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Med-Surg Stepdown ICCU Educator Registered Nurse

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Med-Surg Stepdown ICCU Educator Registered Nurse
JobID: 7002
Educator Registered Nurse (RN)
The Educator of the MED-SURG StepDown ICCU will serve in a brand new state of the art 30-bed intermediate critical care inpatient unit that prides itself in providing patient centered family care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient populations. The mission of this unit will be to provide the utmost quality of care to patients and families along with physician collaboration to those patients that require a higher level of care but do not fit the care needs that an intensive care setting provides. We envision a care model that places focus on nurses delivering exceptional care and emphasizes a Primary Care Nursing model with nurse-to-patient ratios 3:1. An RN on our care team will be encouraged to grow and learn in a supportive team-oriented environment where each individual is satisfied, energized, and productive. Nurses will be dynamic in knowledge and skill as our patient’s service lines will be diverse, and will support the delivery of care model that UMC embodies.
The Educator will work in cooperation with nursing leadership, staff, physicians, and members of related health services in order to create a learning environment in which nursing and other staff can develop and enhance knowledge and skill to provide optimal, achievable patient care. The Educator will serve as a role model, mentor, and key individual in the success of upholding the framework of philosophies and objectives of University Medical Center and the Nursing Services.
The Educator will assist nurses serving in this unit whom will be providing care for patients with these conditions but certainly not limited to the following: acute GI bleed controlled with intervention and hemodynamically stable, DKA, post neurological trauma/intervention, post stroke with and without intervention, patients requiring CPAP, BiPAP, high-flow oxygen, or mechanical ventilation whom are medically stable, continuous intermediate cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring, and patients requiring nursing interventions every 2 hours for <8 hours (pulse ox, neuro checks, complex wound care, glucose monitoring); vital signs hourly for up to 4 hours.
A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized on the ICCU. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, and Nursing Support Services.
·         UMC General Hospital Orientation
·         UMC General Nursing Orientation
·         Electronic Documentation training
Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
·         Unit specific orientation is in addition to UMC’s General Hospital Orientation and General Nursing Orientation
·         During orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse educator.  The preceptor is chosen to best fit your personality and learning style. Together, they take one set of patients and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new educator.
·         Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the preceptor, preceptee, and leadership team
·         Educator orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to procedures and physician rounding  
·         You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
·         PCCN Certification review class is available (free of charge) after 1 year of employment and highly encouraged to pursue
·         Committee involvement is required in order to improve patient care and processes and nurses involvement in care practices, committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide 
·         Other opportunities include: assistance with educational advancements, ongoing unit based improvement, on the job learning and mentoring, and the ability to self schedule to meet individual needs
·         Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
·         Three years of professional nursing experience
·         Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing required with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the specific clinical area
·         Supervisory experience and or educator experience desired
·         Current Texas RN license or eligible
·         Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
·         ACLS will be required once employment started (class will be provided if not certified)
·         Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
·         Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
·         Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required
·         Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
·         Competitive compensation based on education and experience
·         Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
·         Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
·         Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
·         Eligible for yearly annual increase
·         Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months
·         Uniform Payroll deduction
·         Certification Exam reimbursement
·         Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
·         Vision Insurance
·         Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
·         Supplemental Insurance Programs
·         Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
·         PTO and Extended Illness
UMC Health System is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. More than 300,000 patients a year have come to expect our dedication to service and the top-tier care we provide.  UMC Health System employs almost 3,000 people. The system has been honoured among the Best Places to Work in Texas. We pride ourselves with having one of the highest employee satisfaction rates in the nation. Through UMC’s partnership with Texas Tech University, the health system produces ground-breaking research and innovative technology, including a number of nationally recognized clinical trials in breast and prostate cancers. Patients of the Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center are treated with the most modern medical systems available.  Since opening in 1978, UMC has been the first to offer lifesaving services to the region.
·         UMC's Children's Hospital was the first to have neonatal and pediatric intensive care units 
·         UMC maintains the region’s only Level I Trauma Center 
·         UMC's Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center is the burn center between Dallas and Phoenix 
We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion.”

Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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