Overview

Seeking experienced Registered Nurse to work in Medicine ICU unit at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (Level I Trauma, Magnet Designated Center) in Houston, Texas. Full-Time, Day (7a-7p) or Night (7p-7a) shifts available. Positions are available due to expansion.

Ideal candidate: Energetic and willing to embrace change as we continually work to improve the quality of care provided. Candidates value teamwork and are striving to expand their critical thinking skills secondary to gaining experience at a Level 1 Trauma center. As a service line, we work to continually grow and develop our staff to help them attain their career goals. Once you work here, you can work anywhere.

The Medical Intensive Care Unit has the highest acuity medicine patients in the city of Houston. The primary patient population involves complex pulmonary issues, in addition to high level sepsis and end stage renal disease. All MICU nurses are trained in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). The Pulmonary Critical Care attending physicians and nurse relationship is one of the strongest in the hospital and the physicians are readily available. We strive for excellent outcomes and have robust quality initiatives. MICU has unparalleled teamwork, nursing is very autonomous and have daily opportunities to learn.

Patient population: Critical care. Sepsis, DKA, COPD, ARDS, End Stage Renal Disease, Asthma, Post Cardiac Arrest, chronic CHF, home ventilator management, Chronic pulmonary hypertension,

Procedures: ICU – Bedside Tracheostomy, EGD, PEG placement, Invasive line placement, titrated drips, ventilators, Right heart catheter placement, CRRT, bronchoscopy

Exposure/Learning opportunities: Robust quality projects: CLABSI and CAUTI prevention, Sepsis Management, Proning, Early Mobility, Delirium Prevention, Common Cause Analysis, Ultrasound guided PIV placement, Small Bore Feeding Tube insertion, nitric oxide, Transvenous pacemaker, Chemotherapy certification, Port-a-cath credentialing. Cross-train to Rapid Response Team and/or Code team. Magnet facility that focuses on nurse driven initiatives through shared governance. CE Direct (provides annual CE requirements at no charge)

Technology/Software: Cerner EMR, NxStage, Vigileo

Some of our team’s accomplishments/projects: One year CAUTI free, currently working on Beacon application, low sepsis mortality and Sepsis pathway.