Registered Nurse (RN) - Heart Center

Position: Registered Nurse (RN) - Heart Center

Job ID: 401433

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: LT CICU 17

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days or Nights

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for Registered Nurses for our inpatient areas within the #1 Heart Center designated by U.S. News and World Report. We care for individuals with congenital heart disease throughout their lifespan. We provide dynamic and specialized nursing care to support these patients within our family centered care model. Do you have an interest in Cardiac Nursing? We have a place for you! 

Vacancies in our: 

  • CICU (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit)  

  • 48 Critical Care beds 

  • ECMO, CRRT, VADs, Advanced airways, Drip management 

  • Neonate to adolescents 

  • CPCU (Cardiac Patient Care/Step Down Unit)  

  • 48 Step Down/Acute care beds 

  • VADs, Drip management, Discharge 

  • Newborn to adolescents 

  • ACHD (Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit)  

  • 16 Universal Concept beds  

  • All levels of acuity from ICU to IMU, to step-down, to acute care 

  • ECMO, CRRT, VADs, Advanced airways, Drip management, Discharge 

  • Opportunity to be part of this innovative new unit 

APPLY TODAY for a recruiter to reach out to you and provide additional information on specific units and available shifts!   


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or other degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement 

  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas required 

  • Current BLS certification required 

  • PALS, ACLS, or other advanced life support certification preferred 

  • 1 year of professional nursing experience preferred 

  • The ability to demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, time and resource management skills, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, and interdisciplinary collaboration 


  • Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including biophysical, psychosocial, developmental (age-appropriate), culture, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner 

  • Analyzes situations, anticipates potential problems, and detects changes in patient status 

  • Re-prioritizes and updates plan of care based on new information and changes to the patient’s condition 

  • Communicates information to other health care team members and documents in the medical record 

  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences and documents in the medical record 

  • Assists patients/family in implementing their role in the plan of care as appropriate 

  • Assess patient family learning needs capabilities, preferences, and readiness to learn prior to teaching 

  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members 

  • Administers and documents medications and treatments in a timely manner 

  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge and utilize new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance 

  • Participate in unit performance improvement initiatives 

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