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Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery

Employer
UT Southwestern
Location
Dallas, Texas
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
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Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery - Full Time Night Shift ($10,000 Sign - On)

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses, and maternity nurses provide the best possible birth experience for women and families. With advanced training and years of experience, we provide compassionate care for mothers, babies, and their families throughout labor and delivery. 2000+/deliveries per yr, 16 LDRS/3 ORs, 5 prep & recovery rooms.

This position will work in a fast-paced environment and requires a minimum of 2 years RN experience in Labor and Delivery. BLS, ACLS and NRP required.

Our staffing mix offers competitive nurse to patient ratios and Multiple Gold PACT pin winners, D Magazine Excellence in Nursing, and Daisy Award Recipients. Our Labor and Delivery team is part of the Texas AIM program.

We are looking for highly motivated, detail oriented, energetic employees to help bring smiles to our patient's faces!

Labor and Delivery RNs are scheduled to work 12-hour night shifts (7:00 PM to 7:00 AM) and every other weekend at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (CUH) on the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center campus in Dallas.

UTSW is proud to have earned Magnet® designation, the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Come join our team!

Experience and Education

Graduate of an accredited Nursing program.
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
BSN Preferred
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license.
Specialty areas may have increased certification/license requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).
A current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, course accredited by the Heart Association (AHA)
NRP certification
Three years' experience as an RN. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.

Licensure and Certification

Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).

Specialty areas may have increased experience/certification requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.

L&D 5 Blue: ACLS, NRP. Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) course through AWHONN within 6-months of hire

OB & Med/Surg 6 Blue : NRP

Job Duties

Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to the unit. Makes daily patient rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach and mentor other nursing and ancillary personnel.
Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as appropriate. Reviews staffing/nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift basis. Coordinates staffing with Central Staffing Office/House Supervisor. Makes ongoing changes to staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient acuity, to assure safe delivery of care.
Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues. Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of care and/or a safe environment of care.
Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage during shifts when staffing crisis/shortage occurs.
Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of nursing personnel as appropriate and follows up with accurate reports to Unit Manager and Assistant Manager, Care Coordination. Promotes and enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing equal opportunities for participation in unit based activities, patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing education. Responsible for maintaining/improving/implementing plans for employee engagement scores.
Assures first person reporting of events through RL Solutions. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event reports and serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts of event reports. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for follow-up by the Unit Manager Notifies Nurse Manager/Risk Manager immediately of high risk situations.
Actively participates in routine and special patient care conferences. Responsible for maintaining/improving/implementing plans for patient satisfaction scores. Works with Unit Manager, Assistant Manager Care Coordination, Transition Coordinator and other disciplines to streamline discharge of patients and reaches goals for time to discharge from orders written.
Collects information and maintains records regarding performance and contributions on an ongoing basis throughout the fiscal year. Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews and orientation evaluation of personnel assigned to the unit.
Coordinates self-scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage for unit needs. Maintains Kronos records on a daily basis, monitoring for trends that require intervention i.e., late clock-ins, incremental overtime, missed punches.
Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control of equipment and supplies to ensure safe and effective patient care. Facilitates timely return of rented or borrowed specialty equipment. Solicits staff input regarding equipment and supply needs for the unit.
Assists with staff meetings, special projects and the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff regarding performance and quality improvement i.e., Patient safety, infection control. Actively participates on hospital work groups.

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/

For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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