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3 East Medical Surgical Registered Nurse
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UMC Health System | Lubbock, TX
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Job Description

* Sign-On Bonus available for qualified candidates


Registered Nurse / Licensed Vocational Nurse

(Includes Graduate Nurse and Licensed Vocational Graduate Nurse)

3 East Post Surgical/Medical Surgical

Job Location: Lubbock, TX

Shift: 7p-7a

Status: Full Time

Hours per Pay-period: 72 or 84 (12-Hour Shift Department) per two weeks

Hours Vary Based Upon Status Hired For

About UMC

UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region's only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Reginal Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, and the UMC Children's Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow's healthcare professional. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC's mission and support Tech's academic pursuit of education and research. UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team. The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction. We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where "Service is Our Passion"!

UMC's Mission, Vision and Standards Include:

Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow's healthcare professionals.

Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

Description / Scope of Service

3 East is a 35 bed general inpatient unit that provides care for adult patients ranging in age from 16 years of age to 99 years of age. Six of those are dedicated to the bariatric population. We provide pre-op and post-op nursing care for the following surgical teams: General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiovascular, ENT, Trauma, Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery), we also care for Medical Patients (Internal Medicine). We also provide nursing care as needed to an over-flow population of adult patients from all other general care units. The nursing care delivery model is Primary Care Nursing. The nurse-to-patient ratio is a goal of 4-5 patients per 1 nurse. This can be adjusted by the charge nurse according to patient and staffing needs. This delivery care model dictates that the ideal candidate must be able to coordinate needed patient care with all disciplines. The ideal candidate must be able to balance time management and prioritization, including patient/family education as a priority. Floating to other units does not occur.

Admission criteriato 3 East is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines:

* General Surgery- General to complex abdominal and thoracic procedures as well as patients with GI disorders such as GI bleed and pancreatitis. Some require surgical intervention and some do not.
* Neurosurgery- Procedures involving head, neck and spine. Also some do not require surgical intervention, just observation and isolation of the C-Spine.
* ENT- Procedures for the treatment of the ear nose and throat. Some simple as a tonsillectomy or complex as cancer or trauma.
* Urologic Surgery- Procedures that involve any or all of the GU system. Also with or without surgical intervention.
* Cardiovascular- Procedures that are heart/vascular in nature.
* Bariatric Surgery- Weight loss surgery procedures including Gastric Sleeves and Roux-en-y surgery. Both involving very precise dieting before and after. Bariatric equipment is available for use.
* Trauma- These patients may suffer from one or more injuries including: head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, and all extremities. We only see complex orthopedic trauma patients, most other orthopedic patients go to 3-west (unless overflow).
* Our patient population can include patients on one of the many type of isolation protocols. There are two negative pressure rooms available for respiratory isolation patients: Room 317 and 318. Any other of the rooms can be used for isolation for a resistant organism or for neutopenic precautions. Signs are posted on the door as to what kind of isolation the patient is on and an isolation cart will be placed outside the door with available equipment required for the isolation type. The equipment may be referred to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It will be required for staff and visitors to wear before entering the room.

A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized on 3 East. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, Dieticians, Clergy, Nursing Support Services, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and finally, Physicians (MD & DO) from both private to TTHSC practice. First year residents (interns) have obtained credential of MD but are in the 1st year of practice beyond medical school.


* UMC Hospital Orientation
* UMC Nursing Orientation
* Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
* Electronic Documentation training

Individualized Unit Specific Orientation

* Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC's Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
* During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor. Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
* Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
* The Graduate Nurse can expect to work closely with the Charge Nurse, CNA/PCA/NT and Health Unit Coordinator, and have rotations with RN/LVN as well as attending Medical Surgical classes during the orientation period
* Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to procedures and physician rounding
* You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
* Medical Surgical Certification eligibility (for RN's only) after 2000 hrs practicing in Med/Surg nursing with study material available free of charge via 3 East.
* Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide
* Other opportunities include: mentoring and the ability to self schedule to meet individual needs


* Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
* Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure / Graduate Nurse Permit Required
* Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
* Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
* Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
* Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
* Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
* Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
* Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
* Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
* ACLS may be required based upon area of practice.
* Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
* Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
* Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.
* All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC's Standards of Excellence.

Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36 - 40 hours per week Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)

* Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
* Competitive compensation based on education and experience
* Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
* Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
* Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
* Eligible for annual performance appraisal
* Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
* Uniform Payroll deduction
* Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
* Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
* Vision Insurance
* Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
* Supplemental Insurance Programs
* Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
* Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)