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RN II - L&D - $15,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 15, 2022

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) II position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. The RN II position provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.The RN II position provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. This position communicates and collaborates with the physicians and interprofessional health care team to facilitate, coordinate and maintain compassionate, efficient, quality care and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The RN II position demonstrates clinical competence when providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate in order to monitor and maintain patient rights. This position assumes leadership roles with progressive responsibility including but not limited to participating in or leading unit and shared governance initiatives, serving as charge nurse or preceptor to students or new employees, and possibly contributing to service line or hospital-wide initiatives in partnership with management.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25%

  1. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF)
  2. Contributes to teamwork by awareness of overall unit acuity, consistently offering assistance, and responding positively to requests for assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Seeks guidance from and offers guidance to interprofessional health care team, when appropriate, and applies feedback to improve patient outcomes. (EF)
  3. Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May include preceptorship. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement on unit-based scorecard. (EF)


  1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, and maintenance of medical records. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF)
  2. Develops, updates and communicates plan of care, including discharge, in partnership with the patient, family and interprofessional health care team, using the nursing process. Prioritizes care based on the patient's needs, abilities and preferences. Advocates on patient/family's behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF)
  3. Provides patient teaching based on learning needs, uses appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Consistently evaluates the patient's comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
  4. Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF)


  1. Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. (EF)
  2. Follows the standards related to regulatory requirements and professional practice as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve core measure and patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. (EF)
  3. Provides and modifies care to complex patients and coordinates care with the interprofessional team based on evaluation of the patient's condition, supported by accurate documentation. Utilizes clinical judgement, using an evidence-based analytical approach. (EF)
  4. Improves quality and safety scores on the unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional health care team. (EF)


  1. Displays self-motivation to independently manage time effectively, timely document care, minimize incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. Provides input into the unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational budget needs. (EF)
  2. Contributes towards meeting department financial targets on unit-based scorecard through decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency and other areas according to department specifications. (EF)


  1. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. (EF)
  2. Champions new care pathways or service line implementation to improve service to the community. Identifies trends for improvement opportunities or practice changes and supports initiatives. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing


  • Twelve months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment



  • Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line
  • American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred





  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
  • Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families
  • Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act
  • Demonstrates proficient time management skills
  • Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook




Work Attire Yes/No
Uniform No
Scrubs Yes
Business professional No
Other (dept. approved) No


On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.


May require travel within Yes
Houston Metropolitan area  


May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area  

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community in Northwest Houston. The 310 bed hospital has 23 operating rooms, and more than 2,100 employees. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest Houston area.


Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based, 312-bed hospital located in Northwest Houston. Since opening our doors in 2000, we’ve been providing highly specialized health care services to the community. Our hospital is located on State Highway 249 and Willowchase Drive, just one block north of FM Road 1960. OUR CAMPUS Our 52-acre campus features four primary facilities: North Pavilion houses medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient services, intensive care beds, operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, emergency department, stroke center, laboratory, pharmacy and more. Women's & Children's Pavilion features family centered care services, including our childbirth center, with private labor and delivery suites, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and our breast care center. Centerfield Building houses Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation Services, Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Willowbrook and our Outpatient Surgery Department. Hargrave Medical Office Building is home to physician offices as well as wellness, weight management and wound care services. THE HOUSTON METHODIST DIFFERENCE What makes Houston Methodist Willowbrook stand out' A comprehensive menu of services – Houston Methodist Willowbrook is a well-known leader in multiple service areas, including cancer care, neurology and neurosurgery, heart and vascular, orthopedics & sports medicine and women’s services, to name a few. Exceptional patient experience – We offer value-based, personalized care to every patient who walks through our doors. Our dedicated doctors, nurses and support staff are dedicated to Houston Methodist’s “I CARE” values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in all they do. A warm, healing environment – We deliver patient-focused, family centered care in an environment that is warm, accepting and spiritual. Our beautiful healing garden, open to all patients and guests, serves as a quiet place to pray, relax or reflect. WHY CHOOSE US' When you visit Houston Methodist Willowbrook, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re visiting an exceptional facility that provides the highest quality health care, as evidenced by the following awards and designations: *Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are one of only 7 percent of hospitals nationwide with this distinction that recognizes hospitals that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice *A hospital safety score of “A” from Leap Frog Group. A score of “A” means our hospital upholds the highest standards for measuring and reporting performance in safety, quality and efficiency *Bariatric Surgery Center accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which means we follow stringent standards of practice to provide the highest quality care *Primary Advanced Certified Stroke Center designation by Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd, an organization that identifies and certifies hospitals with best practices and outcomes in the care of stroke patients *Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus and Gold Plus Target Honor Roll quality achievement award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for excellence in stroke care *GOLD Fit-Friendly Worksite Award from the American Heart Association for increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture and adhering to a strict tobacco policy *Best Regional Hospital awarded by U.S. News & World Report - No. 7 in Houston and No. 11 in Texas *Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for creating an exceptional working environment where nurses thrive and patient satisfaction is high Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology, awarded to fully accredited breast imaging centers that offer the latest in diagnostic breast health technology *Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack
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281) 737-1000
18220 TX-249
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