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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Registered Nurse - RN - Critical Care Job in Houston, Texas US

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Registered Nurse - RN - Critical Care

The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. Consistently performs according to nursing standards and is accountable in managing patient care and assisting others in the management of patient care.

Responsibilities include:

* Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.

* Performs focused interview to identify specific patient's needs.

* Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient's condition.

* Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information from health care members and documents actual and/or potential nursing diagnoses.

* Plans for expected outcomes of care for those patients assigned.

* Communicates nursing interventions, expected outcomes and the time frames for expected completion to other members of the hospital health care team.

* Functions as a resource to the health care team members in planning for patient's discharge.

* Documents the patient's plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions.

* Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient care requirements.

* Monitors consistency between patient plan of care and actions of medical staff.

* Performs interventions according to identified priorities, plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard.

* Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment.

* Initiates and evaluates patient and/or family education.

* Compares expected and actual outcomes of care and identifies deviation from the plan of care.

* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

* Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which the nurse practices.

* Current Health Certificate (if applicable).

* Current PPD or Chest X-Ray.

* The physical ability and perceptual acuity, (e.g., visual, hearing) to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions.

* Full command, verbal and written, of the English language.

* Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills.

* Demonstrate the ability to effectively use the nursing process.

* Minimum of one year acute care experience in the area of expertise within the last three years preferred.

* Current BLS card; current ACLS/PALS card (per facility requirement).

* Successful completion of the Maxim screening for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the RN practices with a score of 80% or greater.

* Maxim background screening

Maxim employees are our greatest asset. We offer the following benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

* 401k Program

* Competitive Pay

* Flexible Scheduling

* Direct Deposit

* Positive Work Environment and Internal Bonuses

* Travel Benefits (as applicable)

* 24 hour on- call service

Since 1988, Maxim Healthcare Services has become one of the largest employers of clinicians in the nation. At Maxim Staffing Solutions, a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, we're known for our quality of patient care, commitment to employee development and emphasis on customer service. Maxim knows that you deserve great benefits, flexible scheduling and rewarding assignments, so our Healthcare Recruiters will match your skills, experience and schedule in order to find you the best assignments in top medical facilities. Maxim Recruiters are always available to provide you with the assistance you need to get your job done, so call us today; Maxim has a solution for you.


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