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RN I ICU Float

Posted on May 14, 2019 by CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Houston, TX 77002
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD-consistently ranked as one of the nation's best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.
The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care-treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.


Responsible for the delivery of excellence in patient care through assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses and establishing goals, planning and implementing intervention and evaluating patient care outcomes. With the staff nurse's professional practice he/she Responsible for participating in and maintaining quality, cost effectiveness and guest relations. Provide patient care in compliance with hospital policies and procedures and the standards of professional nursing practice as defined by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

*Medical Center-Bachelor's Degree for all transfers and new hires
*Community Hospitals-Associate's Degree
*Registered Nurse (RN)
*Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

*None required


1. Utilizes the nursing process to ensure appropriate patient care is provided in a cost effective, quality driven, and patient focused manner. Collects pertinent social, psychological, developmental and spiritual data from the patient, significant others and other health care team members.

2. Performs as ongoing assessment, formulates nursing diagnosis and goals, plans appropriate interventions, and evaluates the outcome of the interventions.

3. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements.

4. Provides appropriate teaching and information to patients and families including information on Pain Management, Nutrition, Skin Integrity, Fall prevention, Diabetes, Disease Process, Smoking Cessation, and Discharge instructions

5. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of the patient, Hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision -making, and ensuring patient safety.

6. Uses interventions substantiated by research as appropriate in the patient population, Participates in research activities, identifies opportunities for research, and collaborates with the Outcomes managers and department.

7. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and the effectiveness of nursing practice. Assists in collecting quality data, analyzes the data, and formulates action plans to improve quality care.


  • Knowledge of signs and symptoms, pertinent lab data, and treatments for disease processes that affect the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, GI/GU systems, neurological system, pulmonary system and renal system
  • Knowledge of principles and management of invasive treatments and monitoring as related to ICU patient
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment protocols for common cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, GI/GU, neurological, and renal/genitourinary disease processes.
  • Knowledge of beside medical procedures ie, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, suturing & staples
  • Care of patient with AICD
  • Care of patient with needle thoracentesis
  • Care of patient with emergency thoracotomy
  • Care of patient with pacemaker
  • Alteplase administration
  • Arterial and Venous sheath removal
  • Arterial catheter care
  • End tidal C02 monitoring
  • Care of patient with Lumbar Puncture
  • Care of patient on a ventilator
  • Moderate sedation
  • Care of patient with PA catheter
  • General ICU pharmacology
  • Warming measures
  • Care of patient with a port
  • End of life care
  • Medication administration
  • Knowledge of PCA pumps
  • Knowledge of pain assessment and management
  • Knowledge of isolation precautions
  • Knowledge of principles of transfusions and related complications
  • Specimen collection
  • Perineal care
  • Care of patient with urinary catheter & knowledge of bladder scanning

Age Specific Competencies All Age Groups - Birth and above Sitting Up to 30% Standing Greater than 50%
Walking Greater than 50%
Pushing Greater than 50%
Pulling Greater than 50%
Twisting Greater than 50%
Climbing None
Balancing Up to 30%
Kneeling Up to 30%
Crawling None
Reaching Greater than 50%
Grasping Greater than 50%
Stooping Greater than 50%
Bending None
Driving None
Repetitive Movements None
Lifting up to 10lbs Greater than 50%
Lifting 11 - 20 lbs Up to 30%
Lifting 21 - 50lbs None Lifting 51 - 100lbs None
Lifting greater than 100lbs 12
Carrying up to 10lbs Greater than 50%
Carrying 11 - 20 lbs Up to 30%
Carrying 21 - 50lbs None
Carrying 51 - 100lbs None
Carrying greater than 100lbs None
Exposure to dust, fumes, odors None
Exposure to extreme heat or cold None
Work near moving parts None
Risk of electrical shock None
Uneven terrain None
Heights None
Radiation None
Chemicals None
Toxic Waste None

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Reference: 705913254