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San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 275 bed hospital with over 8 operating suites, and over 1,600 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
This position is part of the "Mental Health Assessment Team", The primary responsiblities will be to go to the Emergency Department to assess patients for admittance to the inpatient psych unit. This position will operate during the hours after 5:00 p.m.,and be on call for nights/weekends, as psych assessments are needed.
The RN II is a staff nurse, who as an experienced clinician functions at the Competent stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. The RN II provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently to a patient team which may include patients with varied and complex needs. The RN II assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital wide initiatives.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor's degree required.
10 CEU's annually (5 within specialty)
At least 18 months' experience required
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered nurse with current Texas license
American Heart Association - Healthcare Provider
Other certifications as required by unit/service
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
Basic computer skills
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English