Patients with multiple medical diagnosis are cared for in this unit who requiring close monitoring and potentially IV medications. Common diagnosis include: Chest pain r/o MI, acute coronary syndrome, CHF, pneumonia, acute stroke and other neurological conditions, diabetes, and sepsis. Patients in this unit require less intense care than in a ICU or PCU but more advanced care and observation than what is provided on a medical/surgical unit. The majority of the patients are admitted via the emergency department and may be either observation admission or full admission. Unless there is a change in condition most patients will remain in this unit their entire hospitalization.
Current Texas license as a registered nurse.
Graduate of professional school of nursing.
Ability to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others. Ability to comply with all Good Shepherd policies and procedures that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Ability to effectively communicate with patients and provide competent care as appropriate to the ages of patients served by this position.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.