Overview

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 SPECIFICATIONS

Education: – Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree (BSN) preferred.

Experience: – Less than 2 years of experience.

Equivalent Experience: – None.

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

– Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or valid Compact RN license.

– Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following: -American Heart Association -American Red Cross -Military Training Network.

Skills or Special Abilities:

-Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

-Establishes access and maintains central line devices and peripheral intravenous access.

-Demonstrates an understanding and practical approach to patient safety for care delivery for cancer patients.

-Administers chemotherapy, blood products, IV medications, and biological agents in a safe manner.

-Validates accurate chemotherapy doses.

-Demonstrates knowledge of specific conditions, including disease and treatment therapies for the cancer population.

-Exercises independent judgment in providing nursing care.

-Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good oral and written communication skills.

-Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and hospital staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

-May be required to communicate effectively, via the overhead paging system.

-Must be able to provide continuous assessments consult with other team members as required.

-Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

-As applicable, will be required to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of nursing standards of care for specialty care area.

-Must satisfactorily complete the oncology orientation to all applicable competencies.

-Ability to reference the methodology of the dose calculation or standard practice equations.

-Ability to assess, evaluate and initiate extravasation management per hospital policy aligned to current literature and guidelines.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth
Job Segment: Oncology, Registered Nurse, Nursing, Patient Care, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare

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