COMPANY: CHI ST. LUKE'S BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER
JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime
St. Luke’s Medical Center
care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class
cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A.
Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular
Services & Heart Surgery.
The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for
Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the
award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding
community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult
and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital
holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and
affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The
University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and
Prairie View A&M University.
The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the
multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient
care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for
nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge
planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient
and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing
professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of
strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at
the unit level.
Education: ADN; Preferred Bachelor's Degree (BSN)
Licensure: Registered Nurse (RN) as recognized by the Texas State Board
Certifications: BLS and ACLS; Certifications for Nursing Specialty nice
• At least one (1) year of RN experience
• Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or
meets experience requirements upon hire
Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and
1. Demonstrates accountability for professional
development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient
2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and
responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance.
3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care
and smooth transitions across the continuum.
5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the
organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet
the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration
the individualized needs of the patient.
7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining
accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families.
8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to
written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality
patient care requirements.
9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way.
Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge,
skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout
10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the
patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their
post-acute care needs.
11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality,
patient safety and satisfaction.
12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by
building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the
workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate.
14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and
translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues;
effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods.
15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or
teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new
16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to
meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of
care as well as transitions from one level of care to another.
17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous
development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and
19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional
20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming
responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital,
community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining
confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to
organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety.
22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace
horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy
23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty.
25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety
and satisfaction outcomes.
26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and
effectiveness of nursing practice.
The above statements reflect the general details
considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as
identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work
requirements that may be inherent in position.