The Registered Nurse (RN) Charge is a licensed professional who uses the BSWH nursing professional practice model to coordinate patient care delivery by the health care team. In the capacity of Charge Nurse, works in the best interests of BSWH and accepts increased responsibility to support and carry out BSWHs mission and goals. Using the nursing process, the RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care, and evaluates the patient's response. The RN promotes safe passage for their patients by using knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays. The RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee. The Charge Nurse holds nurses accountable for providing appropriate care including, where appropriate, taking disciplinary or other corrective action with support from the designated manager.
The Charge RN is to be used only for hospital inpatient and outpatient departments with 24X7 staffing which include those departments with on-call staffing on the off shifts. Examples of hospital inpatient and outpatient procedural areas: GI Lab, Pain Management, Dialysis, Infusion Centers and IV Services.
Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX, part of Baylor Scott & White Health is seeking a full time Registered Nurse to join our amazing Renal Transplant & Urology-Progressive Care Unit (STC-3)! The #1 city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.
**$10k sign-on bonus offered to qualified candidates
Schedule: Full Time - Days/Nights - 36 hours per week
Patients accepted on the 35 bed, Renal Transplant & Urology-Progressive Care Unit (STC-3) are complex with multiple cognitive, emotional, and physical needs as they attempt to live with new and acute conditions such as surgery or pneumonia, newly diagnosed or longstanding chronic conditions such as CHF, End Stage Renal Disease with or without dialysis, CF, pulmonary hypertensions and radioactive implant patients among others. All Kidney, Pancreas transplants as well as urological surgery patients reside on this floor.
Skills unique to STC-3:
Special Skills include peritoneal dialysis (done bedside), Epidural and PCA pain management. CBI, PICC lines, IVADS, Hemodialysis catheter access, Chest Tubes, Enteral Feeding Tubes, Nasogastric Tubes, PegTube management, Davols, Pleurex catheter access and maintenance, complicated urinary catheter insertions, suprapubic catheter exchanges and maintenance, nephrostomy and urostomy care and maintenance, and wound vacs. STC-3 has the only lead lined rooms in the facility.
Top 3 in Nation for Abdominal Transplant
Set new record in 2021 for the total number of Transplants completed (173)
ALL post-operative Abdominal Transplant Patients are sent to directly to STC 3 and can require complex monitoring and drips
Urological specialty floor
Care for radiation patients
Only acute care nurses that access fistulas and vas caths
Only nurses that perform Peritoneal Dialysis
Only acute care unit that take pulmonary hypertension patients and complex drips
Physician Nurse Rounds
Gain the experience to be eligible for national certifications in progressive care, transplant nursing, urology, peritoneal dialysis & Med Surg nursing.
We have a culture created around patient and nurse safety. Daily Huddles identifying high risk opportunities discussed as a team daily. Strong Physician Nurse collaboration. We will provide a foundation in addition to skills that will prepare you for future opportunities. We strive to grow our team members to be patient advocates and provide the highest quality of care. With a strong focus in providing an environment that fosters teamwork and lifelong relationships.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health Registered Nurses Enjoy
Competitive pay including an RN Bonus Program rewarding nurses for providing exceptional care and improving patient outcomes.
Attractive Relocation Assistance for full-time candidates.
A strong shared governance model featuring unit-based councils that empower nurses and improve patient outcomes.
Access to more than 4,000 hours of online continuing education for professional development.
A strong system Nurse Practice Council that uses autonomy, authority, and accountability in collaboration with transformational nursing leadership to drive nursing practice throughout Baylor Scott & White Health.
A spirit of inquiry and innovation that promotes Evidence-based practice, research, and innovations in nursing practice.
A healthy work environment and culture of safety using inter-professional collaboration and professional competencies to meet the needs of patients to provide safe passage and quality outcomes at every encounter.
Why Baylor Scott & White Health
At Baylor Scott & White Health, we empower each other to create healthier communities and deliver safe and high-quality care across the state of Texas. With more than 52 hospitals, 800 access points, a quality health plan and an award-winning research institute, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to make your mark on the future of healthcare. At Baylor Scott and White Health, you’ll be joining a team that’s committed to better. Because better never settles. And neither should you.
As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health has the resources to offer a variety of career opportunities to meet your personal and professional goals.
The Baylor Scott & White Health nursing team challenges each other to innovate, to constantly raise the bar and to never settle. Every day, our diverse group of team members bring unique talents, a passion for innovation and a deep Commitment to those we serve.
Baylor Scott & White Health is the most awarded system in Texas, and a Certified Great Place to Work! Consider a career move to Memorial Hospital and join our exceptional nursing team committed to something better.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!