Registered Nurse (RN), Inpatient – Acute Care – West Campus

 
Position: Registered Nurse (RN), Inpatient – Acute Care – West Campus

Job ID: 148542

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC 5 WEST

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7p-7a

About Texas Children's Hospital

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 texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture atinfinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Inpatient Staff Nurse — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll provide nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, educating, implementing, and evaluating age-appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family-centered principles and cost-effective care. Days and nights available, all part time positions.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including biophysical, psychosocial, developmental (age-appropriate), cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner
  • Collects and analyzes data from the medical record in order to coordinate patient care
  • Analyzes situations, anticipates potential problems, and detects changes in patient status
  • Identifies patient’s needs pertaining to patient teaching, discharge planning, growth and development, nutritional screening, functional status, and pain management
  • Develops an individualized plan of care based upon the nursing assessment reflecting the biophysical, psychosocial, developmental (age-appropriate), cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs of the patient/family
  • Determines which standards of care and practice apply to the patient; coordinates and communicates this information to other health care team members, in order to meet patient needs
  • Re-prioritizes and updates plan of care based on new information and changes in the patient’s condition; communicates this information to other health care team members and documents in the medical record
  • Discusses the patient’s plan of care with family and/or significant individuals and documents in the medical record as appropriate
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences and documents in the medical record
  • Evaluates and documents patient’s response to the care provided and recognizes the patient’s progress toward meeting the desired outcomes and discusses with the patient/family
  • Assesses patient/family learning needs, capabilities, preferences, and readiness to learn prior to teaching
  • Identifies actual/potential barriers to learning (emotional, physical, cognitive, etc.) and utilizes teaching strategies and materials as appropriate to the learning ability of the patient/family
  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
  • Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for patients and collaborating with other health care team members
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve, identifies appropriate resources, adapts to ongoing change, and handles conflict management with a professional and supportive attitude
  • Maintains confidentiality concerning patient/family issues
  • Ensures and participates in ongoing communication with other health care team members in order to provide timely performance of diagnostic examination and effective patient flow from admission to discharge


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, associate’s degree, or technical diploma in nursing is required
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas is required
  • Certified Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association is required
  • 1 year of professional nursing experience is required
  • Knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, PALS, ACLS and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills, good time and resource management skills, flexibility, and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate unit specific equipment


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