Registered Nurse I (RN)- CVIMU- Nights - Houston Methodist Hospital
Company: Houston Methodist
Posted on: February 24, 2021
Work Shift: NIGHT
Work Week: Variable staffing model with alternationg weekends
At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse I (RN) position is a
licensed staff nurse, may be an entry level nurse, who demonstrates
the ability to continuously progress in skill to care for
increasingly complex patients, receiving coaching from experienced
RNs and management and benefits from their practice. The position
functions at the Novice to Advanced Beginner stage according to
Benner--s model of clinical practice, participating in unit
initiatives and shared governance. The RN I position provides
professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts
nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient
education, and maintenance of medical records. This position
collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care
team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate,
efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment
outcomes. The RN I position demonstrates clinical competency when
providing care, using technology, administering medications,
performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient
and family advocate in order to monitor patient rights and needs.
This position assures continuity of care through appropriate
communication, discharge planning, patient education and
coordination of services.
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care"
plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and
populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
o Provide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
* INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
* COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
* ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
* RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
* EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model
for others to emulate.
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by
following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive
Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their
needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by
enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to
the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
1. Establishes a relationship with patients, families and the
interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of
care by using progressive skills in therapeutic communication,
which includes active listening and teaching. (EF)
2. Contributes to teamwork by responding positively to requests for
assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the
work environment. Seeks guidance from interprofessional health care
team, when needed, and applies feedback to improve patient
3. Provides contributions towards improvement of department scores
for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard,
i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)
SERVICE - 25%
1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and
treatment and documentation/maintenance of medical records.
Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and
inclusion principles. (EF)
2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including
discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and
interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process.
Prioritizes care based on the patient--s needs, abilities and
preferences. Advocates on patient/family--s behalf to identify and
resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate
3. Provides patient education based on learning needs, uses
appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after
discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient--s comprehension and
adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
4. Uses peer-to-peer accountability to contribute towards improving
department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and
professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist
Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF)
3. Provides and modifies care for increasingly complex patients and
coordinates care with the interprofessional teams. Plans for
routine events and progressively manages emergent situations in
collaboration with the healthcare team. (EF)
4. Contributes towards improving quality and safety targets on
unit-based scorecard through peer-to-peer accountability, focusing
on the task at hand and reporting near misses. (EF)
FINANCE - 10%
1. Displays self motivation to independently manage time
effectively, timely documentation of care, minimize incidental
overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Uses resources effectively
and efficiently. (EF)
2. Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on
unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing
efficiency and other areas according to department specifications.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
1. Participates in unit evidence-based practice projects focused on
innovation, efficiency or improvement in patient care and shared
governance activities. Embraces and enacts new care pathways or
service line implementation to improve service to the community.
2. Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team
experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those
needs. Pursues educational opportunities for professional growth
and benefits the department through knowledge dissemination.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited School of
o Zero years of experience with minimal clinical nursing
o If less than six months of clinical nursing experience, must
complete Houston Methodist nurse residency program
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain
permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable
according to current Board of Nursing requirements
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely
perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills,
competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the
English language necessary to perform the essential functions of
this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or
employee safety or security.
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians,
family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a
customer service focus and application of positive language
o Progression towards competent assessment, organizational and
problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize
multiple tasks and role components
o Progression towards demonstrating time management skills
o Ability to progress towards independence and exercise judgment in
interactions with physicians, interprofessional healthcare team and
patients and their families
o Progression towards critical thinking skills and clinical
judgment to work as defined by the Nurse Practice Act
o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in
Clinical Career Path program guide
o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional No
Other (dept. approved) No
On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
* Note that employees may be required to be on-call during
emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless
of selection above.
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job:
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned
worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated
with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New
York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for
medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently
ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was
recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine
has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best
Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital
directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers
the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic
techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over
6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for
patients from around the world.
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