Registered Nurse I
An RN I in Otolaryngology will positively contribute to our patients' experience by providing compassionate care, and functioning as a clinical resource and reliable member of the team. The RN I is responsible for prioritizing care appropriately and maintaining professional patient and faculty relationships at all times. The RN I will also need to demonstrate high-level written and verbal communication skills to assist with care coordination and clinical efficiency. Experience in a surgical specialty or desire to work in a dynamic, fast paced academic setting is preferred.The RN I should be capable of contributing to department/service line growth by providing regular feedback and suggestions for improvement. They will have an opportunity to create social media content and participate in community outreach and networking to expand referral base. The RN I may also be asked to serve on college-wide committees or work groups.
- Communicate with BSLMC staff to schedule surgery, imaging, and diagnostic procedures.
- Obtain appropriate pre and post surgical pictures of patients for planning and publication or social media purposes.
- Respond promptly to patient calls, MyChart messages, and refill requests per BCM policy and to build trust with patients and ensure appropriate follow-up care.
- Serve as a resource for 1 LVN, 8 MAs, and 4 additional RNs to assist with patient care, across sub-specialties.
- Contribute on a daily basis to clinical efficiency and maintaining quality standards to comply with protocols set by BCM Quality Nursing.
- Along with clinical team, contributes to endoscope and instrument high-level disinfection and sterilization as needed.
- Provide RN triage as needed on 'Live Answer' calls from patients, hospital representatives, or referring physicians requesting inpatient consultation.
- Perform responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and a positive patient experience.
- Adhere to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- Provide professional nursing assessment of patients.
- Document patient care services by charting in patient’s electronic medical record.
- Respect and support patient rights and promotes positive family and patient relations.
- Prioritize and organize work so that assignments are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
- Identify and support basic cost containment and efficiency for patients and the clinic.
- Maintain clean and safe work environment; stocks, and orders treatment room supplies.
- Maintain a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.
- Education Required: Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Experience Required: No experience required.
- Certification/Licenses/Registration Required: Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Must be comfortable working with patients with potentially infectious diseases.
- Previous leadership experience, even if it wasn't in a formal setting or with direct reports.
Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.