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Staff Nurse II Neurology

Job Ref: 26934

Talent Area: RN - Neurology

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Neurology - Neuromuscular

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

SUMMARY:  The Staff Nurse II is a Registered Nurse (RN) who provides nursing care to patients in an organized, effective manner. The Staff Nurse II embodies the behaviors associated with the Leadership, Art and Science of Nursing (identified in Duties and Responsibilities) at the Proficient level. The Staff Nurse II practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence, as well as the ServicePride standards. Different specialties may require additional and more specific experienced. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Demonstrates critical thinking, creativity, and versatility in problem solving and handling complex situations. 2. Maintains knowledge of the patient`s condition and knows when to negotiate a change in the plan of care with the physician and other members of the care team. 3. Provides patient education regarding disease process and involves patient as well as family/significant other, when appropriate, in decision-making process. 4. Assesses patient progress, collaborating with other nursing staff when needed, in accordance with the nursing process and established plan of care. 5. Acts as a patient advocate in coordinating with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate holistic and goal-oriented approach to care across the continuum that meets the patient`s physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. 6. Calmly manages all, including the most complex, clinical and interpersonal situations. 7. Seeks feedback to gain insight into performance, interpersonal behaviors and incorporates feedback to improve performance. 8. Accountable for own on-going professional growth and development. 9. Maintains strict confidentiality of patients, employees, and hospital information at all times.    10. Follows work attendance policies; maintains consistent attendance with no unexcused.  11. Performs other duties as assigned. 12. Demonstrates ICARE Values 13.  Follows all safety rules while on the job  EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing with current Texas licensure.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum 1 year of nursing experience required. Different specialties may require additional experience. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:  Current license to practice as an Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Texas required. Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: WORKING : Normal office conditions, clinical, and non-clinical areas of facility.  Extensive use of computers.  Use of personal computer to abstract data and develop reports.  Prolonged sitting and standing may be required.  Some activities may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.  Some travel required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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