Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.
Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference.
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Provides professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program.
Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility.
BLS (or obtained during orientation) and maintain certification throughout employment
Current state nursing license or permit to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
De-escalation training within 90 days of hire; does not require maintaining.
Ongoing compliance with demonstration of clinically pertinent competencies as determined by the facility
Prefer one year full time or three years part time experience in acute care setting.
CCRN, TNCC and Cardiovascular certification preferred for specialty units.
100% score on medication test – employee will have two chances to pass exam with remediation material available.
ACLS completion within three (3) months after hire or promotion.
Must pass EKG, Blood Gas Analysis and BKAT exam with a score of 85% upon completion of didactic/computer orientation program – employee will have two chances to pass exams with remediation material available.**Experienced critical care nurses may test out of didactic/computer orientation with a score of 85% on the Blood Gas Analysis and BKAT exam.
Satisfactory return demonstration of competencies required for critical care specific processes and equipment.
**Employment is dependent on passing above exams and competencies.
Critical Care Registered Nurse (Ccrn)
Registered Nurse Certified
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Basic Life Support