The STAFF NURSE III is a Registered Nurse (RN) – who supports the Cardiology Advanced Heart Failure Physician Team to coordinate the efforts of the patient, physician, referring physicians, and others health care professionals involved in the patient’s care to ensure the best treatments for patients in an organized and effective manner. The goals are to facilitate effective communication between physicians, patients and others involved in the patient’s care to achieve optimal care. The Staff Nurse III performs functions and responsibilities of a licensed registered nurse and demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to the ages of patients served in a cardiology ambulatory setting. The Staff Nurse III supports the Medical Staff and the objectives and policies of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates (MDCA) and is responsible for the cardiology out-patient clinic and office work flow process. The Staff Nurse III embodies the behaviors associated with the Leadership, Art and Science of Nursing (identified in Duties and Responsibilities) at the Proficient level. The Staff Nurse III practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, as well as the ServicePride standards.
Performs the skills, functions, and responsibilities of a licensed Registered Nurse. Demonstrates critical thinking skills, versatility in problem solving and handling complex situations as well as required clinical skills competence for patient care.
Supports physicians in the cardiology outpatient clinical setting. Provides Clinical leadership for staff for an efficient clinical workflow. Ensures physician’s orders are carried out and oversees the accurate documentation of the patient’s health care in the medical record.
Assumes an advanced leadership role in analyzing systems and processes to anticipate/reduce risk and improve patient safety and quality care outcomes.
Assesses patient progress, collaborates and coordinates patient care with interdisciplinary teams including pharmacies, home health, hospice and other agencies in accordance with the nursing process and established plan of care.
Follows up with incoming patient test results with communication to physicians.
Provides patient education regarding disease process and involves the patient, family, and/or significant other, when appropriate, in the patient’s care, teaching and decision-making process.
Handles incoming calls, performs telephone triage regarding various procedures and care plans. Screens referring physician and patient requests ensuring critical issues receive top priority. Responds to calls and requests in a timely manner.
Optimizes organizational skills for an efficient office work flow. Prepares patient documents for the physician’s review and signature in support of the patient’s medical care.
Acts as a patient advocate in collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate holistic and goal-oriented approach to care across the continuum that meets the patient`s physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
Identifies and responds to emergency situations in the clinic and serves as Code Blue Team Member. Is trained and knowledgeable with the use of emergency equipment.
Acts as a role model for the nursing team and assists with training of new staff members. Supports physicians and management with supervision of work assignments delegated to medical assistants and temp staffing. Calmly manages all, including the most complex, clinical and interpersonal situations.
Collaborates with ancillary staff to promote efficient use of facilities, materials, resources, staff’s time and skills.
Attends meetings and conferences, actively participates in learning opportunities and continuing education. Accountable for own ongoing professional growth and development. Seeks feedback to gain insight into performance, interpersonal behaviors and incorporates feedback to improve performance.
Exhibits thorough understanding of HIPAA requirements maintaining strict confidentiality of patients, employees, and hospital information at all times.
Follows work attendance policies; maintains consistent attendance with no unexcused absences.
Follows all safety rules while on the job.
Demonstrates the components of the ICARE value statement and Service Pride Standards.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing with current Texas licensure.
- At least five years RN experience.
- B.S.N. required
Minimum of five years of nursing experience required.
Different specialties may require additional experience.
Preferred: Cardiology RN experience with one year in an outpatient cardiology setting.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Current license to practice as an RN in the State of Texas required.
Basic CPR certification required.
Houston, Texas , 77030
Starting at $31.25 DOE
Houston Methodist Hospital
May 13th, 2020