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Staff - Senior Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma - $32-50 per hour

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Parkland Health and Hospital System is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Trauma Senior for a nursing job in Dallas, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Trauma
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Shift: flexible
  • Employment Type: Permanent
    Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.Primary PurposeA Registered Nurse (RN) with > 2 years of experience. The RN is a licensed professional who uses the Parkland nursing professional practice model to coordinate patient care delivery, that focuses on a particular patient population(s)/specific health conditions, by the health care team. Using the nursing process, the RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care, and evaluates the patient's response. The RN utilizes knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays. The RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee.Minimum SpecificationsEducation- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.Experience- Must have two years of nursing experience.- Prefer experience in an acute care setting.Equivalent Education and/or Experience- May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.Certification/Registration/Licensure- 60080 - ED and Behavioral Health- Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing or valid Compact RN license- Must have current healthcare provider BLS for Healthcare Providers certification from one of the following:- American Heart Association- American Red Cross- Military Training Network- Must have current Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification on hire or within 90 days for nurse residents and nurse interns. Certification must be from one of the following:- American Heart Association- American Red Cross- Military Training Network- Must have current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) certification on hire or within 90 days for nurse residents and nurse interns- Must have current Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) or Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) certification on hire or within 90 days for nurse residents and nurse interns- Must have CEN, CCRN or TCRN within 18 months of hire.Required Tests for PlacementSkills or Special Abilities- Must be able to demonstrate an expert knowledge of all phases of trauma care to include pre-hospital care, resuscitation, stabilization, supportive care, rehabilitation, and organ/tissue routine inquiry.- Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge regarding ICD-9 coding, trauma injury severity scoring, and EMTALA transfer guidelines and performance improvement.- Must be able to work variable hours to include holidays and weekends.Responsibilities1. Responsible for enhancing trauma care for all patients admitted to the Trauma Center through clinical expertise, communication, and implementation of defined trauma management protocols.2. Responsible for patient care management of all trauma activations, ensuring patient care, system and trauma center criteria are met. Documents activation criteria, injuries, plan of care, and admission data, ensuring accurate information. Assists in contacting family members and updating team members as needed. Follows patient through admission to ensure patient/family needs are met.3. Responsible for data collection and patient tracking for the Trauma Registry, Trauma Research, trauma center criteria, and the trauma performance improvement processes.4. Performs daily patient rounds to ensure plan of care is appropriately addressed. Monitors bed availability, consults service response times, and performs procedure follow-up. Ensures patient/family psychosocial needs are addressed and identifies injury prevention educational needs. Coordinates care management activities with the care coordinator assigned to the trauma, neurosurgery, and orthopedic patient population.5. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Trauma Management area. Assists in the development and implementation of measures that ensure compliance with the American College of Surgeons and Texas Department of Health's trauma center designation / verification requirements. Develops and monitors effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Assists in monitoring criteria for UTSWMC Faculty Contract as needed. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.6. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the Trauma area and Parkland. Consistently provides optimal customer service to internal and external Parkland customers. Participates in the Trauma Performance Improvement Process indicator review as needed and assists in producing a monthly summary of activities to ensure that Trauma Management protocols are effective.7. Maintains positive working relationships with management, residents, staff faculty, nurses, allied health, and other hospital employees to ensure effective communication and cooperative working relationships.8. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the field of Trauma Management by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, and actively participating in professional organizations. Maintains Texas RN licensure, TNCC and/or ATCN licensure, and ACLS certifications. Maintains CEN or CCRN certification. Presents and/or assists with the presentation of two (2) injury prevention and two (2) trauma continuing education related programs annually. Maintains a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education annually that is specific to trauma management in all phases of care, ICD9 scoring, injury scoring, trauma performance improvement, trauma system development, and disaster management. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. Educates patients, families, colleagues, and team in advanced, basic, and technical procedures in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act.9. Serves on Shared Governance Committees. Attends other interdisciplinary committees to ensure effective inter-departmental communication regarding trauma practice and quality issues within the institution and in the region.10. Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of annual goals and objectives for the Trauma Services Department that support the mission and objectives of Parkland and the department.Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.--As part of our commitment to our patients and employees' wellness, Parkland Health is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.Parkland Health and Hospital Systems Job ID #915804-en_US. Posted job title: Sr Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma - FT Rotating *$8K Hiring IncentiveAbout Parkland Health and Hospital SystemMissionWe will advance wellness, relieve suffering, develop and educate.
    VisionWe will advance health equity through excellence as a public health system.

    Parkland's values are the principles that guide us. They are reflected in our actions. Our values are spelled simply as I CARE.I CARE stands for:Integrity - I will be honest, trustworthy, authentic, humble and transparent.Compassion and collaboration - I will provide service in a spirit of empathy, concern and love. I will work together with others to deliver excellent care for our community.Accountability - I will hold myself and others responsible for performance excellence, stewardship, and will welcome feedback.Respect - I will value the unique and diverse experiences of others and treat everyone with kindness and humility.Equity - I will value the diversity of patients and colleagues and strive to promote everyone's health, dignity, and voice.

Keywords: Parkland Health and Hospital System, Garland , Staff - Senior Registered Nurse (RN) - Trauma - $32-50 per hour, Healthcare , Garland, Texas

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