Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. Observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.
CHRISTUS Spohn Southâ€™s Medical Intensive Care Unit has as a total of 8 beds which contributes to a close-family like atmosphere for the associates. This quaint environment promotes and requires teamwork to facilitate and maintain superior patient outcomes and staff satisfaction above the national benchmark, evident through NDNQI benchmarking. The average daily census is approximately 7- 8 patients and the top 5 diagnosis for patients in the unit includes cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disorders, diabetes with and without major complication or comorbidity, sepsis with and without multi-organ failure, renal failure, and respiratory failure with and without major complication or comorbidity.
Our team genuinely cares for each other, which translates into high staff satisfaction and extraordinary patient outcomes. Our team has a vested interest in new members to the team, and easily welcomes, and teaches new members our way of life which includes an appreciation to grow professional knowledge and practice through education, in-services, and recognition.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.
One-year experience in nursing preferred.
Current Texas State RN License
CPR (American Heart Association)
ACLS required within 6 months of hire/transfer date
Unit Specific Requirements
Ssh Icu/Micu (A3), Ssh Coronary Oth (A4), Ssh Cardio Icu (Cvicu), Ssh Icu/Micu 3 & Ssh Trauma Icu: NIHSS required within 90 days of hire/transfer date
Ssh Icu/Micu (A3), Ssh Cardio Icu (Cvicu) & Ssh Icu/Micu 3:EKG within 90 days of hire/transfer date
Ssh Trauma Icu: TNCC required within 18 months of hire/transfer date Ssh Trauma Icu: ENPC or PALS required within 18 months of hire/transfer date
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.