Graduate Nurse (GN) Internship
UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX

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3 West is a 33 private bed Medical Surgical Orthopedic unit. We provide quality patient care to a diverse patient population; young adults to geriatrics, planned joint replacements to trauma, and patients admitted for other medical disease processes. The specialty focus for 3 West is orthopedics; total joint replacements and fractures. 3 West offers a Joint Mobility Camp for our patients that have undergone joint procedures. 3 West provides a learning conducive comprehensive orientation that uses interdisciplinary collaboration.

ORIENTATION •UMC General Hospital Orientation •UMC General Nursing Orientation •Electronic Documentation training.

Individualized Unit Specific Orientation •Unit specific orientation is in addition to UMC’s General Hospital Orientation and General Nursing Orientation •Orientation consists of observation, classroom, and clinical hours over an 8 week period. •Medical Surgical classroom orientation takes place over 2 days. •During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor. The preceptor is chosen to best fit your personality and learning style. •During orientation you will be paired with a Physical Therapist; learn transfer techniques, train to passive range of motion equipment, and observe the patients’ therapy in Mobility Camp. •You will get the opportunity to observe a joint procedure in the Operating Room during your orientation. •Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to procedures and physician rounding. •The last 3 to 4 weeks of your orientation will be spent on night shift. •You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes. Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide. •3 West leadership also provides reviews and material to help you obtain your specialty nursing certification in Orthopedics and Med/Surg. •Other opportunities include: mentoring and self scheduling to meet individual needs.

Qualifications •Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing •Valid Texas Graduate Nurse Permit required. •Current CPR certification from American Heart Association. •Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. •Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. •Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.

Benefits •Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage •Competitive compensation based on education and experience •Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas •Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN •Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week •Eligible for yearly annual increase •Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months •Uniform Payroll deduction •Certification Exam reimbursement •Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance •Vision Insurance •Tax Sheltered Annuity Program •Supplemental Insurance Programs •Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts •PTO and Extended Illness

UMC Health System is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. More than 300,000 patients a year have come to expect our dedication to service and the top-tier care we provide. UMC Health System employs almost 3,000 people. The system has been honoured among the Best Places to Work in Texas. We pride ourselves with having one of the highest employee satisfaction rates in the nation. Through UMC’s partnership with Texas Tech University, the health system produces ground-breaking research and innovative technology, including a number of nationally recognized clinical trials in breast and prostate cancers. Patients of the Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center are treated with the most modern medical systems available. Since opening in 1978, UMC has been the first to offer lifesaving services to the region.

  • UMC's Children's Hospital was the first to have neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. •UMC maintains the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. •UMC's Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center is the burn center between Dallas and Phoenix.
We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion.”

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