Registered Nurse II (RN) - CV Observation Unit
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 8, 2020
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is seeking an experienced
nurse (RN) to work part time, 2-12hr shifts per week, from 6a-6:30p
in our CV Observation Unit.
At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) IIB position is a
licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the
Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical
practice. The RN IIB position provides professional nursing care to
a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists
with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of
medical records.The RN IIB position provides direct patient care
effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied
and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with
the physicians and interprofessional health care team to
facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient,
quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN
IIB position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care,
using technology, administering medications, performing procedures
and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate
in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. The RN IIB
position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility
including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and
shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor
to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service
line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with
This job code is reserved for RNs who are dedicated to an OR, ER or
Cardiac Cath Lab department.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
o Provide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model
for others to emulate.
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by
following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive
Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their
needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by
enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to
the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
1. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening
and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families
and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan
2. Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity,
consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to
requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy
relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and
offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when
appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes.
3. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and
unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May
include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards
improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee
engagement on unit-based scorecard.
SERVICE - 25%
1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and
treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a
manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion
2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including
discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and
interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process.
Prioritizes care based on the patient s needs, abilities and
preferences. Advocates on patient/family s behalf to identify and
resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate
3. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses
appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after
discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient s comprehension and
adapts teaching methods accordingly.
4. Helps drive improvement of department score for patient
satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer
accountability to service standards.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as
outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice
2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and
professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist
Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of
practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core
measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate
3. Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates
care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the
patient s condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes
clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical
4. Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard,
through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and
collaborating with the interprofessional health care team.
FINANCE - 10%
1. Displays self-motivation to independently manage time
effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime,
and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource
utilization including unit capital and operational budget
2. Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on
unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing
efficiency and other areas according to department
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
1. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and
improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based
practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through
evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared
2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to
improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement
opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives.
Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal
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.
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