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Registered Nurse II (RN), Days

Job Ref: 27414

Talent Area: RN - ICU/Tele

Location:
Houston Methodist St. Catherine
Katy, TX 77450

Area/Department: Nursing Unit-LTAC

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift

Day Shift, 7a-7p, includes week days, weekends and holidays

 


Work Week

Day Shift, 7a-7p, includes week days, weekends and holidays



Company Profile

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital is the first specialty hospital in the Houston Methodist family. Located in the heart of the Katy community, the facility provides a special menu of services for both inpatient and outpatient care by team members called to serve with excellence and compassion:

  • Specialized inpatient care for those patients requiring a longer hospital stay
  • Outpatient physical and speech therapy
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, MRI, CT
  • Women’s Center with advanced mammography

Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY

The RN II is a staff nurse, who as an experienced clinician functions at the Competent stage of Benner’s model of clinical practice.  The RN II provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently to a patient team which may include patients with varied and complex needs.  The RN II assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital wide initiatives

 

Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital’s Pillars of Excellence:

 

People (providing direction and plans, leading and managing people, ICARE values)

Service (patient/customer satisfaction, interpersonal effectiveness)

Quality and Safety (making judgments and decisions)

Finance (driving for performance excellence)

Innovation and Growth (leading improvement and innovation, role-specific expertise)

 

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Varies. Defined for each clinical area using the eight stages in the Population Specific Competencies for Healthcare Providers program.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides care to increasingly complex patients and coordinates the interdisciplinary team.(Quality/Safety)

  2. Identifies and presents areas for improvement in patient care or unit operations and offers solutions by participating in unit projects and shared governance activities.(Growth/Innovation)

  3. Identifies leadership opportunities for professional growth of peers.(People)

  4. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs.(Finance)

  5. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard.(Finance)

  • PATIENT/FAMILY-CENTERED CARE

    1. Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patient’s priorities and abilities.(Service)

    2. Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and family, provides appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge.(Service)

    3. Supports patients and families in preventing/resolving clinical or ethical issues.(Service)

    4. Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard.(Service)

  • CLINICAL JUDGEMENT/CRITICAL THINKING

    1. Follows the nursing process, modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the patient’s condition, demonstrates clinical problem-solving and critical thinking, and makes decisions using evidence-based analytical approach.(Quality/Safety)

    2. Plans for routine events and anticipates/prevents and manages/elevates emergent situations.(Quality/Safety)

    3. Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard.(Quality/Safety)

  • Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all health care team members and reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner, listens and responds to the ideas of others.(People)
  • Uses a structured format for regular communication with patients and families, such as hourly rounding.(Quality/Safety)

  • Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients and families and communicates the plan of care.(Service)

  • Manages usual patient assignment and other unit demands, completes patient care responsibilities in timely manner with accurate documentation, organizes multiple priorities and anticipates/plans for potential problems.(Quality/Safety)
  • Uses downtime efficiently, aware of team members’ workload, consistently offers assistance, and responds positively to requests for assistance from other team members.(People)

  • Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes.(Growth/Innovation)

  • Reports “near misses” as well as errors promptly and consistently to improve systems and processes and identify trends.(Quality/Safety)

  • Collaborates with staff from the interdisciplinary team concerning safety data to improve outcomes.(Quality/Safety)

  • Implements unit and hospital initiatives to achieve National Patient Safety Goals.(Quality/Safety)

  • EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE/RESEARCH

    1. Identifies areas for improvement based on understanding of evidence-based practice literature. Initiates evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects based on these observations.(Innovation/Growth)

    2. Identifies opportunity for practice changes. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership.(Quality/Safety)

    3. Assures that designatedcore measures are met in providing care.(Quality/Safety)

  • STAFF EDUCATION

    1. Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs.(Growth/Innovation)

    2. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship.(People)

  • PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

    1. Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide.

  • Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.

  • Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.

  • Follows all safety rules while on the job.Reports accidents promptly and correctsminor hazards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    Graduate of an accredited Nursing School

    Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) (or RN Diploma) required,

    Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree strongly preferred

     

    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    At least 18 months’ of Nursing experience required

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

    Registered Nurse with current Texas license

    American Heart Association (AHA) BLS required; AHA ACLS required by the end of the month following 60 days of hire/transfer date

     

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable

Basic computer skills

Must be able to write and speak effectively in English

Competencies, skills, training as listed according to applicable Nursing and HR policies and procedures


Equal Employment Opportunity

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