RN Supportive Palliative Acute Care Unit Full Time (Relo - TX - Sign On Bonus)

Baylor Scott
San Diego, CA
Nov 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019
ICU / CCU, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
STC -4 Supportive Palliative Care Unit (SPCU)

Acute Care

Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. Baylor Scott and White Health have the vision and resources to provide our patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nations exemplary health care organizations. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, BSWH promotes the well- being of all individuals, families and communities. We serve faithfully, We serve honestly, We never settle and We are in it together.

What we need:

Were currently seeking full-time experienced Registered Nurses to join our team at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas; The #1 one city in the nation for Nursing opportunities and advancement! Baylor Scott & White Health is a 636-bed specialty care teaching hospital and the only accredited Supportive Palliative Care Unit in Central Texas Region.

What is the Supportive Care Palliative Unit:

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 love 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:
  • Sepsis Patients
  • Diabetes care
  • 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
  • Infection Control
  • GI abnormalities
  • Pulmonary
  • Wound care
  • Trach Care

    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.

Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required

RN license required

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

Note: If you have less than 6 months of experience, we recommend that you apply to our nursing internship program. Internships are available for new graduates and experienced nurses in a variety of specialties. New classes begin in January, June and September.

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