Registered Nurse I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7245780 (Ref:19412-en_US)

Posted: May 19, 2024

Job Description


The section of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is seeking a competent and reliable Registered Nurse I to be a part of the GIM group to support our clinicians providing services to patients. This position will assist in the care of patients under the direction of our team of physicians. The RN I position is expected to demonstrate clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures, managing emergencies, and acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for assisting in the delivery of health care and patient care management. Candidate must possess a proactive, team-oriented attitude.  Position should be able to perform nursing and administrative duties using the principles of team-based and patient-centered care, chronic care management models, and quality improvement.  It is the responsibility of this position to contribute to a patient centric and customer focused environment where the needs of the patients come first.

The ideal candidate will be successful if they are organized, and self-motivated. It is very important that the candidate works well with team members.

Job Duties

  • Conducts nurse visits, rooming and discharging patients, taking vital signs, administering vaccines and medications, and assisting with in-clinic procedures.
    • Supervises medical assistant and LVN team
    • Handles day-to-day clinical operations and working alongside nurse supervisor for Department of Medicine and practice manager.
  • Performs procedures as determined by the clinical needs of the department, including but not limited to intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, performing nebulizer and inhaler treatments, performing EKG's, administering and reading PPD's, removing sutures, performing ear lavage, dressing wounds, and performing other procedures that are within the scope of professional nursing practice.
  • Provides patient education related to topics such as patient self-care, taking medications appropriately, use of nebulizers and inhalers, diabetic education, wound care, and self-injections.
  • Performs and oversees non-face to face activities, including answering patient phone calls, responding to patient messages, triaging patients, and scheduling patient visits.
  • Provides advice regarding treatment of certain minor acute problems and referring questions to the PCP or APN/PA as needed.
  • Provides on-going assistance to support staff, MA's and supervisors in areas such as proper and thorough message taking and emergency telephone protocols.
  • Maintains awareness of clinic activity, supporting teamwork by offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance.
  • Collaborates with team members, including staff, providers and administrators of primary and other departments, to foster healthy relationships in the work environment.
  • Provides and modifies care for complex patients using clinical judgement and evidence-based analytical approach.
  • Coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient's condition and supported by accurate documentation.
  • Monitors clinic workflow and delegates tasks to the clinic staff as needed to meet patient,  clinic, and provider needs.
  • Participates in departmental and college-wide quality improvement activities.
  • Maintains Nursing License by the State of Texas Board of Nursing guidelines and Basic Life Support BLS certification as per the Baylor College of Medicine policy.
  • Participates in patient follow-up activities, including relaying diagnostic test results, arranging for prescription refills, facilitating referrals, performing prior authorizations, and preparing information for prescription renewals at the request of the PCP/APC.
  • Performs all job functions in compliance with applicable federal, state, local and company policies and
  • Baylor College of Medicine reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
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Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • No experience required.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7245780 (Ref:19412-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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