Charge Nurse (RN) - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Houston, TX, United States
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SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
HCA Houston Healthcare West – Houston, TX
Charge Nurse (RN) – Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
HCA Houston Healthcare West a 266 bed hospital has been offering exceptional care to the West Houston community for 30 years. With more than 1,200 members on our care team and 400 of the region's most talented doctors, we are able to provide nationally recognized quality care.Our hospital in Houston provides a wide range of services, several of which are nationally accredited or affiliated:
- Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
- Breast Center
- Cancer Treatment
- Cardiovascular Center
- Diabetes Management
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Emergency Medicine
- Senior Care
- Sleep Disorder Center
- Women's Services
- Wound Healing
HCA Houston Healthcare West is currently looking for a Charge Nurse (RN) – Intensive Care Unit (ICU) FT Nights - shift hour 7p-7a
- Under the general direction of the Director, Intensive Care Unit/Progressive Care Unit, the Registered Nurse Charge Nurse for the Intensive Care/PCU Unit is responsible for maintaining the efficient functioning of the Department on designated shifts. The Charge Nurse:
- Coordinates patient care services provided in the Intensive Care/PCU Unit in collaboration with the Director on designated shifts
- Functions as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of individual members of nursing staff with a focus on promoting clinical competence in the provision of critical care nursing.
- Assumes responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided by the Intensive Care/PCU Unit on designated shifts including the implementation of programs to improve this quality in collaboration with the Director.
- Ensures adherence to standards in the Intensive Care Unit/PCU based on Administrative Operational Standards, Nursing Administrative Standards, Human Resource Standards, and Intensive Care/PCU Unit Standards with collaboration with the Director, ICU/PCU, or Chief Nursing Officer in unusual situations.
- Demonstrates the facility’s Standards of Performance, ICARE values, and Patient Promise.
- Assesses, monitors, records, reports, and follows through on symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
- Creates and maintains accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Consults and coordinates with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and modify the plan of care, as indicated by the patient’s responses and conditions.
- Delegates nursing tasks as appropriate and safe, but retains accountability for patient care
- Provides individualized education for the patient, family, and or caregiver throughout the continuum of care.
- Adheres to standards of safety and infection control, in the delivery of patient care.
- Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and complies with all policies and procedures related to the performance of job duties
- RN licensure by Texas Board of Nursing
- Minimum for 3 years of clinical practice with emphasis on leadership and management exp.
- Previous experience in critical care nursing with certification (CCRN) preferred.
- BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association required.