The Lead Rapid Response Team Nurse (LRRTN) serves as the frontrunner of the multi-disciplinary team and coordinates the execution of rapid response system encompassing detection, activation, response, assessment and stabilization, disposition and evaluation. The LRRTN facilitates and responds to Rapid Response and Code Blue activations and Sepsis Alerts. The LRRTN operates under the guidelines of the Rapid Response Team/Code Blue Team/Sepsis Alert standardized procedures. The LRRTN facilitates team huddles, debriefings and evaluation of the rapid response system, structure and process. The LRRTN contributes to quality and performance improvement initiatives and provides ongoing education and training to staff.
The LRRTN is responsible for the provision of safe and emergency patient care in a manner that is consistent with professional standards and hospital policies. The LRRTN upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, and role models professionalism.
1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: i. Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. Holds one (1) of the following: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree. b. Licensure/Certification/Training: i. Licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas ii. Certification in critical care or emergency nursing specialty (CCRN/CEN) iii. NIHSS stroke certification iv. Crisis Intervention training
2. Work Experience: Three (3) years nursing experience with two (2) years in ICU or Emergency Center
3. Management Experience: One (1) year related leadership experience
1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports
2. Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC, Word Proc.
3. Advanced Education: Advance Training Specialty: Certification in critical care or emergency nursing Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing Master's Degree Major: preferred
4. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
5. Other Requirements: None
Internal Number: 147341
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.