RN - Cardiovascular Post Vascular Surgical

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2019-R0209107 Requisition #
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Registered Nurse II (Cardiovascular Surgical - Post Vascular) Full Time - Days


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

 

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.


Position Summary

Responsible for the delivery of excellence in patient care through assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses and establishing goals, planning and implementing intervention and evaluating patient care outcomes. With the staff nurse's professional practice he/she Responsible for participating in and maintaining quality, cost effectiveness and guest relations.   Provide patient care in compliance with hospital policies and procedures and the standards of professional nursing practice as defined by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required:
Education and Licensure:
BSN
BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable)
Current Nursing License applicable to The State of Texas

Minimum Experience:

Demonstrated competence in Clinical Nurse I performance expectations.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

Validation is required for the skills needed in the following areas for providing care in Medical Surgical Units:
• Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Urinary Catheter; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Venous Catheter; Fall Prevention; Isolation Precautions; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation.
• BLS certification

Position Responsibilities:

1. Utilizes the nursing process to ensure appropriate patient care is provided in a cost effective, quality driven, and patient focused manner. Collects pertinent social, psychological, developmental and spiritual data from the patient, significant others and other health care team members.

   

  2. Performs as ongoing assessment, formulates nursing diagnosis and goals, plans appropriate interventions, and evaluates the outcome of the interventions.

   

3. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements.

4. Provides appropriate teaching and information to patients and families including information on Pain Management, Nutrition, Skin Integrity, Fall prevention, Diabetes, Disease Process, Smoking Cessation, and Discharge instructions

5. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of the patient, Hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision –making, and ensuring patient safety.

  6. Uses interventions substantiated by research as appropriate in the patient population, Participates in research activities, identifies opportunities for research, and collaborates with the Outcomes managers and department.

7. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and the effectiveness of nursing practice. Assists in collecting quality data, analyzes the data, and formulates action plans to improve quality care.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us


Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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