Job Description


St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights opened as an extension of Houston's first hospital - St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston. Linked to the services and physicians of the main campus, St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights was opened to serve the growing communities that had for too long been without healthcare at home. Campus is located at 1917 Ashland, Houston 77008.



JOB SUMMARY:    

Assesses and provides treatment for infant,child, adolescent, young adult, and elderly patients according to chiefcomplaint and presenting symptoms.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES

  • Triages,assesses, and prioritizes patients upon arrival according to the ESI Level 5 Triage System.
  • Performsprimary and secondary assessments on patients with traumatic injuries, andinitiates immediate nursing care and therapy for patients presenting withcardiac symptoms.
  • Assessesand manages patients with rapidly changing andor life-threatening conditionsin accordance with Emergency Care Centerguidelines, order sets, and Advanced Cardiac and Pediatric Life Supportprotocols.
  • Manages pain control needs for all patients.
  • Providescare and education congruent with age-related needs for the infant, child,adolescent, young adult, and elderly populations.
  • Educatespatient or caregiver on appropriate home care, including safe and effective useof medications, pain management and comfort, needed referrals and resources,and when to seek further care and follow-up after emergency care.
  • Maintains eight (8) hrs of strokespecific education yearly.

    SCOPE OF CARE:

    The Emergency Department (ED) is designated as a Level III Trauma Center for adults and children. The Emergency Department has a seven (7) acute care beds.



    Qualifications


    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:


    Work Experience:

    One year experience in ER.

     

    License/Registration/ Certification:

    • Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of theState of Texasto practice professional nursing.
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.
    • Current ACLS/PALS and TNCC certifications required.
    • TNCC is required within 6 months of employment for new hires.

    Education & Training

    Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

     

    Skills:

    • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. 
    • Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. 
    • Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.  

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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