Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse II (Transplant, Heart & Lung) Full Time - Days in HOUSTON, Texas

Registered Nurse II (Transplant, Heart & Lung) Full Time - Days

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.

Position Summary

The

Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team.

Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs

related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures

continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education

and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate.

Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both

patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient

outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level.

Qualifications

Minimum Knowledge andSkills:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and

organizational skills.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrates

accountability for professional development that improves the quality of

professional practice and patient care.

  1. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and

responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance.

  1. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.

  2. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care

and smooth transitions across the continuum.

  1. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the

organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet

the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

  1. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration

the individualized needs of the patient.

  1. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining

accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families.

  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 safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way.

Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge,

skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout

the continuum.

  1. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the

patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their

post-acute care needs.

  1. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality,

patient safety and satisfaction.

  1. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by

building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.

  1. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the

workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate.

  1. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and

translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues;

effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods.

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or

teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new

staff.

  1. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to

meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of

care as well as transitions from one level of care to another.

  1. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous

development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

  1. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and

management.

  1. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional

practice.

  1. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming

responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.

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

community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining

confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to

organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety.

  1. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace

horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy

relationships.

  1. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.

  2. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty.

  3. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety

and satisfaction outcomes.

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

effectiveness of nursing practice.

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Job RN

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0153976

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.