FT Registered Nurse - Evenings 3PM-11PM w/ $2k Sign-On Bonus
Universal Health Services, Inc.
June 7, 2018
One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
Millwood Hospital, located in Arlington, Texas, is a 130-bed facility that provides inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency care. Since 1971, children, adolescents, adults and older adults have relied on Millwood Hospital's extensive and confidential services to help overcome emotional and chemical dependency problems. Millwood Hospital has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Learn more about this award, recognizing Millwood Hospital for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes to improve patient care. Millwood Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Full-Time RN for Evening Shifts.
The Staff Nurse (R.N.) is a registered professional nurse who prescribes, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE CATEGORIZED UNDER THE Joint Commission STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.
1. Document patient information and nursing care in the provision of nursing services.
2. Document and reassess any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with facility policy.
3. Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.
4. Verify the accuracy of patient records.
1. Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.
2. Intervention is based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.
3. Accurately administer medication to patients.
4. Transcribe and carry out physician's/licensed practitioner's treatment orders accurately.
5. Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.
1. Prioritize and formulate a plan of care based on patient assessment and according to policy.
2. Participate in the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan with specific and measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.
3. Update and revise the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.
4. Document both the nursing interventions on the treatment plan and the patient's response to the intervention.
1. Assure patients are adequately oriented to the program.
2. Monitor program activity and encourage patient participation.
3. Prescribe and coordinate nursing care to patients, during episode of care.
4. Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.
5. Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
6. Conduct structured didactic groups with patients and families.
7. Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.
1. Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such as, communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.
2. Provides and documents discharge instructions including food and drug interactions, diets and activities as appropriate (include continued and discontinued medication).
3. Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
4. Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.
1. Participate in quality assurance programs.
2. Collaborate with other team members.
3. Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient rights are upheld.
4. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and risk management.
5. Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
6. Demonstrate guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians/licensed practitioners, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
7. Follow facility, departmental and personnel policies and procedures
8. Comply with the employee Code of Ethics.
9. Works overtime in a case of emergency or as deemed necessary by supervisor.
10. Attends mandatory educational programs and annual inservices.
11. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Note: The essential job functions of this position are not limited to the duties listed above.