Seeking experienced Registered Nurse for an opportunity to work for Shock Trauma ICU (STICU) unit at Hospital - Texas Medical Center, Level I Trauma, Magnet designated hospital located in Houston, Texas. Full-Time, Night Shift only (7p.m. - 7a.m.). Waitlist to move to dayshift.
STICU has well over 2,500 trauma admits annually and is the most intense ICU in the city. This position strongly prefers at least 2 years of critical care experience (ICU, ER or combination of both). The patient population is extremely diverse from cardiovascular to neuro; life threatening, gang related, car accidents, vented, trach, unresponsive, etc.
Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing; Bachelors of Nursing preferred
- Current State of Texas license or temporary/compact license to practice professional nursing
- Certified in Basic Life Support
- Additional certifications may be required based on discipline and/or nursing unit requirements
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
- RN I <1 year
- RN II = 1-3 years
- RN III = 3-10 years
- RN IV = 10+ years
- Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results.
- Delivers safe and appropriate care to patients, according to the nursing skills inventory and the age and needs of the patient/population served.
- Coordinates the planning for the delivery of nursing care with an interdisciplinary team and administers appropriate clinical decisions in the delivery of patient care.
- Collaborates with, directs, and may delegate to the healthcare team in the attainment of positive outcomes based on data, research, evidence, and professional standards of care.
- Coordinates treatment plans; develops/implements discharge and/or transfer plans.
- Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement and desired client-centered outcomes.
- Considers the diverse needs of each patient through the entire continuum of care, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience.
- Adheres to all regulatory and Texas Board of Nursing standards.
- Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Hospital policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
- Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; may serve as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have an active RN Texas License
- Must have 1.5 years of critical care nursing experience (ICU or ER or combination of both)
- Must be able to work Night shift (7p - 7a)
- BSN strongly preferred; if ADN, MUST be willMust have BSN or also will accept ADN if: *Minimum 2 years ADN experience in an acute care setting and *Can complete BSN within 3 years of employmenting to obtain BSN within 3 years
- Must be an effective communicator & compassionate
NICE TO HAVES :
- Experience working in Level I or Level II Trauma facility
- 2+ years of ICU experience (cardiac, medicine, neuro, burn, pediatric)
- 1 year ER experience plus 1 or more years of ICU experience
- BLS, ACLS, TNCC
- Must have an updated resume - job history dates and units worked in must be accurate
- Ideally, seeking candidates that have proven track records and consistent work history. Not job hopping. If so, just need explanation as to why they left (relocation, promotion/growth, etc).
- Must have a good attitude and are PREPARED for the phone interview with the recruiter. Slow responses and disinterest are declined - our organization relies heavily on teamwork and we are successful with this because of the genuine care we have for our jobs!
- Must be honest about unit, shift, and location they are interested in working - if someone is unhappy with nights but they take it because "it's a job" this shows up in their work and would also potentially affect tenure.