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Per Diem / PRN Nurse RN - System Float ICU - Intensive Care Unit - $60 per hour

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Houston Methodist is seeking a per diem / prn nurse RN System Float ICU - Intensive Care Unit for a per diem / prn nursing job in Houston, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: ICU - Intensive Care Unit
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Up to 36.00 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, nights
  • Employment Type: Per Diem / PRN
    • Must work 18 shifts in a 6 week self scheduling period.
    • Full time benefited option-Medical and Dental
    • Flexible RN opportunities
    • Great opportunity to float to 3 hospitals within Houston Methodist's system
    • Great work environment
    • Competitive Pay
    • Hospitals with available openings: HMB (Baytown), HMH (Medical Center), HMWB (Willowbrook) HMTW (The Woodlands), HMSL (Sugar Land), HMCL (Clearlake), HMCC (Continuing Care), HMW (West)JOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) PRN position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. The RN PRN position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.The RN PRN position provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN PRN position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. This position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with management.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 25%
    • Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF)
    • Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes. (EF)
    • Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF)SERVICE - 25%
    • Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF)
    • Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process. Prioritizes care based on the patient's needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family's behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF)
    • Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient's comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
    • Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
    • Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF)
    • Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. (EF)
    • Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient's condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach. (EF)
    • Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF)FINANCE - 10%
    • Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF)
    • Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
    • Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF)
    • Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. (EF)This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Two years of registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklisto Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securityo Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook -SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS -Work Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) No -On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) -*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. -Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan area -May require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area -**Travel specifications may vary by department. - -Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Company Profile:Houston Methodist is one of the nation's leading health systems and academic medical centers. Houston Methodist consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston area. Houston Methodist also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, Houston Methodist employs more than 27,000 employees and is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide high quality patient care.Salaries listed are a midpoint. Actual salary will be confirmed at time of offer, based on individual years of experience and education.Houston Methodist Job ID #31307. About Houston MethodistBased in the Greater Houston Area, Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals, located within the largest medical center in the US. We continue to grow to meet the needs of the vibrant communities we serve - including new building construction and service line expansions on several of our campuses.At Houston Methodist, nurses develop their skills through a wide range of educational programs, collaborate with physicians to provide the best care and build upon a world-class reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research. -
      We hold ourselves - and the careers we build - to a higher standard. Our growing, inclusive health care system offers: - - - - - - -Superior practice settings - - - - - - -High nurse-to-patient ratios - - - - - - -High safety standards - - - - - - Professional development & nursing education - - - - - - -Meaningful collaboration with physicians - - - - - - -Unparalleled support
      ---Benefits
      • Medical benefits
      • Dental benefits
      • Vision benefits
      • Life insurance
      • 403b retirement plan

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Pasadena , Per Diem / PRN Nurse RN - System Float ICU - Intensive Care Unit - $60 per hour, Healthcare , Pasadena, Texas

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