Jun 29, 2020

Registered Nurse- Emergency Dept- On call PRN- Plainview Hospital

  • St. Joseph Health & Covenent Health
  • Plainview, TX 79072, USA

Job Description

Covenant Health is seeking an On Call Registered Nurse for the Emergency Department at Covenant Plainview.

Job Summary:

The RN independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care.

Professional Practice Advancement Program:

RN I: Advanced Beginner less than one year of nursing experience; provides nursing care in an effective and safe manner.

RN II: Competent nurse, provides care in a skilled and effective manner, utilizing appropriate technical and decision making skills.

RN III: Proficient nurse, provides nursing care efficiently and effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills as well as critical thinking ability.

RN IV: Expert nurse, demonstrates a high level of knowledge/expertise in specialty as well as general nursing, is a leader/resource to nursing/healthcare team and engaged in unit/medical center activities. Certification: Specialty certification required. Education: BSN required for promotion to RN IV.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates patient care through developing and maintaining therapeutic & effective communication/ relationships with patient/family and the health care team.
  • Participates in shared governance and participative leadership, including appropriate delegation of care.
  • Demonstrates awareness of unit/service budget and guidelines related to staffing and scheduling.
  • Implements safe and therapeutic care for patients and provides a safe environment specific to age and development of the patient population served.
  • Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for peers and develops ongoing plan for self-development.
  • Assures quality through application of evidenced-based practice to policy, procedure, standards of care, clinical pathways and protocol changes.
  • Maintains clinical competence
  • Innovative and improvement, openness, risk taking, integrity, trust and mutual respect.
  • A nursing code of ethics which is securely integrated into day to day activities.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration.

Minimum Position Qualifications:


  • Must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas.


  • Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas.
  • Must be certified with the American Heart Association in BLS within 30 days of employment.
  • Specialty certification required for promotion to RN IV.

Preferred Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing; must achieve within 5 years of employment as a Registered Nurse; required for promotion to RN IV.

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing