UT Southwestern Medical Center
University Hospital 6 North
6N is a 48 bed Surgical Specialty Med/Surg Unit primarily serving Urology, Plastics, Otolaryngeal and OB-GYN surgical patients.
6N is a fast paced surgical unit whose staff includes an Admit Nurse, a Urology Coordinator, two care coordinators, and a social worker to assist with throughput and discharge planning.
Our staffing mix offers competitive nurse to patient ratios and is known for high patient satisfaction scores and nursing quality. Evidenced by the unit being selected as the benchmark unit for one of UTSW’s 2018 top quality projects: Responsiveness of Hospital Staff.
Additionally, 6N was nationally recognized by Press Ganey in 2017 for outstanding pain management with surgical patients.
Come join our dynamic team!
Must have one year acute care inpatient hospital experience, a certified nursing assistant certificate, and certified medical assistant certificate or completed the first semester of nursing clinicals.
1. Provide patient care under the direction of nursing staff being
certain to only perform tasks in which training and/or competency has been
2. Collect, monitor, and document pertinent data relating to patient functioning and care to include but not limited to: intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and immediately reports values outside normal parameters to the nurse.
3. Perform patient rounding being sure to report any changes in a patient's condition or behavior immediately to the nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure that patient care is delivered in a safe, high quality and effective manner at all times.
4. Assess, identify, and monitor environmental, patient, and the patient's family needs in a respectful, positive, and timely manner to achieve satisfaction.
5. Perform basic hygiene care in accordance with the Department of Nursing policies, procedures and unit standards to include but not limited to pericare, oral care, daily hygiene, linen changes, skin changes, and foley care.
6. Transfer and transport patients in accordance with policies and procedures with specific consideration to age-specific and safety needs.
7. Resolve patient concerns by initiating service recovery and immediately escalating patient, family, visitors and staff concerns through the chain of command.
8. Build meaning and sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication with members of the healthcare team.
9. Prepare, update, and disseminate reports at the change of shift and when changes are noted in the patient's condition.
10. Support the administrative and clinical operations of assigned practice environment.
11. Orient new staff and students to work areas. Collaborates with other nursing staff and hospital employees to create an environment that is conducive to the retention of qualified personnel.
12. Utilize downtime to assist others and/or to provide additional supportive measures to patients and/or patients’ families within the respective patient care environment. Completes other duties as assigned. Performs in the role of sitter as needed, documents as required.
13. Mandatory education requirements are 100%, less than 100% will net a score of NI. Staff meeting attendance requirement 75%, less than 75% will net a score of NI and more than 75% will net a score of EE. Attendance is required at the PCT educational updates, attending 50-89% will meet standards, 49% or less will earn a score of NI and 90% or more will earn a score of EE. Verified Skype attendance to meetings is acceptable with approval from Unit Manager.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
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