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ICU Stepdown RN

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Plano
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

 

Full-time nights -  7P-7A (rotating weekends)

This full-service, 603-bed acute-care facility with more than 2,070 employees and over 1,466 physicians on staff, representing over 70 specialties and sub-specialties. Our main campus in the heart of Plano includes the main hospital and medical offices, an outpatient surgery center, a comprehensive cancer-treatment center, an emergency and Level 1 trauma center, a radiology/imaging center, a comprehensive cardiovascular program, the Center for Lifestyle Enhancement, The Bariatric Institute, Wound Care Center and complete women's and children's services including a high-risk antepartum unit and a Level 3 neonatal intensive-care unit.

Job Summary

Our Progressive Care Registered Nurses raise the bar by providing clinical expertise and the highest quality care, in the most compassionate way.  Our 35-bed ICU Stepdown unit provides healing to general intermediate care patients needing a higher level of skilled nursing care than on a Medical Surgical floor, but do not need an intensive level of care in the ICU.  Our patient population includes post sheath removal, stroke, spine, peritoneal dialysis, cardiac drips and much more receiving care from our highly skilled RNs.  Unlock the possibilities in your nursing career by joining a team that cares like family. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs. 
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors vital signs.
  • Provides cardiopulmonary management and monitoring for patients.
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. 
  • Instructs and educates patients and families.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Education

  • BSN Required - Magnet Facility
  • A.D.N with CNO approval and enrollment in BSN program currently or enrolled within 6 months of hire and completion with 24 months

 Licenses/Certifications

  • TX RN or Compact State Licensure
  • ACLS and BLS
  • PALS - within in 6 months

Experience

  • Must have at least one (1) year Stepdown, Progressive Care, PCU or Intermediate Care RN experience in an acute care hospital - 2 Years is preferred 
  • Must have basic Drip and basic EKG Knowledge

Additional Information

  • 28 Bed CCU - Includes SICU-MICU and CVICU
  • 1:2 Ratio 
  • Critical Care Unit, patient ratio is 1:3 - 1:4 and will see all types of patients, Open Heart, Trauma, Burn, Vascular, Sepsis.  Required to float through CCU, Burn and Trauma 

Type of culture (management style) of director or on the floor:    

Very big on customer service, treating the patient like family, focused on nurse friendly unit, team work between seasoned and new RN’s

The Highest Acuity situations, very fast pace, 284 hospitals that transfer in from surrounding states.  If you do not like fast paced, high acuity this is not for you.

Expectation for accountability of team members to provide service excellence always, customer service is very important, available for support and need for escalations.  Not a micro manager – delightful to work with! 

Culture of the facility/ unit:   

  1. Have a 24 hour Trauma surgery Team 
  2. Free Parking, Leadership is involved in this hospital Use Meditech as their charting system
  3. 58% of their nurses are CCRN Cert, 4-% Trauma Cert. 
  4. Facility/Department Educators
  5. Magnet Hospital, Level 1 Trauma May 2017, Stroke Certified, Cardiac Certified, Palliative Care Cert, 
  6. Self-Scheduling facility and units, Tuition Reimbursement, loan forgiveness (2021), Cert assistance, 401k program w/match, receive rewards points for shopping or gift cards.  Very big on customer service, treating the patient like family, focused on nurse friendly unit, team work between seasoned and new RN’s
  7. Starbucks in lobby x2!!!

 

 

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Plano , ICU Stepdown RN, Other , Plano, Texas

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