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.
To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.
We are searching for a Staff Nurse Urgent Care -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will gather information, assess and provide direct care to patients. Works collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to render age-appropriate care.
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Job Duties & Responsibilities
Assists with the collection of patient/family data. Assists in the collection of patient/family data that may include biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and environmental information per site rotocol. Collects and documents vital signs, height/weight and reason for visit. Graphs data per site protocol. Documents current medications, allergies and other information per site protocol with 100% accuracy.
Provides general patient care. Prepares patient for examination per site protocol. Assists provider, as directed, during treatments, examinations and testing as directed by provider and within scope of site. Completes treatments as directed by provider and within scope of site.
Administers medication and immunization. Administers medication and immunizations as directed by physician per site protocol. Documents administration of medication and immunizations in the medical record per site protocol. Reports all medication and immunization errors to supervisor immediately after becoming aware of the error.
Assists with education of patient/family. Provides patient/family education as instructed by the physician or site protocol. Documents such education in the medical record.Coordinates referrals. Assures family has contact information for referral. Assures family has documentation needed for referral.
Triages patients. Triages presenting patient complaint per site protocol. Triages phone calls per site protocol and within scope of site standards. Documents all clinical patient phone calls per organization recommendations.
Collects Specimens and Performs Laboratory Test. Verifies provider order and patient per site protocol. Collects and processes specimen according to manufacturer’s instructions and using proper technique. Follows site protocol in reporting and documenting results.
Demonstrates service philosophies to patients and families. Identifies self. Explains visit process. Provides information regarding length of visit.
Skills & Requirements
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.
Required Diploma in Nursing Or Associate's degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license. Preferred Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
RN - Lic-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact
BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association