The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for rendering professional nursing care across the wellness-illness continuum for the comfort and well-being of healthy retired Sisters and those Sisters in the acute, chronic, and terminal phases of illness. The RN is expected to utilize knowledge of infection control, safety, body mechanics, effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, and age-related differences when providing or delegating care.
High School Diploma or GED
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Communication skills -- both verbal and written
Ability to understand medical records, physician orders and nursing care plans
Ability to communicate effectively with Sisters, staff and other health care professionals.
Minimum of one year previous gerontology experience preferred
Previous supervisory experience preferred
Knowledge of psychotropic drugs in current use and drugs commonly used in geriatric practice
Current RN permits or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners in the State of Texas to practice nursing.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.