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Registered Nurse (RN) – Nursery NICU

HCA Houston West - Houston, Texas

Job Code: 00417-99441


Nights (rotating weekends)

West Houston Medical Center – Houston, TX
Registered Nurse (RN) – Nursery NICU 
West Houston Medical Center offers outstanding inpatient and outpatient healthcare services close to your home in west Houston. Built in 1985, our 278-bed acute care hospital is located on Richmond Avenue just east of Dairy Ashford.  West Houston Medical Center boasts a team of more than 1,000 people, including 500 physicians, who are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our staff includes people from 33 countries and 39 states, a diversity which helps us relate to our equally diverse community.
West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) – Nursery.
  • Under the general supervision of the Director and Manager of Maternal Child Department the Registered Nurse in the Nursery is responsible for the provision of safe, effective care of the newborn.
  • Assumes responsibility for all Nursery functions during the designated shift.
  • Makes patient assignments based on staff competencies and patient acuity.
  • Functions as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of individual members of the nursing staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the overall quality of nursing care provided in Nursery during designated shift.
  • Makes decisions regarding activities within the Nursery based on Administrative Operational Standards, Nursing Administrative Standards, Human Resource Standards, and Standards of Care for Nursery services with collaboration with the Director or Manager in unusual situations.
  • Assumes responsibility for the efficient management of patients including but not limited to assessments and care planning
  • Demonstrates and maintains competencies in all aspects of newborn care and able to delegate appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and properly documents in a timely manner all patient assessment, vital signs, critical results, care planning, and education
  • Organizes and maintains proper equipment and supplies needed for newborn care
  • Maintains effective communication with leadership, physicians, co-workers, patients and visitors to promote patient safety and satisfaction
  • Ensures implementation of operational standards which promote the maintenance of patient rights for the newborn and parents
  • Demonstrates knowledge of & practices the ICARE philosophy on a daily basis by interacting in a positive manner with all patient, visitors and colleagues
  • Demonstrates knowledge and maintains all quality initiatives which include but are not limited to Core Measures, Risk Reduction Initiatives and Patient Satisfaction
  • Demonstrates professionalism by maintaining proper dress code, telephone etiquette, and projecting positive image and attitude
  • Completes other activities as assigned

  • Must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas;
  • Completed a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing
  • CPR, NRP – must be American Heart

Last Edited: 02/22/2019


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