hospital setting required
  1. B. Licenses/Registrations/Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse (RN) with Texas Board of Nursing – OR – current home state license is required for multi-state license recognition through the Nurse Licensure Compact.
  • Required to complete the education necessary to obtain my BSN degree within four (4) years of my date of hire with Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
BLS through American Heart Association (AHA) required upon hire