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Registered Nurse II - MSICU - LBJ Hospital - Full-Time - Nights

at Harris Health System

Posted: 4/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 143480
Keywords: respiratory, nursing

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About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

We're seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join Medical Surgical Intensive Care team!

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital has a 16 bed Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and will open a state of the art 8 bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

The MSICU provides acute, intensive care for medical and surgical patients aged 18 years and above, and/or adult sized pediatric patients. Medical conditions requiring intensive care include patients who respond to cardio-respiratory arrest resuscitation, patients with one or more system failure who need observation and/or active management such as patients with circulatory failure requiring massive volume expansion and/or vasoactive medications and invasive monitoring, patients with respiratory failure who require supportive measures such as endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation.

MSICU provides care for medical, trauma, and surgical patients requiring intensive care, ventilator management and observation who had major surgery that includes major abdominal surgery, thoracic, renal, liver, flaps, and any patient post-operatively that has an underlying medical condition that requires “close monitoring”.

Our MSICU has an active Staff Nurse Council that gives input with regard to current Critical Care Nursing Practices, driven by the staff.

You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of assigned patients.

The Nurse Clinician II (Registered Nurse) has knowledge and skills necessary to meet standards for professional practice specified in Texas Nursing Practice Act and by HCHD Nursing Service. The practice patterns of competent generalists are characterized by the application of standards, principles, and algorithms to clinical situations. The RN independently and safely manages patients with problems common to patients in his/her assigned clinical area; recognizes when he/she needs assistance and seeks appropriate resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing; BSN preferred.

Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.

One (1) year full time experience - Nursing.

Previous ICU experience highly preferred or 2 years Critical Care experience in an acute inpatient setting.

Must be adequate to meet the following communication requirements:
Accurately interprets and transmits clinical information in English, both verbally and in written form; and Sends and receives messages patients/families/SOs can comprehend.

Special Requirements:
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/Composing, Bilingual Preferred (Any Language)

PC, Medical Terms and Mathematics

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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