Graduate Nurse I (RN) October Cohort Medical / Surgical days
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Location:
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
18300 St John Dr
Nassau Bay, TX

Category: RN - Med/Surg

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: 7a to 7p

Work Week: Rotating schedule to include weekend requirement.


Job Summary

FT position for Graduate Nurse on 3 Medical, 7a to 7p.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES     

1. LEADERSHIP a. Provides care to increasingly complex patients with support of more experienced staff. (Quality/Safety)  b. Participates in unit projects focused on improvement in patient care and shared governance activities. (Growth/Innovation)  c. Uses resources effectively and efficiently. (Finance)  d. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard. (Finance)  

2. PATIENT/FAMILY-CENTERED CARE a. Plans and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patient`s priorities and abilities. (Service)  b. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. (Service)  c. Advocates on patient/family`s behalf to identify and help resolve clinical or ethical concerns. (Service)  d. Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard. (Service) 

3. CLINICAL JUDGEMENT/CRITICAL THINKING a. Follows the nursing process in providing care. (Quality/Safety)  b. Plans for routine events and manages emergent situations in collaboration with the healthcare team. (Quality/Safety)  c. Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard . (Quality/Safety) 

4. COMMUNICATION a. 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, lis10s and responds to the ideas of others. (People)  b. Uses a structured format for regular communication with patients and families, such as hourly rounding. (Quality/Safety)  c. Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients and families; communicates compe10ce and confidence to patients and health care team. (Service) 

5. TEAMWORK a. Manages usual patient assignment and other unit demands, completes patient care responsibilities in timely manner with accurate documentation. (Quality/Safety)  b. Requests help when needed and accepts constructive feedback. (People)  c. Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes. (Growth/Innovation) 

6. SAFETY a. Reports ¿near misses¿ as well as errors promptly and consis10tly to improve systems and processes and identify trends. (Quality/Safety)  b. Stays focused on task at hand and plans care to limit distractions. (Quality/Safety)  c. Implements unit and hospital initiatives to achieve National Patient Safety Goals. (Quality/Safety)

7. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE/RESEARCH a. Participates in unit evidence-based practice or performance improvement projects. (Innovation/Growth)  b. Identifies areas of practice that should be updated with current research. (Quality/Safety)  c. Uses evidence-based practice to support care and has a strong understanding of designated core measures. (Quality/Safety) 

8. STAFF EDUATION a. Assesses own compe10ce on continuous basis and identifies learning needs. (Growth/Innovation)  b. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline compe10cies. (Growth/Innovation) 

9. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS a. Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide. 

10. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement.

11. Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.

12. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards.

13. Performs other duties as assigned.     

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS      Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing Bachelors Degree required for new hires at TMH and MWHH, preferred at other TMH system hospitals    

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS     N/A    

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED      Registered nurse with current Texas license Basic Life Support (BLS).  Other certifications as required by unit/service     

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED      1. Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.  2. Basic computer skills Must be able to write and speak effectively in English Competencies, skills, training as listed in Policy NU-903, Competence of Nursing Staff and HR 07 Competency Assessment


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Company Profile

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital brings the expertise and compassionate care of Houston Methodist Hospital in The Texas Medical Center – a national Honor Roll hospital – to Bay Area communities. The hospital provides a broad spectrum of adult medical and surgical care, is an accredited chest pain center, and is also acute stroke-ready designated through DNV. St. John offers many inpatient and outpatient services including 3-D mammography and other state-of-the-art imaging, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, Cancer Center of Excellence, advanced laparoscopic surgery, comprehensive orthopedics and sports medicine, neurology, urology and otolaryngology.  Also, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is honored to be the only hospital in the bay area to have a Grade A rating from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grading.

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