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Registered Nurse - MedSurg Post Surgical & Bariatric

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Registered Nurse - MedSurg Post Surgical & Bariatric
JobID: 6930

                                           Registered Nurse – MedSurg Post-Surgical & Bariatric
                                           Shift – Schedule: Full Time (72 hours = 3 days/week) 7p – 7a

Departmental Description

3 East is a 35 bed general inpatient unit that provides care for adult patients ranging in age from 16 years of age to 99 years of age. Six of those are dedicated to the bariatric population. We provide pre-op and post-op nursing care for the following surgical teams: General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiovascular, ENT, Trauma, Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery), we also care for Medical Patients (Internal Medicine). We also provide nursing care as needed to an over-flow population of adult patients from all other general care units. The nursing care delivery model is Primary Care Nursing. The nurse-to-patient ratio is a goal of 4-5 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 balance time management and prioritization, including patient/family education as a priority. 

Admission criteria to 3 East is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines:

General Surgery- General to complex abdominal and thoracic procedures as well as patients with GI disorders such as GI bleed and pancreatitis.  Some require surgical intervention and some do not.

Neurosurgery- Procedures involving head, neck and spine.  Also some do not require surgical intervention, just observation and isolation of the C-Spine.

ENT- Procedures for the treatment of the ear nose and throat.  Some simple as a tonsillectomy or complex as cancer or trauma.

Urologic Surgery- Procedures that involve any or all of the GU system.  Also with or without surgical intervention.

Cardiovascular- Procedures that are heart/vascular in nature.

Bariatric Surgery- Weight loss surgery procedures including Gastric Sleeves and  Roux-en-y surgery.  Both involving very precise dieting before and after.  Bariatric equipment is available for use.

Trauma- These patients may suffer from one or more injuries including: head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, and all extremities.  We only see complex orthopedic trauma patients, most other orthopedic patients go to 3-west (unless overflow).

Our patient population can include patients on one of the many type of isolation protocols.  There are two negative pressure rooms available for respiratory isolation patients: Room 317 and 318.  Any other of the rooms can be used for isolation for a resistant organism or for neutropenic precautions.  Signs are posted on the door as to what kind of isolation the patient is on and an isolation cart will be placed outside the door with available equipment required for the isolation type. The equipment may be referred to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  It will be required for staff and visitors to wear before entering the room.

A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized on 3 East. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, Dieticians, Clergy, Nursing Support Services, Nurse Practitioners,  Physician Assistants and finally, Physicians (MD & DO) from both private to TTHSC practice.  First year residents (interns) have obtained credential of MD but are in the 1st year of practice beyond medical school.


• 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
• Clinical 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
• Medical Surgical Certification eligibility (for RN’s only) after 2000 hrs practicing in Med/Surg nursing with study material available free of charge via 3 East.
• 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
• Competitive benefits package
• Flexible scheduling
• No mandatory floating/overtime
• Nurse to patient ratio: 4-5 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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