The Orthopedic/Neurology unit is a 35-bed unit with an average patient mix of 75% Orthopedic/Neurology patients and 25% medical surgical overflow. The routine patient to nurse ratio fluctuates with patient census; unit goal is 5 to 1 ratio. The unit is supported by a team consisting of the Unit Secretary, Patient Care Assistants, Transporters, Nutrition Ambassadors, RN's, RN Shift Supervisor's, a Clinical Educator, the Nurse Manager and Director along with a strong Physical and Occupational Therapy presence working as a cohesive team to ensure excellent patient care.
The Registered Nurse is accountable for the health status and health needs of their patients based upon interpretation of health data and preventative health practices in collaboration with the patients and the interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
Current Texas RN license
CPR certified from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
Previous acute care medical surgical staff nursing experience preferred
Experience with equipment specific to orthopedics: Traction, CPM, CBC II
Assess, plan, evaluates, documents total nursing process
Organized, self-motivated with exceptional follow-through skills
Computer skills necessary; EMR Epic documentation
Multi-task constantly and tolerate multiple interruptions
Clear and effective communication with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
Compassionate customer service skills
Committed to patient and family satisfaction