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Title:  Registered Nurse I

Division:  Otolaryngology
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  McNair Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4227
Job Purpose

The Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is looking for a qualified individual to positively contribute to the experience of our patients by providing compassionate care and functioning as a strong member of our clinical team.  The Registered Nurse I is responsible for prioritizing care appropriately by exercising clinical judgment, and maintaining professional patient and faculty relationships.  The Registered Nurse I must also possess high-level written and verbal communication skills to assist with care coordination and clinical efficiency within a dynamic, fast paced surgical specialty in an academic setting.

Job Duties
  • Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and a positive patient experience.
  • Adheres to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provides professional nursing assessment of patients.
  • Assists with treatment room examination and procedures on patients.
  • Schedule appointments, tests, and examinations with hospital and other doctor’s offices.
  • Document patient care services by charting in patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Instructs patients concerning the preparations needed for tests and surgical procedures.
  • Communicates with other health care professionals regarding orders and care of patients.
  • Executes physician orders and administers medications and treatments for patients.
  • Promotes patient’s independence by involving patient in defining and establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Provides telephone triage to patients and ensure patients receive the right level of care.
  • Monitors or supervises Licensed Vocational Nurses and unlicensed staff members by directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of an individual’s performance and activity.
  • Respects and supports patient rights and promotes positive family and patient relations.
  • Prioritizes and organizes work so that assignments are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Identifies and supports basic cost containment and efficiency for patients and the clinic.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment; stocks, and orders treatment room supplies.
  • Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • No experience required.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Other

Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually. 

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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