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Registered Nurse-Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Registered Nurse-Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit
JobID: 6970
  • Registered Nurse 
    Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (TSICU)
    Job Location:                        Lubbock, TX
    Shift:                                      7p-7a
    Status:                                    Full Time
    Hours per Pay-period:         72 (12-Hour Shift Department) per two weeks
                                                    Hours Vary Based Upon Status Hired For
    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 500 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 Trauma and Surgical ICU is a 20 bed critical care inpatient unit providing nursing care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients meeting the admission criteria. The goals of the unit are to provide high quality care to critically ill patients admitted to the Level 1 John A. Griswold Trauma Center and return the injured/critically ill back to a healthy state. These goals are accomplished while also improving healthcare through research and education for trauma and acute surgery patients. This is accomplished through a multidisciplinary effort that endeavors to consider all aspects of a person’s life, including his or her physical, social, spiritual and psychological well-being. The ideal candidate must be able to make the education of patients and families a top priority and coordinate the necessary patient are with all members of the multidisciplinary team
    Admission criteriato the TSICU is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines:
    • Trauma patients
    • Critically ill post-surgical patients
    • Post procedure patients with critical illness
    • Surgical subspecialties such as neurosurgery, ENT, Vascular and Urology needing critical care
    A comprehensive team approach to recovery is utilized in the Trauma and Surgical ICU. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Advanced Practice Providers, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, Nursing Support Services and most importantly the patient’s support system.
    • 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
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes
    • Unit specific orientation includes critical care specific classes along with other advanced classes and/or trainings offered throughout employment including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Continuous renal replacement therapy
    • Roving in-services
    • American Burn Life Support
    • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support
    • Advanced Trauma Course for Nursing
    • Trauma Nursing Core Course
    • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
    • 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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