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Title: RN PRN - Transitional Care Unit
Location: United States-Texas-Houston-East Houston Regional Medical Center - Houston
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The Registered Nurse coordinates nursing care for the patient and participates in patient / family education. The Telemetry RN carries out the nursing process adhering to the standards of care for criticall ill patients. The RN is accountable for managing supplies and equipment on the unit as well as providing a safe environment for patient care. Works collaboratively with ancillary staff and other patient care personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Participates in performance improvement activities to improve patient safety and quality of care. Maintains cultural and diversity awareness when dealing with patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers. Promotes a supportive, team-work oriented environment. Fulfills departmental responsibilities consistent with the long-range plan, mission, vision and values of the hospital.
License / Certifications / Requirements
1. Current Texas licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners
2. Current BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS certification required
Candidates without ACLS certification are eligible for employment but must complete certification as
Experienced nurse in this area must complete ACLS within six (6) months from the date of hire.
New Grads / No experience in this area must complete ACLS within one (1) year from the date of hire.
3. PALS certification is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required.
One (1) year of acute care and/or one(1) year of Telemetry experience preferred.
Completion of Basic EKG Course is preferred if no prior experience. Successful completion of hospital, general nursing, and unit specific orientation. Effective oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with computer technology. Ability to work well with others in a team environment to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem solving and customer service skills. Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English. Will be required to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. Due to changes in patient census, may be required to leave early, rotate days off or help other departments.