UT Health RN Staff Nurse I - Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas

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Job Title

RN Staff Nurse I - Texas Medical Center



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McGovern Medical School


Pediatrics-Community Gen

Job Location

Houston, TX

Job Summary

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Provides assistance to medical doctors. Assesses, develops, and implements, and evaluates a plan of nursing care for patients in an assigned area.

Functions as a member of collaborative interdisciplinary team providing comprehensive care to patients and families with complex healthcare needs that may be both predictable and unpredictable. Aims to provide care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.

Additional Summary Specific to Job

Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction.

Adheres to broad scope of practice as established by Nurse Practice Act.

Ensures the efficient operation of the clinic or unit by proper scheduling and planning for optimum use of staff and resources, maintenance of stock and supplies, and efficient and safe use of equipment.

Uses systematic approach to provide nursing care to patients and families/populations by performing both focused and comprehensive assessments through subjective and evidence based objective data.

Prioritizes, synthesizes and documents assessments and nursing plan of care using critical thinking and judgment.

Implements plan of care within scope of practice through assignment and monitoring of other nurses and delegation and monitoring of unlicensed staff. Initiates standing orders for prescription refills and labs as well as standing delegation orders where appropriate.

Develops and implements teaching plans for patients concerning maintenance, promotion and restoration of health.

Evaluates patients' response and outcomes to education and therapeutic interventions. Communicates effectively with collaborative team while escalating critical results and issues in an appropriate and timely manner.

Exercises judgment while coordinating care and referring patients to agencies or health care professionals for other services/transitions in care where indicated.

Performs on site and telephone triage using best practice guidelines and documentation to ensure patients receive the right level of care in the right setting at the right time by the right caregiver using the right equipment and supplies.

May be responsible for compiling daily or monthly reports.

Acts as a patient and healthcare advocate by maintaining a safe environment and promoting quality healthcare and services.

Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPPA guidelines.

Adheres to standards of practice for professional nursing.

Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Requirements

Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school or an Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school or diploma nurses. No experience required. Current Registered Nurse Texas License required and CPR certified.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences

Pediatrics Experience Preferred

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

This position works with Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) students.


This position works with minors under the age of 18 years.


This position will be working in a laboratory or clinic


This position will use radiation sources


Pre Employment Conditions

Drug Test

TB Skin Test

Open to current UTHSC-H employees only?


Job Classification


FLSA Status


Does this position accept online applications?


This is a grant funded position


Benefits Eligible


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