Catholic Health Initiatives RN Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular ICU (7pm-7am) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

RN Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular ICU (7pm-7am) Full Time


Position is located on Cooley 8B - Cardiovascular ICU

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a

world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by

Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in

Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital

for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving

the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three

freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe)

offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually.

The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine

and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The

University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and

Prairie View A&M University.

Cooley 8B

Cooley 8B is a 15 bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Patient

population consists of those who have undergone cardiovascular surgery or are in

multi-system organ failure requiring ventilators, intra-aortic balloon pumps,

and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) or Slow Low Efficiency Dialysis


Position Summary

Responsible for the delivery of excellence in patient care through

assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses and establishing goals, planning and

implementing intervention and evaluating patient care outcomes. With the staff

nurse's professional practice he/she is responsible for participating in and

maintaining quality, cost effectiveness and guest relations. Provide patient

care in compliance with hospital policies and procedures and the standards of

professional nursing practice as defined by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the

State of Texas.



Bachelor's Degree of Nursing (BSN)


Registered Nurse (RN) as recognized by the Texas State Board of


Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS


At least 1 year of recent ICU experience preferred

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Utilizes the nursing process to ensure appropriate patient care is

provided in a cost effective, quality driven, and patient focused manner.

Collects pertinent social, psychological, developmental and spiritual data from

the patient, significant others and other health care team members.

  1. Performs as ongoing assessment, formulates nursing diagnosis and goals,

plans appropriate interventions, and evaluates the outcome of the


  1. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to

written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality

patient care requirements.

  1. Provides appropriate teaching and information to patients and families

including information on Pain Management, Nutrition, Skin Integrity, Fall

prevention, Diabetes, Disease Process, Smoking Cessation, and Discharge


  1. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of the patient,

Hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures,

maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision –making, and ensuring

patient safety.

  1. Uses interventions substantiated by research as appropriate in the

patient population, Participates in research activities, identifies

opportunities for research, and collaborates with the Outcomes managers and


  1. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and

the effectiveness of nursing practice. Assists in collecting quality data,

analyzes the data, and formulates action plans to improve quality care.


Job Critical Care/ICU


Daily Schedule Nights / Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0132644