HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN in Houston, Texas

_West Houston Medical Center – Houston, TX_

_Registered Nurse (RN) – ICU_ West Houston Medical Center offers outstanding inpatient and outpatient healthcare services close to your home in west Houston. Built in 1985, our 278-bed acute care hospital is located on Richmond Avenue just east of Dairy Ashford. West Houston Medical Center boasts a team of more than 1,000 people, including 500 physicians, who are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our staff includes people from 33 countries and 39 states, a diversity which helps us relate to our equally diverse community.

West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a Registered* Nurse (RN) – ICU*


Under the general directions of the Director, Manager, or ICU Charge Nurse, the Registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit is responsible for professional nursing care and related assistance to patients experiencing critical illnesses requiring admission to the Unit. The Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit supports the medical care of patients requiring Intensive Care services under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the mission and objectives of the Hospital.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONS * Performs patient assessments in accordance with standards of care with documentation of these assessments as a basis for planning of each patient’s care. * Formulates a plan of care for each patient based on nursing diagnoses/patient problems derived from patient assessments. * Delegates nursing care activities to members of the nursing team based on patient care needs and competencies of available nursing staff as necessary. * Communicates information appropriately with Medical Staff and other members of the health care team to promote continuity of care and attainment of patient expected outcomes. * Adapts teaching to the age, developmental level, and cognition state of each patient to promote maximum understanding. * Encourages patient or family to make decisions regarding their care where appropriate. * Facilitates patient self-care when appropriate. * Utilizes specialized equipment in the provision of patient care services safely and effectively. * Bases professional actions on clinical judgment. Adapts patient care to individual patient needs and staff competencies. * Communicates effectively with the Charge Nurse, Manager and Director to ensure that problems or opportunities to improve unit activities are addressed. * Consistently provides outstanding service to all patient’s, physician’s, fellow employees, and guests as appropriate to position. * Actively participates in department committees and group meetings with a focus on providing input to improve the quality of services. * Consistently demonstrates behavior which reflects that working as a team is more important than self interest. * Protects confidentiality of patients/co-workers, respecting their dignity, privacy, and differences. * Completes other activities as assigned * Adheres to the customer service principles of West Houston Medical Center

*KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS * * Skills to multi-task and handle multiple demands all at once. * Handle situations that require expertise, leadership and problem-solving.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS * Current licensure in Texas as a Registered Nurse. * Previous experience in critical care nursing for at least 1 year. * Certification in critical care nursing such a CCRN, CVRN preferred. LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED * Current update RN licensure. * Current CPR and ACLS certification from American Heart Association

Title: RN

Location: Texas-Houston-West Houston Medical Center - Houston

Requisition ID: 00417-70226