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4West Graduate Nurse

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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UMC Health System
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Title: 4West Graduate Nurse
JobID: 5198
  • 4 West Medical-Surgical-Renal Unit
     The 4 West nursing unit is a team oriented, Medical-Surgical unit which cares for various medical conditions and specializes in the care of the renal patient.  The unit consists of 35 beds including:  31 private rooms and a 4 bed semi-private secured area used to provide care to inmates.    The nursing staff on the unit are trained on many therapeutic modalities including:  IV therapy; intermittent cardiac monitoring; peritoneal dialysis; parenteral and enteral nutrition; wound and skin care; respiratory care; general post-op surgical care; & moderate sedation for procedures. Special training programs include:   peritoneal dialysis, care of renal transplantation patients and chemotherapy administration for registered nurses.    The nurse to patient ratio is 1:4-5.  The unit utilizes self/flexible scheduling and has scored in the 99% for employee satisfaction. Orientation to the unit is 6-8 weeks which includes general hospital and nursing
    orientation, computer documentation training and clinical orientation. 

    PART I - General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience
    • N/A
  • Environmental / Working Conditions
    • Works in a well-lighted, heated and ventilated building. Hours may vary to accommodate needs in the department as prescribed by the philosophy of the hospital. May work units other than the assigned one with orientation. Exposure to blood borne pathogens is high risk.
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
    • This position requires close interaction with other ancillary departments in order to facilitate a quality multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Job Description
    • Gives professional nursing care to patients under the supervision and guidance of other members of the nursing staff. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and has a current permit from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
    • Current permit from Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Physical Capabilities
    • Work is of medium demand; walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required. Adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills required. Talking and hearing is essential in instructing and supervising nursing personnel and in receiving doctor's orders and patient's condition reports. Near visual acuity required to work with charts and records and to observe patients.
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in accordance with them. Special interest in scientific and technical activities for understanding and responding to nursing problems and concepts. All nurses will be required to show current knowledge and clinical competence of the special skills required to give quality care to patients on their unit. Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patients' care.

Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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