Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical (RN)
Company: Houston Methodist
Posted on: November 12, 2019
Work Shift: 7a-7p
Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday with rotating
Med Surg Tele Unit seeking Charge Nurse (RN) skilled in quality
care of general med surg patients to work at Houston Methodist
Willowbrook Hospital. 36 bed new unit to open at the beginning of
2020. We are hiring now - Be a part of our growing community!
--- The Charge Nurse position is a licensed professional Registered
Nurse (RN), who, as an experienced clinician, functions at the
Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical
--- This position creates an environment for the management and
delivery of safe patient care.
--- In addition to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a
clinical nurse, the Charge Nurse position is a role model and coach
to department personnel and assists in developing their skills and
--- This position provides nursing care to a diverse patient
--- Besides conducting nursing assessments, assisting with exams
and treatment and maintenance of medical records, this position
assists in coaching and mentoring department staff in areas of
clinical and professional practice.
--- Role modeling compassionate communication with physicians and
the interprofessional health care team, the Charge Nurse assumes
leadership responsibilities with high level contributions at the
bedside, unit, service line, and across the institution.
--- Responsibilities for this position may include but are not
limited to leading unit and shared governance activities, assessing
unit needs related to practice and improvement opportunities,
serving as a clinical resource for both unit and hospital staff and
coordinating unit and hospital-wide education in partnership with
--- Twenty four months of clinical nursing experience with
demonstration of progressive leadership skills.
--- Acute care experience in hospital setting strongly
--- Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
--- 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
--- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
--- Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service
--- American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
--- Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely
perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills,
competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
--- 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.
--- 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
--- Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as
evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role
--- Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in
interactions with physicians, interprofessional healthcare team and
patients and their families.
--- Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work
autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.
--- Demonstrates proficient time management skills.
--- Demonstrates highly developed assessment skills; contributes to
policies, procedure and protocols.
--- Has knowledge of Nursing Unit's Dashboard and Hospital Consumer
Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores.
--- Demonstrates expertise in operating the electronic medical
--- Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in
Clinical Career Path program guide.
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
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to
serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community
in Northwest Houston. The 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms,
and more than 1,900 employees. Houston Methodist Willowbrook
Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet
Recognition Program-- and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro
area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best
Hospital" in 2016. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is
Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive
surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular
services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine,
and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook
Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center,
Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and
operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest
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