Graduate or Registered Nurse

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

The Orthopedic/Neurology unit is a 35-bed unit with an average patient mix of 75% Orthopedic/Neurology patients and 25% medical surgical overflow. The routine patient to nurse ratio fluctuates with patient census; unit goal is 5 to 1 ratio. The unit is supported by a team consisting of the Unit Secretary, Patient Care Assistants, Transporters, Nutrition Ambassadors, RN’s, RN Shift Supervisor’s, a Clinical Educator, the Nurse Manager and Director along with a strong Physical and Occupational Therapy presence working as a cohesive team to ensure excellent patient care.

The Registered Nurse is accountable for the health status and health needs of their patients based upon interpretation of health data and preventative health practices in collaboration with the patients and the interdisciplinary healthcare team members.

  Education/Licensures/Certifications: 
  Current Texas RN license
  CPR certified from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
 
  Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
  Previous acute care medical surgical staff nursing experience
  Experience with equipment specific to orthopedics: Traction, CPM, CBC II
  Assess, plan, evaluates, documents total nursing process
  Organized, self-motivated with exceptional follow-through skills
  Computer skills necessary; EMR EPIC documentation
  Multi-task constantly and tolerate multiple interruptions
  Clear and effective communication with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
  Compassionate customer service skills
  Committed to patient and family satisfaction