Responsible for providing leadership to the front line staff in collaboration with the Nursing Manager or Nursing Director. Serves as a conduit between the front-line nursing employees and managers for the purpose of facilitating communication, overseeing orientation of new team members in collaboration with the Clinical Educators, and evaluating clinical practice with a particular focus on quality and performance improvement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Job Duties
Responsible for the results and development of assigned team members.
Plans and executes day-to-day operational needs by setting priorities, planning for and addressing staffing needs, and coordinating work across other teams as needed.
Provides guidance, coaching, and feedback to team members and provides significant input to employment decisions, addresses performance issues.
Monitors key metrics and analyzes information to solve on-going problems to improve team performance.
Serves in various clinical nursing roles (i.e., direct care nurse, charge nurse, etc.).
Plans and executes day to day operational needs
Provides input to employment decisions, and participates in performance reviews
Works within established precedents and practices; receives guidance and oversight from a higher-level manager
Provides technical guidance to others on a frequent basis and "rounds" with employees in the team
Participates in the interview and selection process of new team members
Provides education and facilitates learning for patients, families, and patient care team in a way that demonstrates a sensitivity to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences related to diversity
Administers periodic evaluations for new staff members 30/60/90 day
Advocates for the patient, represents the concerns of the patient/family and identifies and assists in resolving ethical and clinical concerns
Provides performance feedback to staff, including the documentation and counseling of performance issues
Completes scouting reports and weekly rounding on staff
Ensures that staff are kept abreast of changes within the unit, department, division, and organization
Provides mentoring to staff and developmental opportunities to help team members achieve their career goals
Provides appropriate recognition to staff members
Accountable to ensure that staff are meeting patient care needs, standards of safety, effectiveness, patient rights and guest relations
Ensures that staff are delivering care with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgement and appropriate decision making abilities that take into consideration evidence based practice.
Ensures that staff are responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating and coordinating patient care. Uses clinical judgment based on nursing skills acquired through formal and informal experiential knowledge and evidence based guidelines to globally assess the patient's situation and through critical thinking and clinical decision making, develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient, with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and prevent any unnecessary suffering.
Responsible for new hire scheduling with their assigned preceptors during orientation period
Balances staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage and skill mix on every shift
Monitors trends with attendance and addresses any dependability issues with team members
Develops and maintains positive physician relations
Reviews PYXIS reports
Responsible for ensuring direct reports timecards are accurate and complete prior to bi-weekly payroll signoff and holds staff accountable for repetitive discrepancies in their timecards
Ensures clean sweeps/unit-based audits are conducted
Ensures readiness for disease specific certification audits (where applicable)
Ensures regulatory readiness
Conducts unit environmental rounds
Ensures employee related paperwork is sent to HR for filing in a timely manner
Ensures that Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected and secured at all times
Adhere to all infection prevention initiatives (i.e., hand hygiene, proper disposal of waste)
Ensures that staff are providing education and facilitating learning for patients, families and patient care teams in a way that demonstrates a sensitivity to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences related to diversity
Collaborates with physicians, families and staff to assist in developing and implementing an appropriate plan of care in a way that promotes/encourages each person's contributions towards achieving the best patient outcomes
Advocates for the patient and staff, represents the concerns of the patient/family and staff members and identifies and assists in resolving any ethical and clinical concerns
Maintains a body of knowledge and tools that allow them to manage whatever environmental and system resources exist for the patient/family and/or staff members, within or across healthcare and non-healthcare systems
Continuously inquires about the condition of the patient through the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating the situation and directs treatment changes, if necessary, through collaboration with the healthcare team, inclusive of the patient and family.
Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Required: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Preferred: Academic degree in nursing (Bachelors or Masterï¿½s degree)
Current State of Texas Registered Nurse license.
Basic EKG course within one year of hire
Current AHA BLS Certification.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.
Primary Location: Sunnyvale, Texas
Facility: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005038909
About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.