Provides clinical expertise in the provision of professional, safe, competent, quality care based on a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes and in accordance with regulatory requirements and Baylor Scott and White Health policies and procedures. Serves as a clinician, educator, investigator, consultant and leader.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Provides specialized nursing treatment, care, and education to patients in accordance with physician/nursing orders and established policies and procedures.
Collaborates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care and professional practice in collaboration with members of the health care team and in accordance with institutional policies and regulatory agency requirements.
Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered and applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions.
Formulates care plans and provides direct, continuous care for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient's record. Utilizes current nursing and clinical research to support evidence-based clinical decision-making and practice.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities to enhance the delivery of patient care.
Develops, teaches and evaluates educational programs for Nursing Staff and patients to include Nurse Internship Program, Nursing interventions for patients, Nursing emergencies, and all aspects of patient care. Developing and coordinating ongoing in-service education programs for nursing personnel.
Serves as a resource to patients and families, providing preoperative counseling and follow-up problem solving after discharge from the hospital. Participates in national meeting and/or professional workshops and seminars as a speaker, contributor, or resource person.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards and procedures.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions.
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights.
Skill in the use of computers and related software applications.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of constituencies.
Analytical and conceptual skills.
Leadership and management skills.
Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians.
Ability to provide age -specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience and to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!
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