HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN - CV Intermediate I in Webster, Texas

_Clear Lake Regional Medical Center – Webster, TX_ /An HCA Affiliated Hospital/

AtClear Lake Regional Medical Center, you'll find that caring extends to both our patients and our people.

We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way. Are you looking for an employer with many different career options and a people-focused culture? You’ve come to the right place.

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, a 610-bed facility in the heart of Bay Area Houston, was founded in 1972. We are committed to the care and improvement of human life. From fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, we ensure Bay Area residents receive the best available healthcare in their own community.

_Registered Nurse RN _for the *CV Intermediate I* *Unit.*

_Full-time, Days_

_RESPONSIBILITIES:_ * Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients. * Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit and managing all assigned personnel, supplies, and equipment. * Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care. * Responds to Code Blue and implements life-saving measures, per ACLS protocol. * Interprets EKG rhythm strips, on all telemetry patients. * Monitors special drugs (i.e., Dopamine, Lidocaine, Dobutrex, and Cardizem) and other cardiac drugs, as per protocol. Assesses patients in an ongoing manner, per protocol. * Assists physician with procedures, as needed (i.e., thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, and venous access devices). Assumes the responsibility of charging the unit, as needed. * Responsible for assessment of patient with telemetry monitoring and/or continuous pulse oximeter. * Responsible for maintaining customer friendly atmosphere. Draws blood from venous lines. * Models and reinforces behavior consistent with goals for teaching the patient, communicates patient status to appropriate member of the healthcare team, and provides support to the family, as needed. * Scanning supplies from P.O.U. area. Responsible for ensuring Through-Put Plan is enforced and followed. * Responsible for scanning patient armbands and administering medications via E-MAR. * Responsible for entering orders via Order Management in computer * Responsible for ensuring core measure patients are identified and protocols followed. * Responsible for maintaining patient safety goals EDUCATION: * Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing is required. EXPERIENCE: * 6 months of Medical Surgical RN experience in an acute care setting preferred. CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSE: * Current Texas or compact state licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners * Current BCLS certification from the American Heart Association required. * ACLS certification within three months of hire. * NIHSS certification within 6 months of hire, unless currently certified then needs to be maintained. * 5 hours of acute stroke education annually.

We offer a generous compensation package including: Vacation, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness resources and flexible spending accounts, along with other voluntary benefit options and programs.

Title: RN - CV Intermediate I

Location: Texas-Webster-Clear Lake Regional Medical Center- Webster

Requisition ID: 01533-68635