Choose Parkland, and discover what a meaningful career feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’re part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. At Parkland, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your field.
1. Serves as a patient advocate, by focusing on patient needs, patient rights,confidentiality, and religious and cultural preferences. Maintains positive workingrelationships with all Parkland internal and external customers, employees, etc. Serves as a resource for patients and other healthcare team members. Serves as a resourcefor specific clinical patient care issues. Provides patient care educational information and training to patient and family members for those requiring hemodialysis. May participate in community outreach activities (such as health fairs, community collaborations or outreach clinics) as assigned.
2. Maintains and implements knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern nursing practice, and ensures the hospital and Parkland are in compliance. Develops 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. Maintains and updates knowledge of sanitation, infection control, safety, supplies, equipment, appropriate utilization of supplies and materials. Completes competency validation on an annual basis to include R/O testing, total chlorine, pH and 5B water hardness testing. A Parkland administered exam or verification of certification will be completed annually.
3. Performs appropriate patient assessments including continuous surveillance. Recognizes changes in a patient’s condition and provides appropriate interventions as necessary. Consults with other team members as required, notifies providers to report changes in patient condition and implements orders in a timely manner. Exercises independent judgment in providing safe nursing care to patient receiving dialysis.
4. Must be able to manage an adult dialysis patient with varied medical conditions. Must provide safe medication administration using the patient’s six (6) rights, provide maintenance and management of IV access, must be able to perform POC monitoring and demonstrate safe infection control practices. Supports appropriate pain management as appropriate for each individual patient, provides emergency resuscitation care of an adult and provides an individualized plan of care.
5. Completes appropriate documentation. Maintains accurate and timely entries and notations in patient care records and hospital documents. Ensures all records and documents meet the standards, goals, and objectives of the Dialysis department and Parkland.
6. Works with other staff in providing direction to non-nursing staff. Participates in information exchanges with nursing and other Parkland staff that support the standards, missions, goals and objectives of the department and Parkland. Provides appropriate hand off any time care is relinquished. Seeks and utilizes direction from more experience staff and team members as needed. Serves as Charge Nurse on rotation as necessary.
7. Serves as a preceptor or trainer to newer nursing staff members.
8. Prepares and conducts an in-service educational program for the Dialysis department at least once per year.
9. Identifies ways to improve work process and improve patient and customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. May serve on various interdisciplinary committees as assigned.
10. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in nursing practice by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals and actively participating in professional organizations. Maintains State of Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse, plus any additional required licensures/certifications. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Must have two years of general medicine nursing experience- Experience in Dialysis preferred.
- 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 CPR course completion card.
- May be required to have additional specialty certifications.
Skills or Special Abilities:
Provides care for assigned patient population in accordance with the current State ofTexas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, andclinical area specific standards.
Applicants must pass Medication Examination prior to hospital orientation. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Medication Examination on file.
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.
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 demonstrate the ability to provide direction to non-nursing staff, serve as a preceptor, and serve on rotation as a Charge Nurse.
Must be able to prepare and conduct in-service educational programs.
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.
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