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Steward Health Care System RN Travel, Med Surg in Houston, Texas

Shift: 7a-7p, 8-Week Contract

Assess and provides care for patients in adult and older adult age groups according to the plan of care and physician orders.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tracking and evaluating patient laboratory and physical assessment parameters.

  • Provides care and education with age-related needs for adolescent, young adults and elderly populations in a highly technical environment.

  • Manages patient care in rapidly changing circumstances and takes action to avoid or minimize patient compromise.

  • Complete management of medication and intravenous therapy. Support patient’s vital signs by safely titrating medication.

  • Manages equipment used to monitor multiple physiologic systems, including ventilators, intra-cranial pressure (ICP) drains, arterial lines, Swan -Ganz catheters, and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).

  • Maintains eight (8) hours of stroke specific education yearly.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to

  • Engage in professional nursing.

  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

  • Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) - REQUIRED prior to patient care

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - REQUIRED prior to patient care

  • National Institute of Healthcare Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certifications - REQUIRED 90 days after Date of Hire

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) - REQUIRED 90 days after Date of Hire

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PREFERRED

  • Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.

  • National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  • Bi or Multilingual.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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