Registered Nurse- The Heights; Medical Telemetry; 7p-7a- Nights
St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights opened as an extension of Houston's first hospital - St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston. Linked to the services and physicians of the main campus, St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights was opened to serve the growing communities that had for too long been without healthcare at home. Campus is located at 1917 Ashland, Houston 77008
Cares for patients in adult and older adult age groups
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Cares for medical and surgical cardiac patients undergoing antiarrhythmic therapy, invasive treatments or procedures, cardiovascular surgery and patients with pulmonary disease, who require an intermediate level of care.
- Monitors and assesses patients requiring continuous cardiac monitoring (telemetry).
- Manages patients requiring mechanical ventilation or IV Insulin therapy.
- Provides postoperative care for cardiovascular surgery patients including coronary artery bypass, femoral-popliteal bypass, thoracotomy/lobectomy and abdominal aneurysm repair.
SCOPE OF CARE:
The 5th floor is an Medical/Surgical Unit and contains 42 beds (plus 6 beds designated for CPNU). It provides care to patients who no longer need or do not need the level of care provided in the Intensive Care Unit, but requires a greater amount of care than that which can be provided on a general acute unit. Services provided include telemetry monitoring.