Under the general direction of the Unit Supervisor for the Critical Care Unit the Registered Nurse is responsible for professional nursing care and related assistance to adolescent, young adult, middle adult, and older adult patients admitted for medical/surgical problems. The Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process in ensuring safe and competent quality patient care. The Registered Nurse supports the medical care of patients under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the mission and objectives of the hospital. The Registered Nurse provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient care team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. The Registered Nurse provides direction to unlicensed assistive personnel in providing patient care. The Registered Nurse must be able to assess his/her own learning needs to enhance personal and professional development. The Registered Nurse will increase knowledge and skills related to patient care by attending workshops, formal classes, seminars and inservices. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending on assigned area.
Staff in this job category is responsible for consideration of development issues of patients in each of the following age groups identified.
________Infancy (Birth to 1 year (12) Months)
________Toddlers (1 to 3 Years)
Preschool (Age 3 to 5 years)
School Age (Age 5 to 12 years)
Adolescent (Age 12 to 18 years)
__Young Adult (Age 18 to 44 years)
Middle Adult (Age 45 to Age 65 years)
Older Adult (Age 65 years and Over)
A. Current licensure in Texas or an approved compact state as a Registered Nurse or proof of application for licensure.
B. BLS certified required upon start
C. ACLS certification is required upon hire for those RN
's with previous IMU/ ICU/ ER experience. All others will have to obtain ACLS within 6-months of employment