Catholic Health Initiatives Staff RN - Medical/Surgical (7pm-7am) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Staff RN - Medical/Surgical (7pm-7am) Full Time

Description

Baylor St. Luke’sMedical 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.

15 Tower - Medical/Surgical Unit

15 Tower is a 33 bed

general surgery acute care floor specializing in the care of adult and

geriatric general surgery patients. A multi-disciplinary approach is utilized

to care for these patients, which may also include medical patients presenting

with various digestive disease diagnoses.

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.

Qualifications

MinimumQualifications

  1. Bachelor's Degree

  2. Registered Nurse (RN)

  3. Based on

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

PositionResponsibilities

  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

interventions.

  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 instructions.

  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 department.

  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 Medical/Surgical Services

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7pm - 7am / Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120438