Provides complex or clinical specialty area care for assigned patient population in accordance with established protocols and multi-disciplinary plan of care utilizing independent and interdependent interventions to restore stability, prevent complications, and achieve and maintain optimal patient responses through patient centered/patient valued care.
- Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
- Bachelor of Nursing preferred.
Experience - Must have three (3) years of nursing experience, to include two (2) years experience in area of practice.
- 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.
- Must have and maintain Texas Department of Health State Services Vision Screening program certification as a vision screener within 90 days of placement in role.
- Must obtain American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) certifications within 18 months of hire OR must obtain Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN) within 18 months of hire. (for Foot Care Nurses only).
Skills or Special Abilities
- Provides care for assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multi-disciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards. Provides continuous assessment, consults with other team members as required and provides nursing care which demonstrates patient centered/patient valued care.
- Exercises independent judgment in providing nursing care and takes initiative in recommending changes to care plan.
- Must demonstrate advanced analytical ability to prioritize, assess, evaluate, and recognize variances in the patient or family that may require adjustments in the plan of care to promote optimal outcomes
- 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.
- Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of specific patient populations and be able to demonstrate knowledge of disease processes affecting this group with prevailing database software.
- Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of PC operations and the ability to use word processing software in a Windows environment.
- Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of laws and regulations governing Medicare, Medicaid and other funding sources.
- Must be self-directed and capable of priority setting and problem solving.
- Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors and be capable of handling complex or clinical specialty care, and initiate changes utilizing independent judgment with minimum supervision.
- As applicable, will be required to demonstrate knowledge of nursing standards of care for medical home concepts in an ambulatory setting.
1. Responsible for improving patient care outcomes for a designated population of patients utilizing clinical expertise and by adhering to Parkland protocols and procedures.
2. Responsible for problem solving and innovation in approach to patient care issues.
3. Reviews the patient plan of care as determined by patient¿s primary care provider, formulates a proper implementation of that plan, and communicates the plan to patients and their families. Completes relevant documentation, intervening to optimize use of resources for cost effective healthcare.
4. Educate the patient on their disease diagnosis, treatment plan, referral process, RN led clinical processes, authorization process, payor/plan coverage, funding sources and community resources available to the patient.
5. Reviews referrals to the clinic for appropriateness based on established clinic criteria. Reviews all available clinical data to ensure appropriate decision-making. Determines priority of appointment scheduling, overbook patients as needed.
6. Participates in the development and implementation of new protocols, nursing programs, policies and procedures specific to their clinical area and which support the standards, missions, goals and objectives of the Parkland.
7. Provides staged teaching plans for patients and families with complex learning needs by providing verbal coaching, return demonstration and written material at correct educational level and in native language (Utilize Interpretative Services as required). May participate in community outreach activities (such as health fairs, community collaborations or outreach clinics) as assigned
8. Serves as a patient advocate, by focusing on patient needs, patient rights, confidentiality, and religious and cultural preferences. Ensures positive working relationships are maintained with all Parkland internal and external customers, employees, etc. Serves as a preceptor, a mentor or a clinical resource to clinical staff 9. Act as a liaison with patients, doctors, specialty clinics, and other healthcare providers to ensure coordination of care and service through the continuum.
10. Completes appropriate documentation. Maintains accurate and timely entries and notations in patient care records and hospital documents. Generates unique reports and data collection to support the missions and objectives of the nursing area and Parkland.
11. Completes special projects as assigned.
1. 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 department and Parkland.
2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
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
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