With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care and resources for our valued patients and employees. UT Southwester’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program is one of the nation's premier neurological hospital treatment centers located within Zale Lipshy Hospital featuring leading-edge rehabilitation therapies and techniques. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.
Come join the UT Southwestern team in our Acute Care Rehab department, you will have the opportunity to lead experienced nurses careing for patients with spinal cord injuries, strokes, brain injuries, amputations, and other injuries. The acute rehab healthcare team works collaboratively to help patients achieve the highest level of independence through the most advanced rehabilitation therapies and techniques. UT Southwestern’s comprehensive rehabilitation programs are leading-edge and nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with Stroke Program Accreditation, as well as the Joint Commission, a not-for-profit group that certifies health organizations. At UT Southwestern, the possibilities to advance your nursing career are limitless. We would love the opportunity to have you join our leadership team!
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
Experience and Education
Graduate of NLN approved Nursing program, BSN required.
Five (5) years experience as registered nurse, and two (2) years of management experience required.
Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care.
Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license; BCLS required.
A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (A
1. Develop and implement an effective action plan to improve performance in the department..
2. Meets or exceeds financial goals and objectives of the department.
3. Provides direct patient care and/or functions as "charge" position as needed. Seeks out opportunities to teach and mentor other nursing personnel on formal and/or informal basis. Evaluates and supervises provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to unit.
4. Adheres and facilitates adherence by other personnel to all policies and procedures, code of ethics, JCAHO standards, and nationally recognized standards of nursing practice. Reviews nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet specific needs of patients and/or to ensure adherence to policies and procedures. Implements disciplinary interventions, including termination, as appropriate and in compliance with policy.
5. Participates in identification and resolution of physician, patient and/or family complaints. Reports complaints and interventions to Guest Services and/or Department of Nursing in timely manner for adequate follow-up prior to patient's discharge.
6. Reviews schedule and staffing plan with other Department of Nursing personnel to ensure adequate coverage of patient care needs on daily shift or shift-by-shift basis. Utilizes staffing guidelines and/or patient acuity system and employs most cost effective option in providing appropriate patient care.
7. Utilizes resources in manner which is appropriate and which optimizes resources for benefit of organization and patient population. Identifies efficiency or cost saving ideas and reports same to DON and/or CNO.
8. Interviews and makes final decision regarding hiring of all nursing personnel for unit. Implements disciplinary interventions, including termination, as appropriate and in compliance with policy. Participates in development, implemetation, and evaluation of performance improvement activities. Completes performance reviews and orientation evaluations of nursing personnel. Implements termination of nursing personnel with approval from Chief Nursing Officer and/or Human Resources Manager.
9. Provides immediate counseling of nursing personnel, up to and including suspension, as appropriate. Follows-up with accurate and timely written reports to Nursing and/or Human Resources Director. Generates and/or supervises generated occurence reports as appropriate. Provides appropriate and timely follow-up and submits to DON.
10. Conducts staff meetings and coordinates special projects, which may include educational activities, research projects, recruitment, and interdisciplinary and hospital committees. Collaborates with nursing staff and Nurse Educator to meet educational needs of current nursing personnel. Promotes personal and professional growth of all nursing personnel by allowing opportunities for active participation in unit-based activities and appropriate patient care. Seeks out opportunities to teach.
11. Develops unit's annual capital and operational budgets with assistance from nursing administration personnel. Completes payroll editing at end of payroll cycle and maintains attendance records.
12. Provides and supports efforts to develop teamwork between all nursing personnel, employees and staff.
13. Facilitates timely return of specialty equipment. Participates in routine and special care conferences. Demonstrates ability to function in "charge" role. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
2. Basic computer skills.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stooping. Pushing and pulling heavy objects such as patient beds. Must be able to help lift and turn patients.
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 expressio