TOPS is a 10 bed pre/post nursing unit that provides care to patients undergoing interventional radiology procedures. As a radiology nurse in the TOPS department you will be responsible for providing care to patients in all 3 phases of care. Pre/intra/post. You will be responsible for monitoring patients during interventional radiology procedures while providing moderate sedation for a variety of procedures. TOPS is a very fast paced environment that requires multi-tasking, flexibility, excellent communication, team work and critical thinking.
Demonstrates knowledge of the Nursing Process to include: Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Outcomes, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation and Documentation.
Provide safe/quality care to all patients which include all the following: patient safety, accurate patient identification, effective communication, safe medication administration, complies with hand hygiene protocols, accurate medication reconciliation, fall risk prevention, include the patient in the plan of care, psychosocial assessments, work environment safety and adherence to safe/legal requirements.
Professional Accountability and Development maintained by adhering to all of the following: following proper chain of command, ensuring skills/competencies/licensures are up to date in the department and Human Resources, flexible with work schedule, maintains attendance according to policy, attends mandatory meetings/in-services, seeks specialty certification when applicable, during heavy work periods employee can produce high volume of work without decreasing quality of care, flexibility to relocate units during low census days, functions with minimal direction from leader/charge nurse, organizes work so that assignments are completed during their shift, maintains high productivity to function with high volumes, manages time well, promotes teamwork and mutual respect among caregivers, providers, patients and the public we serve and supports our units departmental goals and objectives in a positive manner.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Minimum requirement is an Associate Degree in Nursing; Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Must be licensed as Registered Nurse with the State of Texas
CPR certification through the American Heart Associate or American Red Cross
ACLS and PALS certifications are required
1 year of experience as a Registered Nurse in a critical care or emergency care unit is required; prefer 3-5 years of experience in ICU or Emergency care.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.