Fall Graduate Nurse Residency

Job Description

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At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse I (RN) position is a licensed staff nurse, may be an entry level nurse, who demonstrates the ability to continuously progress in skill to care for increasingly complex patients, receiving coaching from experienced RNs and management and benefits from their practice.
The position functions at the Novice to Advanced Beginner stage according to Benner's model of clinical practice, participating in unit initiatives and shared governance.
The RN I 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.
This position 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 I position demonstrates clinical competency when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor patient rights and needs.
This position assures continuity of care through appropriate communication, discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited School of Nursing

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Zero years of experience with minimal clinical nursing experience, up through at least eighteen months of health care experience
If less than six months of clinical nursing experience, must complete Houston Methodist nurse residency program

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
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
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
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 security.
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 principles.
Progression towards competent assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
Progression towards demonstrating time management skills
Ability to progress towards independence and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional healthcare team and patients and their families
Progression towards critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work as defined by the Nurse Practice Act
Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide
Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook

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