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 at infinitepassion.org.
We are searching for a Staff Nurse (Outpatient) - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide quality nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, educating, and evaluating age appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family centered care and supporting end-of-life situations. You will also be responsible for providing input into policies that affect the nature and scope of the job.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Use appropriate evidence-based assessment, complex interviewing techniques and instruments related to ambulatory care nursing in collecting pertinent patient, family, or population specific data
- Collect subjective and objective health status data from multiple sources (patients, caregivers, members of the health care team, documents records, and other relevant sources)
- Prioritize data collection activities based on the patient’s, group’s, or population’s immediate health need or the nurse’s judgment of anticipated patient needs
- Develop and continuously update an individualized plan for patients seeking care for health promotion, health maintenance, or health-related situational problems
- Include the patient, family, appropriate caregivers, and other health care professionals in making shared decisions about prioritizing plans and strategies
- Prioritize interventions and implement the plan of care in partnership with the patient, family, caregivers, and other health care professionals in a timely manner
- Utilize evidence-based nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications according to state regulations, regulatory agency standards, and organizational policies and procedures
- Organize components of the plan and delegate appropriate interventions to care team members based on their demonstrated competency, state practice acts, available evidence-based guidelines, regulatory and governmental standards, and organizational policies with defined outcome measures
- Conduct a reevaluation and follow-up of care delivered based on the patient’s needs, the patient’s condition, or the patient’s request
- Provide relevant information across levels of care within one or more health care systems and when the patient’s care is transferred between and among different specialties and/or within one or more organizations
- Orient the patient, family, caregiver to the health care delivery system, services, access to care, and available resources
- Conduct a systematic, ongoing, and criterion-based evaluation of the outcomes of nursing care in relation to the structures and processes prescribed by the plan and the indicated timeline
- A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (preferred), Associate Degree in Nursing, or Diploma in Nursing
- Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas
- 1 year of professional nursing experience
- AHA BLS for Health Care Providers Certification
- Ability to demonstrate and perform generic and population specific critical competencies including the specific care of age and diagnosis appropriate patients
- Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills
- Utilize time and resources in a cost effective manner
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