Registered Nurse (RN) - Inpatient – CVICU – Medical Center - Nights- (CF)

 
Position: Registered Nurse (RN) - Inpatient – CVICU – Medical Center - Nights- (CF)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Shift: 7p - 7a

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

Summary:

We are searching for an Inpatient Staff Nurse – someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will provide nursing care to patients having a diagnostic imaging study by ensuring patient comfort and safety while collaborating with the department to optimize patient throughput.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Completes a pre-sedation assessment of all outpatients and reviews the pre-sedation assessment on all inpatients in an age specific and age appropriate manner
  • Reviews data from the electronic medical record in order to identify real or potential problems with sedation related to the patient’s previous experience and / or their current medical condition
  • Receives complete report from inpatient nurse using SBAR before sending for patient
  • Identifies and promptly communicates to the PNPs, physicians and team leaders’ contraindications for sedation, e.g. NPO requirements not met
  • Ensures patient safety before, during and after the diagnostic examination or intervention by assessing environmental safety needs and hazards
  • Responds immediately to changes in patient status throughout the procedure
  • Implements a safe and effective recovery of patients based on the diagnostic examination and/or intervention performed, discharge protocol and developmental (age-appropriate) needs
  • Coordinates with the team leaders in scheduling patients appropriately based on nursing assessment and patient needs
  • Prepares patient/family regarding the scheduled diagnostic examination both with sedation and non-sedation procedures in an age appropriate and age specific manner
  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members


Qualifications:

  • 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
  • One (1) year of professional nursing experience
  • The ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good time and resource management skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Operate unit specific equipment
  • Knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, PALS, ACLS and interdisciplinary collaboration


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