Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX, part of Baylor Scott & White Health is seeking a full time Registered Nurse to join our amazing Medical Surgical Palliative/Hospice Unit (STC-4)! The #1 city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin.
**$10k sign-on bonus offered to qualified candidates
Schedule: Full Time - Days/Nights - 36 hours per week
STC -4 is a 29 bed Nursing Unit- non-telemetry located in our Special Treatment Center. There are 10 designated palliative / hospice beds. This unit is designed for the care of the palliative/hospice care patients with large rooms for families to be with their loved ones during this difficult time. Working on STC-4 gives you the unique opportunity to work with Palliative/Hospice and Acute Care patients. Working on STC-4 as a Nurse will give you a unique opportunity to develop strong nursing skills with high acuity patients. The unit offers you the chance to develop top tier patient interaction skills by working with our hospice team and palliative care teams. Working on STC-4 offers you not only the chance to develop and use your clinical skills, but also the chance to find out what it means to be a true provider of end-of-life care. Our nurses take pride in caring for the patient and families. Nurses are empowered to obtain their Certified Hospice/Palliative Nurse (CHPN) within a year of their service.
Working on STC-4, you can expect your clinical skills to become greater than ever imagined due to the high acuity of patients and verities of scope which include:
Transfers from Medical Surgical units and ICU Patients requiring medication regimens (non-telemetry)
Admissions from ED (Non- telemetry)
High level Pain control - PCA
Patients with impaired respiratory status
Patients needing care for nutritional support
Additional Support for patients and families:
Palliative Care Team - provides a specially-trained team palliative/Hospice physicians, Hospitalists, Social work, Comprehensive Care Managers, Chaplaincy and Child life. The team offers music therapy, pet therapy, emotional support, devotion and prayer.
Additional Support for staff:
We provide emotional and psychological support from the Staff Well-being Assistance During Difficult Life Events (SWADDLE) program, SPC team, director, manager, supervisor, chaplains during times of high-level stress and multiple deaths by meeting with staff members for debriefings, supportive readings, emotional support and a designated space on the unit for staff to relax and recharge.
Quote from staff nurse- “I chose this unit because of the passion I have for this population of patients. I have been here over a year and feel the compassion the team members have for the patients and families. I enjoy the personalized care that I can give the patient during these last hours. I never know if this may be their last bath, shave or sip of water. No matter how small, I try to make it their special moment, every moment, knowing it may be their last”.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health Registered Nurses Enjoy
Competitive pay including an RN Bonus Program rewarding nurses for providing exceptional care and improving patient outcomes.
Attractive Relocation Assistance for full-time candidates.
A strong shared governance model featuring unit-based councils that empower nurses and improve patient outcomes.
Access to more than 4,000 hours of online continuing education for professional development.
A strong system Nurse Practice Council that uses autonomy, authority, and accountability in collaboration with transformational nursing leadership to drive nursing practice throughout Baylor Scott & White Health.
A spirit of inquiry and innovation that promotes Evidence-based practice, research, and innovations in nursing practice.
A healthy work environment and culture of safety using inter-professional collaboration and professional competencies to meet the needs of patients to provide safe passage and quality outcomes at every encounter.
Why Baylor Scott & White Health
At Baylor Scott & White Health, we empower each other to create healthier communities and deliver safe and high-quality care across the state of Texas. With more than 52 hospitals, 800 access points, a quality health plan and an award-winning research institute, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to make your mark on the future of healthcare. At Baylor Scott and White Health, you’ll be joining a team that’s committed to better. Because better never settles. And neither should you.
As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health has the resources to offer a variety of career opportunities to meet your personal and professional goals.
The Baylor Scott & White Health nursing team challenges each other to innovate, to constantly raise the bar and to never settle. Every day, our diverse group of team members bring unique talents, a passion for innovation and a deep Commitment to those we serve.
Baylor Scott & White Health is the most awarded system in Texas, and a Certified Great Place to Work! Consider a career move to Memorial Hospital and join our exceptional nursing team committed to something better.
Requirements of the Ideal Candidate
Graduate of RN School of Nursing
ADN required; BSN preferred
Active RN License
Minimum of 6 Months of RN experience
Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!