Registered Nurse II - Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7057825 (Ref.No. 309072SM)
Posted: June 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Competent level professional nurse who is proficient in delivering patient care in the ambulatory care setting. Assists physicians with treatment room examination and procedures, schedules tests and appointments, answers patient calls, records and communicates information to referring physicians. Serves as a resource for Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses I’s, and unlicensed staff members. Position will assist with office-based vascular surgical procedures and should be comfortable with intubation and maintaining airways.

  • Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and a positive patient experience.
  • Adheres to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provides professional nursing assessment of patients.
  • Assists in office-based vascular surgical procedures during the procedure and monitoring patients post-procedure.
  • May ensure efficient operation of the clinic or unit by scheduling and planning for use of staff, supplies, and equipment.
  • Assists with treatment room examination and procedures on patients.
  • Schedule appointments, tests, and examinations with hospital and other doctor’s offices.
  • Document patient care services by charting in patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Instructs patients concerning the preparations needed for tests and surgical procedures.
  • Communicates with other health care professionals regarding orders and care of patients.
  • Executes physician orders and administers medications and treatments for patients.
  • Promotes patient’s independence by involving patient in defining and establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Provides telephone triage to patients and ensure patients receive the right level of care.
  • Monitors Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses I’s, and unlicensed staff members by directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of an individual’s performance and activity.
  • Participates in the orientation of new clinical staff.
  • Respects and supports patient rights and promotes positive family and patient relations.
  • Prioritizes and organizes work so that assignments are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Identifies and supports basic cost containment and efficiency for patients and the clinic.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment; stocks, and orders treatment room supplies.
  • Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.

Required:

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Nursing.
  • Two years of experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
  • Ability to exert physical effort in handling objects over thirty pounds.

Preferred:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.  

Physical Risk: Frequently handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, such as those found in an ordinary laboratory or clinic environment. 





 

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