About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston, opened its doors in April 2017. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in north Houston, the hospital, which has a staff of over 600, has already provided thousands of patients with specialty care closer to home. The outpatient building, which opened in October 2016, includes 72 exam rooms and clinics for major pediatric specialties including cancer, cardiology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology and diabetes/endocrinology. The hospital’s inpatient building features the area’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center with 25 patient rooms, 32 acute care beds, four operating rooms, 12 radiology suites and 28 critical care rooms.
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We are searching for a Staff Nurse who can work well in a fast-paced hospital environment for our TCH Woodlands NICU. In this position you’ll provide quality nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, educating, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family centered principals and cost effective care.
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- Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including bio-physical, 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
- Identifies patient’s needs pertaining to patient teaching, discharge planning, growth and development, nutritional screening, functional status, and pain management
- 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
- 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
- Formulates, implements, and documents individualized teaching plan based on patient/family assessment
- Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for patients and collaborating with other health care team members
- Administers and documents medications and treatments in a timely manner
- Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge and utilize new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance
- 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 (1) year of professional nursing experience
- Knowledge of the principals of biological, physical, and social science; observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, care and counsel; health teaching of persons who are ill; health or prevention of illness
- Understanding of administration of medications or treatments and nursing practices
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