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Outpatient Float Pool RN - COVID Support Operations

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Last Updated: 4/19/21

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Job Description

Our mission, as a float pool, is to collaborate with clinics to create supporting staffing solutions to meet the demands of our clinics and patients' needs, while providing continuity of care in a safe environment. Our vision is to provide flexible and supportive staffing solutions in alignment with the UT Southwestern mission.

Graduate of National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program, licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas required. Two (2) years of clinical nursing experience is preferred. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by clinic or standard of care. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through a course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) is required.

Job Duties

Works in multiple clinic sites providing interim nurse staffing. Able to acclimate to different clinical settings with minimal supervision.

Delivers nursing interventions to assigned patients that are consistent with stated medical plan of care utilizing the nursing process to assess, implement, and record patient's response in the medical record.

Schedules patients' appointments, tests, and procedures via on-line computer system or telephone, and reinforces physician instructions in person and through telephone contact.

Proficiency in electronic medical record documentation. Provides patient education and documents patient's response in medical record.

Ensures appropriate patient consents and authorizations are obtained for research and/or medical treatment.

Triages patient phone inquiries according to physician and/or departmental protocols and documents such actions in patients' medical records.

Provides working supervision and delegates tasks to licensed vocational nurses, non-licensed medical staff, or office support personnel.

Participates in the recommendation of policy and/or procedural changes according to nursing expertise.

Prepares equipment and assists physicians during physical exams and medical procedures.

Prepares and administers medications as prescribed by physician.

Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper functioning of equipment. Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area.

Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records. Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Company Details

Dallas, Texas, United States
Find our openings at https://jobs.utsouthwestern.eduUT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The faculty of more than 2,700 is responsible for grou...