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Registered Nurse-5 West Observation Unit

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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UMC Health System
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Title: Registered Nurse-5 West Observation Unit
JobID: 7353
Registered Nurse: 5 West Outpatient Observation Unit
Shift 7p-7a
Outpatient Observation Unit
    5 West is a designated, 34-bed medical unit where adult patients in need of additional monitoring, diagnostic evaluation, and/or treatment may be monitored while a clinical decision is being made whether to admit the patient for hospitalization or discharge the patient home. 5 West is fast-paced with an average length of patient stay less than 24 hours. Our employees possess good time management skills, excellent communication skills, ability to think critically, and a passion for a short-stay fast-paced environment. The nurse will have an essential role in coordinating care with physicians, other team members, patients, and families. The unit is focused on continuously improving processes to improve patient care and patient flow. 5 West is very team orientated and delivers quality nursing care to every patient that seeks our expertise. 



  • 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 RN License/Eligible Compact License


  • UMC Hospital Orientation
  • Orientation as determined by the hiring department
  • Unit specific orientation
  • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by preceptor, employee and clinical instructor
  • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
  • Electronic Documentation


  • Competitive benefits package
  • Flexible scheduling
  • No mandatory floating/overtime
  • Nurse to patient ratio: _____
  • Educational Reimbursement for pursing BSN/MSN after 90 days of employment
  • Relocation assistance available (if applicable)

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 Magnet designated Hospital
  • Regions only Level I Trauma Center
  • Regions only Level I Burn Center
  • 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

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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