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Why UT Health - East Texas?
Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They
make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.
We work closely together to create a positive experience for our
patients and each other.
Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide
meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will
have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's
life and change the course of healthcare.
Our Place. Tyler, TX is a small town with a huge heart where you
will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas
is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east
Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed
in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services
to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics,
Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a
metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.
UT Health East TX Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC) is
seeking RNs in Tyler, TX.
LTAC is unique in that is it provides care for critically ill
patients over an extended period of time. LTAC patients typically
require three modalities of service (respiratory, PT/OT, wound
care, nutrition, IV antibiotics, etc.) and stay in the hospital for
an average of 25 days. The multi-disciplinary approach used on LTAC
allows nurses to hone a variety of skills, while cultivating
meaningful relationships with patients over the course of their
Occupying two floors within UT Health Tyler, UTHET LTAC has
access to the same resources and services available to the region's
only Level I Trauma hospital. LTAC nurses are encouraged to attend
8 weeks of critical care training in the acute hospital ICUs to
help prepare them for the high acuity patients often treated at
LTAC. In addition to this training, LTAC Medical Director- Dr.
Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care (voted but the Tyler
Telegraph as Physician who did the most for the community during
COVID-19)-regularly offers critical care education exclusively for
To ensure continuity of care, UTHET LTAC has a dedicated
Hospitalist that follows each patient for the duration of his or
her stay. Not only is this model a patient satisfier, but a staff
satisfier as well as nurses and other services always have a firm
handle on the physician's care plan and expectations for each
patient. As a result of this meticulous care planning, UTHET LTAC
proudly continues to advance healthcare throughout East Texas.
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The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care
through the nursing process of assessment, planning,
implementation, and evaluation. This position is responsible for
- Directing and coordinating all nursing care for patients based
on established clinical nursing practice standards.
- Collaborating with other professional disciplines to ensure
effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement
of desired patient outcomes.
- Contributing to the provision of quality nursing care through
performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive
outcomes in patient care.
What You Will Be Doing:
- Deliver individualized, goal-directed nursing care using a
systematic approach and according to standards of care, facility's
code of conduct compliance, and policy in collaboration with
patients and interdisciplinary healthcare team members:
- Systematically evaluate quality and factors relating to safety,
effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient
- Participate in quality of care activities such as the
implementation of a continuous quality improvement plan and the
hospital wide performance improvement process, as appropriate to
position, education and practice environment.
- Utilize results of quality of care activities to initiate
changes in practice.
Implement Infection Control, Safety and Risk Management Programs
in all nursing practices.
Demonstrate ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient
- Acquire and maintain current knowledge in nursing practice, for
- Complete mandatory annual Learning Management System modules in
a timely manner.
- Attend departmental meetings per policy.
Contribute to professional development of peers, colleagues and
others, for example. Recognize own learning needs and those of
peers and assists in meeting those needs to maximize professional
development and optimal medical/surgical nursing practice.
- Assume all other duties and responsibilities as necessary:
- Identify and/or assume activities related to developmental
needs of unit and/or nursing department.
- Demonstrate dependability/flexibility in meeting scheduling
needs of unit and/or hospital.
- Accept assignment as preceptor for new staff.
- Assure supplies and equipment necessary for the care of
patients is readily available and in working order.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
- Associates Degree in Nursing (AND) or Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school.
- Prefer 2 years of nursing experience in an acute care
- Position requires fluency in English language to function in
job environment appropriately.
- Good interpersonal, communication, team-work, and customer
- Good organizational, problem-solving and follow-through
- Ability to multi-task constantly, react to changes
quickly/productively, and tolerate interruptions.
- Ability to perform work when no directions are given, and give
directions to others.
- Remain flexible, organized, professional and able to analyze,
make sound decisions under stressful or crisis situations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current computer systems, equipment or
programs used in the organization.
- Demonstrate maturity and accountability.
Certification and Licensure:
- Completion of education to obtain Licensure as a Registered
- ACLS certification preferred.
- BLS required
- PALS Certification (preferred but not required).
- Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and
- Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about
- Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the
- Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be
- Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the
- Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working
relationships with others.
- Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver
- Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
- Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as
efficient as possible.
- Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
- Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to
get there and why.
- Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time while completing
work on a computer
- Ability to lift 10 or more pounds
- Ability to move throughout the workplace
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the
experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in
the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including
veterans and persons with disabilities).