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Title:  Registered Nurse II

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,895 - $78,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  9816

Summary

Baylor College of Medicine's, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology at Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join the Retrovirology Clinic as a Registered Nurse II. The selected candidate will be responsible for delivering the highest level of comprehensive medical care to infants, children and adolescents who are exposed to or living with HIV-infection. The clinic participates in the education of US and foreign health professionals and in clinical research in pediatric AIDS.  

Job Duties

  • Communicates with adolescents, including those from the LGTBQ community, in a respectful, inclusive manner.
  • Assists physicians in specimen collection used to screen for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care, 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.
  • Ensures efficient operation of the clinic or unit by scheduling and planning for use of staff, supplies, and equipment.
  • Assists with treatment room examination and procedures on patients.
  • Schedules appointments, tests, and examinations with hospital and other doctor’s offices.
  • Documents 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; teaches and counsels patient, friends, and family and reinforces their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills. Provides telephone triage to patients and ensure patients receive the right level of care.
  • Monitors Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses I’s, and unlicensed staff members by directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of an individual’s performance and activity.
  • Participates in the orientation of new clinical staff.
  • 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 a 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.
  • Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with adolescent patients.
  • Outpatient experience.
  • Experience working with people living with HIV-infection.

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

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

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