Emergency Room Nurse
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, TX 77521
Area/Department: Emergency Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area’s only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
Job Summary ” Key Points
Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family. Establish mutual goals with patient and family. Provides appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Supports patients and families in preventing/resolving clinical issues.
Modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the patient`s condition, demonstrates clinical problem-solving and critical thinking, makes decisions using evidence-based analytical approach. Plans for routine events and manages emergent situations.
Communicates in effective manner to all health care team members. Uses structured format for regular communication with patients and families. Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients and families and communicates the plan of care.
Teamwork a. Manages usual patient assignment and other unit demands.
Uses downtime efficiently. Responds positively to requests for assistance from other team members. Supportive of change initiatives.
Leadership. Provides care to increasingly complex patients and coordinates the interdisciplinary team. Identifies and presents areas for improvement.
Reports near misses as well as errors promptly. Collaborates with staff from the interdisciplinary team concerning safety data to improve outcomes. Implements unit and hospital initiatives to achieve National Patient Safety Goals.
Practice and Research
Identifies areas for improvement based on understanding of evidence-based practice literature.
Identifies own and others learning needs. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes. Coaches and mentors other staff and students.
Diploma/Degree and NCLEX
18 months of nursing experience required
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered nurse with current Texas license
Basic Life Support (BLS)
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
Basic computer skills. Must be able to write and speak effectively in English