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Registered Nurse - MedSurg Intermediate Critical Care

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Registered Nurse - MedSurg Intermediate Critical Care
JobID: 6965

                                               Registered Nurse – MedSurg Intermediate Critical Care
                                               Shift – Schedule:  Full Time (72 hours = 3 days/week) 7p – 7a

Departmental Description

The Medical Surgical ICCU is a brand new state of the art 29-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 is 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. Our care model 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 is encouraged to grow and learn in a supportive team-oriented environment where each individual is satisfied, energized, and productive. Our nurses are dynamic in knowledge and skill as our patient’s service lines are diverse, and support the delivery of care model that UMC embodies.

Nurses serving in this unit can precipitate caring 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 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.


• 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
• The new employee can expect rotations with the monitor tech room, charge nurse, Health Unit Coordinator, exposure to the intensive care environments, as well as attending a critical care class during their first year of employment
• Clinical orientation will begin on day shift or night 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 highly encouraged 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


• Competitive benefits package
• Flexible scheduling
• No mandatory floating/overtime
• Nurse to patient ratio: 3 patients per nurse depending on staffing and acuity
• 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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