Work Shift: DAY with weekend call
Work Week: M - F with weekend call
The RN II is a staff nurse, who as an experienced clinician functions at the competent stage of Benner’s model of clinical practice. The RN II provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently to a patient team which may include patients with varied and complex needs. The RN II 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.
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
PEOPLE - 25%
- Identifies leadership opportunities for professional growth of peers.
- Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all health care team members and reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner, listens and responds to the ideas of others.
- Uses downtime efficiently, aware of team members’ workload, consistently offers assistance, and responds positively to requests for assistance from other team members.
- Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship.
- Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide.
SERVICE - 25%
- Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patient’s priorities and abilities.
- Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and family, provides appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge.
- Supports patients and families in preventing/resolving clinical or ethical issues.
- Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard.
- Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients and families and communicates the plan of care.
- Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.
- Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
- Provides care to increasingly complex patients and coordinates the interdisciplinary team.
- Follows the nursing process, modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the patient’s condition, demonstrates clinical problem-solving and critical thinking, and makes decisions using evidence-based analytical approach.
- Plans for routine events and anticipates/prevents and manages/elevates emergent situations.
- Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard.
- Uses a structured format for regular communication with patients and families, such as hourly rounding.
- Manages usual patient assignment and other unit demands, completes patient care responsibilities in timely manner with accurate documentation, organizes multiple priorities and anticipates/plans for potential problems.
- Reports “near misses” as well as errors promptly and consistently to improve systems and processes and identify trends.
- Collaborates with staff from the interdisciplinary team concerning safety data to improve outcomes.
- Implements unit and hospital initiatives to achieve National Patient Safety Goals.
- Identifies opportunity for practice changes. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership.
- Assures that designated core measures are met in providing care.
- Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards.
FINANCE - 10%
- Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs.
- Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
- Identifies and presents areas for improvement in patient care or unit operations and offers solutions by participating in unit projects and shared governance activities.
- Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes.
- Identifies areas for improvement based on understanding of evidence-based practice literature. Initiates evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects based on these observations.
- Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate of an accredited Nursing School. Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) (or RN Diploma) required. Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree strongly preferred.
At least 18 months’ of nursing experience required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered Nurse with current Texas license. American Heart Association BLS and ACLS. Must meet the credential requirements listed on the attached table per department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
- Basic computer skills.
- Competencies, skills, training as listed according to applicable Nursing and HR policies and procedures.
- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
- Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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