RN II - Pediatrics Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders Program

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

RN II - Pediatrics Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders Program

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Nursing

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001QJ

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides assistance to medical doctors. Assesses, develops, and implements, and evaluates a plan of nursing care for patients in an assigned area.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Assists doctors or dentists in the delivery of quality nursing patient care including routine office, surgicalprocedures performed under local anesthesia. Interviews new patients, takes blood pressure readings, recordsvital statistics, and administers drugs and treatments. Sets up equipment; provides instruments needed; andremoves, cleans, and sterilizes them after an operation. Removes sutures and changes dressings.

  • Ensures the efficient operation of the clinic or unit by proper scheduling and planning for optimum use ofstaff and facilities. Schedules operations at hospitals including admissions procedures, use of OR, all x-rays,lab requirements, and special tests for patients. May accompany physicians on rounds. Provides patienteducation and counseling on issues such as pre-op and post-op care.

  • Makes referrals to other agencies or health care professionals for other services where indicated.

  • Supervises upkeep of patient charts, typing of reports, telephone and appointment scheduling for patientvisits and payment collection. Prepares purchase requisitions for new equipment and following up on delivery. Stocks and maintains necessary medical and clerical supplies for clinic. Keeps all equipment in sterile andworking order for physicians.

  • May compile daily or monthly reports.

  • May provide direction and supervision to other clinic personnel to ensure that proper procedures arefollowed. Demonstrates various procedures and techniques to LVNs and other Staff Nurses in order to ensuredelivery of proper patient care.

  • Makes decisions based on experience and training as to whether emergency situation exists and respondsto emergency situations. May administer CPR and/or other first aid measures.

  • Stays abreast of changes in the nursing field by attending classes and seminars as well as by readingprofessional journals and papers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Current state of Texas Registered Nurse licensure. Uses typical office and clinic equipment.

CPR certified

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school with one year nursing experience; OR Associates degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school with three years nursing experience; OR Nursing Diploma (3-year program) and two years nursing experience.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Veteran Information:

Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0904, 0906, 0944, 46N1E, 46N1, 46N3, 46N4, 46NX, 66b, 66C, 66H, 68C, L03A, 4A0X1, 66E, 66G, 66S, 290X, 46AX, 46FX

For a complete list please visit www.uthealth-veterans.jobs.

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.