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Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Geriatric Trauma Supportive Care (FT M-F plus call) - Geriatrics

Company: UMC Health System
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Geriatric Trauma Supportive Care (FT M-F plus call)
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Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Geriatric Supportive Care

Departmental Description:

GTSCU is a 29 bed Medical/Surgical unit. We have two primary focuses on GTSCU; one on the Geriatric Trauma patient age 60 years or older who has sustained a trauma and the other on the palliative care patient; our goal is to provide relief of suffering that may occur at many points during a disease process. Patients assigned to GTSCU are received primarily from the Emergency Center and ICU's. GTSCU was developed as a result of Best Practice and Research that indicates that a shorter length of stay decreases morbidity and mortality in the elderly hospitalized patient that sustained a trauma. GTSCU also serves a quiet and peaceful environment for patients and families as we care for their loved one who may be at the end of life. The nursing staff on GTSCU are trained to care for patients at the end of life as well as those who will be discharged home or to other facilities.

Plans, supervises and evaluates patient care and nursing personnel of a specific nursing unit on a 24-hour basis. In compliance with the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing, will be responsible for operations of a specific nursing unit to ensure quality patient care, competent and responsible personnel management and cost efficient and effective utilization of unit resources.

Qualifications:

* Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
* Valid Texas RN License/Eligible Compact License
* Must maintain a current BLS certification from American Heart Association
* MSN required
* Minimum of 5 years of RN experience required
* Previous leadership/management experience required
* Med-Surg certification preferred and encouraged

UMC Health System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

* Request for accommodations in the hire process should be directed to UMC Human Resources.*

Keywords: UMC Health System, Lubbock , Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Geriatric Trauma Supportive Care (FT M-F plus call) - Geriatrics, Executive , Lubbock, Texas

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