Universal Health Services
Universal Health Services
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|Location:||ARLINGTON, TX US|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Minimum Education Required:||Associate Degree|
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
UHS built an impressive record of achievement and performance, steadily growing from a startup company with zero revenue into a Fortune 500 corporation with annual revenue that exceeds $8 billion. The company's operating philosophy has proven to be effective: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, then invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive and become a dominant healthcare provider in its community.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies” and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.
Millwood Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented RN.
Millwood Hospital, located in Arlington, Texas, is a 122-bed facility that provides inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency care. Since 1971, children, adolescents, adults and older adults have relied on Millwood Hospital’s extensive and confidential services to help overcome emotional and chemical dependency problems. Millwood Hospital has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognizing Millwood Hospital for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes to improve patient care.
The primary function of the Staff Nurse (R.N.) is prescribes, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices.
Key Responsibilities include:
THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE CATEGORIZED UNDER THE Joint Commission STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.
1. Document patient information and nursing care in the provision of nursing services.
2. Document and reassess any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with facility policy.
3. Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.
4. Verify the accuracy of patient records.
1. Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.
2. Intervention is based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.
3. Accurately administer medication to patients.
4. Transcribe and carry out physician’s/licensed practitioner’s treatment orders accurately.
5. Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.
1. Prioritize and formulate a plan of care based on patient assessment and according to policy.
2. Participate in the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan with specific and measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.
3. Update and revise the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.
4. Document both the nursing interventions on the treatment plan and the patient’s response to the intervention.
1. Assure patients are adequately oriented to the program.
2. Monitor program activity and encourage patient participation.
3. Prescribe and coordinate nursing care to patients, during episode of care.
4. Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.
5. Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
6. Conduct structured didactic groups with patients and families.
7. Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.
1. Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such as, communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.
2. Provides and documents discharge instructions including food and drug interactions, diets and activities as appropriate (include continued and discontinued medication).
3. Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
4. Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.
1. Participate in quality assurance programs.
2. Collaborate with other team members.
3. Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient rights are upheld.
4. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and risk management.
5. Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
6. Demonstrate guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians/licensed practitioners, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
7. Follow facility, departmental and personnel policies and procedures
8. Comply with the employee Code of Ethics.
9. Works overtime in a case of emergency or as deemed necessary by supervisor.
10. Attends mandatory educational programs and annual inservices.
11. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Specific Standards for the Care of Child Patients Ages 5 through 11
1. Maintain knowledge of the Child Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
2. Maintain knowledge of children’s stages of development and seek guidance from the nurse in charge when questions about the norms for behavior related to child development arise.
3. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and make note of any deviations in behavior.
4. Recognize acting out behavior of child specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled child.
6. Relate to child patients in an age appropriate manner.
7. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of children, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
8. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Child Patient Programs.
Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 12 through 18
1. Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
2. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any
deviations in behavior.
3. Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled adolescent.
5. Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.
6. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
7. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Adolescent Patient Programs.
Specific Standards for the Care of Adult Patients Ages 19 through 64
1. Gather information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use judgements based on knowledge of adult behaviors in treatment planning and interventions.
2. Recognize behaviors and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behaviors and non-judgmental terms.
3. Utilize seclusion/restraint procedures applicable to adult body size and past history of violent or emotional behaviors and/or history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
4. Maintain current knowledge of the Adult Program rules, protocols and handbook guidelines.
5. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of adult care within Specific Standards of Care for this age group.
Specific Standards for the Care of Geriatric Patients Ages 65 and older
1. Maintain a knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological theories of aging.
2. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of gerontological health care
and behavioral care.
3. Gather the appropriate information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use therapeutic judgements based on knowledge of gerontological health/behavioral care practices to develop a comprehensive plan of care.
4. Utilize interventions based on gerontological theory to restore patients functional capabilities and to prevent complications and excess disability.
5. Maintain a complete knowledge of treatments, medications and side effects of such in the geriatric age group.
Specific Standards for the Care of Chemically Dependent Patients
1. Assesses patient needs as related to chemical dependency and document the plan of care from the admission through discharge.
2. Collaborate with other chemical dependency staff professionals in planning for discharge and follow-up care.
3. Maintain an awareness of how personal issues relating to co-dependency can impact work performance/relationships.
4. Recognize and establish limits on medication-seeking behaviors.
1. Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.
2. Attend all mandatory facility inservices and staff development activities as scheduled.
3. Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.
4. Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.
5. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information
Additional Requirements: CPR certification and training in appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint (CPI) before on the unit orientation and prior to assisting in a restraining process. Must pass a medication administration exam and complete a basic developmental competency exam.
This opportunity provides the following:
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