HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Charge Registered Nurse - Intermediate Care Unit in Webster, Texas

_Clear Lake Regional Medical Center – Webster, TX_ /An HCA Affiliated Hospital/

AtClear Lake Regional Medical Center, you'll find that caring extends to both our patients and our people.

We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way. Are you looking for an employer with many different career options and a people-focused culture? You’ve come to the right place.

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, a 610-bed facility in the heart of Bay Area Houston, was founded in 1972. We are committed to the care and improvement of human life. From fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, we ensure Bay Area residents receive the best available healthcare in their own community.

_Charge Nurse RN_for the*Intermediate Care Unit IMCU.*

Shift: *Nights * *Type: *Full-time

The 16-bed bed unit is a 24-hour provider of acute care services provided for adult and geriatric population with a wide variety of medical – cardiac diagnoses.

RESPONSIBILITIES: * Responsible for assisting, planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients on the Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU). * Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for the Intermediate Care Unit and managing all assigned personnel, supplies, and equipment. * Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess, and improve the quality of patient care. * Functions as charge nurse on assigned shifts. * Communicates with Nurse Director, Nurse Manager, and Administrator on Site (AOS) regarding patient care, staff conflicts and unusual occurrences. * Assist in ensuring supplies and equipment are available for use. * Displays positive customer service behaviors. * Must meet the position requirements for the Staff R.N. in the IMCU. * Acts as clinical resource for the staff. * Responds to Code Blue in the IMCU, and implements life-saving measures, per ACLS protocol. * Responds to Rapid Response calls in the IMCU, and follows policy for interventions. * Assesses patients on an ongoing manner, per policy. * Models and reinforces behavior with goals for teaching the patient; communicates patient status to appropriate members of the healthcare team. Provides support to the family members as needed. * Monitors and collects data for Performance improvement, identified as needed for high risk, low volume or problem prone issues.

EDUCATION: * Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing is required. * BS Nursing preferred. * 8 hours of acute stroke education annually EXPERIENCE: * 6 months experience as an RN. CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSE: * Current Texas or compact state licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners * Current BCLS certification from the American Heart Association required * Current ACLS certification within six months of hire * NIHSS certifications within 6 months of hire, unless currently certified then needs to be maintained annually.

We offer a generous compensation package including: Vacation, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness resources and flexible spending accounts, along with other voluntary benefit options and programs.

Title: Charge Registered Nurse - Intermediate Care Unit

Location: Texas-Webster-Clear Lake Regional Medical Center- Webster

Requisition ID: 01533-67706