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Registered Nurse -Medical Intensive Care Unit

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Registered Nurse -Medical Intensive Care Unit
JobID: 6739
Registered Nurse 
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Job Location:                        Lubbock, TX
Shift:                                      7p-7a Flexible Shifts
Status:                                    Full Time
Hours per Pay-period:         72  (12-Hour Shift Department) per two weeks
About UMC
UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
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
Description / Scope of Service
The Medical ICU is a 32 bed critical care inpatient unit providing nursing care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients meeting the admission criteria.  The following nursing diagnostic and therapeutic modalities are used to facilitate nursing care: nursing assessment and individualized care planning, IV therapy, cardiac monitoring, safety management, skin care, respiratory care, moderate sedation for procedures, psychosocial care, patient and family education, infection control, and medication administration.  A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized in the MICU. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, and Nursing Support Services. The nursing care delivery model is Primary Care Nursing. The nurse-to-patient ratio is a goal of 1-3 patients per 1 nurse. This can be adjusted by the charge nurse according to patient and staffing needs. This delivery care model dictates that the ideal candidate must be able to coordinate needed patient care with all disciplines. The ideal candidate must be able to make the education of patients and families a top priority. Floating to other units does not occur.
Patient/Customer Population served
The Medical Director or his/her designee will determine the medical indications for
admission to the MICU based on, but not limited to, the following guidelines:
1. Acute intubation
2. Mechanical ventilation
3. Initial ventilator weaning
4. Nursing interventions at least every 1 to 2 hours
5. Post procedure monitoring at least every 1 to 2 hours
The following are examples of possible diagnoses appropriate for admission to the MICU.  This list is not all inclusive.
1. Patients with acute respiratory failure, including mechanical ventilation
2. Patients with shock
3. Patients with life-threatening endocrine emergencies including diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma, thyroid storm, and adrenal crisis.
4. Patients with acute renal failure
5. Patients with acute GI bleed
6. Patients with acute poisoning
7. Patients with acute neurologic injury or status epilepticus
8. Patients who require continuous invasive arterial or pulmonary arterial
Hypertensive emergencies requiring intravenous drug infusions and intensive observation
10. Patients with severe infectious disease process
11. Patients recovering from involved orthopedic surgery
·       UMC Hospital Orientation
·       UMC Nursing Orientation
·       Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
·       Electronic Documentation training
Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
·       Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
·       During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
·       Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
·       If part of the critical care internship, the Graduate Nurse can expect rotations in all other intensive care units as well as attending critical care classes during the orientation period
·       Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to procedures and physician rounding 
·       The individual will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
·       We encourage the individual to obtain certification in critical care.
·       Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes
·       Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide 
·       Other opportunities include: mentoring and the ability to self-schedule to meet individual needs
·       Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
·       Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure  / Graduate Nurse Permit Required
·       Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
·       Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
·       Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
·       Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
·       Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
·       Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
·       Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
·       Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
·       ACLS may be required based upon area of practice.
·       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.
·       All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36 – 40 hours per week Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)
·       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 annual performance appraisal
·       Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
·       Uniform Payroll deduction
·       Certification Exam payment and/or 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
·       Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)
Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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