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RN Supportive Palliative Care Unit Day

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Job Description:

Baylor

Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in

the state of Texas. Baylor Scott and White Health have the vision and resources

to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system

for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a

track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the

patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nation--s

exemplary health care organizations. Founded as a Christian ministry of

healing, BSWH promotes the well- being of all individuals, families and

communities. We serve faithfully, We serve honestly, We never settle and We are

in it together.

What

we need:

We--re

currently seeking full-time experienced Registered Nurses to join our team at

Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in

the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White

Health is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only accredited

Supportive Palliative Care Unit in Central Texas Region.

What is the Supportive Care Palliative Unit:

STC -4 is a 29 bed Nursing Unit- non-

telemetry located in our Special Treatment Center. There are 10 designated palliative / hospice

beds. This unit is designed for the care of the palliative/hospice care

patients with large rooms for families to be with their love ones during this

difficult time. Working on STC-4 gives you the unique opportunity to work with Palliative/Hospice

and Acute Care patients. Working on

STC-4 as a Nurse will give you a unique opportunity to develop strong nursing

skills with high acuity patients. The unit offers you the chance to develop top

tier patient interaction skills by working with our hospice team and palliative

care teams. Working on STC-4 offers you not only the chance to develop and use

your clinical skills, but also the chance to find out what it means to be a

true provider of end of life care. Our nurses take pride in caring for the

patient and families. Nurses are

empowered to obtain their Certified Hospice/Palliative Nurse (CHPN) within a

year of their service.

Working on STC-4, you can expect

your clinical skills to become greater than ever imagined due to the high

acuity of patients and verities of scope which include:



  • Sepsis

    Patients
  • Diabetes

    care
  • Transfers

    from Medical Surgical units and ICU Patients requiring medication regimens

    (Non- telemetry)
  • Admissions

    from ED (Non- telemetry)
  • High

    level Pain control - PCA
  • Patients

    with impaired respiratory status
  • Patients

    needing care for nutritional support
  • Infection

    Control
  • GI

    abnormalities
  • Pulmonary
  • Wound

    care
  • Trach

    Care



    Additional Support for patients and families:

    Palliative Care Team - provides a specially-trained team

    palliative/Hospice physicians, Hospitalists, Social work, Comprehensive Care Managers,

    Chaplaincy and Child life. The team offers music therapy, pet therapy,

    emotional support, devotion and prayer.

    Additional Support for staff:

    We provide emotional and

    psychological support from the Staff Well-being Assistance During Difficult

    Life Events (SWADDLE) program, SPC team, director, manager, supervisor,

    chaplains during times of high-level stress and multiple deaths by meeting with

    staff members for debriefings, supportive readings, emotional support and a designated

    space on the unit for staff to relax and recharge.

    Quote from staff nurse- --I chose this unit because of the passion I have

    for this population of patients. I have been here over a year and feel the

    compassion the team members have for the patients and families. I enjoy the personalized care that I can give

    the patient during these last hours. I never know if this may be their last

    bath, shave or sip of water. No matter

    how small, I try to make it their special moment, every moment, knowing it may

    be their last--.

    $8,000.00 Sign on bonus


    -- Associate--s Degree in Nursing (ADN) required

    -- RN license required

    -- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

    -- 12 hour shifts, must be able to work well with skilled nursing, med surg and hospice patients

    Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June, and September.

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