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StaRN Plus MICU – HCA Employees Only

Houston, TX, United States


SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

***This job posting is for Employees Only***


The StaRN Critical Care RN Plus program provides a pathway for HCA Acute Care Medical- Surgical Telemetry RNs to transition into the critical care specialty. The curriculum is based on the AACN National Standards of Care.


Program Starts: October 28, 2019 - The program is facilitated by HealthTrust (part of the HCA family)


10-week training for acute hospital RNs new to the critical care nursing setting

 • Four weeks of interactive classroom discussions, case studies, hands-on skills training, and simulations with experienced StaRN critical care instructors

• Six to eight weeks of clinical preceptorship


Interactive classroom lectures/discussions and hands-on critical care skills training


•Cardiac and pulmonary intensive care

•Advanced ECG skills

•Ventriculostomy set up and management

• Ventilator management

• Train of four - peripheral nerve stimulator

• Critical care medication titration

• Ventilator fundamentals and management


ICU-specific case studies

•High fidelity simulations in local lab

•ICU-specific scenarios and comprehensive debriefing


HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest has served the north Houston community since it opened in 1973. Since that time, HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest has grown into one of the largest, most comprehensive medical facilities in the Houston area. We’re dedicated to improving the health of our community by delivering exceptional, personalized health care.


As a comprehensive health care facility with more than 600 employees, we’re able to provide you and your family with the medical services you need — close to home.

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest is a designated Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care and is among an elite group of hospitals nationwide, named by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement as a Mentor Hospital for heart attack care. The hospital is also recognized by the American Heart Association with the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award for Heart Failure and Stroke.

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest is recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™ by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. And, we’ve also been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Our comprehensive weight-loss surgery program has been prestigiously named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.



  • 2 Plus years of current RN experience in a non-critical care area.
  • ADN nurses will need to commit to attaining a BSN within 2 years.
  • Eligible to transfer per policy:
  •                   •  6 months in current position

                      •  No write ups in the last 6 months



    If you meet the above qualifications a recruiter will reach out to you for further prescreening.

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    Northwest Medical Center
    Facility: Northwest Medical Center
    Job ID: 26920PlusICUHHNW1019
    Category: Nursing - Professional
    Contract: Full-time
    Shift: Mixed (rotating weekends)
    Job Class: Regular

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