Transplant Registered Nurse

CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Published
May 5, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Overview:

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

CHI St. Luke's Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, has been serving our community since 1954. We proudly provide a vast array of services that help us keep our community safe and healthy.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

* Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
* Free Premium Membership to Care. com with preloaded credits for children and dependent adults
* Care for Caregivers: Resilience Through Adversity is a series of sessions designed to help caregivers build their resilience and advance their mental well-being during these difficult times
* Flexible spending accounts
* Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
* Paid Time Off (PTO)
* Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
* Matching Retirement Programs
* Wellness Programs

Additional benefits we offer to support our caregivers (in effect until June 30, 2021):

* PTO/Vacation maximum accrual waived for employees who are providing direct patient care and may not be able to take time off because of the COVID-19 crisis.
* Coverage of health care benefit premiums for eligible employees whose income drops below 90% of their pay (based on their FTE) and PTO/Vacation bank drops below 60 hours.
* Paid administrative leave support for employees who experience a work-related exposure to COVID-19.
* Access to EIB/Sick bank(s) and/or employer-paid short-term disability benefits due to non-work-related COVID-19 exposure.
* Rapid assistance with unemployment compensation administrative support where needed.


Responsibilities

Working as a Transplant RN certainly offers a variety of clinical challenges to nurses who choose this clinical area. Your patients are awaiting or have had heart or lung transplants following advanced organ disease, organ failure, and/or surgery. As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering excellence in patient care by assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses, establishing goals, planning and implementing intervention, and evaluating patient care outcomes. With the staff nurse's professional practice, he/she responsible for participating in and maintaining quality, cost-effectiveness, and guest relations. Provide patient care in compliance with hospital policies and procedures and the standards of professional nursing practice as defined by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.

Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring, and our families need protection. With our combined resources, we are committed to building healthy communities, advocating for the poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community. This role will allow you to give back to our community and broaden your healthcare skills.


Qualifications

Required:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing or Diploma
  • Bachelors in Nursing Preferred*
    *Medical Center - "*Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) within 2 years from date of hire. Current employees grandfathered before July 2020."
  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
  • BLS with skills demonstration
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Minimum Experience:

  • At least one (1) year of RN experience
  • Two (2) years Acute Care or Critical Care preferred
  • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire

Skills:
ICU / Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit / High Acuity / Invasive Surgical Care / Trauma / Organ Failure / Planning / Monitoring / Central Line / Medication Management / Collaboration / Physician Relations / Compassion / Patient Education / Caregiver Education / Problem Solving / Fast Pace Environment / Assessment / Neuro / Vent Facilitation / Direct Patient Care

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