JOB SUMMARY At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) II 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 II 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 II 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 II 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. This 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 management.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS 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 actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. Focuses on patient/customer safety Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Twelve months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act Demonstrates proficient time management skills Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook
Internal Number: 58875
About Houston Methodist Clear Lake
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital brings all the expertise and compassionate care of the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital in The Texas Medical Center to the Bay area. Located in Nassau Bay, across from the NASA Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake offers innovative, high-quality, patient-centered care in a welcoming, healing environment.
We are proud to offer an exceptional array of programs and services at our full-service hospital, including heart and vascular care, neurology, orthopedics & sports medicine and women’s health. And when you need emergency care, we provide easy, online check-in to our ER, to help shorten wait times to be seen by our board-certified emergency medicine physicians.