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Graduate Nurse - MedSurg Geriatric Trauma/Supportive Care

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Graduate Nurse - MedSurg Geriatric Trauma/Supportive Care
JobID: 7120

Graduate Nurse (GN) -  MedSurg Geriatric Trauma/Supportive Care
7p-7a 72 hours per week

Departmental Description 
GTU/SCU is a 29 bed Medical/Surgical unit. We have two focuses on GTU and SCU; GTU’s focus is on patients > 60 years who have sustained a trauma and SCU focuses on the relief of suffering that may occur at many points during a disease process. Patients assigned to the Geriatric Trauma Unit are received primarily from the Emergency Center and Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The GTU was developed as a result of Best Practice and Research that indicates that a shorter length of stay decreases morbidity and mortality in the elderly hospitalized patient. The SCU provides a quiet, peaceful environment for patients and their loved ones. The nursing staff on SCU are trained to care for patients at the end of life as well as those who will be discharged home or to other facilities.  

-The Supportive Care Unit is a medical-surgical floor that specializes in supportive (palliative) care.  Patients may be comfort care or still receive aggressive treatment.  Common diagnoses are COPD, cancer, liver disease, CHF, and dementia.  The unit does take overflow patients when the palliative care census is low.

-The JT and Margaret Talkington Supportive Care Unit opened in October 2013.  The goal of the unit is to relieve suffering and provide a peaceful, soothing environment for patients and their loved ones.  The unit has extra features, including a special family dining area, children’s play area, and bathtub for patients  


    • Must maintain a current CPR certification from American Heart Association
    • Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
    • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
    • Valid Texas GN Permit
    • UMC Hospital Orientation
    • Orientation as determined by the hiring department
    • Unit specific orientation
    • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by Director
    • Competitive benefits package
    • Flexible scheduling
    • No mandatory floating/overtime
    • Nurse to patient ratio: 1 nurse to 4-5 patients
    • Educational Reimbursement for pursing BSN/MSN after 90 days of employment
    • Relocation assistance available (if applicable)
    • Nurse Residency Program
    • Mentor Program
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

    About UMC

    • 501 licensed beds
    • Regions only Level I Trauma Center
    • Regions only Magnet designated Hospital
    • DNV accredited
    • Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
    • Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly Regions only
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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