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STAFF NURSE - RESOURCE TEAM Job

Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Methodist Health System
Type Full time Posted 7/23/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/20/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Dallas Referral - n/a -    
STAFF NURSE - RESOURCE TEAM

Location: Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Department: Nursing Administration
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Night
Hours: 1845
Job Details:
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Methodist Dallas Medical Center is one of only three adult trauma centers located in Dallas County to serve the North Texas region. Along with high-level trauma and emergency care, the hospital is also a health care safety net for the community. Last year, Methodist Health System provided more than $132 million in non-reimbursed charity care. Methodist Dallas treats more than 66,000 emergency patients including 1,900 trauma patients annually in facilities designed to serve 50,000 patients a year. Committed to improving and saving lives through compassionate, quality health care, Methodist is adding a new six-story, 248,000-square-foot tower dedicated to emergency, trauma, and critical care at Methodist Dallas. Anticipated to open summer 2014 as a Level 1 trauma, the $123 million Charles A. Sammons Tower will allow Methodist to serve 90,000 emergency and trauma patients from across North Texas annually

Come be a part of the excitement as we move into the new Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower opening this summer.

Methodist Health System recognizes the need to provide safe, quality care to patients by ensuring adequate numbers of competent staff based on patient acuity.

The Resource Team provides nursing resources to nursing units/departments within Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Resource Team nurses will be responsible for responding to increasing acuity needs and replacing existing vacancies that arise throughout the hospital. A Resource Team RN will be a 36-hour full-time, benefited employee. To qualify for the Resource Team, RNs:

* Should have 2 years of nursing experience.
* Must be competent in two (2) areas under the discipline of Emergency and ICU to work on the Emergency Services or Critical Care Resource Team.
* Must be able to work in any Med/Surg and Medical Telemetry unit to qualify for the Med/Surg Resource Team.

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements, the Resource Team RN will also be responsible for the following duties:

* Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships, and team building.
* Assumes responsibility for the nursing components of the patient/family/significant other educational process.
* Communicates to the team, co-workers, patients, and family members and evaluates understanding of informational manner.
* Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, self, co-workers, and facility.
* Ensures complete, accurate, and timely written communication of patient information.
* Provides a therapeutic environment through safe, accurate, and timely medication and IV administration.
* Takes personal responsibility and initiative for performance and for professional growth and development.
* Utilizes the nursing process to ensure quality patient care is provided throughout the episode of care.
* Other duties as assigned.

CANDIDATE WILL FLOAT BETWEEN CRITICAL CARE AND/OR EMERGENCY ROOM. Prior RN experience working in Critical Care and/or ER required.