Competent Clinician. Possesses knowledge and skill to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Experienced, knowledgeable and skilled in specialty area. Competently functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Practice is characterized by predominantly interdependent decision-making. Practice is problem focused and patient centered in the manner care is provided. Able to manage unexpected or emergency situations that are commonly seen in assigned specialty population. Serves as a resource for Nurse Clinician I or II. Can manage commonly seen contingency situations that arise on the clinical unit. Provides patient care through nursing practices based upon the American Nurses Association Standards of Professional Practice, and Professional Performance. Values specialty unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives and health system goals.
Specific Job Related Duties
Competently and independently assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the daily care of assigned patients
Competently identifies patient care needs, formulates appropriate nursing diagnoses, develops and individualizes care plan, and revises plan of care as needed
Competently executes physician's orders for all assigned patients. Administers medications and treatments and delivers culturally congruent and specialty appropriate competent nursing care in accordance with UTMB's policies, procedures, and standards in a caring and compassionate manner
Competently and independently performs routine and complex technical procedures/skills in assigned specialty area
Competently and independently plans, coordinates, and prioritizes patient care activities according to skill level and work complexity
This is a casual PBL appointment 19 hr work week without benefits.
Required Preferred Skill/Competency
Required Certifications CA/CP SANE OR SANE-A and SANE –P in both pediatric and adult patient care
A minimum of 1 year. Must possess at least 1 year of experience completing sexual assault exams with evidence collection.
Must possess critical thinking skills and detailed documentation process/habit.
TNCC/PALS/ACLS certification is required prior to be considered for interview.
Must follow UTMB standards/guideline and policy with sexual assault patients
Must meet with the prerequisites for maintain certification for either state or national state certification.
Willing to work 12-hour shifts, night, and day shifts, work at least 4 weekend shifts in a 4-week period where no coverage exists.
Provide availability 2 weeks in advance to distribution of the Forensic Nursing Team Calendar.
Respond in a timely manner (1 Hour) to the page.
Must be able to work autonomously
REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
RN with two years of clinical RN experience. Must possess and maintain a current license or valid permit to practice in Texas. Current BLS required.
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Internal Number: 165402
About UTMB Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. As a major academic medical center, UTMB Health includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; a robust research enterprise that attracts nearly $150 million in funding annually; a comprehensive inpatient care complex and Level 1 trauma center on Galveston Island; and an extensive network of campus- and community-based outpatient clinics. Its 12,000 employees work on the main campus in Galveston and at locations throughout East, Southeast and South Texas.