Full Job Description
Registered Nurse Labor and Delivery Full Time Night Shift $10,000 Sign On available for new hires
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, labor and delivery nurses and maternity nurses provide the best possible birth experience for women and families. UTSW is a Level IV comprehensive care maternal facility and a Level III Neonatal facility. With advanced training and years of experience, we provide compassionate care for mothers, babies, and their families throughout labor and delivery. 2000+ deliveries per year, 16 LDRS/3 ORs, 5 prep & recovery rooms. 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.
Experience and Education
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) Registered Nurse license
Graduate of an approved/accredited nursing program either by a governmental authority, nursing board, or by a licensing authority that has jurisdiction over approval/accreditation of nursing programs (Texas BON 217.1)
One (1) year of RN experience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, courses accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC)
NRP certification from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) course through AWHONN within 6 months of hire.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/
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. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: why-work-here/diversity-inclusion