Registered Nurse (RN) - CVOR

Position: Registered Nurse (RN) - CVOR

Job ID: 144659

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Operating Rooms CHSS

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 2:30p-11p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are currently looking for a Staff Nurse CVOR to provide quality nursing care to the Congenital Heart Surgery patient. You will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate care in a manner that facilitates quality patient care and surgical intervention in a safe and cost-effective environment.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides age appropriate care for one or more of the following age groups routinely: Neonate, Infant, Toddler, Preschool Age, School Age, Adolescent, and Adult



  • Collects data from patient, family, laboratory, and other medical reports according to guidelines as documented on the Preoperative/Holding Area Assessment form



  • Facilitates the coordination of the surgical team (Scrub Nurse, Surgeon, and Anesthesiologist) as documented on the Intraoperative Nursing Record



  • Coordinates, analyzes, and reviews surgical procedures as observed by the supervisor



  • Develops a plan of care based upon the nursing assessment reflecting the biophysical, psychological, age appropriate developmental, environmental, cultural, and spiritual needs of the patient as observed by the supervisor



  • Prioritizes patient care based on new information as observed by the supervisor



  • Demonstrates the ability to perform scrub and circulator related competencies including age appropriate care for the congenital heart surgery patient



  • Evaluates and documents patient responses to care provided according to Intraoperative Nursing Records



  • Involves family and/or significant individuals in the patients plan of care to ensure family awareness and documents family awareness on Preop/Holding Area Assessment form



  • Uses teaching strategies suitable for the learning ability of the patient/family as observed by supervisor



  • Formulates, implements, and documents individual teaching plans based on patient/family assessment as observed by supervisor



  • Considers developmental age in approach to and preparation of child



  • Maintains professional standards by participating in in-services, professional development, and keeping informed of Hospital/Departmental communications as evident by in-service roster



  • Uses age appropriate equipment and supplies




  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Diploma in Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred)



  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas



  • One year of professional nursing experience



  • Must have knowledge of nursing functions, basic anatomy and physiology, and surgical procedures



  • Ability to demonstrate and perform generic and unit-based competencies including the specific care of age and diagnosis appropriate patients



  • Must be able to demonstrate positive interpersonal skills



  • Have good verbal and written communication skills



  • Able to operate various medical/surgical equipment



  • Be able to utilize a personal computer to include word processing and basic office equipment



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