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Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) Labor and Delivery $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital 18220 State Highway 249 Houston, TX 77070 Sign-on Bonus : $10000 Candidates must meet eligibility requirements. Category: RN - Women's Services Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Oct. 14, 2019 Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday with rotating weekends Job Summary Labor and Delivery (L&D) Unit seeking Registered Nurse (RN) skilled in quality care ofLabor and Delivery patients to work night shift at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. 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. Provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records. Provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. 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. 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. 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. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Labor and Delivery experience strongly preferred Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Associate's Degree in Nursing. BSN strongly preferred. Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 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 BLS and ACLS. NRP within 6 months of hire/transfer. American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 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 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 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-- and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a ""Best Hospital"" in 2016. 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. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) - Cardiology Heart Failure Nights $10,000 Sign-On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: RN - Cardiology Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: July 1, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Varies Job Summary 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) Emergency Room Mid Shift - Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital - Pasadena - Pasadena, Texas

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Work Shift: 9a-9a, 10a-10pWork Week: 12 hour shift with rotating weekends and holidays-- Job Summary At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) IIB 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 IIB 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 IIB 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 IIB 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. --The RN IIB 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.This job code is reserved for RNs who are dedicated to an OR, ER or Cardiac Cath Lab department.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.--HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.-- Focuses on patient/customer safety Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by--enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job--PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.--PEOPLE - 25% 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) 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) 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)SERVICE - 25% 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) 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) 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) Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards.-- (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document.-- (EF)-- 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) 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)-- 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)FINANCE - 10% 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) 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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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)-- 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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.--EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment--CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 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--KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations 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--SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire---------------------------------------------------------- Yes/NoUniform------------------------------------------ ------------------------ --NoScrubs------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yes--------Business professional------------------------ NoOther (dept. approved)---------------------- NoOn-Call*-------------------------------------------------------------------- --No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)--*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.------------------------Travel**---------------- --------------------------------------------------May require travel within-------------- YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside-------- Noof Houston Metropolitan area----------------------------**Travel specifications may vary by department. --Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________------------ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of --race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,--national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area''s only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 257 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.by Jobble ()
          

Bellport Middle School Robotics Team Wins Programming Award

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The Bellport Middle School Robo Panthers garnered the Programming Award at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League qualifier tournament, held at Huntington High School on Feb. 3. Sponsored by the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, members of robotics teams from Nassau and Suffolk counties worked hard to research, design, build, program and test Lego robots that addressed this year’s challenge “Into Orbitism.” Teams, including the Robo Panthers, were instructed to choose and solve a real-world problem faced by humanity during long-term space exploration within the sun’s solar system. Competitors built, programmed and tested an autonomous robot using Lego Mindstorms technology to solve a set of Robot Game missions, operating under FIRST’s core values, teamwork and professionalism. Robo Panthers co-adviser Matthew Gualtieri explained that the team was judged on core values and teamwork, their outer space innovative solution which included the design of an artificial device for astronaut health, and the technology and programmatic components of the robot. Mr. Gualtieri noted that the judges were particularly impressed by the team’s programming in the robot design category. The South Country Central School District would like to congratulate Robo Panthers team members Anthony Costanza, Derek Griffin, Dylan Horn, Travis Miller, Caden Rupolo, Dan Slawinski and James Vohrer on a great season.
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN)- II- Surgical Liver ICU - Night $10,000 Sign-On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: RN - ICU/Tele Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Variable scheduling with alternating weekends and holidays Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFIES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II Observation Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday with rotating weekends Job Summary Observation Unit seeking Registered Nurse (RN) skilled in the quality care of Observation patients to work at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. - 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. - Provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records. - Provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. - 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. - 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. - 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. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS - Med Surg, General Surgery, Observation experience preferred - Fast paced environment - Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - Associate's Degree in Nursing - BSN preferred CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED - 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 BLS and ACLS. - PALS within 90 days from hire/transfer. - American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED - 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 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 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 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 and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital in 2016. 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. ()
          

Executive: Reliability Manager - Deer Park, Texas

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Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oils, driveline applications, gasoline and diesel fuel, other transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise,testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together. Accountabilities The role of the Reliability Manager is accountable to deliver to the Texas Facilities by managing and leading a multi-disciplined functional group that drives continuous improvement in the area of equipment asset reliability and mechanical integrity. Essential Job Functions * HSES Leadership. * Take an active leadership role in the HSES performance of the Texas Plants. * Provide visible leadership to support and improve the safety culture, ensure compliance with environmental regulations and improve the process safety of the Texas Plants. * Establish and maintain a safety-first culture by promoting and driving safe work practices, timely training, and best practices to promote safe behavior. * Financial Joint Accountability. * Interfaces with Maintenance, Engineering, and Operations to support plant's expense and capital budgets. * Lead continuous improvement activities to generate cost savings to support financial goals. * Key Performance Indicators (KPI). * Activities include, but are not limited to, tracking and improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), Equipment Availability & Downtime data, reviewing Preventative (PvM) and Predictive (PdM) Maintenance compliance & optimization, and PSM & Mechanical Integrity Compliance. * Life Cycle Asset Management. * The team will manage equipment reliability throughout the entire life cycle of the asset from design and installation through commissioning and operations to the end of its useful life. * Engage with Project Engineering to participate in the development of design and installation specifications along with acceptance testing, inspection criteria, and operability plans. Ensure the reliability and maintainability of newly installed assets to include proper critical spares inventory management. * Engage with Maintenance personnel to determine the cause(s) of equipment failures, develop solutions for improving equipment performance, and implement recommended changes. * Analyze data and records from SAP to identify bad actors and develop plans for major upgrades of facility equipment to ensure the most current technology is cost effective and utilized. * Deploy, manage, and improve predictive maintenance program, including Thermography, Vibration Analysis, Lubrication Analysis, AMS, Ultrasound technologies, etc. * Engage Operations to support efforts for autonomous maintenance and provide technical support and training to plant personnel for increasing asset reliability. * Provide recommendations for End of Life (EOL) assets for future CAPEX spending. * Improve Availability & Effectiveness. * Track and reduce production losses and high maintenance cost assets. Prioritize and focus efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities. * Development of plans to eliminate or reduce losses through Reliability analysis tools such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Core Problem Solving (CPS), Statistical Analysis, Weibull Analysis, etc. * Mechanical Integrity. * Manage asset risk to the achievement of the Texas Plant's strategic objectives in the areas of environmental, health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production. * Support and utilize tools and programs to identify and reduce risks which include: RCA, FMEA, RCM, PHA Reviews, MOC, PSM Plans, CPS, Statistical Analysis, Pareto Analysis, etc. * Participate in the Mechanical Integrity initiatives under Process Safety Management to identify risks and develop plans for mitigation. * Adhere to and improve compliance with Lubrizol policies and procedures, industry standards, and regulatory bodies. * Development of a standardized repository for equipment data. * Other Duties as Assigned. Education / Certification A bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering is required. Required Experience and Skills * A minimum of 10-15 years of related experience in a process plant environment, 5-10 years of which must be in a supervisory role. * Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook is required. * Extensive and varied experience in plant operations, commissioning and start-up, and application of engineering principles in a plant environment. * Strong analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills. * Strong leadership, supervisory, and mentoring skills. * Effective verbal and written communication. Supervisory Responsibility The Reliability Manager has direct supervisory responsibility for a multi-disciplined group of Reliability professionals in the areas of Mechanical Integrity, Rotating Equipment, Instrumentation & Electrical, Power Distribution, Project Management, and PSM Support. Everyone's heard the stereotype: it's all cowboys, cactus and cattle. While those Texas roots are strong, Houston will surprise you with everything it has to offer. The ten-county region is the largest city not only in Texas, but in the entire Southern United States. Here the grass is green, landscaping is lush and the tree canopy is thick and widespread. It's the perfect mix of Southern greenery and urban sophistication. Known as the Bayou City, the Houston metro area - the sixth largest in the nation - is crisscrossed by a number of bayous, many of them flowing into Buffalo Bayou, the site of the city's birthplace in the downtown area. Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law. Do You Need Assistance? Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process. You can either call ************ and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an to ******************************. Please note that this phone line and address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters. Nearest Major Market: Houston Job Segment: Engineer, ERP, Electrical, Law, Manager, Engineering, Technology, Legal, Management ()
          

Healthcare: Charge Nurse (RN) Operating Room $10,000 Sign on and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital 18220 State Highway 249 Houston, TX 77070 Category: RN - OR Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 25, 2019 Work Shift: 3p-11p with flexibility Work Week: Monday - Friday, with weekday/weekend/holiday call rotation Job Summary Surgery Unit seeking a Charge Nurse (RN) with Operating Room experience to work at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Charge Nurse position is a licensed professional Registered Nurse (RN), who, as an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benner's model of clinical practice. Creates an environment for the management and delivery of safe patient care. In addition to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a clinical nurse, the Charge Nurse position is a role model and coach to department personnel and assists in developing their skills and knowledge. Provides nursing care to a diverse patient population. Besides conducting nursing assessments, assisting with exams and treatment and maintenance of medical records, this position assists in coaching and mentoring department staff in areas of clinical and professional practice. Role modeling compassionate communication with physicians and the interprofessional health care team, the Charge Nurse assumes leadership responsibilities with high level contributions at the bedside, unit, service line, and across the institution. Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to leading unit and shared governance activities, assessing unit needs related to practice and improvement opportunities, serving as a clinical resource for both unit and hospital staff and coordinating unit and hospital-wide education in partnership with management.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Twenty four months of clinical nursing experience with demonstration of progressive leadership skills Operating Room experience stronglypreferred.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 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) American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations. 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 healthcare 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. Demonstrates highly developed assessment skills; contributes to policies, procedure and protocols. Has knowledge of Nursing Unit--s Dashboard and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. Demonstrates expertise in operating the electronic medical record Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 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 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 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-- and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a ""Best Hospital"" in 2016. 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. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Nurse Practitioner Acute Care - Anesthesia (Medical Center) - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Nurse Practitioner Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary Employees in this job code are assigned to nights and/or weekend shifts as part of their regular schedule. JOB SUMMARY The Nurse Practitioner Acute Care (NP-AC) position functions as a licensed registered nurse and care provider to provide all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatment and consultation while maintaining and promoting the health of the patient.. This position may work in both inpatient and outpatient situations and performs according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and as part of a treatment team. Role models compassionate communication with patients, physicians and the interprofessional health care team. The NP-AC position provides education to patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments. This position may also conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient's healthcare provider, prescribing medications as appropriate. The NP-AC effects direct patient care according to the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model Nursing Practice and Professional Performance policies and procedures. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 25 % 1. Demonstrates leadership as a clinical resource, interprofessional consultant, and patient advocate. Identifies staff development opportunities for professional growth of colleagues, provides coaching to meet identified goals. (EF) 2. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment. Acts as a role model and coaches staff in effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication. Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and medical resident(s), as applicable. (EF) 3. Communicates organizational information and aspects of administrative and clinical practice in a respectful and positive manner when interacting with staff. Advocates for a balanced workload, promotes positive behaviors, and peer-to-peer accountability. Facilitates the promotion of teamwork. (EF) 4. Collaborates with the interprofessional healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care. Advocates on patient/family--s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns. (EF) SERVICE - 20% 1. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes, individualized to the patient. Prioritizes care based on the patient--s needs, abilities and preferences. (EF) 2. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Attends and participates in interdisciplinary rounds, as appropriate. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 30% 1. Provides safe and effective care by leading and initiating outcome, quality and safety improvement activities in alignment with organizational goals. Demonstrates highly developed assessment, clinical, documentation, leadership and analytical skills; integrates and contributes to professional practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols and leads improvements in patient safety-related processes. (EF) 2. Functions as a quality care provider, coordinating, maintaining and promoting the health of the patient. Assist the interprofessional healthcare team in the development and implementation of protocols to ensure patient safety. Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model Nursing Practice and Professional Performance. (EF) 3. Conducts health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge, as appropriate). Identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s). (EF) 4. Performs invasive, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient population(s) based on licensure and credentialed privileges. (EF) FINANCE - 15% 1. Implements departmental strategies to achieve financial target on entity scorecard and mentors others to do the same through timely documentation of care, decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency, and other areas according to departmental specifications. (EF) 2. Projects awareness and understanding of resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills. (EF) 3. Contributes to department plans for resource utilization and capital needs to meet departmental financial target. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10% 1. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research/evidence-based activities. Leads and identifies opportunities for practice changes and performance improvement. (EF) 2. Provides education of information/knowledge in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications. Expands individual nursing knowledge and coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes. Serves as clinical resource. (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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Master--s degree in Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Two years of registered nurse, advanced practice or nurse practitioner clinical experience CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, must obtain permanent license within 90 days o Recognized and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in the State of Texas o Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, based on applicable patient population, i.e. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG) o American Heart Association BLS o American Heart Association ACLS (not required for Employee Health, Primary Care and Telemedicine departments) o Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas o Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations. o 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. o 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. o Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional team to collaborate on the plan of care o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skill as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) II - Emergency Services - Mid-shift, $10,000 sign on bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist West Hospital 18500 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 Category: RN - ER Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Oct. 22, 2019 Work Shift: 3p-3a Work Week: Varies, to include weekend and holidays as assigned Job Summary This job offercontains a $10,000 sign on bonus JOB SUMMARY At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) IIB 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 IIB 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 IIB 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 IIB 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. The RN IIB 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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 patients 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o ADN/BSN EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and ACLS o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1300 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) - Cardiology Heart Failure Nights $10,000 Sig - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Varies Job Summary 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Register Nurse (RN) II - Med/Surg - Days - $10,000 Sign-On Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: RN - Med/Surg Job Type: Full-Time Posted Date: Nov. 27, 2019 Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Varies Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ""Scope of Service"" and ""Provision of Care"" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II - Med/Surg - $10,000 Sign-On Bonus - Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital - Tomball, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - F Job Summary JOB SUMMARYAt 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental ''Scope of Service'' and ''Provision of Care'' plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.-- Focuses on patient/customer safety Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by--enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job--PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.--PEOPLE - 25% 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) 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) 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)SERVICE - 25% 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) 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) 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) Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards.-- (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% Follows the standards of care related to the nursing process, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document.-- (EF)-- 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) 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)-- 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)FINANCE - 10% 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) 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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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)-- 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing --EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment--CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 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--KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 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--SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS--Work Attire---------------------------------------------------------- Yes/NoUniform------------------------------------------ ------------------------ NoScrubs------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yes---------- Business professional------------------------ NoOther (dept. approved)---------------------- NoOn-Call*-------------------------------------------------------------------- No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)--*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.------------------------Travel**---------------- -------------------------------------------------- May require travel within-------------- YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside-------- No of Houston Metropolitan area --**Travel specifications may vary by department. --Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________------ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of --race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,--national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened on June 26, 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital in--the Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in March 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage will open in 2018.by Jobble ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Med/Surg Medicine Nights $10,000 Sign-On and - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. 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The Bellport Middle School Robotics Team will be attending a competition on Saturday February 6, 2016 from 8:30am to 2:30 pm at Central Islip High School for the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament. The theme of the year's event is called "Trash Trek", where students learn about a variety of waste management methods. Students will be judged on their ability to design a program that could autonomously control a small robot made with Legos to perform a series of waste management tasks. The tasks are set up on a game board where students compete to have their robot score as many points as possible within 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Additionally, the students will be performing a small skit showing what they have learned about how to solve a waste problem of their choice. They will also be judged on their capability to work together as a team and their understanding of the core values of the F.I.R.S.T. competitions. Pictured left to right: Robotics Club Advisor, Mr. Gualtieri, Students Noah Dedis, Mohammad Chaudry, Anthony Notartomaso, Leonardo Mignola, Giana Porter, Isabella Miglino, Phillip Abbate, Ryan Voegele.
          

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In the last decade, we’ve seen learning-based systems provide transformative solutions for a wide range of perception and reasoning problems, from recognizing objects in images to recognizing and translating human speech. Recent progress in deep reinforcement learning (i.e. integrating deep neural networks into reinforcement learning systems) suggests that the same kind of success could be realized in automated decision making domains. If fruitful, this line of work could allow learning-based systems to tackle active control tasks, such as robotics and autonomous driving, alongside the passive perception tasks to which they have already been successfully applied.
          

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From dependable to disruptive: the reinvention of Volvo

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Volvo 1 After nearly a decade of growth under Geely, safety-first Volvo is preparing to gamble it all on motoring’s electrified future. We learn why

Volvo is probably the most interesting car company in the world right now. Yes, Volvo – that safe, dependable producer of safe, dependable cars. No more: the Swedish firm has morphed into a dynamic, disruptive force, producing stylish machines while challenging car industry conventions.

Some recent examples. Instead of joining the arms race to make cars faster, Volvo is limiting the top speed of its vehicles – and considered putting sensors in its cars to stop unsafe drivers. And while rivals are struggling to meet tough new emissions targets, Volvo is planning to make its entire operations free of carbon emissions a decade faster than regulators demand.

It has turned its little-known performance arm into a stand-alone premium electric brand, and is spinning off its combustion-engine operations into a separate firm so it can focus on EVs. It has expanded production into the US and offered test drives through Amazon. It believes car subscriptions could replace car buying in the near future, wants the public to decide the future of autonomous cars and appeared at a major car show without any cars on its stand. Volvo has also moved upmarket, reinventing itself as an SUV-led brand that rivals the premium German firms, and nearly doubled its sales to more than 600,000 cars. And, as a next step, Volvo wants half of the cars it sells to be fully battery-electric by the end of 2025, despite the fact that its first electric car won’t reach showrooms – real or online – for another year.

That’s all happened since 2010, when car giant Ford finalised a deal to sell the then distressed, struggling brand to Geely, at the time an unheralded Chinese firm known best in Europe for producing copycat cars.

Ford bought Volvo for around $6.5 billion in 1999 to add to what was then a growing line of ‘prestige’ brands. It significantly expanded Volvo’s range, but did so through the use of shared Ford platforms, and the resulting cars lost much of the individuality Volvo had traditionally been known for.

Volvo’s roadmap to revival was actually laid out late in the Ford era, when it began to push the brand further upmarket and launched the XC60 SUV. But when the 2008 economic crisis hit, Ford put Volvo up for sale. Numerous companies showed interest – reportedly including Volkswagen and BMW – but Geely ultimately won out, paying in the region of $1.15 billion.

Given the reputation of Chinese car firms at that time, there were fears Geely’s ownership would lead to a further decline in Volvo’s standards. Instead, Geely was true to its words of hands-off ownership, giving Volvo the resources it needed, then stepping back and letting the firm get on with it. Essentially, Geely’s approach was to let Volvo be Volvo.

A key moment in Volvo’s revival was the appointment of former MAN trucks boss Håkan Samuelsson as CEO in 2012. His polite Swedish calm belies his determined, decisive leadership.

His focused strategy stems from Volvo’s size: even with Geely’s backing, it still can’t match the resources of the VW Group. “We have to prioritise,” says Samuelsson. “We cannot do everything so have to choose.”

He adds: “We like to think we are very good at thinking in an open way. It’s not a disadvantage being small. If you are big, there are probably too many experts on board who will tell you everything is important. That means it’s not that easy to break out of the old way of thinking.”

So far, Samuelsson has chosen right – and with conviction. Volvo worked with Geely to develop the Scalable Product Architecture platform to underpin a new generation of mid-size and larger models, starting with the XC90 SUV in 2016. The first car developed entirely under Geely ownership showed that any fears of a decline in Volvo quality were misplaced.

Volvo has subsequently led the development of the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller vehicles, including the XC40 compact SUV. Crucially, it also future-proofed CMA by designing it to house both combustion-engined and electric powertrains. Henrik Green, Volvo’s tech boss, says this reflects the fact that Volvo couldn’t afford to develop separate platforms for combustion-engined and electric cars, as the VW Group has done with the MEB architecture. So it applied the lessons it learned surviving with far more limited resources. “You get very creative having no money and no time,” laughs Green, reflecting on the firm’s pre-Geely days.

Volvo is following the same trends – electrification, autonomy, shifting sales patterns – as most major car firms, but is setting itself apart through the decisiveness and speed of its actions. Volvo has turned its relatively small size – traditionally a huge disadvantage in the car industry – into a major strength by acting with the agility and responsiveness of a tech start-up.

Lex Kerssemakers, who has served as Volvo’s commercial boss and now heads its new Direct Consumer Business division, says: “We need to act very quickly if we want to play a role in the future and not just become a commodity player, with third parties taking over our business. That sounds a little bit reactive but it’s not, it’s proactive. We see trends and we want to be part of those trends.”

The biggest trend, of course, is electrification. Tough new emissions requirements and greater environmental awareness are pushing every car firm to electrify their range, but Volvo is aiming to do it faster. Every model it launches from now on will feature an electrified powertrain (a hybrid or full EV) with the aim that every Volvo sold by 2025 will be electrified in some form – 50% of those being an EV. By 2040, and preferably sooner, Volvo wants to be an EV-only firm.

There’s no hedging here: no concurrent development on hydrogen, no further work on combustion engines, no insistence that diesel still has a role to play.

Kerssemakers insists that “the conviction we have as a brand going wholeheartedly into electrification is not because of legislation, but because we believe it’s the right type of vehicle for the consumer”.

The launch of the XC40 Recharge, Volvo’s first EV, coincided with worldwide attention on global warming sparked by Greta Thunberg and other protesters. At the launch event, Samuelsson spoke of how the global community had failed to address the issue, but how he felt the business community could. For him, that means putting sustainability at the core of Volvo’s thinking, “not as some add-on, because it’s good or expected from us, but because we think it’s really good for our business. It’s about concrete actions more than symbolic pledges.”

Coming from the leader of a company that has long produced polluting machines, it’s provocative stuff. But Samuelsson’s conviction was such that you believed he was speaking with honesty. He did so when announcing Volvo would limit all its cars to 112mph from 2021 onwards (“We know speed kills, and there is no reason to go beyond 112mph”) and when looking at how it could use autonomous technology to aid safety by, for example, limiting speeds outside schools (“Some people could see that as intrusion, so we need to ask how far we should go in limiting choice and freedom”).

It’s the same with Volvo’s approach to sustainability and the environment. Samuelsson is honest: he believes Volvo can help save the environment by going electric, but also thinks it can make money.

“If you introduce new technology in the first years, it will probably lower your margins, but after some years, you introduce new technology because you believe it will improve your profit,” he says. “That’s experience from the past. If you stay with outdated technology, that’s not a smart way to improve your profits because the margins start to disappear, and you’ll eventually close down.” Samuelsson likens it to Volvo’s long quest for safety: “I imagine when we introduced airbags in our cars, there were some bean counters who said this is not good for profitability.”

That comparison highlights how Volvo’s current disruptive, dynamic approach is actually consistent with its safety-focused history. At its best, the firm has always showed the courage of its convictions, rather than chasing trends. Geely, to its credit, has recognised that, and given Volvo the space and resources to do so. “In the past, we were also potentially a little bit disruptive,” says Kerssemakers. “But now, with our increased size and importance on the market, people start to look at us a little bit more.”

The timing has been fortuitous, too: the disruptive force of electrification has rewarded the quick thinkers. Samuelsson highlights the appearance of traditional-style engine grilles on EVs being launched by some rival firms as an example of how larger companies can become “trapped in a mindset”.

He adds: “We encourage people to think outside the box, and with new technologies the field is levelled. It’s a chance for smaller companies to make a difference. We realised early on that we have the chance of a lifetime to do something with new technologies coming in – and we are eager to be pioneers.”

Creating a performance brand

Volvo’s influence within the Geely empire now extends across multiple brands: it has turned its motorsport arm, Polestar, into a stand-alone electric performance car brand, and also shares platforms and technologies with Geely’s upmarket new Lynk&Co marque.

Splitting out Polestar – a firm with little name recognition beyond the Swedish Touring Car Championship – seems a bold move, but a deliberately slow and careful brand-building exercise seems to be paying off, with strong early pre-sales for the Polestar 2, a hot SUV on the same CMA platform as the XC40.

Doing so also enables Volvo to focus on its core values of safety and sustainability. The two brands will remain closely linked, however, with future Polestar hot EVs set to be followed by similar-size Volvos on the same platform.

Changing the way we buy cars

Volvo isn’t just changing the way it makes cars, it’s out to reinvent the way it sells them. It is developing a no-commitment subscription-based model that it hopes can distribute a fifth of its cars within five years.

“The world is changing,” says Lex Kerssemakers, who heads Volvo’s new Direct Consumer Business division. “In the past, you went to a dealer, selected a car and followed the process. Now online sales are rising rapidly and we need to do something.”

Kerssemakers describes it as a “non-paced journey”, with Volvo still working out exactly how online sales and subscription services such as the recently launched Care by Volvo scheme (which is due to launch in the UK within the next year) might evolve.

“We are literally talking about a start-up,” says Kerssemakers. “I’m totally convinced it will work, but if it doesn’t, we’ll find something else.”

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现在车企总在宣传的智能网联系统到底是什么?现今阶段,哪家的智能网联系统比较靠谱?

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C(Connected)A(Autonomous)S(Share&Services)E(Electric)是戴姆勒前董事局主席蔡澈博士提出的"瞰思未来"战略,其中C就是智能网联,或者说车联网。

什么是车联网?汽车联网之后有什么用呢?现在各家都宣传得天花乱坠,但作为消费者还是一头雾水。

难以理解是因为我们正身处在变革发展之中,如果身处未来看向过去也许会更好理解,比如“移动互联网是什么?”这个问题。

这里我借鉴何同学的手法,搜索了一下10年以前对于“手机联网”的相关问题,我相信现在每天离不开各种APP的你对于下面这个问题最清楚不过了,甚至觉得提问者和回答者有点搞笑。

对的,那是因为他们“村里刚通网”,而现在的我们对于“汽车互联网是什么?”这个问题的理解就相当于当年的他们,现在有的车企车联网的用户体验就和当年的“移动梦网”差不多。

车联网刚刚起步,相信我,现在没有人能确确实实地解答你的问题,未来的发展和应用场景远远超过你的想象。

从PC互联网到移动互联网,最后到汽车互联网,其实是一个应用终端的变化,当一个终端的优势大于另一个的时候,当用手机逛淘宝、点外卖、玩游戏比用电脑(台式/手提PC、平板)更方便的时候,那就是一个新时代的到来和发展机会的爆发。


我举个栗子来想象一下未来车联网的一个可能的用处吧,比如打车软件(希望我这条帖子不要别被2029年的某人挖坟拿出来,被批没想象力)。

不知道各位有没有听过一家叫“百米”的出租车(北京的可能有印象),算是打车始祖吧,12年调研得到结果说90%出租车司机没有智能手机,于是向他们提供7寸平板用于接单,发展到13年在北京覆盖了3万多辆出租车,后来大家都知道,智能手机爆发了,15年滴滴快的和Uber的补贴大战满城硝烟,百米还熬不到那个时候就消失了。

当手机的便利性超过平板,PC互联网在打车行业的应用就无情地被抛弃了;而现在几乎所有跑滴滴的车上都出现了手机支架这个“奇怪”的东西,接单和导航,有时候还回一条微信,为什么?

因为车联网做得不够好,就像以前用电脑和移动梦网上网你选哪个?即使是车上最最基础的导航功能还不如手机上的高德/百度好用,更不必说在车上内嵌打车接单软件了。

但是一旦车联网行业爆发,假如车载系统可以下载滴滴车载版,并且融合车内摄像头(车联网时代车内摄像头可能像如今智能手机上的摄像头成为标配)、行车记录仪、GPS位置就可以很好地解决现在滴滴最头疼的安全问题,实时面部识别驾驶员,确保人车证统一,而不是像现在单单在车内强制装一个摄像头摄像录音。

手机支架肯定是过渡时期的产物,当车联网的便利性超过手机时,手机支架的命运就会像百米一样,只能留在人们的记忆中和百度百科里。


至于哪家车企的智能网联系统比较靠谱,这里涉及更多的是车载系统的选择,就如当年塞班/安卓/IOS/Windows Phone的竞争。

但是车规级的系统要求和手机不同,你开在高速上起码不能卡不能死机吧,也就是车载系统安全性/可靠性的要求;另外还有应用生态的考虑,和智能手机相似,以后的车载系统肯定是开放的,车主能自己选择用高德还是百度,也就是车载系统的兼容性和应用开发的便捷性要求。

这里不得不提到之前微博上热议过的CarPlay和自研系统的优劣,个人意见,CarPlay和手机支架一样,只能活在百度百科里,就连Google自己都开始开发Android Automotive OS,这不是一目了然吗?

现在主要的几个底层车机系统及其优缺点和几家应用车企如下(本人不是车联网领域,有错误欢迎指正交流):

  • Linux(免费开源、可靠稳定/开发难度大费用高,兼容性差)
  1. Tesla、理想ONE*仪表中控;
  2. Android Automotive OS:基于Linux内核开发,应用生态强大,使用的车型有Polestar 2;
  3. 基于Android深度自研定制的系统(AliOS斑马**VW.OS***,蔚来ES 8/6,小鹏G3/P7****,吉利GKUI,比亚迪DiLink,理想ONE娱乐系统等等);
  • 黑莓旗下QNX(稳定、实时、安全性高/高额的授权费用、闭塞)
  1. 全球份额超过60%,BBA等传统汽车厂商;
  2. 百度Apllo系统;
  • IOS(至今不清楚细节,但是苹果泰坦计划中肯定使用自家系统,毕竟iOS生态强大,系统稳定)
  1. 苹果的无人驾驶汽车;

*使用双芯片双系统,实时稳定性高的中控使用Linux,开发生态和应用生态需求大的使用Android Automotive OS;

**斑马开始由上汽/阿里合资,现在整合阿里的Ali OS部门,重组后向所有车企开放拿订单;

***大众/微软合作开发,成立软件部门Car.Software,目标5000人规模,由大众董事会成员/前MEB平台负责人Christian Senger负责;

****小鹏和阿里合作,首次在汽车上(P7)搭载阿里小程序,应用生态值得期待。



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ASCE seeks to transform ‘city of the future’ into reality

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Civil engineering group embarks on multi-year, multimillion effort to explore future infrastructure challenges facing society

Floating cityA city that floats on the ocean is the first of five futuristic metropolises being modeled by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Photo: ASCE

Nov. 22, 2019
By Walt Williams

Today more than half of all people on Earth live near live the ocean, but the American Society of Civil Engineers believes that in the near future, some of them could be living on it.

The floating city that ASCE envisions is much different from grim metropolises of Blade Runner and countless other science fiction films. Picture a large structure composed of interlocking floating platforms, with living space both above and below the water. Boats cruise the city’s canals while kelp farms provide a source of food for its inhabitants. Power is provided by a mix of clean energy technologies, including orbiting solar arrays that beam energy down from space.

The ocean-bound city is one of five future communities ASCE is modeling as part of its Future World Vision project, which officially launched in May. The multimillion-dollar effort isn’t an exercise in daydreaming about the future. Instead, the society plans to incorporate the lessons learned from modeling each city into its publications, conferences, educational offerings and other programs.

“We are deliberately not trying to create science fiction, yet we are being highly imaginative,” said Jerry Buckwalter, chief operating and strategy officer at ASCE. “Most of the money we are spending is on the research.”

Science fact

ASCE may be best known by the general public for its “Infrastructure Report Card.” The latest report card in 2017 gave the nation an overall grade of D+ for the condition of roads, drinking water systems, schools and other public works. Estimated cost to improve: $4.6 trillion over 10 years.

With Future World Vision, ASCE is looking even further ahead in terms of infrastructure needs. The seeds for the project were planted roughly two years ago, when Buckwalter wasn’t a staffer but rather a member of the ASCE Industry Leaders Council. Council members were concerned about the potentially massive technological and societal changes on the horizon, so they decided civil engineers needed to start thinking about future infrastructure development in a more deliberative way if they were to anticipate coming challenges.

The council’s first action was to hire a consulting company to identify future trends. The list that was developed was eventually narrowed to six areas of focus: alternative energy, autonomous vehicles, climate change, smart cities, high-tech construction methods and advanced materials, and policy and funding.

The project kicked off in earnest earlier this year with a focus on five types of possible city, with Buckwalter hired to oversee the effort. The first model to be examined is the floating city, but future plans call for modeling a rural city surrounded by farmland, a mega city with towering skyscrapers, a frozen city in an arctic-like environment, and a city located on another planet, such as Mars.

“We didn’t want to deny ourselves the ability to have real fun,” Buckwalter said about the last choice.

The research ASCE is funding is seeking answers to questions such as: What is required to build safe structures in each of the environments? How can sustainability of the infrastructure be improved? How can costs be contained? At the same time, researchers are considering possible future developments like advances in nanotechnology and displacement of populations due to rising sea levels.

“What we’re trying to do is create an ASCE that deals with all the current day problems in the unique way that engineers do, but at the same time create an environment and culture within the association and our industry where we can take a small part of our time and begin the baby steps of preparing to be what we need to be for the future,” Buckwalter said.

Finding funding

Future World Vision isn’t ASCE’s first foray into big, expensive projects. In 2017, the society produced Dream Big: Engineering Our Future, a documentary narrated by actor Jeff Bridges that ran in IMAX theaters, with DVDs sent to 100,000 schools across the country. (The film can currently be viewed on Netflix.)

“It was a similar issue to (Future World Vision),” ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith said. “We had to raise an enormous amount of money, and we had to get a lot of folks and organizations who were passionate about the profession, engineering and the importance of engineering to the future to invest in it.”

Dream Big was a $15 million project, with ASCE investing roughly $1.5 million of its own funds. Smith expects a similar investment in Future World Vision, although he noted the group is still in the process of finding partners, which could ultimately determine the final size of the project. He said ASCE is seeking funding partners with a similar interest in driving innovations in engineering and sustainability, whether they come from the private sector, academia, or even government.

“We want to make sure that engineers are preparing for a very different future and not just building things the way they were built 50 or 100 years ago, like much of our infrastructure was,” he said. “This is a way of doing that.”


          

Rare mass protest breaks out in Chinese province near Hong Kong

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Rare mass protest breaks out in Chinese province near Hong KongChinese police clashed with protesters in a southern province near Hong Kong over the weekend, in a rare case of public dissent which saw hundreds demonstrate against the building of a crematorium.  Video footage circulated on Twitter, purported to be of the protests, showed police firing tear gas and chasing people in the town of Wenlou, Guangdong province. The footage also showed rows of police vehicles  tipped onto their sides.  Some citizens, including one elderly person, were seen lying unconscious on the ground, while others were shown surrounding police vehicles and shouting: “Protest!” Major protests are rare in China, where the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has little tolerance for dissent.  The clashes took place around 60 miles north of Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protestors have been taking to the streets since June, initially demonstrating against a proposed extradition bill between the semi-autonomous region and mainland China. Protesting being illegal without government approval, large-scale demonstrations against the central government are all but unheard of on the mainland in modern times.  Though protests against local authorities about issues such as environmental concerns, city planning and workers’ rights occur from time to time, it is rarely on the scale of the Wenlou skirmishes. The protest began on Thursday, continuing for two days before authorities announced that they had suspended plans to build the crematorium. Guangdong protest is ongoing. Local government of Wenlou City, Guangdong province is trying to build a crematory bigger than 13 standard soccer fields in a sudden. How many people are you going to burn? And who? pic.twitter.com/w2Oalc2NQk— Voice of Guo Media (@VOG_2020) November 30, 2019 Wenlou residents had reportedly been told that a new park was being built, before they discovered that the land was actually earmarked for the crematorium.   Guangdong authorities have not released any information about the protests, which were extended on Saturday by a few hundred residents despite officials suspending the building plan. Witnesses said that dozens of citizens were injured and that many people were detained as confrontations unfurled.  The videos showed protestors holding a sign reading: "If you don't want to be reviled for 10,000 generations, say 'no' bravely". Another read: “Love our beautiful Wenlou town, say ‘no’ to crematorium." One resident of Wenlou, which has a population of 60,000, told the South China Morning Post: “The [proposed crematorium site] is close to housing and the source of our drinking water. We’re afraid of pollution. We don’t want money or compensation; we just want the crematorium project scrapped.” She said local officials “thought the town was poor and its people stupid”. Mentions of the protests were censored on Chinese social media and not reported in the country’s news outlets, which are strictly controlled by the (CCP).  Eyewitnesses said that journalists were prevented from accessing the areas in which the skirmishes took place.



          

Advertising: Product Manager- Marketing Product & Strategy - Irving, Texas

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Other: Quantitative Analytics Mgr 1 / Lead - Model Monitoring and Quality Review - AI MD CoE - Irving, Texas

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Important Note During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume prior to submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as Personal Cell or Cellular in the contact information of application. At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers financial needs and help them succeed financially. We re looking for talented people who will put ou customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you. Data Management and Insights (DMI) is transforming the way that Wells Fargo uses and manages data. Our work enables Wells Fargo to empower and inform our team members, deliver exceptional experiences for our customers, and meet the elevated expectations of our regulators. The team is responsible for designing the future data environment, defining data governance and oversight, and partnering with technology to operate the data infrastructure for the company. This team also provides next generation analytic insights to drive business strategies and help meet our commitment to satisfy our customers financial needs. The Artificial Intelligence Model Development Center of Excellence (AI MD CoE) team is a data science team, responsible for developing and deploying machine learning and AI solutions for a number of domain areas such as fraud prevention, credit risk, experience personalization, customer listening, anomaly detection and operational cost improvement. The CoE partners closely with the AI Enterprise Solutions and the AI Technology teams at the bank, and brings a cross-functional approach to identifying, developing and deploying AI solutions. The CoE requires high-skill/ high-motivation individuals who enjoy working collaboratively in a team setting, used to taking decisions autonomously and comfortable with a dynamic work environment. The Lead Model Monitoring and Review role would be responsibl executing on the model monitoring and model rapid refresh functions of the CoE. The role would create a standardized and efficient process for model monitoring so that risks around model degradation and failure are identified in a consistent and timely way. Also that the model retraining on a fresh set of data is performed in a speedy manner, but with the appropriate controls to ensure model robustness and stability. Additional responsibilities would include the quality review of model related technical documentation going to Model Risk Mgmt as well as other audit and regulatory bodies. A key requirement out of this role would be to make sure that industry best practices for model monitoring and refresh are appropriately brought into the processes followed by the AI Model Development CoE. This would include identification and selection of the potential external solutions that meet this overall requirement, as well as bringing in useful open source frameworks. The role of the Leader would be to hire and manage a team of data scientists and documentation review experts that can deliver on the objectives of the role. Key_Responsibilities_Include * Defining the operating framework for model monitoring operations monitoring, drift monitoring, performance etc. * Defining the framework for rapid refresh of models and operational approach. * Undertaking the model monitoring and simple model refresh tasks, per the model monitoring and update framework (see above) and per the needs of specific models, defined by the Model Developer. Also identification of solutions to improve process efficiency through automation approaches, and implementing the same working closely with AI Enterprise Solutions and WF Technology. * Working closely with Model Risk and other governance partners to ensure that the model refresh framework is implemented in a controlled manner, within the current policy framework. * Define and implement a documentation and artifact review process for model documentation and artifacts, created as part of the model development work performed by model development teams. * People management responsibilities such as hiring, performance management, routine travel and equipment/ software related approvals. As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. 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Healthcare: RN L&D Triage RN - Irving, Texas

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Medical City Las ColinasRegistered Nurse Labor & Delivery About us:Medical City Las Colinas has ranked among HCA?s Top 10 in employee engagement and has ranked in the Top 20 in each of the past four years!!?which means you?ll work with a?family?who deeply shares your commitment to quality care.?Medical City Las Colinas is a 100 bed full service medical hospital offering the latest in high-tech equipment and friendly, competent staff with an open and diverse culture.? Visit our website at?http://www.lascolinasismore.com/?to see for yourself why you should join our team!? Then come back and apply for this great opportunity brought to you by our Women's Services Unit at Medical City Las Colinas.? Why our L&D Unit? Highly supported Women's Services LeadershipNurses are encouraged to set and reach their goals24-hour Neonatologist supportOnsite active Lactation SpecialistBaby & Mother Friendly facilityAt Medical City Healthcare our nurses are FAMILY!?Job Responsibilities The Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse is responsible for planning and providing individual goal directed nursing care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community.? The L&D RN possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the particular skills necessary to provide optimum patient care to the population for which he or she is employed.? The RN is accountable for their practice and care coordination.? The RN is expected to practice autonomously utilizing evidence based practices.? Qualifications IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR RN - Registered Nurse ? Labor and Delivery - L&DAssociates (required) or Bachelor (preferred) of Science in NursingMinimum 1 year recent experience in Labor & Delivery ?Must have current or compact licensure in the state of Texas??Current BLS, ACLS, NRP and AWHONNNotice Our Company?s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking?here.For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Financial Advisor - Plano, Texas

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Edward Jones Financial Advisor Job Description Start a brand new career with support and flexibility. We're looking for professionals with a track record of success to join our growing financial services firm. Ambitious people who don't want their careers to be limited by earning potential or corporate ladders. Driven leaders who are committed to making a difference in our clients' lives and their communities. Your Practice. As a Financial Advisor, you'll build your Edward Jones financial services practice in your community. You'll rely on your personal drive, leadership and relationship-building skills to build a book of business and deliver personalized investment solutions to your clients. Your Skills. Financial Advisors succeed by demonstrating a unique combination of ambition, self-motivation and commitment to establishing long-term client relationships. Financial Advisors are driven by performance, and we ensure that their compensation and earning potential is reflective of their performance. They're confident and possess the ability to think critically, with sound judgment. If you're a successful salesperson, accountant, banker or financial professional, your talents are highly valued in our line of work. Your Support Team. Although our Financial Advisors operate autonomous practices, they aren't on their own. We support our Financial Advisors across the nation with industry-leading* training that helps them succeed, no matter how long they've been with us. We also provide Financial Advisors with a firm-provided office and a Branch Office Administrator to help manage client services and marketing activities. For new Financial Advisors, we dedicate extensive professional resources to help you pass your required licensing exams, and provide financial support during your practice's first four years. Your Rewards. We believe hard work should be rewarded. At Edward Jones, we offer unlimited earning potential that's always connected to your practice's growth and your clients' success. Your compensation package will also include opportunities for commissions, bonuses, profit sharing and incentive travel. You'll also reap the benefits of running your own practice: freedom and flexibility to succeed while balancing your personal and professional lives. Committed to Our Clients and to You. You can make a difference by helping clients achieve their financial goals. You can achieve a career with support, autonomy and unlimited earning potential. Bring your ambition and leadership, and we'll help you get started. Take the next step, and take the lead running your own professional practice with Edward Jones. Apply today at www.careers.edwardjones.com. *Ranked No. 21 onTraining magazine's 2018 Training Top 125 list. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. ()
          

Briefing - Review of dual-use export controls - 26-11-2019

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Certain goods and technologies have legitimate civilian applications but can also be used for military purposes; so-called 'dual-use' goods are subject to the European Union's export control regime. The regime is now being revised, mainly to take account of significant technological developments and to create a more level playing field among EU Member States. The proposed regulation would recast the regulation in force since 2009. Among other elements, the proposal seeks to introduce an 'autonomous' EU list for cyber-surveillance technology featuring items that are not (yet) subject to multilateral export control. Moreover, the proposal seeks to introduce human rights violations as an explicit justification for export control. Stakeholders are divided over the incorporation of human rights considerations, with the technology industry particularly concerned that it might lose out to non-European competitors. On 17 January 2018, based on the INTA committee's report on the legislative proposal, the European Parliament adopted its position for trilogue negotiations. For its part, the Council adopted its negotiating mandate on 5 June 2019, and on the basis of this mandate, the Council Presidency began negotiations with the European Parliament's delegation on 21 October 2019. Fifth edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.

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Scania: Senior Software Developer or Data Engineer - Autonomous vehicles

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Scania: Together you and the team will be responsible for providing an efficient logging solution that corresponds to the Scania demands and needs. Sodertalje, Stockholm
          

Electric Vehicles Trickle Charge The L.A. Auto Show, Robotaxis Absent

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Angelinos and auto enthusiasts expecting an all-electric boost were served with a mild jolt. Expect to see more commuter cars in the auto show circuit, exotics at Concours, and ride-sharing at high-profile gatherings. Have the big brands allied with the autonomous tech companies in preparation?
          

Dell announces On Demand, PowerOne, expands PCaaS, focuses on customer advocacy, invests in SMB

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Dell was always been relevant for small business and education markets but is now in an exalted position to stake its claim within the enterprise segment and the new battleground – the midmarket firms. In this Techaisle Take analysis I cover Dell Technologies’ On Demand offering, Progress Made Real initiative, expanded PCaaS for SMBs, focus on customer advocacy, continued SMB investment, new converged infrastructure PowerOne, Unified workspace solution and channel partner strategy.

Dell Technologies Summit in Austin was a showcase of bold announcements and understated commitments to corporate social good and customer advocacy. Dell has certainly transformed in the last five years. It has moved along a path from a PC company to end-to-end solutions provider to a digital transformation partner to a place where it is driving its own transformation through the power of analytics with a goal of delivering customer success. Dell has catapulted itself into relevancy for the next decade.

In 1984, when Michael Dell founded his namesake company in his college dorm, I was a freshly minted engineering college graduate working through my first job at a tractor manufacturing plant in India. My first interaction with Dell was in early nineties when an India-based firm was awarded a contract manufacturing deal. I was then running the secretariat of a computer manufacturer’s association in India. Since then not only technology has progressed but both the consumers and commercial buyers have evolved. Dell has not only moved with the times but sometimes has been ahead of the curve. One such “ahead of the curve” initiative is “Progress Made Real for 2030” announced at the summit.

Progress Made Real for 2030 stands on four pillars:

  1. Advancing sustainability: for example, one-for-one recycling, that is, every product that Dell sells it will recycle an equivalent product
  2. Cultivating inclusion: committing to 50 percent of Dell workforce to comprise of women by 2030, 40 percent of managers of people will be women, 25 percent of US workforce will be Hispanic or African American
  3. Transforming lives: for example, Dell’s work with Tata Trusts, with a goal to reach 40m under-privileged people from the current 11m
  4. Upholding ethics and privacy

Enabled by a combination of pervasive use of technology and vastly-expanded solution options, the technology user and buyer community has become more diverse in both composition and focus. Business decision makers (BDMs) are not content to await IT’s blessing to pursue technology options that align with business needs: an increasingly tech-savvy business user/management community plays an ever-expanding role in assessing technology options, and even in specifying solutions and managing their rollout. At the same time, the solution options themselves have expanded to become more accessible to non-IT staff. Some technologies, such as analytics and IoT, directly address business management questions. Others, notably cloud, provide support and delivery options that give business units the option of avoiding IT oversight. Even core IT functions, such as storage management (especially with respect to Big Data) and security (particularly with regard to cloud and mobility) are reshaped by system requirements imposed by BDM needs. It is not out of place, as an analyst, to say that Dell has been a little late in recognizing and pursuing the shifting patterns. Regardless, Dell has been a believer of technology democratization and has begun a concerted effort to manage technology chaos with a differentiated customer strategy and drive the ability to scale human capacity. These are very lofty and moonshot initiatives. But then Dell is a founder-led company whose founder is skilled at assembling the proverbial ship piece-by-piece and navigating it through uncharted and occasionally choppy waters.

Dell Technologies differentiated customer strategy is built on four key points:

  1. Driving social impact with purpose-driven relationships
  2. Creating customer advocates for life by honoring customer loyalty and delivering success
  3. Making it easy to do business with Dell by executing on basics
  4. Unlocking customer value by leading with insights

Dell’s customer advocacy team is constantly analyzing 9.5K social conversations per day, looks at 33K customer verbatims in addition to its 16K sales team members sharing feedback. Dell’s plan to delivering a seamless and simplified customer experience is not very different from recently announced customer lifecycle experience, aka race track, by Cisco. End goals are the same, approaches are slightly different. But the fact that all suppliers are landing at the same end-state is significant on how the technology industry has evolved.

Perhaps the most important announcement at Dell Tech Summit was its On Demand offering. Dell went to great lengths to explain its genesis and development but it is clear that it a direct response to the growing popularity of HPE GreenLake. Regardless of HPE commanding the media-waves Dell has jumped headlong into the as-a-service, post-transactional market with Dell Technologies On Demand Autonomous Infrastructure available via DT Cloud. Dell is prepared to deliver solutions today and at scale. And it is also within reach of midmarket businesses. Key takeaways of Dell’s On Demand solutions are:

  1. On-demand, consumption-based and as-a-service solutions for on-prem infrastructure / services is customizable, integrated across the full-stack for Dell's end-to-end portfolio from edge to core to cloud
  2. Dell widened the product of their Flex On Demand offerings for PowerEdge servers and their new PowerOne autonomous converged infrastructure solution (announced at Dell Technologies Summit). With this announcement, Dell’s consumption-based on-demand solutions now cover PCs, servers, storage, CI/HCI, IoT, datacenters, networking and data protection. Ideally applicable for firms with a minimum $250K 3-year contract-value but end-points including PCaaS is available for SMBs (at lower committed contract values).
  3. Dell knows how to create simplicity within complexity. Businesses can customize and select their on-demand path from:
    1. Payment: Pay As You Grow, Flex On Demand, Data Center Utility
    2. Services: ProSupport, ProDeploy, Managed services
    3. Portfolio: Edge, Endpoint, Core, Cloud
  4. On Demand offering provides two options for channel partners to participate:
    1. Referral fee – 7%-10% on committed contract value including tier credit program benefit. Dell owns and manages the customer. The partner still plays an active role in managing the customer relationship. The referral fee model positions the partner to address the customer’s solution needs, and enhance their customer relationship without having to take on the usage and credit risk associated with offering a pay for use solution.
    2. Resell – Partner owns and manages the customer. Allows partner to uplift base usage charge and earn program benefits including rebates, marketing development funds, and tier credit

Pay As You Grow is for committed workloads. The metering coverage in Flex On Demand includes processor, memory, and GB consumed. Data Center Utility adds metering based on VM and per port. The solution is still in its early stages and Dell views this as a journey rather than a destination. But the offering, in early stages, is finding acceptance at many of Dell’s customers. Scalar (a CDW company) has been configuring on-demand solutions with unlimited scalability for major Hollywood studios.

Relative to the cost of conventional hardware and software, on-demand cloud solutions are generally more cost effective than equivalent CAPEX-based on-premise alternatives, and its OPEX-based billing model works well for cash-constrained SMBs and midmarket firms. Cloud’s ‘as-a-Service’ delivery model reduces the need for individual SMBs and midmarket firms to attract and retain specialized IT staff; scale up as the organization grows, and cloud provides SMBs and midmarket firms that are often unable to maintain refresh cycles with ‘always-on’ access to current technology.

SMBs are not being left out from Dell’s strategy. In fact, small and midmarket businesses are two of the fastest growing segments for Dell. Its small business advisory has witnessed tremendous success but the team is not resting on its laurels. It aims to add 100 more small business advisors in the next one year. Each advisor goes through 160 hours of in-person classroom training. Dell has built a progressive hierarchical advisory structure, based on “needs complexity” to help SMBs learn, identify, buy and deploy technology. Small businesses with specific and simple requirements can also use Eva – a chatbot – to help guide through product selection and purchase.


          

E1005: Scale AI CEO & Co-founder Alexandr Wang creates training data for all AI applications to improve machine learning, shares insights on the future of autonomous vehicles, China’s AI advantages over US, importance of humans focusing on higher-value work & next major trends in AI

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Roborock S4 Robot Vacuum, Precision Navigation, 2000Pa Strong Suction, Robotic Vacuum Mapping Cleaner, Ideal for Pet Hair, Low-Pile Carpets & Most Floor Types $299.99

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Roborock S4 Robot Vacuum, Precision Navigation, 2000Pa Strong Suction, Robotic Vacuum Mapping Cleaner, Ideal for Pet Hair, Low-Pile Carpets & Most Floor Types $299.99 with free shipping
  • Revamped drivetrain and ultra-Precise Laser Navigation, as used in autonomous cars, makes it harder to trap S4, even in complex environments.
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The incumbent will be responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting and will develop and maintain accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements are presented when required. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Accumulates and provide financial information and statements when required.
  • Prepares on a timely manner monthly accounts which include accounts payables and receivables, profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, variance reports
  • Analyse sales and profitability by sales department and prepare detailed financial reports and statements and assist in the preparation of Management discussion and analyses
  • Analyse financial information to recommend efficiencies in the use of company resources
  • Manage the operation of all accounting systems and records, including but not limited to: revenue, expenditures, fixed assets and depreciation, purchasing, inventory
  • Manage the end of financial year stock taking
  • Review all month-end and year-end accounting entries
  • Checks and verifies that all statutory requirements are complied with
  • Calculation of and timely preparation of:
  • Value Added Tax
  • Green Fund Levy
  • Business Levy
  • Corporation Tax
  • Reports for Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and Central Statistical Office
  • International Credit Report Bureaus
  • Liaises with Financial Institutions and ensures that all financial requests and obligations are timely met
  • Maintains a debtor sub ledger for export sales
  • Maintains a Creditors sub ledger for all foreign suppliers and manages the accompanying documentations
  • Researches all queries of a financial nature and submits interim and yearly audit reports to the Auditors. This includes preparation for annual audits and ensure there’s supporting documentation
  • Follow all rules and regulations as stated by the company
  • Ability to successfully manage a software change
  • Experience preparing tender packages
  • Perform other duties as required by any duly authorised personnel
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Professional Accounting qualification or first Degree in Accounting
  • At least ten (10) years accounting experience, five (5) of which must be at a managerial level
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and guidelines (IFRS)
  • Knowledge of government tax system
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Competent with a computerized Accounting software
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to lead by example
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to interact with other business units and other members of the team in a professional and effective manner
  • Strong organisational skills, reliable, autonomous and ability to prioritize multiple job requests
  • Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties
  • Ability to function as part of the management team of the business, demonstrating the Company’s values and taking ownership for contributing towards the execution of the Company’s vision and strategies
  • Ability to manage a team of accounting staff.
ONLY SUITABLE APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

          

Side Roads and Traffic Jams

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One of the many reasons I love my adopted state of Texas, is for their use of frontage roads along many of the main highways that surround where I live. Growing up in Ohio if I was headed almost anywhere that took the highway and there was an accident further on down the stretch, unless it was minor, you could be stuck where you are and be crawling along like a snail with the rest of the traffic until either the accident cleared or a detour was created. Rubbernecking was a finely tuned aspect of driving in Ohio.  So when my newly licensed self started driving solo, I started finding different ways to get home, to my work, to school, almost anywhere honestly. Partly to know the potential detours if accidents occurred and also because I liked taking the roads less traveled a la Robert Frost.  Lately, due to a variety of news stories and 24/7 coverage of them, as well as, our almost constant need to stay connected via social media and such; it has been hard to find moments of quiet without feeling like I’ve missed something vital and important. Fear of missing out (FOMO) can be a thing we all struggle with sometimes and I noticed that when I get wrapped up in wanting to “know all and see all” other parts of my life suffer. Though I was gently reminded of needing spiritual rest very recently due to traffic and the frontage roads if you can imagine.  I was heading to an appointment that wasn’t too far away, but 35 was the main road to get there. (35 is similar to I-71 for those Ohioans reading) There was a slight problem though, there was a backup of some sort happening in all the lanes. (probably construction related) Given the exit that I needed was only a few miles up from where I was, I opted to use the frontage road. Yes, they’re usually slower because the speed limit is lower and there are more pauses in the drive due to the stop signs and four-way stops, but all things considered, it was faster than waiting on 35 for traffic to start moving again.  That whole scenario got me thinking: how often do we feel flooded with information, opinions, top ten lists and the 5 best things to keep in your kitchen and forget to take a little detour to rest? Often there are articles about focusing on our self and having “me time”, but honestly taking the time for myself seems to be a waste when there are so many other things I want to do, or think NEED, to be completed.  That lack of rest (a la FOMO) can be hard to pinpoint until we are already overdue for it. When I unknowingly need a break from too much information I tend to be snappy, annoyed with others and short with my kids and the Mister. I am grumpy for seemingly no reason, but in truth I need to rest from the overflow of information and the stress as best I can.  In Hebrews 4:10 [HCSB] we are reminded to consider this: For the person who has entered His rest has rested from his own works, just as God did from His. So, you might be thinking “wait, God rests?” Yes, and He wants us to do the same. He offers to help us do exactly that. Now when you seek to rest, there needs to be a balance. Unfortunately we don’t have fully autonomous and self-cleaning houses yet, but I’m sure there’s an app for some parts of that to happen already.  Taking a rest could be something as simple as taking the time it takes to brew that extra cup of coffee or tea in the morning and just waiting for it to finish brewing, then savoring the whole cup without being interrupted. It’s tricky, I know, but as long as the children and animals are safe and uninjured they’ll be okay for the 10 minutes or so that you sit and savor that cup. Though, it would be wise to check that there aren’t any rogue sharpies or scissors around if your toddler decides to become the next Jackson Pollock when you’re not looking.  I know taking time for yourself when you’ve got so much to do is hard, but no matter what you have on your to-do list, you can’t get it done if you’re struggling to maintain yourself. Your cup needs to have something in it before you to pour yourself into others.  And, for me, this simple statement that is full of meaning and hope: “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.“ (Matthew 11:28 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) So detours may seem bad and time-consuming, but we all need moments or periods or rest; physical, mental and especially spiritual. Try and find that frontage road in your life to minimize the flow of information that can lead to FOMO and give yourself a chance to recharge and reset. You might be surprised how you feel after even a brief detour. 
          

FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament

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With adult coaches to guide them, FIRST® LEGO® League teams (up to 10 members) apply science, engineering, and math concepts, plus a big dose of imagination, to develop solutions to real-world challenges. They also design, build, and program LEGO MINDSTORMS®-based robots to perform autonomous "missions" on a playing field. Along the way, they develop critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.
Saturday, February 1st | All day | Lewis & Clark Middle School Room:
          

Robotic Research receives permission to operate autonomous electric shuttle on public roads in Maryland

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Robotic Research announced operation of autonomous electric shuttle Olli on public roads using its AutoDrive technology.


          

Behavioral Health Certified Nurse Practitioner | Woodburn Pediatric Clinic

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Woodburn, Oregon, Staff NPs work autonomously or with other healthcare providers to serve patients from infancy through young adulthood. The services they provide to their patients include diagnosing illnesses; prescr
          

Sales: B2B Sales Representative - Albany, New York

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Waltham Services has been in business for over 125 years. We are the leading pest control provider throughout New England. Our company is committed to protecting and preserving the people, property, and public health of our customers, with regard to pest control and prevention. Established in 1893, Waltham Services is New England's premier supplier of pest control services. We have a rich history and a bright future. Waltham stands on three principles - Do what you say you are going to do, deliver quality work in all areas and treat everyone with dignity and respect. We take pride in what we do, do you?Waltham is seeking high-energy sales professionals in the Albany, NY area . Protect your territory- literally and figuratively-from unwanted pests and ill-equipped service providers.If you are seeking a stable, high-growth sales career with an industry leader that offers a base salary and a progressive commission plan... JOIN OUR UNSTOPPABLE FORCE and help MAKE a difference! The successful sales professional will be... A Smart Prospector A Skilled Negotiator A Deal Closer A Quota Crusher A Team Player A Customer Satisfier ...AN "A" PLAYER!!! BE BIG AT WALTHAM Okay, few salespeople grow up with dreams of being in pest control. But many of us have found working at Waltham to be lucrative, rewarding, and fulfilling. REDEFINE YOUR CAREER Forget all the boring sales jobs you've ever had. With Waltham, you'll be empowered to work autonomously, solve real problems and be a true superstar in your community. In addition to servicing our huge pool of customers, think creatively (and grow your commissions) to uncapped limits. Recent college graduate? Sales Professional that is looking for something different? We want to speak to YOU!!! Waltham will provide you with the training and resources to excel. Meanwhile, you'll get to work with a company that promotes a positive culture and gives back to the community. This isn't just your first or next job; it's the foundation for your NEW CAREER. HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER---.. Competitive Base Salary Uncapped Commissions Company car and gas card Comprehensive Benefits Package State-of-the-art Training Facilities Tuition Reimbursement Financial Stability Career Advancement A winning team around YOU Think we might be a match? We're hiring as we speak, so don't "bookmark" this opportunity and risk missing out. APPLY TODAY for IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION! Why Waltham? Waltham Pest Services stands on three principles - Do what you say you are going to do, deliver quality work in all areas and treat everyone with dignity and respect. The Pest Management Industry is growing - and is a recession-resistant line of business Waltham is financially stable and a growing subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. , (NYSE: ROL), headquartered in Atlanta, GA Find out more about our industry and our sales culture by checking out our videos: including & Sales Opportunities Requirements: We require a good driving record and the ability to pass a drug screen. Candidates must meet physical job requirements and safely perform the following job duties with or without accommodations as well as the ability to obtain the appropriate pesticide license within the first 90 days of employment (company paid). Additional context: sales rep, sales representative, outside sales, district sales, territory sales, field sales, uniform, restaurant, hotel, hospitality, account executive, sales professional, service professional Experience Preferred Experience prospecting sales 1 - 5 years: Experience negotiating and closing sales 1 - 5 years: Outside or field based sales experience Education Required High School/GED or better Licenses & Certifications Required Driver License Skills Required Business Development Goal Achievement Listening Negotiating Self-Management Team Player Behaviors Required Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Motivations Preferred Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasksEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) ()
          

Sales: B2B Sales Representative - Albany, New York

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Waltham Services has been in business for over 125 years. We are the leading pest control provider throughout New England. Our company is committed to protecting and preserving the people, property, and public health?of our customers, with regard to pest control and prevention. Established in 1893, Waltham Services is New England?s premier supplier of pest control services.? We have a rich history and a bright future.?Waltham stands on three principles - Do what you say you are going to do, deliver quality work in all areas and treat everyone with dignity and respect. We take pride in what we do, do you?Waltham?is seeking high-energy sales professionals in the?Albany, NY?area.? Protect your territory? literally and figuratively?from unwanted pests and ill-equipped service providers.If you are seeking a stable, high-growth sales career with an industry leader that offers a?base salary?and a?progressive commission plan...JOIN OUR UNSTOPPABLE FORCE?and help?MAKE?a difference!?The successful sales professional will be... A Smart Prospector A Skilled Negotiator A Deal Closer A Quota Crusher A Team Player A Customer Satisfier...AN "A" PLAYER!!!BE BIG AT WALTHAMOkay, few salespeople grow up with dreams of being in pest control. But many of us have found working at Waltham to be lucrative, rewarding, and fulfilling.REDEFINE YOUR CAREERForget all the boring sales jobs you?ve ever had. With Waltham, you?ll be empowered to work autonomously, solve real problems and be a true superstar in your community.? In addition to servicing our huge pool of customers, think creatively (and grow your commissions) to uncapped limits.?Recent college graduate?Sales Professional that is looking for something different??We want to speak to YOU!!!Waltham?will provide you with the training and resources to excel.? Meanwhile, you?ll get to work with a company that promotes a positive culture and gives back to the community. This isn?t just your first or next job; it?s the foundation for your?NEW CAREER.HERE?S WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER?.. Competitive Base Salary Uncapped Commissions Company car and gas card Comprehensive Benefits Package State-of-the-art Training Facilities Tuition Reimbursement Financial Stability Career Advancement A winning team around YOU?Think we might be a match???We?re hiring as we speak, so don?t??bookmark??this opportunity and risk missing out.APPLY TODAY for IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION!Why Waltham? Waltham Pest Services?stands on three principles - Do what you say you are going to do, deliver quality work in all areas and treat everyone with dignity and respect. The Pest Management Industry is growing ? and is a recession-resistant line of business Waltham is financially stable and a growing subsidiary of?Rollins, Inc.,?(NYSE: ROL), headquartered in Atlanta, GA?Find out more about?our industry and our sales culture?by checking out our videos: including Careers @ Waltham & Sales Opportunities?Requirements:??We require a good driving record and the ability to pass a drug screen.? Candidates must meet physical job requirements and safely perform the following job duties with or without accommodations as well as the ability to obtain the appropriate pesticide license within the first 90 days of employment (company paid).?Additional context: sales rep, sales representative, outside sales, district sales, territory sales, field sales,?uniform, restaurant, hotel, hospitality, account executive, sales professional, service professionalExperiencePreferred Experience prospecting sales 1 - 5 years: Experience negotiating and closing sales 1 - 5 years: Outside or field based sales experienceEducationRequired High School/GED or betterLicenses & CertificationsRequired Driver LicenseSkillsRequired Business Development Goal Achievement Listening Negotiating Self-Management Team PlayerBehaviorsRequired Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interestMotivationsPreferred Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasksEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor?s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) ()
          

The Construction of the League of Nations Secretariat. Formative Practices of Autonomy and Legitimacy in International Organizations

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The Construction of the League of Nations Secretariat. Formative Practices of Autonomy and Legitimacy in International Organizations

Gram-Skjoldager, K. & Ikonomou, H. A., 2019, In : International History Review. 41, 2, p. 257-279 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

This article investigates the formative staffing practices of the League of Nations Secretariat. Drawing on the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu, it argues that core traits of the League's institutional capacity and identity was produced through the institutionalization of recruitment practices in the League's formative years from 1919 to 1923. Through an exploration of early negotiations and practices of staffing, we show how the League built and balanced legitimacy, by combining a clearly international make-up of the League Secretariat with acute sensitivity to state interests, and autonomy, by defending the Secretary-General's exclusive prerogative of staffing, in a way that has been defining for the trajectory of international organizations (IOs) until today. The article thus turns to the institutional landscape where the individual and its surroundings meet: through the daily staffing practices of the Secretariat, it explores how an institution came to be, function and assert its influence as an autonomous and legitimate diplomatic agent in a broader international field. As such, the article, as an innovative contribution to the field, argues that international historians should connect thorough institutional investigations with elements of the ‘cultural turn’ in International History, in order to properly engage with and understand IOs as diplomatic actors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational History Review
Volume41
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)257-279
Number of pages22
ISSN0707-5332
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

Paris Live, Thursday 28 November 2019

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In today's edition of Paris Live we cross to Hong Kong for reaction to US President Donald Trump signing into law of American support for anti-government protesters in the autonomous territory and, of course, how Beijing has greeted the move.
          

Should Catholics Consume Artificial Meat on Abstinence Days?

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For Latin Catholics 14 years or older, abstinence from meat is called for on certain days of the liturgical year: Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays in Lent. Those belonging to one of the autonomous Eastern Catholic churches (such as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) are typically bound by more exacting abstinence standards depending on local rules and customs. Moreover, many traditional Catholics observe the Church’s historic prescription to abstain on all Fridays, Ember Days, and Rogation Days.

So what is a faithful Catholic to do in the age of artificial meat products such as Burger King’s so-called “Impossible Whopper”? Is it permissible to consume these items and still hold to the Church’s laws on abstinence?

The Simple Answer

The simple answer to the question of whether a Catholic may licitly consume artificial meat products on abstinence days is, “Yes.” Soy chorizo, despite being an abomination in the eyes of the Lord, contains as much swine as a bowl full of kale.

Historically, the line between which animals are “meat” (which is forbidden) and which are “seafood” (which is generally permitted) was not always clear. In 17th Century Quebec, for instance, Catholics could consume beaver on Fridays, likely because the animal’s habitat was considered dispositive for classification purposes. That practice would likely be frowned upon today.

The Better Answer

Although no Catholic is, sensu stricto, violating the law of abstinence by eating an Impossible Whopper on Ash Wednesday, it is important to remember the historic relationship between fasting and abstinence and almsgiving. The penitential periods and days of the Church were deemed times when Christians should take the money saved on food and distribute it to the poor.

In the contemporary world, most meat is not considered the delicacy it once was and products such as ham, chicken, and turkey are widely available. Somewhat ironically, however, soy and other plant-based variants of meat products typically cost more than the real deal, leading consumers to expend more money on these substitutes.

Arguably, a Catholic who intentionally seeks these artificial meat products out in the name of adhering to the letter of the law are violating its spirit. It would therefore behoove Catholics to reflect on why they are purchasing an $8.00 box of soy chicken nuggets on Fridays when a can of tuna fish is available for a dollar. Further, with respect to the ascetic dimension of abstinence, that is all but obliterated when meat is replaced by near-identical substitutes.

As always, any Catholic concerned with consuming artificial meat on abstinence days should consult their parish priest or confessor for guidance.  


          

Corning's industrial 5G implementation, one of the first in the U.S., enables increased automation in North Carolina plant

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CASE STUDY:

Providing radio frequency coverage with sufficient low latency and high bandwidth for autonomous systems in real time is a major challenge for manufacturing companies. Use cases like operating autonomous guided vehicles (AGV) and tracking and inspecting inventory are limited in terms of location and accuracy with traditional IIoT connectivity technology. To address this issue, Corning has installed one of the first U.S. industrial 5G networks in its year-old $60 million fiber-optic plant in Hickory, North Carolina. The company tapped Verizon to install fixed 5G ultrawideband base stations throughout the plant, which is one of the largest fiber-optic manufacturing sites.


          

Neville Chamberlain, Sir Horace Wilson, & Britain's Plight of Appeasement

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Adapted from Fighting Churchill, Appeasing Hitler by Adrian Phillips, published by Pegasus Books. Reprinted with permission. All other rights reserved.

 

In 1941, as his time in office drew to a close, the head of the British Civil Service, Sir Horace Wilson, sat down to write an account of the government policy with which he had been most closely associated. It was also the defining policy of Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister whom Wilson had served as his closest adviser throughout his time in office. It had brought Chamberlain immense prestige, but this had been followed very shortly afterwards by near-universal criticism. Under the title ‘Munich, 1938’, Wilson gave his version of the events leading up to the Munich conference of 30 September 1938, which had prevented – or, as proved to be the case, delayed – the outbreak of another world war at the cost of the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. By then the word ‘appeasement’ had acquired a thoroughly derogatory meaning. Chamberlain had died in 1940, leaving Wilson to defend their joint reputation. Both men had been driven by the highest of motivations: the desire to prevent war. Both had been completely convinced that their policy was the correct one at the time and neither ever admitted afterwards that they might have been wrong.

 

After he had completed his draft, Wilson spotted that he could lay the blame for appeasement on someone else’s shoulders. Better still, it was someone who now passed as an opponent of appeasement. In an amendment to the typescript, he pointed out that in 1936, well before Chamberlain became Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, the then Foreign Secretary, had stated publicly that appeasement was the government’s policy. The point seemed all the more telling as Eden had been edged out of government by Chamberlain and Wilson in early 1938 after a disagreement over foreign policy. Eden had gone on to become a poster-boy for the opponents of appeasement, reaping his reward in 1940 when Chamberlain fell. Chamberlain’s successor, Winston Churchill, had appointed Eden once again as Foreign Secretary. Wilson was so pleased to have found reason to blame appeasement on Eden that he pointed it out a few years later to the first of Chamberlain’s Cabinet colleagues to write his memoirs.

 

Wilson’s statement was perfectly accurate, but it entirely distorted the truth, because it ignored how rapidly and completely the mean­ing of the word ‘appeasement’ had changed. When Eden first used the word, it had no hostile sense. It meant simply bringing peace and was in common use this way. ‘Appease’ also meant to calm someone who was angry, again as a positive act, but Eden never said that Britain’s policy was to ‘appease’ Hitler, Nazi Germany, Mussolini or Fascist Italy. Nor, for that matter, did Chamberlain use the word in that way. The hostile sense of the word only developed in late 1938 or 1939, blend­ing these two uses of the word to create the modern sense of making shameful concessions to someone who is behaving unacceptably. The word ‘appeasement’ has also become a shorthand for any aspect of Brit­ish foreign policy of the 1930s that did not amount to resistance to the dictator states. This is a very broad definition, and it should not mask the fact that the word is being used here in its modern and not its con­temporary sense. The foreign policy that gave the term a bad name was a distinct and clearly identifiable strategy that was consciously pursued by Chamberlain and Wilson. 

 

When Chamberlain became Prime Minister in May 1937, he was confronted by a dilemma. The peace of Europe was threatened by the ambitions of the two aggressive fascist dictators, Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy. Britain did not have the military strength to face Germany down; it had only just begun to rearm after cutting its armed forces to the bone in the wake of the First World War and was at the last gasp of strategic over-reach with its vast global empire. Chamberlain chose to solve the problem by setting out to develop a constructive dialogue with Hitler and Mussolini. He hoped to build a relationship of trust which would allow the grievances of the dictator states to be settled by negotiation and to avoid the nightmare of another war. In other words, Chamberlain sought to appease Europe through discus­sion and engagement. In Chamberlain’s eyes this was a positive policy and quite distinct from what he castigated as the policy of ‘drift’ that his predecessors in office, Ramsay MacDonald and Stanley Baldwin, had pursued. Under their control, progressive stages in aggression by the dictators had been met with nothing more than ineffectual protests, which had antagonised them without deterring them. 

 

Chamberlain’s positive approach to policy was the hallmark of his diplomacy. He wanted to take the initiative at every turn, most famously in his decision to fly to see Hitler at the height of the Sudeten crisis. Often his initiatives rested on quite false analyses; quite often the dictators pre-empted him. But Chamberlain was determined that no oppor­tunity for him to do good should be allowed to escape. The gravest sin possible was the sin of omission. At first his moves were overwhelming­ly aimed at satisfying the dictators. Only after Hitler’s seizure of Prague in March 1938 did deterring them from further aggression become a major policy goal. Here, external pressures drove him to make moves that ran counter to his instincts, but they were still usually his active choices. Moreover, the deterrent moves were balanced in a dual policy in which Hitler was repeatedly given fresh opportunities to negotiate a settlement of his claims, implicitly on generous terms. 

 

Appeasement reached its apogee in the Czech crisis of 1938. Chamberlain was the driving force behind the peaceful settlement of German claims on the Sudetenland. He was rewarded with great, albeit short-lived, kudos for having prevented a war that had seemed almost inev­itable. He also secured an entirely illusory reward, when he tried to transform the pragmatic and unattractive diplomatic achievement of buying peace with the independence of the Sudetenland into something far more idealistic. Chamberlain bounced Hitler into signing a bilateral Anglo-German declaration that the two countries would never go to war. Chamberlain saw this as the first building block in creating a lasting relationship of trust between the two countries. It was this declaration, rather than the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia under the four-power treaty signed by Britain, France, Germany and Italy, that Chamberlain believed would bring ‘peace for our time’, the true appeasement of Europe. At the start of his premiership, Chamberlain had yearned to get ‘onto terms with the Germans’; he thought that he had done just that. 

 

Appeasing Europe through friendship with the dictators also required the rejection of anything that threatened this friendship. One of the most conspicuous threats was a single individual: Winston Church­ill. Almost from the beginning of Hitler’s dictatorship Churchill had argued that it was vital to Britain’s interests to oppose Nazi Germany by force, chiefly by rearming. Unlike most other British statesmen, Churchill recognised in Hitler an implacable enemy and he deployed the formidable power of his rhetoric to bring this home in Parliament and in the press. But Churchill was a lone voice. When he had opposed granting India a small measure of autonomy in the early 1930s, he had moved into internal opposition to the Conservative Party. Only a handful of MPs remained loyal to him. Churchill was also handicapped by a widespread bad reputation that sprang from numerous examples of his poor judgement and political opportunism. 

Chamberlain was determined on a policy utterly opposed to Churchill’s view of the world. He enjoyed a very large majority in Parliament and faced no serious challenge in his own Cabinet. Chamberlain and Wilson were so convinced that their policy was correct that they saw opposition as dangerously irresponsible and had no hesitation in using the full powers at their disposal to crush it. Churchill never had a real chance of altering this policy. It would have sent a signal of resolve to Hitler to bring him back into the Cabinet, but this was precisely the kind of gesture that Chamberlain was desperate to avoid. Moreover, Chamberlain and Wilson each had personal reasons to be suspicious of Churchill as well as sharing the prevalent hostile view of him that dominated the political classes. Wilson and Churchill had clashed at a very early stage in their careers and Chamberlain had had a miserable time as Churchill’s Cabinet colleague under Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. Chamberlain and Wilson had worked closely to fight a – largely imaginary and wildly exaggerated – threat from Churchill’s support for Edward VIII in the abdication crisis of 1936. 

 

Churchill was right about Hitler and Chamberlain was wrong. The history of appeasement is intertwined with the history of Churchill. According to legend Churchill said, ‘Alas, poor Chamberlain. History will not be kind to him. And I shall make sure of that, for I shall write that history.’ Whatever Churchill might actually have said on the point barely matters; the witticism expresses a mindset that some subsequent historians have striven to reverse. The low opinion of Chamberlain is the mirror image of the near idolatry of Churchill. In some cases, his­torians appear to have been motivated as much by dislike of Churchill – and he had many flaws – as by positive enthusiasm for Chamberlain. Steering the historical debate away from contemporary polemic and later hagiography has sometimes had the perverse effect of polarising the discussion rather than shifting it onto emotionally neutral territory. Defending appeasement provides perfect material for the ebb and flow of academic debate, often focused on narrow aspects of the question. At the last count, the school of ‘counter-revisionism’ was being challenged by a more sympathetic view of Chamberlain. 

 

Chamberlain’s policy failed from the start. The dictators were happy to take what was on offer, but gave as good as nothing in return. Chamberlain entirely failed to build worthwhile relationships. Chamberlain’s advocates face the challenge that his policy failed entirely. Chamberlain’s defenders advance variants of the thesis that Wilson embodied in ‘MUNICH, 1941’: that there was no realistic alternative to appeasement given British military weakness. This argument masks the fact that it is practically impossible to imagine a worse situation than the one that confronted Churchill, when he succeeded Chamberlain as Prime Minister in May 1940. The German land attack in the west was poised to destroy France, exposing Britain to a German invasion. It also ducks the fact that securing peace by seeking friendship with the dictators was an active policy, pursued as a conscious choice and not imposed by circumstances. 

Chamberlain’s foreign policy is by far the most important aspect of his premiership and the attention that it demands has rather crowded out the examination of other aspects of his time at Downing Street. Discussion of his style of government has focused on the accusation that he imposed his view of appeasement on a reluctant Cabinet, which has been debated with nearly the same vigour as the merits or otherwise of the policy itself. In the midst of this, little attention has been paid to Wilson, even though Chamberlain’s latest major biographer – who is broadly favourable to his subject – concedes he was ‘the éminence grise of the Chamberlain regime … gatekeeper, fixer and trusted sounding board’.Martin Gilbert, one of Chamberlain’s most trenchant critics, made a start on uncovering Wilson’s full role in 1982 with an article in History Today, but few have followed him. There have been an academic examination of his Civil Service career and an academic defence of his involvement in appeasement.Otherwise, writers across the spec­trum of opinions on appeasement have contented themselves with the unsupported assertion that Wilson was no more than a civil servant.Wilson does, though, appear as a prominent villain along with Chamberlain’s shadowy political adviser, Sir Joseph Ball, in Michael Dobbs’s novel about appeasement,Winston’s War. 

 

Dismissing Wilson as merely a civil servant begs a number of questions. The British Civil Service has a proud tradition and ethos of political neutrality, but it strains credulity to expect that this has invariably been fully respected. Moreover, at the period when Wilson was active, the top level of the Civil Service was still evolving, with many of its tasks and responsibilities being fixed by accident of personality or initiative from the Civil Service side. Wilson’s own position as adviser to the Prime Minister with no formal job title or remit was unprecedented and has never been repeated. Chamberlain valued his political sense highly and Wilson did not believe that his position as a civil servant should restrict what he advised on political tactics or appointments. Even leaving the debate over appeasement aside, Wilson deserves attention. 

 

Wilson was so close to Chamberlain that it is impossible to understand Chamberlain’s premiership fully without looking at what Wilson did. The two men functioned a partnership, practically as a unit. Even under the extreme analysis of the ‘mere civil servant’ school whereby Wilson was never more than an obedient, unreflecting executor of Chamberlain’s wishes, his acts should be treated as Chamberlain’s own acts and thus as part of the story of his premiership. It is practically impossible to measure Wilson’s own autonomous and distinctive input compared to Chamberlain’s, but there can be no argument that he represented the topmost level of government. 

 

Wilson’s hand is visible in every major aspect of Chamberlain’s premiership and examining what he did throws new light almost everywhere. Wilson’s influence on preparations for war – in rearming the Royal Air Force and developing a propaganda machine – makes plain that neither he nor Chamberlain truly expected war to break out. One of the most shameful aspects of appeasement were the measures willingly undertaken to avoid offending the dictators, either by government action or by comment in the media; Wilson carries a heavy responsibility here. 

 

Above all it was Wilson’s role in foreign policy that defined his partnership with Chamberlain and the Chamberlain premiership as a whole. He was also the key figure in the back-channel diplomacy pursued with Germany that showed the true face of appeasement. Wilson carries much of the responsibility for the estrangement between Chamberlain and the Foreign Office, which was only temporarily checked when its political and professional leaderships were changed. Chamberlain and Wilson shared almost to the end a golden vision of an appeased Europe, anchored on friendship between Britain and Germany, which was increasingly at odds with the brutal reality of conducting diplomacy with Hitler. The shift to a two-man foreign policy machine culminated in the back-channel attempts in the summer of 1939 intended to keep the door open to a negotiated settlement of the Polish crisis with Hitler, but which served merely to convince him that the British feared war so much that they would not stand by Poland. Chamberlain and Wilson had aimed to prevent war entirely; instead they made it almost inevitable.


          

Space Robotics Market Opportunities and Challenges

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The Complexities of Transportation

I recently came across several articles related to transportation--well, very loosely related, in one case--that once again show why it is so difficult to predict the consequences of new technologies on energy use.

Much of the problem has to do with human behavior.  We often assume that a new technology will take cars off the road, and therefore reduce pollution and congestion.  Wrong!  Some recent articles on autonomous cars and on e-scooters suggest that we are finding otherwise.  Rather than replacing cars, autonomous cars may be taking people out of public transportation, and e-scooters may be attractive mainly to people who would otherwise walk.

One study on autonomous cars was particularly interesting.  The article reports on a survey of commuters done by the University of Adelaide questioning them on vehicle ownership and use, vehicle sharing, etc.  While the people doing the study saw a significant potential for driverless vehicles to reduce traffic congestion in the long term, they discovered that commuter attitudes, the price of new technology, and other factors may make the transition a slow one.  In fact, they initially foresee an adverse impact on public transport, and a likely increase in traffic congestion over the next few decades.

And I note that this article didn't even address another congestion factor that I saw discussed elsewhere.  In cities where parking is difficult to find and expensive, there may be a tendency to let driverless cars just wander around the streets between uses, which would greatly increase traffic congestion.

Another study focused on e-scooters in Paris.  The biggest surprise to me was the statement that the scooters don't replace cars, they "motorize walking trips."  In addition to that, the article noted a slew of of other ecological downsides.  Although they are billed as carbon-free, they still require energy and materials to build, generating carbon in the process, and they have a short life span (due to both wear-and-tear and to vandalism), so must be replaced frequently.  They are being rented out and left in different places, so they have to be gathered up every day and brought to an area for recharging.  A lot are ending up in the river and must be retrieved.

While both of these reports are from outside the US, the findings appear relevant.  Certainly, Americans are known for their love affair with their automobiles, so I suspect that a survey on autonomous cars in the US would have similar results to the one in Australia.  And the article on e-scooters in Paris also quoted a study in the US that showed that most e-scooters are replacing walking or biking, not automobiles.  In fact, the US study showed that the electricity for charging was only a small percentage of the e-scooter's environmental impact--most of the emissions were from the materials and manufacturing, and from driving around to pick the scooters up.

Obviously, both these studies could--and should--lead to efforts to address at least some of the issues raised.  For example, financial incentives might be possible to counter concerns about the price of autonomous vehicles, and electric vans could be used to pick up e-scooters.  But the articles do highlight the fact that introducing new technologies is not enough to achieve the expected--and desired--outcomes.  Factors such as those identified in the articles need to be raised and addressed.  And even with that, human nature and other factors suggest that we may have to temper our expectations about how much some of the new technologies will reduce pollution, carbon use, congestion, etc. 

The final article I saw recently initially looked to me like it was going to tell a different story.  It addressed the energy uses of streaming videos.  I naturally thought about all the car trips on-demand access is potentially saving compared to the "good old days" when we had to pick up DVDs at Blockbuster.  Therefore, I was surprised at their conclusion that Netflix and its competitors are not as good for the environment as I would have guessed!  What the article made clear was that sitting in our living rooms, we don't see that energy is required for the streaming services.  And the higher the definition of our TV screens, the larger the data files that have to be streamed.  As always, the article notes that there are options--higher efficiencies at the source, convincing users to choose lower resolutions, and having the streaming services use clean energy sources.

While all of this may sound unduly negative, that is not my intention.  My intention is only to point out that the new technologies do not operate in a vacuum, and whether or not they achieve their full potential depends a lot on whether appropriate measures are taken to address human tendencies, comparative costs, convenience, and many other factors. 

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Sustainability Solutions Take Center Stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

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Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

Powered by LaunchKC, the Cleantech Accelerator’s Demo Day drew 250 engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, students and professionals who watched as Accelerator founders presented their compelling proofs of how they’re gaining traction in the market.

“When we launched the Accelerator at Black & Veatch, we announced we were looking for the boldest, brightest entrepreneurs and startups in the cleantech space,” said Hyleme George, program director for the Cleantech Accelerator and Demo Day host. “Combining the startups’ novel technology and nimbleness with Black & Veatch’s scale and expertise can move us further and faster towards our mission of building a world of difference through innovation in sustainable infrastructure.”

View this video to learn more about the IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

The Nov. 13 Demo Day forum provided the founders with a platform to share their business models via eight-minute pitches that spanned each company’s value proposition and market opportunity.

“It has been incredibly effective to focus on a target area with an established and forward-looking Kansas City company like Black & Veatch to be able to identify and sort new technologies that can create jobs and follow-on investment in that industry,” said Drew Solomon, competition chair of LaunchKC and senior vice president at the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City, MO.

The IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator cohort entered the Demo Day fresh from a 12-week accelerator boot camp with Black & Veatch personnel and other industry experts, who assisted them in planning, designing and executing real-world projects in the clean technology space.

Cohort demos included:

AWARE VEHICLES, Kansas City, MO: Smart drones for precision agriculture and infrastructure.

P.J. Piper, president & CEO, introduced an automated, innovative mobile docking platform for drones – including launch, recovery, and data transmission and charging – combined with artificial intelligence (AI) for the real-time study of farmland – down to moisture levels in individual plants - and infrastructure often in remote locations. https://www.awarevehicles.com/

BUILT ROBOTICS, San Francisco, CA: Autonomous construction machinery for efficiency, safety and faster results.

“We’re developing artificial intelligence guidance systems that will enable heavy equipment to operate autonomously,” said Jimmy Kim, Business Operations Lead. “Our focus is on building the software… the brains of the robot… to allow it to operate (heavy equipment) intelligently on job sites, and equipping them with the same capabilities and sensibilities that a human operator would have to ensure safety and efficiency. http://www.builtrobotics.com/

ecoSPEARS, Altamonte Springs, FL: Green remediation of PCBs and dioxins in water, soils, and sediments.

Co-founder Serg Albino is working with NASA and Black & Veatch to clean up the environment. “Imagine a world where every human being has access to clean food, clean soil, clean air and clean water,” said Albino, a former NASA aerospace engineer. ecoSPEARS has an exclusive license to leverage NASA’s proprietary technology to extract, contain and destroy PCBs and other contaminants in the environment. https://ecospears.com/

ELECTRIPHI, San Francisco, CA: Fleet electrification for reducing carbon emissions.

“We are on the cusp of the biggest energy transition in history. This is a multi-trillion-dollar transition from oil to electrons,” said Muffi Ghadiali, co-founder and CEO, who unveiled a fleet electrification planning tool. “If all of transportation, as we know it today, would electrify, that will mean we need to double or triple the grid capacity.

“This will disrupt the entire value chain from how energy is produced, how energy is delivered, how energy is consumed. And this is creating amazing opportunities for existing companies to reinvent themselves and for new companies, like us, to be created. The thread that ties all of this together is data, intelligence and an ecosystem of collaboration.” https://electriphi.ai/

EXTENSIBLE ENERGY, Berkeley, CA: Software to reduce demand charges in commercial buildings.

John Powers, Founder & CEO, has unlocked the software that makes solar energy more cost-effective for commercial building owners. It begins with making buildings smarter to better manage their use of energy through demand control.

“The U.S. generates about 2% of its electricity from solar today; in 10 years that will be 20 percent. That’s a $1 trillion opportunity,” Powers said. “It’s the largest energy infrastructure opportunity of the next decade.”

Powers closed his presentation by announcing work toward a reseller agreement with Black & Veatch to bring the Extensible Energy integrated solution, Demand X, to market. “When an innovator like Extensible Energy and an engineering powerhouse like Black & Veatch come together with a solution that addresses the biggest energy opportunity of the next decade, the result for all of us will be a cleaner world.” https://www.extensibleenergy.com/

INFRALYTIKS, Urbandale, IA: Artificial intelligence data analytics for sustainable infrastructure improvement.

“In the last two years more data has been created than in the entire history of mankind. However, only about half of 1 percent of all that data gets analyzed. And that’s where we come in,” said Kevin Prendergast, president. “Machine learning unlocks the value of the data and makes it work for us.”

Applying large-scale, real-time data analytics is the heartbeat of InfraLytiks, including a Black & Veatch assignment to automate the process of adding telecom lines and antennae to utility poles across the country – potentially all 180 million utility poles in the U.S. “There is huge demand for lines on the poles. This is valuable real estate,” he said. “The value for consumers, of course, is connectivity.” https://infralytiks.com/

NOVONUTRIENTS, Sunnyvale, CA: Converting industrial CO2 emissions into protein-rich feed.

Black & Veatch is committed to finding new technologies that will reshape the food and agriculture system as we know it. And, that’s where David Tze, CEO, enters the picture.

NovoNutrients has created a gas fermentation technology that will convert industrial carbon dioxin emissions into protein for aquafeed – the essential food in aquaculture and its farm-raised seafood – that is far more cost-effective and plentiful than aquafeed products now on the market.

With about 40 billion tons per year of greenhouse gases for NovoNutrients to “farm,” Tze said six sectors are well-suited for the NovoNutrients technology. https://www.novonutrients.com/

“These seven companies are on the front lines of the cleantech revolution,” George said. “Through our partnership with LaunchKC and by bringing the cohort together with our professionals at Black & Veatch, this program is an emphatic endorsement about how new technology can be used to solve our biggest resource and infrastructure challenges.”

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Editor’s Note: A livestream video of the Black & Veatch Demo Day is available at https://youtu.be/JGIofiDgIhE

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About LaunchKC

LaunchKC has evolved from a 5-year-old grants competition into a tech accelerator platform that leverages grants, as well as creates new opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs, workers and the tech ecosystem of Kansas City. Its bottom line is to attract scalable companies to create more jobs and opportunities while growing the local economy. LaunchKC is an initiative of the Downtown Council (DTC) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDCKC) both of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Other: Business Development Associate - Miami, Florida

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Capital Analytics is looking for vibrant and energetic professionals to join our team of ambitious, entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Our reports and conferences are used by Fortune 500 companies, city officials and investors alike due to their ability to provide a comprehensive picture of each individual city's economic business landscape, as well as their ability to promote the best features of each city. Thus, this candidate is one who strives for more; is comfortable working with senior-level executives; thrives in a fast-moving, dynamic environment; and is looking to be a part of your city's growth goals. As a company whose goals center on the promotion of cities and their investment, Capital Analytics also highly values investment in its team. We provide extensive training and support in order to enable quick growth within the company and to ensure the betterment of our team members. Capital Analytics' Business Development Associate/Executive Director is an outside sales position responsible for putting together our annual economic reports and large-scale conferences through sponsorship and advertising sales. For each annual project, our Executive Directors meet with over 200 top CEOs, thought leaders and decision makers to increase revenue, secure annual advertising contracts and expand activity across all our Invest: platforms. Key Responsibilities: Drive revenue and grow the base of advertising and sponsorship accounts. Manage a list of 70 or more core clients, with regular contact to communicate the company's message and value and to become a trusted consultant. Build and maintain good relationships with local CEOs, decision-makers and government officials, obtaining 15 meetings a week Is this position for me?This position is perfect for you if you enjoy or excel at--- Meeting new people and building relationships Operating autonomously and independently Running the show! Meeting with C-level executives Communication - especially interpersonal Connecting---people, ideas, more Networking, attending events and conferences Perks of the positionThis position is unique and not just your typical sales position! Some perks include: Operating like your own CEO - you will oversee the project on the ground No cap on commissions! Access to key decision makers and industry leaders in your home city and building a portfolio like none other Ability to be your city's cheerleader - our mission is to promote and grow the economies of the markets we cover Extensive training both at our HQ in Miami as well as on the ground A valid driver's license issued in one of the 50 United States is required (all meetings are conducted outside the office) CompensationCurrent team members earn over $100,000 per annumSalary range is $50,000-$60,000 based on experience Check us out!Website: Facebook: /capitalanalyticsassociatesLinkedIn: /capital-analytics-associates/ We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Digital Merchandising Manager - Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Boxy Charm was founded in 2013 and continues to be a leader in the beauty subscription box industry experiencing immense growth of more than 100% year over year. We work with some of the hottest brands including Butter London, Dr. Brandt, Elemis, GlamGlow, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced and many more. Today, Boxy Charm has a community of more than 2.4 million followers across its social media platforms, 10 million monthly visitors online and is the #1 searched beauty box brand on YouTube. In 2018, Inc magazine named it as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Boxy Charm is headquartered in South Florida and has an office in Toronto, Canada. The Digital Merchandising Manager will be responsible for creating a best-in-class customer experience optimized for the acquisition of new subscribers and growing LTV of existing subscribers through traditional e-commerce shopping. This role will lead the planning and execution of the merchandising of product features and promotions on the website. Through web analytics, the ideal candidate will create an execute a robust testing plan as part of the site optimization. Boxy Charm was founded in 2013 and continues to be a leader in the beauty subscription box industry experiencing immense growth of more than 100% year over year. We work with some of the hottest brands including Butter London, Dr. Brandt, Elemis, GlamGlow, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced and many more. A successful Digital Merchandising Manager is highly technical, analytical, organized with the ability to be agile in a fast and ever-changing environment. Equally as important, he/she can attract and recruit top talent, motivate and coach, delegate effectively, and manage team performance. The position is based in South Florida. Relocation assistance will be offered to eligible candidates. Here's some of what you'll be doing: Lead the planning and execution of merchandising, site navigation and user journeys for both subscribers and prospective subscribers Develop and manage site content calendars in conjunction with monthly themes and e-commerce events Create and execute A/B testing plan, with guidance from cross-functional teams Leverage web analytics to understand interaction with site content and conversion funnel Optimize web content according to modern best practices, including responsive design and Search Engine Optimization Work closely with the front-end development team to ensure accurate execution of site merchandising changes Here's what you should bring to the table: 3-5+ years of digital merchandising leadership experience Start-up and rapid growth experience is a plus Demonstrated experience using data to measure performance and determine optimization plan 2+ years experience in website A/B testing with Adobe Target Ability to attract, develop and retain top talent. Motivating leadership style. Willing to be hands-on yet strategic. Ability to make sound decisions confidently equally using intuition and data. Ability to manage through ambiguous and subjective situations. Autonomous work style yet has a strong sense of collaboration, urgency, creativity and results driven. Thrives in a fast-paced environment, flexible to pivot with competing priorities and provide timely crisis management. Willing to think outside the box and challenge the status quo, while also fairly evaluating all possible solutions in making strategic decisions. Resilience, tenacity, high energy. Able to rapidly bounce back from adversity. Flexibility to travel to meet with partners, industry events and/or conferences and/or visit other offices. Bachelor's degree in marketing and/or related field. MBA a plus. ()
          

Healthcare: Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse - Dallas, Texas

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Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-time Registered Nurse - RN - Labor and Delivery - Schedule: Full Time / Days / 7a-7p / Rotating Weekends Medical City Hospital Dallas Keywords: Labor & Delivery, Labor and Delivery, Labor / Delivery, L&D We are currently offering a SIGN ON BONUS OF UP TO $5,000 for eligible candidates! Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.We are seeking a -L&D RN -for our center to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now! The Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse is responsible for planning and providing individual goal directed nursing care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community. - The Labor and Delivery RN possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the particular skills necessary to provide optimum patient care to the population for which he or she is employed. - The Labor & Delivery RN is accountable for their practice and care coordination. - The RN is expected to practice autonomously utilizing evidence based practices. The practice of the Registered Nurse will support the mission, vision and values of Medical City Dallas and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. Medical City Dallas -is recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. Offering nearly 100 specialties, we are conveniently located in the heart of North Dallas at Forest Lane and Central Expressway (US -75), just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and a short drive from North Dallas suburbs. -Medical City offers a full-service adult and pediatric hospital, with separate adult and pediatric emergency rooms, as well as numerous outpatient clinics and diagnostic centers. -We operate as a 876-bed tertiary care center, and we hope from the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the Medical City difference. -We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. - HCAWSD - Qualifications POSITION REQUIREMENTSBSN required within 24 months of hireTX RN or compact license with the ability to obtain permanent license in TXBLS required, issued by American Heart AssociationNRP required within 3 months of hireACLS required within 3 months of hireAWHONN Fetal Monitoring required1-2 years of labor and delivery experience requiredNotice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking -here. For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. ()
          

Healthcare: RN Registered Nurse Emergency Room ( ER ) - Frisco, Texas

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-time Registered Nurse - RN - ED / ER - Emergency Department Schedule: NIGHTS 7PM-7AM - The Emergency Department Registered Nurse is responsible for planning and providing individual goal directed nursing care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community. - The ED nurse possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the particular skills necessary to provide optimum patient care to the population for which he or she is employed. - The RN is accountable for their practice and care coordination. - The RN is expected to practice autonomously utilizing evidence based practices. The practice of the Registered Nurse will support the mission, vision and values of -Medical City -Frisco and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. - - Medical City Frisco - Medical City Frisco operates as an acute care hospital with services including orthopedics, neurosurgery, gynecology, pediatric surgery, bariatrics, general surgery, ENT, robotics, and ER. Additional services, including OB and cardiovascular treatment, will be added in the future. - - - Medical City Frisco currently has 54 beds, 12 state-of-the-art operating suites including two DaVinci robots, a 24/7 emergency room, a full-imaging department with a 64-slice CT, MRI and fluoroscopy, a fully accredited lab, and a blood bank. - Qualifications Texas State RN license or compact license accepted BLS required ACLS required PALS required TNCC required 1-2 years of Emergency Department experience required Trauma experience preferred Notice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking -here. For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. ()
          

Hong Kong protesters seek British support; campus siege ends

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HONG KONG – Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists rallied Friday outside the British Consulate, urging the city’s former colonial ruler to emulate the U.S. and take concrete actions to support their cause, as police ended a blockade of a university campus after 12 days.

Waving British flags, the activists urged Britain to ensure that Hong Kong political dissidents do not suffer the same fate as Simon Cheng, a former British Consulate employee in the city who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police.

The rally came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law two bills to support democracy and human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

“The U.K. should enforce similar laws and should have done even more” to support the protest movement, said a masked rally organizer who identified herself only as Dawn. Activists handed a petition to a British Consulate official before leaving.

Beijing denies torturing Cheng and said he was held for soliciting prostitution during a business trip to mainland China in August. Cheng said he agreed to confess to avoid harsher charges. He said he was hooded, beaten and chained to a metal frame as Chinese secret police sought information on activists involved in the protests and on Britain’s purported role.

Cheng has left the consulate and is in hiding.

Violence in Asia’s top financial hub has abated since a stunning victory by the pro-democracy camp in Nov. 24 local elections, seen as a sharp rebuke to the city’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam.

Protesters are planning more rallies this weekend to keep up their pressure on Lam, who has refused to offer any new concessions to their demands, including greater democracy and an independent probe into alleged police brutality.

At a lunchtime rally Friday, hundreds of people chanted slogans and carried posters telling Lam that “it’s time to step down.” Protesters disrupted traffic in at least two places but dispersed after police issued warnings.

On Thursday night, thousands joined a large rally to thank America, on its Thanksgiving Day holiday, and to call on other countries to join the U.S. in supporting the protest movement, now in its sixth month.

One of the new U.S. laws prescribes sanctions on officials found guilty of human rights abuses and requires an annual review of a special trade status for Hong Kong. The other bans the export of certain nonlethal munitions to Hong Kong police.

China has warned of strong countermeasures and Hong Kong’s government has slammed the U.S. move as unwarranted meddling in its affairs.

During an official visit to Thailand, Carrie Lam said Hong Kong’s fundamentals, including its “one country, two systems” framework, remain strong despite the unrest.

“I and my government are listening to our people with a view to resolving some deep-seated problems in Hong Kong through dialogue,” she said, adding that “Hong Kong can bounce back.”

Earlier Friday, police lifted their siege of Polytechnic University, a key earlier battleground with pitched battles between protesters and riot officers.

Police said they seized 3,989 gasoline bombs, 1,339 explosive items, 601 bottles of corrosive liquids and 573 weapons over two days of searching. No protesters were found inside. Some 1,100 people have already left or have been arrested by police.

A university official estimated it would take five to six months to repair the extensive damage to the campus.

Separately, police said two high school students were detained Wednesday for possessing TATP, or tri-acetone triperoxide powder, a powerful explosive that has been used in bomb attacks worldwide. Police said it was alarming that such dangerous explosives were found with young students.

The unrest began in June with a huge march against an extradition bill seen as an erosion of freedoms promised when Hong Kong returned to Chinese control in 1997. The movement has since expanded into a protest against growing Chinese interference in the city. Police say 5,890 people have been arrested since the unrest started.


          

Accounting, Auditing: Financial Advisor - Richland, Washington

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Edward JonesFinancial Advisor Job DescriptionStart a brand new career with support and flexibility. We're looking for professionals with a track record of success to join our growing financial services firm. Ambitious people who don't want their careers to be limited by earning potential or corporate ladders. Driven leaders who are committed to making a difference in our clients' lives and their communities.Your Practice.As a Financial Advisor, you'll build your Edward Jones financial services practice in your community. You'll rely on your personal drive, leadership and relationship-building skills to build a book of business and deliver personalized investment solutions to your clients.Your Skills.Financial Advisors succeed by demonstrating a unique combination of ambition, self-motivation and commitment to establishing long-term client relationships. Financial Advisors are driven by performance, and we ensure that their compensation and earning potential is reflective of their performance. They're confident and possess the ability to think critically, with sound judgment. If you're a successful salesperson, accountant, banker or financial professional, your talents are highly valued in our line of work.Your Support Team.Although our Financial Advisors operate autonomous practices, they aren't on their own. We support our Financial Advisors across the nation with industry-leadingtraining that helps them succeed, no matter how long they've been with us. We also provide Financial Advisors with a firm-provided office and a Branch Office Administrator to help manage client services and marketing activities. For new Financial Advisors, we dedicate extensive professional resources to help you pass your required licensing exams, and provide financial support during your practice's first four years.Your Rewards.We believe hard work should be rewarded. At Edward Jones, we offer unlimited earning potential that's always connected to your practice's growth and your clients' success. Your compensation package will also include opportunities for commissions, bonuses, profit sharing and incentive travel. You'll also reap the benefits of running your own practice: freedom and flexibility to succeed while balancing your personal and professional lives.Committed to Our Clients and to You.You can make a difference by helping clients achieve their financial goals. You can achieve a career with support, autonomy and unlimited earning potential. Bring your ambition and leadership, and we'll help you get started. Take the next step, and take the lead running your own professional practice with Edward Jones. Apply today at .Ranked No. 21 onTraining magazine's 2018 Training Top 125 list.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.PandoLogic. Keywords: Financial Advisor, Location: Richland, WA - 99354 ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Financial Advisor - Richland, Washington

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Edward Jones Financial Advisor Job Description Start a brand new career with support and flexibility. We're looking for professionals with a track record of success to join our growing financial services firm. Ambitious people who don't want their careers to be limited by earning potential or corporate ladders. Driven leaders who are committed to making a difference in our clients' lives and their communities. Your Practice. As a Financial Advisor, you'll build your Edward Jones financial services practice in your community. You'll rely on your personal drive, leadership and relationship-building skills to build a book of business and deliver personalized investment solutions to your clients. Your Skills. Financial Advisors succeed by demonstrating a unique combination of ambition, self-motivation and commitment to establishing long-term client relationships. Financial Advisors are driven by performance, and we ensure that their compensation and earning potential is reflective of their performance. They're confident and possess the ability to think critically, with sound judgment. If you're a successful salesperson, accountant, banker or financial professional, your talents are highly valued in our line of work. Your Support Team. Although our Financial Advisors operate autonomous practices, they aren't on their own. We support our Financial Advisors across the nation with industry-leading* training that helps them succeed, no matter how long they've been with us. We also provide Financial Advisors with a firm-provided office and a Branch Office Administrator to help manage client services and marketing activities. For new Financial Advisors, we dedicate extensive professional resources to help you pass your required licensing exams, and provide financial support during your practice's first four years. Your Rewards. We believe hard work should be rewarded. At Edward Jones, we offer unlimited earning potential that's always connected to your practice's growth and your clients' success. Your compensation package will also include opportunities for commissions, bonuses, profit sharing and incentive travel. You'll also reap the benefits of running your own practice: freedom and flexibility to succeed while balancing your personal and professional lives. Committed to Our Clients and to You. You can make a difference by helping clients achieve their financial goals. You can achieve a career with support, autonomy and unlimited earning potential. Bring your ambition and leadership, and we'll help you get started. Take the next step, and take the lead running your own professional practice with Edward Jones. Apply today at www.careers.edwardjones.com. *Ranked No. 21 onTraining magazine's 2018 Training Top 125 list. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. ()
          

10 things you need to know today: November 29, 2019

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President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to spend part of Thanksgiving with U.S. troops. During the visit, Trump's first to Afghanistan, he announced that the U.S. and the Taliban have reopened peace talks. He said he believes the Taliban want a truce in America's longest war. "We're meeting with them," Trump said. "And we're saying it has to be a ceasefire." Trump had cut off talks with the Taliban in September and canceled a secret meeting between Taliban and Afghan leaders after a flurry of violence. During Trump's 3 1/2 hours at Bagram Air Field, Trump also served turkey to U.S. soldiers, who cheered him when he entered the dining hall. About 12,000 American troops remain in Afghanistan. [The Associated Press]

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Police restored school administrators' control of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Friday, declaring that there were no pro-democracy protesters left on the wrecked campus after a two-week siege. Police arrested hundreds of protesters during the showdown. On Thursday, a team of about 400 officers conducted a sweep of the university, and found nearly 4,000 firebombs, 921 gas canisters, and 588 containers of chemicals, including acid and other corrosive liquids. The transfer of control back to school officials marked the end of one of the most intense clashes between protesters and police in a month of escalating unrest following the death of a student who fell from a parking structure during a police operation. [The New York Times, South China Morning Post]

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North Korea on Thursday launched two short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast, South Korea's military said. "Our military expresses its strong regret over (the launches) and urges (North Korea) to immediately stop acts that escalate military tensions," said Maj. Gen. Jeon Dong Jin, a senior operations officer at Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The missile test came three days after North Korea said its soldiers had held artillery drills near a disputed sea boundary. The latest missile launches were the 13th public weapons test conducted by North Korea this year as Pyongyang pushes for a new U.S. proposal to resume stalled talks on trading nuclear concessions for sanctions relief. [The Associated Press, The Washington Post]

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The European Parliament on Thursday passed a symbolic measure declaring a "climate emergency." The move raises pressure on member states to take action to curb emissions blamed for climate change ahead of a United Nations climate summit starting Dec. 2 in Spain. In recent months, hundreds of regional and local administrations have approved similar declarations, but Thursday's vote was significant because the European lawmakers who passed the measure represent 500 million people. "Five years ago, no one would have expected the European Parliament to declare a climate emergency, so there's some progress," said Sebastian Mang of Greenpeace. Dissenters in the 429-225 vote objected to the use of the word "emergency," suggesting the use of "urgency" instead. [The Washington Post, Reuters]

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The holiday shopping season kicks off on Friday with traditional Black Friday sales. Many retailers got a jump on the competition by getting started with deep discounts on Thanksgiving Day, and analysts forecast data to show that online shoppers spent a record $4 billion on Thanksgiving. The total had already reached $2.1 billion as of 5 p.m. Thursday, a 20.2 percent increase compared to the same point last year. Demand was so high on Thursday that Costco's website and app were briefly hampered by heavy traffic. Black Friday is continuing to evolve, as many stores try to snag a bigger share of holiday sales by cutting prices days or even weeks before what used to be a one-day shopping frenzy. Shoppers are expected to spend up to $731 billion in November and December, roughly 4 percent more than in the same period last year. [USA Today, MarketWatch]

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Powerful winter storms hammered parts of the country on Thursday, complicating Thanksgiving travel. Heavy snow forced the closure of Interstate 5, a major highway in Southern California, leaving dozens of vehicles stuck with snow still falling. The highway, which joins Southern California with the rest of the state, was reopened later in the day, but forecasters warned more snow and rain could fall in the area. A so-called bomb cyclone, with a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure, brought up to four feet of snow in some mountainous areas in the Pacific Northwest. The winter storm was expected to move east, bringing snow and high winds across much of the West before continuing toward the Great Plains late on Friday. [Reuters]

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a key witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, on Thursday reiterated his denial of sexual misconduct allegations made by three women in an article jointly published Wednesday by ProPublica and Portland Monthly magazine. In the article, Sondland said the claims were "concocted" for "political purposes." One of the women said Sondland backtracked on plans to invest in her business after she rejected his advances during a tour of a hotel he owns. Another accuser, a work associate, said Sondland exposed himself to her. The third, who is 27 years younger than Sondland, said he forcibly kissed her when they met to discuss a possible job. One of the accusers, Nicole Vogel, owns Portland Monthly. The alleged incidents took place years ago, before Sondland was named as Trump's E.U. ambassador. [The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica]

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Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Hong Kong on Thursday to express appreciation for two U.S. laws supporting human rights in the Chinese-ruled semi-autonomous city. President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Wednesday. It requires an annual review to confirm that the former British colony still has enough autonomy to justify its special trade status. "I guess Trump wanted to give us a Thanksgiving present, and we're glad to accept," said Wong Yiu-chung, a Lingnan University politics professor who attended the rally. Chinese officials on Thursday angrily condemned the U.S. measures as "an epitome of gangster violence," and an act of foreign meddling intended to hurt China's economic growth. [Los Angeles Times]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday urged President Trump to avoid commenting on Britain's upcoming election during next week's NATO summit in London. "The best (thing) when you have close friends and allies like the U.S. and the UK is for neither side to get involved in each other's election," Johnson told LBC radio. Johnson pushed for the early election hoping to break a stalemate over Britain's planned exit from the European Union. Trump has already made controversial comments in the vote, saying in October that Johnson should join forces with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and that the opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be "so bad" for the country. [Reuters]

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Acclaimed American free-solo rock climber Brad Gobright died in a fall while on a well-known path on a rock known as El Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, in northern Mexico's Potrero Chico national park, Mexican authorities said. His body was recovered Thursday. Gobright and a climbing partner, Aidan Jacobson, fell about 20 feet to a ledge after their rope got stuck, but Jacobson landed in a bush, which broke his fall. "It was basically a blur," Jacobson, 26, told Outside magazine. "He screamed. I screamed. I went through some vegetation, and then all I remember is seeing his blue Gramicci shirt bounce over the edge." Gobright fell nearly 985 feet to his death, which the State Department confirmed in a statement, saying, "We offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their loss." [CNN, The New York Times]


          

Trump's signing of a Hong Kong human rights bill reportedly slashed efforts towards a China trade deal

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  • President Donald Trump last week signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill which requires the State Department to ensure that Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" agreement with China is upheld each year for the US government to continue to afford Hong Kong with a special trade status.
  • A source close to Trump's negotiating team told Axios that Trump's action "stalled" trade deal talks.
  • The source added that the US and China may not sign a "phase-one" trade deal until the "year-end at the earliest."
  • China's foreign ministry has condemned the passage of the bill and vowed to protect the country's national security.
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President Donald Trump's signing of a bill supporting human rights in Hong Kong has reportedly angered China's Xi Jinping and stalled trade deal efforts. 

A source close to Trump's negotiating team told Axios that the US and China may not sign a "phase-one" trade deal until the "year-end at the earliest." The source attributed the delay to legislation that Trump signed last week called the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which protects certain human rights in Hong Kong. 

The source told Axios that the trade deal was "stalled" so that time could pass in order to "allow Xi's domestic politics to calm." The source added that Trump would likely delay tariffs planned for December as a goodwill gesture in order to keep the sinking trade deal afloat.

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which was introduced in May by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, requires the State Department to ensure that Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" agreement with China is upheld each year for the US government to continue to afford Hong Kong with a special trade status.

It would also consider sanctions against people involved in human rights abuses against Hong Kong citizens and would ensure visa protections for Hong Kong protesters in the US.

The president also signed a bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon that prohibits US exports of specified police equipment to Hong Kong.

Trump's reluctant signage of the bills comes after both the House and the Senate passed two versions of the Hong Kong human rights bill last month with overwhelming support.

"I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people Hong Kong," Trump said. "They are being enacted in the hope that leaders and representatives of China and Hong Kong will be able to amicably settle their differences leading to long-term peace and prosperity for all."

But he added that certain provisions in the bill would "interfere with the exercise of the president's constitutional authority to state the foreign policy of the US."

"My administration will treat each of the provisions of the act consistently with the president's constitutional authorities with respect to foreign relations," he said.

China's foreign ministry has condemned the passage of the bill and vowed to protect the country's national security.

Protests began in Hong Kong in June against legislation that would have allowed for the extradition of Hong Kong residents to China, but they have since widened to target Chinese encroachment and police brutality in the semiautonomous region.

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Fiduciary Accountant, more than 30 days holiday

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The fiduciary is looking for an accountant with around three years experience in a fiduciary or in charge of a portfolio of companies. You will be able to value your previous experience in an advantageous work environment that will offer you an interesting salary and an excellent package, composed of meal vouchers, bonus, more than 30 days holiday, parking spot and more The fiduciary is a big structure of a couple hundred employees. You will benefit from the advantages of an international structure with a great visibility on your future career path. This will ensure you obtain everything you ambition in your professional life. For your comfort you will benefit from flexible working hours , so that you can organise your day as you like. You will be able to start later or leave earlier, for instance, which will enable you to optimize your travels to or back from work. Save up some time, so you can spend it with your friends and family, rather than in the traffic. Senior Accountant - The function: * You deal with balance sheets , tax return and VAT for a portfolio of clients * You work in an international environment with high level people who will help you evolve in your work * You will become autonomous on your client portfolio and are able to organise yourself properly Senior Accountant - Your Profile: * You have a successful experience of around 3 years in the field of fiduciaries in Luxembourg * You speak French, English or German , any other language is an asset * You have a good team spirit and you have good interpersonal skills * You like customer contact and you are capable of giving good advises Senior Accountant - The Offer: * An attractive salary of up to 55 000 € gross per year , which will allow you a very comfortable standard of living * You will have a permanent job in a well established financial service provider * You will be autonomous and carry out a diversified work , which will allow you to manage your day * You will be working with high level people who will help you get to the next level Do not hesitate to contact us if this position seems interesting for you ! Don't hesitate to send us your resume at apply @ austinbright.com or call us at 20 30 14 67 Please note that other opportunities are available on our website www.austinbright.com Here at Austin Bright, we are dedicated and professional team of recruitment consultants specialized in the legal and financial sector. We offer a personalized, multilingual and scrupulously confidential service. «Fiduciaire» «Fiduciary» «Finance» «Financial» «Accountant» «Accountancy» «Accounting» «Comptabilité» «Comptable» «Aide Comptable» «Bureau Comptable» «OEC» «Chartered Accountant» «Expert-Comptable» «ACCA» «Tax» «Taxation» «Taxe» «Cross Border» «Fiscalité» «Fiscaliste» «Securitization» «Titrisation» «Audit» «Auditor» «IRE» «Réviseur d'entreprises» «Manager» «Management» «Trust» «TVA» «VAT» «FATCA» «IFRS» «GAAP» «CFO» «COO» «CEO» «Head» «PSF» «Soparfi» «Real Estate» «Private Equity» «Payroll» «Salaires» «Luxembourg»

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The Sensor: Autonomous Vehicles and Equipment in Construction

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The U.S. Army’s Worst Tradition: Never Ready for the Next War

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The U.S. Army’s Worst Tradition: Never Ready for the Next WarGettySince the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Army has been consistently ranked as the most capable land force on the globe by defense analysts of all stripes. So why are so many people in the American military community today worried about the Army’s ability to deter conflicts with likely adversaries or prevail against those adversaries in future wars?The short answer is that warfare, always a mysterious amalgam of art, science, and guts, has become an increasingly complicated and unpredictable enterprise. America’s leading potential adversaries, China and Russia, have shown no small measure of imagination and dexterity in identifying the U.S. armed forces’ vulnerabilities, and exploiting them through the development of subtle yet aggressive geopolitical strategies, and increasingly lethal armed forces.Both “near peer competitors” may well be ahead of the U.S. military in applying newly emerging technologies—artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems, hypersonic weapons, and nanotechnology—to the ancient military problems of constricting an adversary’s maneuver, neutralizing its offensive weapons, and disrupting its command and control.These cutting-edge technologies, writes Christian Brose, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “will enable new battle networks of sensors and shooters to rapidly accelerate the process of detecting, targeting, and striking threats, what the military calls the ‘kill chain.’”Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ Has Done More Harm to Military Readiness Than CongressHow is it that “the most lethal land force in world history” finds itself in this unenviable position? While the Army exhausted itself fighting two frustrating and inconclusive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last 19 years, both Russia and China embarked on grand strategies of regional hegemony designed to undermine the rules-based international order that emerged after World War II under American leadership. Both of these rising powers have developed myriad ways to sew discord and dissent in America’s network of alliances and to expand their spheres of influence.Beijing presents its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the best path for underdeveloped countries in Asia and Africa to gain access to modern infrastructure, capital, and prosperity. In practice, it’s plain that under the guise of building ports, roads, and communications infrastructure around the globe, China is engaged in predatory lending practices meant to gain political leverage and privileged access to foreign assets.In the South China Sea, Beijing has militarized seven hotly disputed islets, and is attempting to pinch the U.S. forces out of this strategically sensitive area entirely, even though international courts have declared China’s claims to these waters to be without foundation.Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has run rings around the Obama and Trump administrations in the chess game of international politics. He successfully annexed the Crimea in 2014 from Ukraine, and interfered in the presidential election of 2016 via “active measures,” i.e., information warfare aimed at creating confusion and conflict in the American body politic. Moscow also successfully intervened on behalf of the brutal Assad regime in Syria, and Russia is now a major player in the Middle East.As demonstrated in the Ukraine, the Russians are the master practitioners of “hybrid warfare,” in which conventional military operations—and the threat of such operations—are closely integrated with propaganda, proxy campaigns, cyber warfare, coercive diplomacy, and economic threats.Both Russia and China have revitalized creaky and obsolete military establishments into first-class warfighting organizations. The consensus among Western military analysts is that in their respective spheres of influence, both countries have sufficiently sophisticated “anti-access area denial” (A2AD) capabilities to inflict severe punishment on American forces attempting to penetrate those spheres in order to challenge aggression or come to the aid of an ally. According to Army General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both Russia and China are “deploying capabilities to fight the United States through multiple levels of standoff in all domains—space, cyber, air, sea, and land. The military problem we face is defeating multiple levels of standoff… in order to maintain the coherence of our operations.”Gen. Milley and the rest of the Army’s top brass are well aware that their service is currently a rusty instrument for carrying out high intensity operations warfare against either potential adversary. The Army Strategy, an 11-page, single-spaced document published in October 2018, provides a rough blueprint for the service’s plan to transform itself from a counterinsurgency-oriented organization into the leading practitioner of high intensity war by 2028.It won’t be easy. The Army Strategy calls for truly sweeping, even revolutionary, changes in doctrine, training, and organization of forces.For the first time since the Cold War, the Army has to reconfigure itself to be able to fight and win in a contested environment, where it will not have undisputed control over the air and sea. At the same time, it must prepare to engage potential adversaries more or less continuously in “gray zone conflict.” General Joseph Votel, the recently retired head of Special Operations Command, succinctly defines this concept as “conflicts characterized by intense political, economic, informational, and military competition more fervent in nature than normal diplomacy, yet short of conventional war.”The Army Strategy describes four lines of effort to reach the service’s chief objective by 2028, in this order of priority: Readiness, modernization, department reform, and building alliances and partnerships. The last two lines are more or less pro forma in every American military strategy document I’ve read over the last 30 years: reduce waste and inefficiency, and work with allies to insure military interoperability. The first two lines are worth a close look, for they illuminate the broad contours of the service’s quest to regain its pre-eminence in great power conflict. The quest to enhance readiness begins with plans to increase the size of the regular army to over half a million men from its current level of 476,000. In a departure from recent practice, all units earmarked for contingency operations and overseas deployments will be fully manned and given state of the art equipment before deploying. In order to increase the size of the service, the quality and quantity of recruiters and instructors will be increased.The focus of Army unit training will shift from counterinsurgency operations to high intensity fighting, where the adversary is assumed to have cutting edge A2AD, offensive weapons, and cyber systems.Deployments of Army units around the world will be less predictable and more rapid that they’ve been to date, as the Army and the other armed services begin to put the “Dynamic Force Deployment” concept to work. This concept is closely associated with former Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It’s also classified, and few details have been released for public consumption. But the core idea, as Mattis explained in 2018, is for the U.S. military to “stop telegraphing its punches.” Combat forces and their support units will be moving in and out of potential flashpoint areas more frequently and at unpredictable intervals in order to proactively shape the strategic environment.Improving readiness also involves important upgrades in the Army’s defensive missile systems to counter China and Russia’s formidable A2AD systems. A new lower-tier air and missile defense sensor project will enhance the ability of Patriot missiles to identify and track targets at long range by 2022. Beginning in 2021, Stryker light armored vehicles will be equipped with a new air defense system to protect mechanized battalions and brigades as they maneuver in harm’s way.Missile system upgrades, coupled with an entirely new generation of combat vehicles, both manned and unmanned, will allow the Army of the future to penetrate adversary defenses with an acceptable degree of loss.Ensuring readiness to fight is the top priority of the Army until 2022. After that date, the service plans to turn close attention to implementing entirely new operational concepts and “technologically mature” systems that are currently in the research and development phase.The overarching goal is to be able to conduct sustained “multi-domain operations” against either potential adversary, and win, by 2028. In the modernization phase, the Army plans to introduce a host of new long-range precision weapons, including hypersonic missiles that travel at more than five times the speed of sound. An entirely new generation of combat vehicles and vertical lift aircraft, i.e., new helicopters and aircraft with capabilities similar to those of the V-22 Osprey, both manned and unmanned, are currently in the works.The new Army Network will be an integrated system of hardware, software, and infrastructure capable of withstanding formidable cyber assaults.The leading war-fighting concept at the foundation of the Army’s modernization effort, though, is clearly “multi-domain operations (MDO).” The first thing to be said about the concept is that it’s very much inchoate. Discussions with several active-duty Army officers suggest even those “in the know” about this classified concept have only a hazy idea of how such operations will work in the field, for the simple reason that many of the systems such operations hope to integrate are still in the early stages of development.The Army has only one experimental MDO unit on active duty. It is deployed in the Indo-Pacific Command and built around a conventional rocket and missile brigade. The brigade contains a unique battalion devoted to intelligence, information, cyber, electronic warfare and space operations (I2CEWS). According to Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., an editor at Breaking Defense, the I2CEWS battalion “appears to not only pull together data from outside sources—satellites, drones, spy planes—to inform friendly forces of threats and targets, it also wages war in cyberspace and across the electronic spectrum, hacking and jamming the sensors and networks that tell the enemy where to shoot.”The commander of Army forces in the Indo-Pacific, Gen. Robert Brown, recently told reporters that his experimental brigade has performed brilliantly “in at least ten war games” against what are presumably Chinese and Russian forces. Before the advent of the new unit, American forces repeatedly failed to penetrate either rivals’ anti-access area denial systems with acceptable casualties in war games. Another experimental brigade is expected to enter service in Europe soon.The U.S. Army has a long and unenviable history of being ill-prepared to fight the next war. The French and British had to train U.S. Army units before they were deployed in World War I. The Army entered World War II as the 17th largest army in the world, with underpowered tanks, airplanes, and ancient rifles. The Army that went to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan had trained long and hard to engage in conventional operations against nation states, but was ill-prepared, psychologically or organizationally, for counter-insurgency war. The Army’s ability to adapt to new developments has long been hampered by infighting and excessive conservatism in the upper reaches of the service’s hierarchy.To remedy this problem, in July 2018 the Army created the Futures Command (AFC). Its purpose is to unify the service-wide modernization effort under a single command, and oversee the development of new doctrine, equipment, organization, and training. According to Gen. John Murray, its head, the AFC “will conduct war-fighting and technology experimentation together, producing innovative, field-informed war-fighting concepts and working prototypes of systems that have a low risk of… being rejected by future war fighters. There are no game-changing technologies. There are only game-changing combinations of war-fighting concepts, technologies and organizations.”To say that General Murray has his work cut out for him is a massive understatement. He surely has one of the most difficult and important assignments in modern military history. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

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Palo Alto , California, Senior Software Engineer sought by Deepmap Inc. in Palo Alto, CA to dsgn s/ware for autonomous vehicle map product. Reqmts: Master's deg. in Comp. Sci, Electrical Engg, or rltd field, & 3 yrs exp in
          

China slaps sanctions on US over Hong Kong unrest

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China slaps sanctions on US over Hong Kong unrestChina suspended US warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Last week US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires the president to annually review the city's favourable trade status and threatens to revoke it if the semi-autonomous territory's freedoms are quashed. "In response to the unreasonable behaviour of the US side, the Chinese government has decided to suspend reviewing the applications for US warships to go to Hong Kong for (rest and) recuperation as of today," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.



          

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

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China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new lawChina said Monday it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction a range of pro-democracy non-governmental organizations in retaliation for Congress’ passage of legislation supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying repeated Chinese accusations Monday that the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act “seriously interfered” in Hong Kong’s internal affairs, and appeared to back up China’s threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision.



          

Catalonia At A Glance

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The Catalans have always been great seafarers, merchants and industrialists. Since they were united under the House of Barcelona, ​​their nationhood has been threatened by marriages, alliances and conflicts with Madrid, and the road to their present status as a semi-autonomous region within Spain has been marked by times of power and wealth and troughs […]
          

Biology/Great Lakes Center Seminar: "Development and application of a robot-assisted computer vision system to support ecological monitoring in the Great Lakes”

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Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Location: Technology Building 160

Please join the Biology Department and Great Lakes Center for their next seminar "Development and application of a robot-assisted computer vision system to support ecological monitoring in the Great Lakes" presented by Peter Esselman, fisheries biologist, USGS Great Lakes Science Center. All are welcome.

 

ABSTRACT  The benthification of Great Lakes foodwebs, facilitated by dreissenid mussel population expansion, places new emphasis on the need to quantify benthic ecosystem attributes including habitats, mussels, round goby, Cladophora, and other attributes. U.S. Geological Survey has been working collaboratively with partner institutions to develop a robot-assisted computer vision system that includes mobile technologies to deploy camera systems close to the lakebed, as well as algorithms to receive and condition acquired imagery and automatically quantify features of interest. Data collected during the 2018 and 2019 field campaigns with autonomous underwater vehicles and a SCUBA assisted camera system were used to support algorithm development for substrate classification, 3-D reconstruction and structural characterization of the lakebed, analysis of multi-scale structural characteristics of bottom habitats, round goby presence, Cladophora presence and volume, and dreissenid mussel presence. Initial findings from these algorithm development processes will be presented with suggestions for needed future refinements. The implications of these new capabilities to support spatially targeted management of Great Lakes habitats and biological resources will be discussed.


          

Alcala & Jensen: The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict

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Ronald T.P. Alcala (United States Military Academy) & Eric Talbot Jensen (Brigham Young Univ. - Law) have published The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict (Oxford Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:
Emerging technologies have always played an important role in armed conflict. From the crossbow to cyber capabilities, technology that could be weaponized to create an advantage over an adversary has inevitably found its way into military arsenals for use in armed conflict. The weaponization of emerging technologies, however, raises challenging legal issues with respect to the law of armed conflict. As States continue to develop and exploit new technologies, how will the law of armed conflict address the use of these technologies on the battlefield? Is existing law sufficient to regulate new technologies, such as cyber capabilities, autonomous weapons systems, and artificial intelligence? Have emerging technologies fundamentally altered the way we should understand concepts such as law-of-war precautions and the principle of distinction? How can we ensure compliance and accountability in light of technological advancement? This volume of the Lieber Studies explores these critical questions while highlighting the legal challenges—and opportunities—presented by the use of emerging technologies on the battlefield.

          

Engineering: Hardware Engineer - Disposal - Colorado Springs, Colorado

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At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible. The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission! Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Hardware Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO. What You'll get to Do: Responsible for research and/or product development in system security engineering. Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings; confers with quality, material, manufacturing and subcontractors to provide and obtain technical information; and reviews production schedules and orders. Examines, measures, inspects or tests defective parts for conformance. Evaluates findings to formulate corrective actions. Plans and carries out security measure to monitor and protect sensitive data and systems. Implements and monitors security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information. Implements security engineering systems with requirements of business continuity, operations security, cryptography, forensics, regulatory compliance, internal counter-espionage (insider threat detection and mitigation), physical security analysis (including facilities analysis, and security management). Assesses and mitigates system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle. Validates system security requirements definition and analysis. Implements security designs in hardware, software, data, and procedures. Supports secure systems operations and maintenance. THIS IS NOT A CYBERSECURITY POSITION. Knowledge, Skills and Ability: General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. 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Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.Basic Qualifications: 2 years with Bachelors, or 5 years similar experience in lieu of a degree; 0 years with Masters Active Secret-level Security Clearance Demonstrate strong people, organizational, presentation and communication skills, written and verbal Ability to work independently with multi-disciplined teams within the program Ability to travel between 10 and 25% of the year Preferred Qualifications: Security + certification or equivalent security relevant certifications Familiarity with remanence security regulations and handling physical and digital media Familiarity with engineering drawings and technical manuals, and the use thereof for operating, maintaining and troubleshooting of equipment What We Can Offer You: Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following: Health Plan Savings Plan Paid Time Off Additional benefits Education Assistance Training and Development Wellness Program Employee Discount Program On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations) https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. ()
          

Behind The Shot: Arctic Breeze

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Tasermiut Fjord near Nanortalik, Greenland

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From battery to radar: Technology for electromobility of the future

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How can autonomous driving be made safer by a new frequency range that radar can use to measure distances?

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This article will be difficult to read and was difficult to write. I hope that you can stomach the uncomfortable nature of this topic and read my thoughts in earnest. I usually focus on technology-related content, but at the end of the day, this is my personal blog and I feel that it would betray my personal principles to remain silent. I’ve made an effort to provide citations for all of my assertions.

Note: if you are interested in conducting an independent review of the factuality of the claims expressed in this article, please contact me.

The keyboard I’m typing these words into bears “Made in China” on the bottom. The same is true of the monitor I’m using to edit the article. It’s not true of all of my electronics — the graphics processing unit which is driving the monitor was made in Taiwan1 and my phone was made in Vietnam.2 Regardless, there’s no doubt that my life would be, to some degree, worse off if not for trade with China. Despite this, I am prepared to accept the consequences of severing economic relations with China.

How bad would being cut-off from China’s economy be? We’re a net importer from China, and by over 4 times the volume.3 Let’s assume, in the worst case, trade ties were completely severed. The United States would be unable to buy $155B worth of electronics, which we already have domestic manufacturing capabilities for4 and which have a productive life of several years. We could definitely stand to get used to repairing and reusing these instead of throwing them out. We’d lose $34B in mattresses and furniture — same story. The bulk of our imports from China are luxury goods that we can already make here at home5 — it’s just cheaper to buy them from China. But cheaper for whom?

This gets at the heart of the reason why we’re tied to China economically. It’s economically productive for the 1% to maintain a trade relationship with China. The financial incentives don’t help any Americans, and in fact, most of us are hurt by this relationship.6 Trade is what keeps us shackled to the Chinese Communist Party government, but it’s not beneficial to anyone but those who are already obscenely rich, and certainly not for our poorest — who, going into 2020, are as likely to be high school dropouts as they are to be doctors.7

So, we can cut off China. Why should we? Let’s lay out the facts: China is conducting human rights violations on the largest scale the world has seen since Nazi Germany. China executes political prisoners8 and harvests their organs for transplant to sick elites on an industrial scale, targeting and killing civilians based on not only political, but also ethnic and religious factors. This is commonly known as genocide. China denies using the organs of prisoners, but there’s credible doubt9 from the scientific community.

Recent evidence directly connecting executions to organ harvesting is somewhat unreliable, but I don’t think China deserves the benefit of the doubt. China is a world leader in executions, and is believed to conduct more executions than the rest of the world combined.10 Wait times for organ transplantation are extraordinarily low in China,11 on the order of weeks — in most of the developed world these timeframes are measured in terms of years,12 and China has been unable to explain the source for tens of thousands of transplants in the past13. And, looking past recent evidence, China directly admitted to using the organs of executed prisoners in 2005.14

These atrocities are being committed against cultural minorities to further China’s power. The UN published a statement in August 2018 stating that they have credible reports of over a million ethnic Uighurs being held in internment camps in Xinjiang,15 imprisoned with various other ethnic minorities from the region. Leaks in November 2019 reported by the New York Times showed that China admits the imprisoned have committed no crimes other than dissent,16 and that the camps were to be run with, quote, “absolutely no mercy”.

It’s nice to believe that we would have stood up to Nazi Germany if we had been there in the 1940’s. China is our generation’s chance to prove ourselves of that conviction. We talk a big game about fighting against white nationalists in our own country, and pride ourselves on standing up against “fascists”. It’s time we turned attention to the real fascists, on the world stage.

Instead, the staunch capitalism of America, and the West as a whole, has swooped in to leverage Chinese fascism for a profit. Marriott Hotels apologized for listing Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as countries separate from China.17 Apple removed the Taiwanese flag from iOS in China and the territories it claims.18 Activision/Blizzard banned several players for making pro-Hong Kong statements in tournaments and online.19 These behaviors make me ashamed to be an American.

Fuck that.

A brief history lesson: Hong Kong was originally controlled by the United Kingdom at the end of the Opium Wars. It’s beyond the scope of this article, but it’ll suffice to say that the United Kingdom was brutal and out of line, and the end result is that Hong Kong became a British colony. Because of this, it was protected from direct Chinese influence during China’s turbulent years following, and they were insulated from the effects of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, which together claimed tens of millions of lives and secured the Communist Party of China’s power into the present.

On July 1st, 1997, the Sino-British Joint Declaration went into effect, and Hong Kong was turned over to China. The agreement stipulated that Hong Kong would remain effectively autonomous and self-governing for a period of 50 years — until 2047. China has been gradually and illegally eroding that autonomy ever since. Today, Hong Kong citizens have effectively no representation in their government. The Legislative Council of Hong Kong has been deliberately engineered by China to be pro-Beijing — a majority of the council is selected through processes with an inherent pro-Beijing bias, giving Hong Kong effectively no autonomous power to pass laws.20

Hong Kong’s executive branch is even worse. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong (Carrie Lam) is elected by a committee of 1,200 members largely controlled by pro-Beijing seats, from a pool of pro-Beijing candidates, and the people have effectively no representation in the election. The office has been held by pro-Beijing politicians since it was established.21

The ongoing protests in Hong Kong were sparked by a mainland attempt to rein in Hong Kong’s judicial system in a similar manner, with the introduction of the “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019”,22 which would have allowed the authorities to extradite suspects awaiting trial to mainland China. These protests inspired the Hong Kong people to stand up against all of the injustices they have faced from China’s illegal encroachments on their politics. The protesters have five demands:23

  1. Complete withdrawal of the extradition bill
  2. No prosecution of the protesters
  3. Retraction of the characterization of the protests as “riots”
  4. Establish an independent inquiry into police misconduct
  5. Resignation of Carrie Lam and the implementation of universal suffrage

Their first demand has been met, but the others are equally important and the protests show no signs of slowing. Unfortunately, China shows no signs of slowing their crackdown either, and have been consistently escalating the matter. The police are now threatening to use live rounds on the protesters,24 and people are already being shot in the streets.25 China is going to kill the protesters, again.

The third demand — the retraction of the characterization of the demonstrations as “riots” — and the government’s refusal to meet it, conveys a lot about China’s true intentions. Chinese law defines rioting as a capital offense,26 and we’ve already demonstrated their willingness to execute political prisoners on a massive scale. These protesters are going to be killed if their demands aren’t met.27

Hong Kong is the place where humanity makes its stand against oppressors. The people of Hong Kong have been constant allies to the West, and their liberty is at stake. If we want others to stand up for us when our liberties are on the line, then it’s our turn to pay it forward now. The founding document of the United States of America28 describes the rights they’re defending as “unalienable” — endowed upon all people by their Creator. The people of Hong Kong are our friends and we’re watching them get killed for rights that we hold dear in our own nation’s founding principles.

We have a legal basis for demanding these rights for Hong Kong’s people — China is blatantly violating their autonomy, which they agreed to uphold in 1984. The United Kingdom should feel obligated to step in, but they’ll need the support of the international community, which we need to be prepared to give them. We need to make an ultimatum: if China uses deadly force in Hong Kong, the international community will respond in kind.

China isn’t the only perpetrator of genocide today, but they are persecuting our friends. China has the second highest GDP29 in the world, and somehow this makes it okay. If we won’t stand up to them, then who will? I call for a worldwide boycott of Chinese products, and of companies who kowtow to their demands or accept investment from China. I call for international condemnation of the Communist Party of China’s behavior and premise for governance. And I call for an ultimatum to protect our allies from slaughter.

  1. An island in the sea east of China governed by the sovereign Republic of China. 

  2. Which, admittedly, raises concerns of its own. 

  3. US Census Bureau, International Trade Data 

  4. LG, Intel (PDF) 

  5. ITC Trade Map 

  6. Source(s): Ebenstein, Avraham, et al. “Understanding the Role of China in the ‘Decline’of US Manufacturing.” Manuscript, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011); The China toll deepens, Robert E. Scott and Zane Mokhiber, Economic Policy Institute 

  7. Source: Ulbrich, Timothy R., and Loren M. Kirk. “It’s time to broaden the conversation about the student debt crisis beyond rising tuition costs.” American journal of pharmaceutical education 81.6 (2017): 101. 

  8. A political prisoner is someone who is imprisoned for political reasons, rather than legal reasons. In the eyes of Chinese law, there may be a legal standing for the imprisonment of some of these people, but because this is often based on dissent from the single political party, I consider these prisoners political as well. A related term is “prisoner of conscience”, and for the purposes of this article I do not distinguish between the two; the execution of either kind of prisoner is a crime against humanity regardless. 

  9. Trey, T., et al. “Transplant medicine in China: need for transparency and international scrutiny remains.” American Journal of Transplantation 16.11 (2016): 3115-3120. 

  10. Death Penalty: World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment, Amnesty International, 11 April 2017 

  11. Jensen, Steven J., ed. The ethics of organ transplantation. CUA Press, 2011. 

  12. UK has some of the best times in the developed world, and averages about 3 years. Source: NHS 

  13. Matas, David, and David Kilgour. “An independent investigation into allegations of organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China.” Electronic document accessed September 5 (2007): 2008. 

  14. China to ‘tidy up’ trade in executed prisoners’ organs, the UK Times, December 3 2005 

  15. China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told, BBC, 10 August 2018 

  16. ‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims, New York Times, 16 November 2019 

  17. Marriott to China: We Do Not Support Separatists, New York Times, 11 January 2018 

  18. Apple bows to China by censoring Taiwan flag emoji, Quartz, 7 October 2019 

  19. Blizzard Entertainment Bans Esports Player After Pro-Hong Kong Comments, NPR, 8 October 2019 

  20. Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Wikipedia 

  21. List of Chief Executives of Hong Kong, Wikipedia 

  22. https://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/legis/ord/503/index.html 

  23. https://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201906270014.aspx 

  24. Hong Kong police move on university campus, threaten live rounds, retreat before growing flames, The Washington Post, 17 November 2019 

  25. Source: Video (graphic) 

  26. Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China, translation provided by US Congressional-Executive Commission of China 

  27. As pointed out by Hong Kongers reading this article, Hong Kong has a separate definition of rioting, which is not a capital offense. For my part, I am not entirely convinced that China isn’t planning to use the “riots” classification as justification for a violent response. 

  28. Declaration of Independence, full text 

  29. List of countries by GDP (nominal) - Wikipedia 


          

Webinar Recap: Challenges of Autonomous Vehicle Validation

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Autonomous vehicle progress is in the daily news, so it’s quite exciting to watch it develop with the help of SoC design, sensors, actuators and software from engineering teams spanning the entire globe. Tesla vehicles have reached Level 2 autonomy, Audi e-tron is at Level 3, and Waymo nearly at Level 5 with robot taxis being… Read More


          

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Sustainability Solutions Take Center Stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

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Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

Powered by LaunchKC, the Cleantech Accelerator’s Demo Day drew 250 engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, students and professionals who watched as Accelerator founders presented their compelling proofs of how they’re gaining traction in the market.

“When we launched the Accelerator at Black & Veatch, we announced we were looking for the boldest, brightest entrepreneurs and startups in the cleantech space,” said Hyleme George, program director for the Cleantech Accelerator and Demo Day host. “Combining the startups’ novel technology and nimbleness with Black & Veatch’s scale and expertise can move us further and faster towards our mission of building a world of difference through innovation in sustainable infrastructure.”

View this video to learn more about the IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

The Nov. 13 Demo Day forum provided the founders with a platform to share their business models via eight-minute pitches that spanned each company’s value proposition and market opportunity.

“It has been incredibly effective to focus on a target area with an established and forward-looking Kansas City company like Black & Veatch to be able to identify and sort new technologies that can create jobs and follow-on investment in that industry,” said Drew Solomon, competition chair of LaunchKC and senior vice president at the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City, MO.

The IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator cohort entered the Demo Day fresh from a 12-week accelerator boot camp with Black & Veatch personnel and other industry experts, who assisted them in planning, designing and executing real-world projects in the clean technology space.

Cohort demos included:

AWARE VEHICLES, Kansas City, MO: Smart drones for precision agriculture and infrastructure.

P.J. Piper, president & CEO, introduced an automated, innovative mobile docking platform for drones – including launch, recovery, and data transmission and charging – combined with artificial intelligence (AI) for the real-time study of farmland – down to moisture levels in individual plants - and infrastructure often in remote locations. https://www.awarevehicles.com/

BUILT ROBOTICS, San Francisco, CA: Autonomous construction machinery for efficiency, safety and faster results.

“We’re developing artificial intelligence guidance systems that will enable heavy equipment to operate autonomously,” said Jimmy Kim, Business Operations Lead. “Our focus is on building the software… the brains of the robot… to allow it to operate (heavy equipment) intelligently on job sites, and equipping them with the same capabilities and sensibilities that a human operator would have to ensure safety and efficiency. http://www.builtrobotics.com/

ecoSPEARS, Altamonte Springs, FL: Green remediation of PCBs and dioxins in water, soils, and sediments.

Co-founder Serg Albino is working with NASA and Black & Veatch to clean up the environment. “Imagine a world where every human being has access to clean food, clean soil, clean air and clean water,” said Albino, a former NASA aerospace engineer. ecoSPEARS has an exclusive license to leverage NASA’s proprietary technology to extract, contain and destroy PCBs and other contaminants in the environment. https://ecospears.com/

ELECTRIPHI, San Francisco, CA: Fleet electrification for reducing carbon emissions.

“We are on the cusp of the biggest energy transition in history. This is a multi-trillion-dollar transition from oil to electrons,” said Muffi Ghadiali, co-founder and CEO, who unveiled a fleet electrification planning tool. “If all of transportation, as we know it today, would electrify, that will mean we need to double or triple the grid capacity.

“This will disrupt the entire value chain from how energy is produced, how energy is delivered, how energy is consumed. And this is creating amazing opportunities for existing companies to reinvent themselves and for new companies, like us, to be created. The thread that ties all of this together is data, intelligence and an ecosystem of collaboration.” https://electriphi.ai/

EXTENSIBLE ENERGY, Berkeley, CA: Software to reduce demand charges in commercial buildings.

John Powers, Founder & CEO, has unlocked the software that makes solar energy more cost-effective for commercial building owners. It begins with making buildings smarter to better manage their use of energy through demand control.

“The U.S. generates about 2% of its electricity from solar today; in 10 years that will be 20 percent. That’s a $1 trillion opportunity,” Powers said. “It’s the largest energy infrastructure opportunity of the next decade.”

Powers closed his presentation by announcing work toward a reseller agreement with Black & Veatch to bring the Extensible Energy integrated solution, Demand X, to market. “When an innovator like Extensible Energy and an engineering powerhouse like Black & Veatch come together with a solution that addresses the biggest energy opportunity of the next decade, the result for all of us will be a cleaner world.” https://www.extensibleenergy.com/

INFRALYTIKS, Urbandale, IA: Artificial intelligence data analytics for sustainable infrastructure improvement.

“In the last two years more data has been created than in the entire history of mankind. However, only about half of 1 percent of all that data gets analyzed. And that’s where we come in,” said Kevin Prendergast, president. “Machine learning unlocks the value of the data and makes it work for us.”

Applying large-scale, real-time data analytics is the heartbeat of InfraLytiks, including a Black & Veatch assignment to automate the process of adding telecom lines and antennae to utility poles across the country – potentially all 180 million utility poles in the U.S. “There is huge demand for lines on the poles. This is valuable real estate,” he said. “The value for consumers, of course, is connectivity.” https://infralytiks.com/

NOVONUTRIENTS, Sunnyvale, CA: Converting industrial CO2 emissions into protein-rich feed.

Black & Veatch is committed to finding new technologies that will reshape the food and agriculture system as we know it. And, that’s where David Tze, CEO, enters the picture.

NovoNutrients has created a gas fermentation technology that will convert industrial carbon dioxin emissions into protein for aquafeed – the essential food in aquaculture and its farm-raised seafood – that is far more cost-effective and plentiful than aquafeed products now on the market.

With about 40 billion tons per year of greenhouse gases for NovoNutrients to “farm,” Tze said six sectors are well-suited for the NovoNutrients technology. https://www.novonutrients.com/

“These seven companies are on the front lines of the cleantech revolution,” George said. “Through our partnership with LaunchKC and by bringing the cohort together with our professionals at Black & Veatch, this program is an emphatic endorsement about how new technology can be used to solve our biggest resource and infrastructure challenges.”

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Editor’s Note: A livestream video of the Black & Veatch Demo Day is available at https://youtu.be/JGIofiDgIhE

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About LaunchKC

LaunchKC has evolved from a 5-year-old grants competition into a tech accelerator platform that leverages grants, as well as creates new opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs, workers and the tech ecosystem of Kansas City. Its bottom line is to attract scalable companies to create more jobs and opportunities while growing the local economy. LaunchKC is an initiative of the Downtown Council (DTC) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDCKC) both of Kansas City, Missouri.

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CHRISTOPHER CLARK, Black & Veatch, 913-458-2778

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Automation's Rising Tide: How to manage Bots in Today's World

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Bots are both a boon and a bane in today's internet era. Leading technology organisations have reshaped their customer experience by leveraging these autonomous programs, bots, to build more resilient networks and to monitor and maintain operations, making life easier for their customers.

However, bots are also being used to enable cybercrimes which are causing huge damages to business. Read to know more about distinguishing between a good and a bad bot and steps you can take to fight the malicious bots to protect your business.


          

Self-driving vehicles – is our ICT ready for it and what do we need to do to prepare?

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Former VCs Back FG On IPPIS, Say Varsities Not Truly Autonomous

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Healthcare: Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse - Dallas, Texas

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Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-time Registered Nurse - RN - Labor and Delivery - Schedule: Full Time / Days / 7a-7p / Rotating Weekends Medical City Hospital Dallas Keywords: Labor & Delivery, Labor and Delivery, Labor / Delivery, L&D We are currently offering a SIGN ON BONUS OF UP TO $5,000 for eligible candidates! Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.We are seeking a -L&D RN -for our center to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now! The Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse is responsible for planning and providing individual goal directed nursing care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community. - The Labor and Delivery RN possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the particular skills necessary to provide optimum patient care to the population for which he or she is employed. - The Labor & Delivery RN is accountable for their practice and care coordination. - The RN is expected to practice autonomously utilizing evidence based practices. The practice of the Registered Nurse will support the mission, vision and values of Medical City Dallas and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. Medical City Dallas -is recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. Offering nearly 100 specialties, we are conveniently located in the heart of North Dallas at Forest Lane and Central Expressway (US -75), just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and a short drive from North Dallas suburbs. -Medical City offers a full-service adult and pediatric hospital, with separate adult and pediatric emergency rooms, as well as numerous outpatient clinics and diagnostic centers. -We operate as a 876-bed tertiary care center, and we hope from the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the Medical City difference. -We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. - HCAWSD - Qualifications POSITION REQUIREMENTSBSN required within 24 months of hireTX RN or compact license with the ability to obtain permanent license in TXBLS required, issued by American Heart AssociationNRP required within 3 months of hireACLS required within 3 months of hireAWHONN Fetal Monitoring required1-2 years of labor and delivery experience requiredNotice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking -here. For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. ()
          

Healthcare: RN Registered Nurse Emergency Room ( ER ) - Frisco, Texas

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-time Registered Nurse - RN - ED / ER - Emergency Department Schedule: NIGHTS 7PM-7AM - The Emergency Department Registered Nurse is responsible for planning and providing individual goal directed nursing care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community. - The ED nurse possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the particular skills necessary to provide optimum patient care to the population for which he or she is employed. - The RN is accountable for their practice and care coordination. - The RN is expected to practice autonomously utilizing evidence based practices. The practice of the Registered Nurse will support the mission, vision and values of -Medical City -Frisco and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. - - Medical City Frisco - Medical City Frisco operates as an acute care hospital with services including orthopedics, neurosurgery, gynecology, pediatric surgery, bariatrics, general surgery, ENT, robotics, and ER. Additional services, including OB and cardiovascular treatment, will be added in the future. - - - Medical City Frisco currently has 54 beds, 12 state-of-the-art operating suites including two DaVinci robots, a 24/7 emergency room, a full-imaging department with a 64-slice CT, MRI and fluoroscopy, a fully accredited lab, and a blood bank. - Qualifications Texas State RN license or compact license accepted BLS required ACLS required PALS required TNCC required 1-2 years of Emergency Department experience required Trauma experience preferred Notice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking -here. For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. ()
          

NASA’s second free-flying assistant robot gets to work

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The International Space Station is crewed by more than astronauts these days – NASA activated a free-floating autonomous robot called ‘Bumble’ earlier this year, and now Bumble has a new companion called Honey. Both are Astrobee robots, cube-like “robotic teammates”
          

Goodyear spherical tyre – takes autonomous cars sideways into the future

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Goodyear Spherical Tyre Goodyear spherical tyre-Goodyear has taken the wraps off two concept tyres designed for the autonomous cars of tomorrow – including a spherical tyre that allows cars to drive sideways and one that can sense road conditions and adapt to them. … Due to modern manufacturing techniques, tyres can be made to take … Continue reading Goodyear spherical tyre – takes autonomous cars sideways into the future

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Article: The Evolution of Lean Thinking - Transitioning from Lean Thinking to FLOW Thinking

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The Flow System provides a re-imagined system for organizations to understand complexity, embrace teamwork, and autonomous team-based leadership structures. It is a holistic FLOW based approach to delivering Customer 1st Value. It is built on a foundation of TPS and LEAN, plus a new triple helix structure known as the DNA of Organizations.

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Autonomous Database - Business Development Representative

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Oracle - Nairobi - Responsible for the identification of relevant new business opportunities and designs "go-to-market" plan to deliver measurable and significant revenues. Pursues sales opportunitie...
          

Anti-CAB shutdown evokes mixed response in Tripura

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The 12-hour Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas bandh given by Twipraland State Party evoked a mixed response on Monday. The bandh was given by the party against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB). Police said that government offices, banks, educational institutions, shops and markets were open in some parts and were non-functional […]

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International Russian-French workshop "Actual problems of artificial intelligence"

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International Russian-French workshop "Actual problems of artificial intelligence" was held on November 18, 2019. This workshop gathers French experts in AI and specialists in AI from the Faculty of Computational mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow State University. French experts and representatives from chairs of Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Methods for Forecasting, General Mathematics, Nonlinear Dynamic Systems and Control Processes, Algorithmic Languages, and Mathematical Methods of Image Processing Lab presented reports.

Alexander RAZGULIN, CMC MSU intro
Nicolas BOUSQUET, The French national strategy on AI: Towards hybrid AI for French industry
Archil MAYSURADZE, Data Driven Analysis and Control of Technical Systems
Romaric REDON, Overview of AI R&T roadmap for AIRBUS / Certifiable AI, open issues and research
Ilya SMIRNOV, Trajectory analysis and its applications for turbine balancing
Fabien MANGEANT, Big data & AI for autonomous vehicles / BI, analytics & data management: lessons learnt @ RENAULT
Oleg GONCHAROV, Application of artificial intelligence in control theory
Cédric BUCHE, Interactive Machine Learning
Alexander KHVOSTIKOV and Andrey KRYLOV, Active contour + CNN: segmentation of histological images
Jean-Michel LOUBES, Understanding and removing bias for a fair and explainable AI
Natalia LOUKACHEVITCH and Boris DOBROV,Ontology-based Natural Language Processing
Xavier VIGOUROUX, Computing resources, AI and trends
Yulia KORUKHOVA, Information retrieval for music and mathematics
Mireille REGNIER, AI research activities at INRIA


          

International Russian-French workshop "Actual problems of artificial intelligence"

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International Russian-French workshop "Actual problems of artificial intelligence" was held on November 18, 2019. This workshop gathers French experts in AI and specialists in AI from the Faculty of Computational mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow State University. French experts and representatives from chairs of Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Methods for Forecasting, General Mathematics, Nonlinear Dynamic Systems and Control Processes, Algorithmic Languages, and Mathematical Methods of Image Processing Lab presented reports.

Alexander RAZGULIN, CMC MSU intro
Nicolas BOUSQUET, The French national strategy on AI: Towards hybrid AI for French industry
Archil MAYSURADZE, Data Driven Analysis and Control of Technical Systems
Romaric REDON, Overview of AI R&T roadmap for AIRBUS / Certifiable AI, open issues and research
Ilya SMIRNOV, Trajectory analysis and its applications for turbine balancing
Fabien MANGEANT, Big data & AI for autonomous vehicles / BI, analytics & data management: lessons learnt @ RENAULT
Oleg GONCHAROV, Application of artificial intelligence in control theory
Cédric BUCHE, Interactive Machine Learning
Alexander KHVOSTIKOV and Andrey KRYLOV, Active contour + CNN: segmentation of histological images
Jean-Michel LOUBES, Understanding and removing bias for a fair and explainable AI
Natalia LOUKACHEVITCH and Boris DOBROV,Ontology-based Natural Language Processing
Xavier VIGOUROUX, Computing resources, AI and trends
Yulia KORUKHOVA, Information retrieval for music and mathematics
Mireille REGNIER, AI research activities at INRIA


          

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As the automotive industry continues to progress towards the path of developing highly connected electric and autonomous vehicles, the need to consider automotive cybersecurity at the design stages is becoming crucial. This is so because the involved
          

This Has to Stop

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This Has to Stop, DIY and new car review with Scotty Kilmer. New car technology like the cybertruck that's destroying the driving experience. Autonomous vehicles that can drive and watch the passengers. Is too much computer control bad for normal driving? The future of cars. Cars that watch you while you drive. Future car tech. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.

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Venice rejects autonomous rule with poll turnout of just 21%

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Majority of referendum voters support autonomy but low turnout means result is invalid

Venetians have rejected autonomous local rule for the fifth time in 40 years after just 21% turned out to vote in a referendum on Sunday.

Though the majority of those who did vote supported Venice separating from its mainland borough, Mestre, the referendum failed to reach the 50% threshold required for it to be valid.

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Bill Schmarzo's blog post was featured

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Bill Schmarzo's blog post was featured

Industry Averages, Benchmarks and the Death of Innovation

Sustaining industry averages and benchmarks are the antithesis of innovation and a great way to ensure average performance. Doing whatever everyone else is doing is a “paving the cow path” management mentality, lacking aspirational goals which are critical for organizations to fuel innovation and create customer and market differentiation. Which brings me to why I teach.As my students and I work through their “Thinking Like a Data Scientist” exercises together, I always learn something new from them. And not one of these students – tomorrow’s business and society leaders – is not interested in being average. They hold high aspirations for themselves and their future.So, based upon what I am seeing in the classroom (and from several clients who are also not content with just being average), here are Schmarzo’s “7 Keys to Fuel Innovation for 2020.”Let’s drill each one!Key #1: Have an Aspirational VisionEvery organization needs a “North Star” – an unwavering definition of an organization’s aspirational vision – that guides their business, operational, technology and cultural decisions.The “3 Horizons of Digital Transformation” defines your organization’s “North Star,” guiding its aspirational journey to create new sources of customer, product and operational value (see Figure 1).Figure 1: 3 Horizons of Digital TransformationThe 3 Horizons concept not only provides an aspirational “Horizon 3” vision, but it also provides a roadmap for how organizations can leverage digital technologies, data and analytics to drive Operational Excellence today (Horizon 1) while building out the digital capabilities to transition to “smart” environments (Horizon 2).Key #2:  Frame (and Reframe) the ProblemInvest the time upfront to frame, and then reframe, the problem your organization is trying to solve.  Create a common mission statement, vision and language, and the organizational improvisation that can unleash and scale innovation across the organization (see Figure 2).Figure 2: Scaling InnovationScaling innovation means establishing a common language, vocabulary and approach so that there is no confusion about what is being said, and a standard engagement “framework” that frames the value identification, capture and operationalization process.Scaling innovation means empowering organizational improvisation by creating smaller, autonomous teams who have the charter to achieve their team’s objectives via the ability to move team members in and out of teams, all while maintaining operational integrity and a laser focus on the organization’s aspirational vision.Key #3:  Blend Two Seemingly Unrelated ConceptsSometimes the best innovative ideas come from blending two or more loosely coupled but influential approaches in order to seek new synergies and drive new perspectives.  Think about the blending data science with economics or blending of data science with design thinking (see Figure 3).Figure 3: Blending Data Science and Design ThinkingWe find that blending Design Thinking with Data Science yields higher quality and more relevant analytic results. Both Data Science and Design Thinking leverage highly nonlinear thinking processes to discover the criteria for success. Data Science discovers the criteria for success buried in the data (codifying trends, patterns, and relationships) while Design Thinking discovers the criteria for success buried in the human interactions (using personas, journey maps, and storyboards). Key #4:  Simplify and StreamlineThere is probably no more striking example of simplifying than when Steve Jobs, the innovative founder of Apple and Pixar, created the iPod. Sony and many others had created all sorts of clumsy mp3 playing devices that required a user’s guide the size of “War and Peace” to use.  Jobs created a playlist on one of those devices and changed the market by understanding the customer journey in detail, and the working hard to simplify.Simplifying is not easy, and it is NOT “dumbing down”.  Simplifying requires intimate knowledge of your customers’ mindsets, and then working to eliminate the areas that reduce enjoyment and highlighting areas that increase enjoyment.  A customer journey map is a great tool for gaining this level of customer insights (see Figure 4).Figure 4: Customer Journey MapKey #5:  Exploit DiversityTo find innovative solutions to customers’ most important problems when leveraging data and analytics requires the organizations to transform their business stakeholders into “Citizens of Data Science” in order to drive the collaborative data science engagement process. Business Stakeholders should not only understand where and how to apply data science to power the business but champion an analytics-based approach toward value creation across the entire organization. That’s the goal of my new workbook, “The Art of Thinking Like A Data Scientist”, seeks to accomplish (see Figure 5).Figure 5: The Art of Thinking Like a Data ScientistKey #6:  Ensure RelevanceThe business, economic and social good that can be delivered courtesy of data science is almost unbounded; it has the potential to improve healthcare, public safety, transportation, education, environment, manufacturing, communities and the overall quality of life. If what your organization seeks is to exploit the potential of data science to power your business models; then your next question is “How do I achieve that?” That’s the role and potential of Value Engineering (see Figure 6).Figure 6: Value Engineering FrameworkIf what your organization seeks is to exploit the innovative potential of data and analytics to power your business and operational initiatives; then the Data Science Value Engineering Framework provides the “How” your organization can do it.Key #7:  Embrace (Monetize) ImpedimentsTo create that customer-focused mindset, organizations need to invest the time and effort to really understand and experience their customers’ solution journey; to create an “outside-in” approach that identifies, validates, values and prioritizes the sources of customer and market value creation regardless of artificially-defined industry boundaries. And surprisingly, many times it is a solid understanding of the customers’ pain points on that journey that provide the impetus for an innovative solution (see Figure 7).Figure 7:  Seek an Innovative Solution by Monetizing the PainThe clear opportunity to monetize the pain points was really the “aha” moment for me. While there are certainly opportunities to monetize the high points of a journey, the real monetization opportunities come from mitigating or eliminating the pain points on the customer journey.SummaryIndustry averages and industry benchmarks are the antithesis of innovation. Doing whatever everyone else is already doing is a “paving the cow path” management mentality. If you want to move beyond just being average, I’d suggest embracing  Schmarzo’s “7 Keys to Fuel Innovation for 2020:”Have an Aspirational VisionFrame (and Reframe) the ProblemBlend Two Seemingly Unrelated ConceptsSimplify and StreamlineExploit DiversityDefine ValueEmbrace (Monetize) ImpedimentsEnjoy the ride! See More

          

Bescherming van neuronen tegen eiwitaggergatie en degenaratie

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​Matteo Bason: Cell-autonomous and non-cell autonomous protection of DNAJB6 in Huntington’s disease Bason richtte zich in zijn proefschrift op ... Continue reading
          

Company Tests Autonomous Truck on Chicago Tollway

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An Illinois-based AI company called Autobon AI is testing a Peterbilt 18-wheeler retrofitted for autonomous driving on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) in suburban Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports. The truck will have a driver behind the wheel at all times. "The driver still has the full control…
          

Other: Nurse Practitioner - White Plains, NY Area Locations - White Plains, New York

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Job Description Working autonomously, MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioners (NP) conduct physical assessments, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common conditions, provide screenings, interventions, counseling, and prescribe medications as needed to patients in specified age categories. Provide accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common family illnesses for patients over 18 months. * Help patients manage their well-being with vaccinations and patient education * Ensure patient information, visit history, refer outs, lab follow-up, phone calls, and consults are carefully and completely documented in the EMR * Identify opportunities within local communities for development of outreach activities * Daily use of computer, software programs (EMR), printer, scanner, and credit/debit card equipment * Develop a close working relationship with store manager and pharmacist at the clinic location * Perform non-clinical tasks as required (e.g. reporting, vaccination temperature management, maintain clinic appearance) * Complete financial responsibilities pertaining to customer payments * Willing to travel to other local MinuteClinic locations when necessary Why MinuteClinic? BENEFITS: Aside from a variety of schedule options, MinuteClinic offers competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits plan, including a 401k match, CME reimbursement, tuition reimbursement for further education and incentive programs. TRAINING: We are officially accredited by the ANCC as a nursing continuing education provider! At MinuteClinic, you will have the tools, training and resources needed to provide expert health care to those in need and educate your patients to live healthier lives. GROWTH: By managing your own clinic you will develop business administrative skills which can lead to various internal growth options, such as our managers, who are consistently hired from within! SUPPORT: MinuteClinic offers its practitioners an environment of supportive autonomy. Our clinic leaders and collaborating physicians are always available for consultation, mentorship and support. Required Qualifications * Passion for the MinuteClinic concept and vision * Current National Board Certification * State of Employment license to practice as Advanced Practice Nurse * Effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills * Outstanding organization skills and ability to multi-task * Initiative, creativity, problem-solving ability, adaptability, and flexibility * Ability to work without direct supervision and practice autonomously * Ability to collaborate with professional colleagues as necessary to provide quality care * Ability to consistently present a friendly, welcoming, and professional public-facing appearance Preferred Qualifications * If less than 1 year of work experience, prior student precepting rotation with MinuteClinic is preferred but not required Education * Master’s Degree level Family Nurse Practitioner program Business Overview It’s a new day in health care. Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health MinuteClinic practitioner, you have the unique opportunity to manage your clinic and treat your own patients, in an autonomous environment, always knowing you have the support of your colleagues, managers and collaborating physicians, behind you. We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability. CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran – we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT . We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team . Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site. If technical issues are preventing you from applying to a position, contact Kenexa Helpdesk at 1-855-338-5609 or cvshealthsupport@us.ibm.com . For technical issues with the Virtual Job Tryout assessment, contact the Shaker Help Desk at 1-877-987-5352. ()
          

China to suspend U.S .Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

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China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory.
          

Congress’s Hong Kong Bill Is Giving Cover to Nationalism

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For nearly six months, protesters in Hong Kong have struggled for democratic rights and against the increasing influence of the Chinese government. In response, the US Congress passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA) by nearly unanimous consent. The act, championed by Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, commits the United States to supporting the protests. It also requires sanctions and other diplomatic actions if Hong Kong—which has its own legal system—is judged to be insufficiently autonomous. (Trump has threatened to veto the bill, claiming it would affect trade talks with China, but it received enough votes in Congress to override that.)

At first glance, the HKHRDA seems laudable. Hong Kong is a haven for free expression and assembly in an increasingly authoritarian China, as well as a crucial hub linking progressive activists on the mainland to organizers in the rest of the world. And most Hong Kongers want to keep it that way: In district council contests on November 24, the territory’s voters elected an overwhelming majority of pro-democracy candidates. The HKHRDA seeks to raise the costs for Beijing if it stamps out those freedoms.

Yet a closer look reveals the bill as the latest expression of a binary that pits China against the West. Political elites on both sides have embraced this narrative, in part for its usefulness in undermining the domestic demands for radical change that each faces. A truly progressive alternative would transform the structure of the conflict, but this bill threatens to further entrench a nationalist framing.

The China-versus-the-West narrative casts the two sides as diametrically opposed. In the Western version, China is defined by its hostility to political freedom, while the West stands for democracy and human rights. The Chinese version presents a mirror image: China is defending the principle of national self-determination and the right to economic development against the West’s incessant plots to preserve global inequality. And in both, Hong Kong’s democrats are aligned with the West, rendering them either heroes or traitors. Neither version is entirely false, and both are fundamentally hostile to progressive change.

On the US side, members of the political establishment have seized on anti-China politics with the hope of co-opting the rising demands for change to aid efforts that will reinforce US global hegemony. As The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius put it, “Americans may be mistrustful of elites, but they also want to believe in something larger than themselves…. [The China challenge] can unite the country and summon disaffected Americans to a test on which their future livelihoods depend, quite literally.”

This anti-China narrative pushes us toward a Cold War mentality, prioritizing geopolitical struggles over efforts to fight economic inequality, structural racism, and climate change—and dooming the international cooperation needed to address those problems. The national security establishment sees great-power competition with China as the top reason to expand the already bloated military budget. Many Democratic leaders are now hoping to outbid the GOP on anti-China measures, moving onto terrain that is tilted in favor of the GOP’s white nationalist base.

The narrative of China versus the West is also central to the Chinese government’s efforts to isolate democracy advocates in Hong Kong from protesters on the mainland. As the Communist Party organ the People’s Daily insists, “US anti-China forces and those forces in Hong Kong…are colluding as the principal promoters of the continuing riots.” The fear of unrest on the mainland is ever present for China’s leaders, and the government regularly directs accusations of foreign influence against all forms of activism, seeking to isolate and discredit political dissidents, labor activists, feminists, and religious minorities.

Mainland Chinese share many of the grievances that drive the Hong Kong protesters (and their American counterparts): inequality, a lack of stable jobs, unaffordable housing, corruption, and unaccountable elites. The inability to recognize this common ground undermines the cause of democracy in Hong Kong. Alone, Hong Kongers may not be able to force Beijing to answer their demands, and increased pressure from the United States is likely to merely harden Chinese leaders’ attitudes. More than anything else, it is solidarity between Hong Kongers and mainlanders that would radically shift the balance of power.

We share the goal of supporting the Hong Kong protesters. But the HKHRDA not only threatens progress in Hong Kong by fortifying divisions between protesters and mainlanders. It also includes measures aimed at turning Hong Kong into a tool of US foreign policy, such as compelling it to help enforce US sanctions against Iran. It is no coincidence that Rubio, the bill’s main sponsor, is one of the most outspoken opponents of China’s economic development. And ironically, figures like Rubio and the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party have a lot in common: Both hope to turn the demands for internal reform into animosity against foreigners, preserving domestic inequalities and creating support for aggressive foreign policy.

The challenge for progressives is to construct an alternative that escapes the binary and redraws the lines of political confrontation. There are abundant grounds for solidarity among the people of mainland China, Hong Kong, and the United States in the form of shared aspirations for a more equal, sustainable society. Our enemies are not other countries; they are the unaccountable elites and nationalist ideologues of all countries.




          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) II - Med/Surg Nights -$10,000 Sign On and Referr - Sugar Land, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Full Time Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Neurosurgery Days $10,000 SIgn-On and Referra - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II-Medical ICU-Nights $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - FJob SummaryTHIS JOB QUALIFES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUSAt 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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) NoOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileSince its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II Endoscopy Days $10,000 Sign on and Referral Bonus - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: DaysWork Week: Shifts start times rotate. Call requirement.Job SummaryThe position has rotating shifts that will start at 0615-1445, 0630- 1500, 0645-1515, 0700-1530, 0730-1600. There is call which rotates as well. Daily 1530 -0630Weekend call starts on Friday 1530 and ends Monday moring at 0630.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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) NoOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileHouston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 257 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.-- oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform------------------------------------------ No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved)---------------------- No On-Call*-------------------------------------------------------------------- No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. ------------------------ Travel**---------------- May require travel within-------------- Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside-------- No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of --race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,--national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. --Houston Methodist--is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. --Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Executive: Market Analysis Manager - Houston, Texas

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Requisition Number 19-0410 Title Market Analysis Manager City Houston State TX Job Family Commercial Analytics Shift Days Employee Type Regular Subject to DOT Regulations No Percent of Travel Required 0 Relocation Provided No Location Houston Office Description The person in this role will be responsible for performing fundamental analysis and research on all aspects of the energy industry, answering ad hoc energy industry questions, and creating presentation materials. Relevant Skills and Experience --- Strong verbal and written communication skills. --- Knowledge of US natural gas and electric market fundamentals, including supply and demand, environmental legislation, and regional market structures. --- Familiarity with research tools such as ABB-Ventyx Energy Velocity, SNL, and Bloomberg --- Familiarity with modeling languages such as Python, R, or Matlab --- Knowledge of Power plant operations --- Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point) --- Should be able to work autonomously and accept responsibility; able to excel under the pressure of multiple deadlines. --- Team player who is used to diving into issues, brainstorming solutions, and learning new methods and tools to address; results oriented. Requirements Bachelor's Degree in economics, mathematics, business, engineering, or other quantitative discipline with at least three years of experience in energy sector is required. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II (RN) $10,000.00 Sign on and Referral Bonus - Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAYWork Week: VariesJob SummaryAt 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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookEqual Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileSince its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse Med Surg Oncology $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday with rotating weekends Job Summary Med Surg Oncology Unit seeking Registered Nurse (RN) skilled in quality care of general med surg or oncology patients to work night shift at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. --- 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. --- Provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records. --- Provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. --- 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. --- 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. --- 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. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS --- Acute care experience highly preferred --- Oncology experience highly preferred --- Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS --- Associate's Degree in Nursing CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED --- 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 BLS. --- American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED --- 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 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 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 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-- and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" in 2016. 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. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Endoscopy Days $10,000 Sign on and Referral B - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: Days Work Week: Shifts start times rotate. Call requirement. Job Summary The position has rotating shifts that will start at 0, 0630- 1500, 0, 0, 0. There is call which rotates as well. Daily 1530 -0630 Weekend call starts on Friday 1530 and ends Monday moring at 0630. 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) IMCU Nights $10,000 Sign on and Referral Bonu - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends and holidays Job Summary 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) CVICU - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFIES FOR A$10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse IIB (RN) - OR - $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Varies Job Summary At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) IIB position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benners model of clinical practice. The RN IIB 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 IIB 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 IIB 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. The RN IIB 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. This job code is reserved for RNs who are dedicated to an OR, ER or Cardiac Cath Lab department. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) II-Medical ICU-Nights $10,000 Sign On and Referr - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

AWS expands DeepRacer league, intros new Evo autonomous mini race car

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The new DeepRacer Evo car adds more ways to study reinforcement learning with a new stereo camera and LIDAR sensor.

          

Professions: Self-Driving Vehicle Operator (Driver) - Mountain View, CA - Davenport - Davenport, California

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Careers in MotionWe're Hiring Self-Driving Vehicle Operators and Class A CDL Autonomous Truck Drivers!Transdev is at the forefront of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, which is the cornerstone of a rapidly changing mobility landscape. We are-at this very moment-developing and deploying AV solutions to change the way people move. If you're driven by science and technology in motion, we're looking for you!--If you have at least 3 years of experience as a driver and a valid driver's license, we have full-time opportunities for AV vehicle drivers available for you in Mountain View, CA.We're also adding to our team of Autonomous Class A CDL Truck Drivers in Mountain View, CA. You'll need 5 years' Class A Tractor Trailer experience as well as California Air Brake Endorsement and a willingness and desire to expand your career at the forefront of the autonomous vehicle industry.If you're passionate about safety and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!Why Transdev?We are the largest provider of multiple modes of transport in North America working with the largest provider of Automated Vehicles. Together we are building the future of autonomous vehicles, right now. By joining us you will be on the ground floor of developing and testing a new technology that will shape the way people travel. And, at the same time, you will be helping drive change for your community and the world.A Wide Variety of OpportunitiesWhat you'll doYou will be critical to the success of delivering safe autonomous driving systems to our customers. You'll be responsible for operating and evaluating a self-driving vehicle in autonomous mode for six to eight hours per day, including collecting data and providing feedback.What you'll need----Must be 21 years old----Valid California Driver's License or Class A CDL Driver's License with California Air Brake Endorsement----AV Drivers must have a minimum of 3 years of driving on public roads----AV CDL Truck Drivers must have 5 years of Class A Tractor Trailer experienceWho we're looking forIndividuals who are passionate about safety, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and are looking to help drive the future of mobility.--Rewarding BenefitsWe offer competitive benefits to keep you healthy and grow your career.----Starting pay of $20/hr for AV Drivers----Starting pay of $34.50/hr for AV Class A CDL Drivers----Medical insurance----Paid vacation and sick leave----401(k) plan and match----Paid holidays----Company-paid life insurance ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Software Engineer - San Francisco, California

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DescriptionSenior Software Engineer - Data EngineeringOverviewFirst Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients' needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals - our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.TheSenior Software Engineer is responsible for the development and maintenance of the FRB Data Engineering platform and all the processes supporting the management, ingestion and integration of data. Will also contribute in the design of new data lake components and data marts. Each team member is responsible for the quality of all of the integration processes and the software development cycle.Be part of a digital transformation. In the last six months, we've: - Built three AWS cloud environments from scratch - Built CI/CD pipelines where none existed before - Proven the agile development mindset, and gotten buy-in from the C-suite - Built an in-house team of high-impact developers from scratch - Built bridges with the "legacy" Operations and InfoSec teams to win hearts and change minds - Discovered countless places to partner with existing teams to deliver more value at higher quality, higher velocity, and lower cost than the "all vendor provided" mode of development we're moving away from all of this in a $100 billion company, and we're just getting started. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a more rapid change story anywhere. Because of our success, our scope has been expanding, and we need good developers to help take ownership and drive the right kinds of change across many domains. Some areas where our scope has expanded to, and stuff we'll be doing: - Event sourcing across all transactional lines of business (Kafka, SQS, etc) - Banking CORE abstraction (hiding the details of how the bank core works, so we can do cool stuff with data as it flows in and out) - Cross-cutting backend dev using SNS, SQS, Kafka, Kubernetes, DynamoDB, Twilio, etc. - Backend services to support in-house data science efforts - Machine learning: fraud prevention, analytics, etc. Technologies we're working with: - Data: DynamoDB, Postgre, SQL Server, Redis, Elasticsearch, SQS, Kafka - App layer: ASP.NET Core, node.js, AWS Lambda, React native - DevOps: Docker, kubernetes, Terraform - Programming languages: C#, Python, JavaResponsibilitiesResponsibilities- Build software and data engineering expertise and own data quality for our processes.- Drive technical excellence and implementation of best software engineering practices.- Design and delivering large scale, 24-7, mission-critical data pipelines and features using modern cloud and big data architectures.- Develop Batch and Stream processing services such as Kafka, AWS Kinesis, AWS Glue, Apache Storm and Spark Streaming- Deliver solutions in any big data and database technologies - Hadoop, EMR, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, or advanced analytics tools- Oversee the design, scoping, implementation, and testing in short agile release cycles of in-house development and vendor implementations end-to-end.- Demonstrated experience working in large-scale data environments which included real-time and batch processing requirements.- Strong understanding of ETL processing with large data stores. Strong data modeling skills (relational, dimensional and flattened). Strong analytical and SQL skills, with attention to detail.QualificationsRequired people skills- Patience with how the environment is, with an eye towards refactoring the environment into what it should be - An ability to win friends and influence people on both the technology and business sides - Clear and concise communication skills - Bias towards action, an ability to work autonomously, and navigate uncertainty with good humor - Empathy for our clients and stakeholders on both the technology and business side Tech skills- Track record of delivery in highly-functional tech environment, preferably in a cloud-first environment - Familiarity with cloud architectural patterns - Microservices, message queues, container orchestration, etc. - A strong preference for infrastructure-as-code - Deep familiarity with one or more mainstream programming languages - Experience with both SQL and nosql as well as their relevant data modeling approaches (relational, dimensional, flattened) and profiling tools. - An ability to articulate the pros and cons of various cloud data management strategies - You needn't be a DBA, but you should have mechanical sympathy with respect to data-centric workloads and workflows, and be able to teach others how to approach and reason about their data layer performance regardless of storage philosophy or technology - Work at the intersection of InfoSec and feature delivery would be a huge plus - Experience creating software in highly-regulated environments is also a big plus - Familiarity with ETL tools and architectural approaches - Hands-on experience building real-time or near-real-time data pipelines Our platform- Data layer: Kinesis, Glue, RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, Snowflake, SQL Server, Oracle, and similar - Application layer: Docker, Lambda, etc. - Code: Node (TypeScript and Javascript), Python, C#, Java, etc. - Infrastructure: Docker, Terraform, AWS, OpenShift, S3, etc. Qualifications- 5-7 years of experience - 2+ years of building and administering distributed applications using a cloud platform - Deep familiarity with the intersection one or more cloud platforms and data management (e.g. Redshift, Athena, Lambda, Snowflake, etc.) Mental/Physical Requirements:- The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.- Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.- Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.- Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.- Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.- Must be able to travel in a limited capacity.Own your work and your career - apply nowAre you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.We want hard working team players. You'll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability - that's the First Republic way.Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law. Associated topics: back end, c#, design pattern, devops, java, perl, php, senior software developer, senior software engineer, software engineer lead ()
          

Bolivia in the crosshairs of US counter-revolution

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A shattered picture frame holding a photograph of deposed Bolivian president Evo Morales. Image courtesy of MintPress News.

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales Ayma has just resigned. Hours earlier, surrounded by leaders of the grassroots mass organizations that serve as a sort of “people’s cabinet,” he had called for new elections and a renovated Supreme Electoral Tribunal to oversee the process. These are political decisions since according to the Constitution he won the elections of October 20.

In essence, Morales resigned to halt a campaign of terror. Paramilitary violence is being practiced by the right-wing and it has escalated. For weeks, those who look Indigenous have been attacked, with several deaths. More recently, a spate of attacks against MAS politicians and journalists has sought to drive fear into the majority of poor and rural Bolivians who deeply identify with the changes brought by 13 years of progressive rule under the guidance of Morales.

The governing party, Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), also made a political decision to ask the Organization of American States (OAS) to conduct a recount before the results were known, and the OAS has just made public preliminary results saying that there were serious problems, however, Evo Morales may well have won the elections. Nevertheless, they advised that new elections be held.

Yesterday, Bolivian social movements in La Paz, the center of government, answered the calls of the right-wing for president Morales to resign with their own ultimatum: That the leaders of the right depart the city of La Paz within 48 hours and leave its inhabitants in peace. They announced that in the face of police mutinies, the social movements would form a civil police force to protect the constitution and its elected representatives. In a tradition of struggle that is hundreds of years old, they announced they would encircle La Paz, however, they would do so peacefully.

The president’s logic is clear: “Bolivia is living moments of conflict with the risk of grave confrontations among Bolivians. As president, my principal mission is to protect life, preserve the peace, social justice, economic stability, and the unity of the Bolivian family.”

The situation is dire and as always, the devil’s in the details that the right-wing press does not divulge. An anatomy of recent events reveals critical factors silenced by the mass media. These factors will unfold in the coming weeks and months in correlation with the international response.

How the coup plan has unfolded

On the evening of election day in Bolivia as votes were being counted, the rightwing candidate Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert realized that Morales was quite possibly winning in the first round. Mesa took that moment as the opening volley in the planned coup to topple MAS. Mesa abrogated the role of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and declared himself in a run-off election with Morales, the Indigenous president who has led most Bolivians from conditions of nineteenth-century servitude to an era of dignity and national sovereignty.

Mesa’s arrogance is breathtaking. It also mirrors his faith in his funders and handlers, the old elites and the Trump administration. The usual players in the Republican right wish to boycott an Evo Morales administration in Bolivia, and U.S. operatives, in addition to those in the embassy, have been wandering around the countryside to create rightwing foci of resistance.

While the United Nations twice urged all political leaders in Bolivia to avoid violent acts and “follow the legal norms,” the United States is claiming to do the same but in fact promoting a campaign to escalate tensions and delegitimize the elections. It is a pattern that reaches back to the origins of the Movement toward Socialism. Washington gives refuge to the bloodiest of the exiles from the 2003 “Gas War,” among them Carlos Sanchez Berzain, the Defense Minister of ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (or Goni for short) who killed 67 during the 2003 peaceful protests. They fled the country protected by the US embassy and are reportedly deeply involved in coup plans at present. Sanchez Berzain is leading anti-Evo protests on the turf of right-wing Senator Marco Rubio, of ultra-right fame, in Miami.

The defeated candidate Mesa was coached by the United States on creating a large urban base that is fed astonishing lies, delivered via Facebook and WhatsApp. Mesa was Goni’s vice president in the early 2000s and became president when Goni fled the wrath of the people he massacred. Moreover, Mesa has said all along that he would not recognize any outcome except his own victory, the same stance as his political ally Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, another president close to Washington.

Almost one million votes out of about 7.3 million in total had not been counted when Mesa told the world that massive fraud had occurred, an allegation he has been unable to prove. The uncounted votes on the night the polls closed were overwhelmingly from the countryside and also the exterior, including immigrant workers. Among them were almost 100,000 Bolivians in Argentina of whom 82% voted for MAS.

Mesa knows he has never been a favorite of campesinos nor of immigrant workers living abroad. He also realized that he would keep losing votes to a far-right evangelical candidate. Hence, Mesa and his sponsors wanted the tabulation of votes brought to a dead halt while he still stood less than 10 percentage points distant from Evo’s lead. A 10% point lead is the cut-off point for winning in the first round if the candidate has gained at least 40% of the vote.

Reflect for a moment on Mesa’s strategy: its absurdity, its illegality, and its novelty in the arsenal of U.S. coup strategies that have ranged in this century from kidnappings (in Haiti and Honduras) to parliamentary coups built on a scaffolding of lies (in Paraguay and Brazil). The resounding victory of MAS in the vote of October 20 includes the presidency, almost 85% of all Bolivian municipalities, and a majority in both the Senate and the chamber of deputies.

Right-wing militants unleashed violence that night, long before the rural Acts representing one-seventh of the electorate had arrived at the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. As in the past, these votes have won the contest in Evo’s favor.

Some 100 youth were paid by Mesa and his associates to wreak havoc, according to government intelligence and confessions of youth transporting explosives who were arrested at the airport, and also the deathbed confession to the family of a young man recruited to create street chaos. He was preparing an explosive projectile that misfired and destroyed his head. His family knew he was earning good money but had not known how. Bolivia’s Indigenous cardinal Toribio Ticona, a man who shined shoes and worked in the mines before he became a priest, charged Mesa with responsibility for the mayhem he has directed.

Local electoral tribunals were trashed and set on fire, forcing a person to leap out of the second-story of a burning building, while others fled the blows of the rightwing coalition. At the same time, representatives of all the parties, including Mesa’s, had people inside the tribunals verifying the vote count. It was an odd way to stop electoral fraud. In several zones of the city of La Paz, right-wing attacks against election officials achieved the theft of their packages of votes being delivered from the countryside, and one of the packages was burned. In the more well-heeled sections of La Paz, thousands of right-wing demonstrators took the streets, humiliating women in Indigenous dress and police who were protecting government buildings.

The not-so-new paramilitaries

Those who attack with violence run the gamut of opposition movements over recent years, among them a group of dissident coca growers tied to narcotrafficking; a sector of miners abandoned to their own devices in the 1980s when mass layoffs imposed by the government shook the country, and these particular miners made common cause with the mining oligarchy; a sector of La Paz teachers that has always resisted MAS from a position at the far left of the political spectrum; and a sector of doctors and medical students that has been on strike who are opposed to the progressive expansion of free health care to cover all citizens. Various right-wing civic committees such as that of the city of Potosi announced far in advance that they would boycott elections. The youth of the city of Santa Cruz organized in “shock brigades” have been trying to kill people they call Indigenous since the start of the MAS era. Often, their violence takes place in the context of secession efforts by lowland elites.

Lowland Santa Cruz is a proudly mestizo and white heartland of agro-industry whose elite attempted to break the Movement toward Socialism with the guidance of the U.S. ambassador in 2008, adopting the symbols of the crusades. The hyper-racist president of the Santa Cruz civic committee has emerged as a power comparable to Mesa. His name is Luis Fernando Camacho and in the tradition of those elites he represents, Camacho positions himself as the voice of white superiority inspired by “my Christ the Redeemer.” He looks like he has just arrived from the golf course, he is alleged to have taken part in the Panama Papers tax-dodge scandal, and his methods are fascist. Supported by the arch-conservative politicians of Santa Cruz, he is coordinating paramilitary attacks.

In 2008, the Union of Santa Cruz Youth (UJC by its initials in Spanish) gained international attention as fascists by reason of their symbols, their language and their actions, as the fighting arm of elites who tried to secede from the Plurinational State of Bolivia led by Morales. “Brother Evo,” as he is known to his peers, belongs to a people known for their courage, the Aymara of the high Andean plain. Like many, his family migrated in the neoliberal crisis of the last century, and from harvesting potatoes and herding llamas, they turned to growing coca in the subtropical stretches bordering the Amazon that gave rise to one of Latin America’s most battle-tested labor movements. The middle-class UJC youth abhor everything Morales represents, and in those early years, the president was not able to travel to Santa Cruz due to their death threats.

UJC is part of a hemispheric network of right-wing paramilitary forces and has received ample support from its international allies. Appearing to be well-fed youth if we are to judge by their physique, they fight with bare torsos and have a fondness for liquor, even according to their leader Fernando Camacho who harangued them, “We cannot disrespect our Christ by continually drinking and listening to music.” When they don shirts, they are black shirts.

Alongside that tight-knit group built on a kind of white-settler pride, the political right has been recruiting young criminals nationwide with the lure of drugs and money. For those who are university youth, often their presence is less costly: Their professors make their grades contingent on their participation. The La Paz public university is the operational center for warehousing of arms and explosives and lodging youth trained in paramilitary techniques, recalling events in Nicaragua in 2018. They enjoy the protection of the Rector, Waldo Albarracin, who controls the autonomous space of that institution.

After winning, Evo’s observations about the opposition became much more direct: “Where did they come from? The come from the dictatorships …(and) they passed the government back and forth between them from 1985 to 2003.” He asked, “Where did (Samuel) Doria Medina come from: From (implementing) the privatizations. Tuto (Jorge) Quiroga? (From being vice president to the dictator) Banzer.”

Fernando Camacho for his part oversaw the burnings of homes and vehicles, beatings and provocations, and warned at a rally that his method of punishing traitors was the same as that of the infamous Colombian narcotrafficker Pablo Escobar, charged with 5,500 killings. Camacho added that the discovery of traitors would be followed by jail sentences rather than murder. Curiously, at just about that juncture, Mesa changed his stance from that of favoring an OAS recount of the votes, now taking place, to being categorically against that recount (Mesa’s actions are detailed below).

In his latest tactic, Camacho gave an ultimatum to resign to leftist and Indigenous president Evo Morales Ayma, who just won the elections by 47.08 percent as opposed to 36.51 percent garnered by the right. Camacho reportedly plans to guide the lowland region of Santa Cruz into secession from Bolivia, and then win the civil war that he hopes to incite.

The targets of right-wing wrath

As is true anywhere, the majority of the people in the sprawling city of Santa Cruz are poor, mainly migrants from the Indigenous nations of the Amazon and Chaco or the Aymara and Quechua nations of the high Andes. One-third of Santa Cruz has always voted for the political project of MAS –the same proportion as that of the left in many other countries– and in Santa Cruz the number of MAS votes is rising. When the poor were brutalized and sent to the hospital, a crowd gathered outside the hospital shouting, “Camacho, assassin!” and “We don’t want any strike, we want to work.”

Working-class residents of La Paz expressed their fear of the impending violence when Mesa challenged the vote count on October 20. Said one woman, “They hate us” – she is Indigenous – “and everything we have won, they want to destroy. Mesa killed us with Goni, and they want to return to that time.”

Since the right is trying to shut down the country, they attack vendors and storekeepers who resist the call for a general strike and they have brought to a halt the city of Santa Cruz. There, youths enter working-class neighbourhoods known to be bastions of MAS, armed with bats, sticks and explosives. Now they are using homemade bazookas and sticks with nails embedded. Their racist epithets are constant. They destroy local MAS campaign headquarters and the offices of campesino groups. One hundred UJC youth tried to lynch journalists.

Rightwing students in Sucre, who shut down the constitutional assembly in that city years ago and badly bloodied Indigenous campesinos, this October set the electoral tribunal on fire. Others attacked the president’s home in Cochabamba. In the lowland, tropical department of Pando, at 2:00 am long after the tribunal declared a victory for MAS, 150 motorcyclists from the right-wing forces attacked the home of the governor who was forced to flee to safety with his small children and his wife.

Cabinet ministers are receiving threatening phone messages and social media calls are being made to target their homes, with vandalism committed against the property of growing a number of them. Said the Minister of Government Carlos Romero whose children are receiving threats from the opposition: “I am right here if you need to threaten someone, but don’t threaten my children.”

After days of right-wing attacks, in the city of Montero in Santa Cruz, people of the age of the parents of the youths started clearing the debris and removing the blockades. UJC leaders got word, and transported armed youths to the scene. Their leader said, “If it’s bullets they want, I’ll give them bullets.” In cold blood, two of the MAS supporters were then killed, Marcelo Terrazas and Mario Salvatierra. One of the accused killers was dressed in full camouflage gear with all but his eyes covered by a black bandana, in other words, he was dressed like a paramilitary. The alleged killers and a number of their accomplices have been arrested.

The lies of the losing candidate

Mesa is notorious for his lies, one of the most infamous being his promise of justice, made when Goni fled, for those killed and injured in 2003. Unconscionably, the turmoil he unleashed in recent weeks had the public support of none other than the Organization of American States (OAS). They seemed to be joined at the hip with Mesa. The OAS was at that point demanding a second round of elections, in violation of Bolivia’s constitution. They called for a special meeting on Bolivia at their headquarters in Washington, with an ominous representation of less than admirable politicians: The governments of Brazil, Colombia and, lastly, Venezuela, by which they mean the U.S.-installed puppet Juan Guaido, who has been in the news these past few days for the revelation of his pact with Colombian paramilitaries, in which he contracted their violent services in exchange for allowing them control of the Colombo-Venezuelan border.

The actions of the OAS are unconscionable because they declared the vote count in Bolivia had stopped, however that assertion was one of Mesa’s lies. The country of Mexico took the lead in rejecting the favoritism of the OAS mission toward the right.

The official vote tabulation never halted. What stopped was the rapid count, called the Transmission of Preliminary Electoral Results or TREP in the Spanish acronym. The prior agreement was that TREP would only tabulate 80% of the total vote. On Sunday evening, October 20, having reached 83.85% of the total vote, TREP measured a lead of 4% by Evo Morales Ayma over Mesa. Mesa said the TREP count proved there was going to be a run-off election between the two of them and demanded a TREP count of 100%. He claimed that a count of 100% had been promised. Mesa was lying, according to the highest levels of MAS leadership.

Though it was not part of the original plan, the TREP count was reinitiated and the following night, Monday, at 23:59 hours, TREP made public new results representing 95.63% of the entire vote, showing that Evo Morales had won in the first round by the necessary 10% difference over Mesa.

At that point, Mesa executed an about-face and insisted that TREP had joined a massive fraud against him. For the record, when Mesa won with Goni against MAS, the difference was just 42,242 votes, while today, MAS has won by over 640,000 votes. Clearly, Mesa would be satisfied with nothing less than overturning the elections.

At the time the polls were closed, 12 copies of the Act that sums up the votes at each polling place, signed by the representatives of each political party, were distributed among them. A photograph of the Act was also sent via the internet to the Supreme Electoral authorities. These photos are available to the public on-line and easily investigated.

But those who allege foul play are not investigating anything, they are fanning what Bolivians of diverse political persuasions are calling “a psychosis.” Mesa’s few claims of fraud in the Acts that record the votes of each polling station, presented to the authorities, have been shown to be errors that were corrected, according to evidence on the same sheet of paper that was hidden from public view when Mesa’s forces made the argument for fraud.

Middle-class militants are fervent believers in the idea of stolen elections, absent real evidence. Meanwhile, the right-wing is encouraging panic buying of foodstuffs and for those who have cars, filling their tanks. It is a recipe for inflation. The MAS government has managed to guarantee food provision in most of the country with the exception of Santa Cruz.

The OAS agreed to the request made by the winning party MAS to recount the vote. Their condition is that the two leading candidates would accept the results as binding. That recount started on October 31 and is due to conclude on November 13. Mesa is now refusing to submit alleged proofs of fraud to the OAS, claiming the OAS is a pawn of MAS.

Mesa’s lies spare no one. Most recently, he claimed that the recount of the vote requested by the winning party was arranged unilaterally with the Organization of American States. The OAS had to publicly challenge Mesa, who at that point conceded that the OAS had telephoned him repeatedly to win Mesa’s consent to abide by the recount.

The Bolivian people versus the thuggery of the right

Workers and campesinos have declared a state of emergency against the return of the “privatizing oligarchs.” They organized enormous marches in the department of La Paz, the heartland of Aymara resistance which ignited the massive protests of 2003 that brought down president Goni. Bystanders applauded them as the social movements arrived from the edge of the vast canyon in El Alto to its depths in La Paz.

The intransigence of Mesa and Luis Fernando Camacho is clear, as their militants descend into an abyss of chaos. On November 6 they attacked thousands of Indigenous women in Cochabamba who marched with their children in support of Evo Morales. The racist rage of the right-wing is there for all to see. Women in Indigenous dress were kidnapped, and MAS mayor Patricia Arce (formerly a campesino union leader), was beaten, dragged through the dirt and doused with red paint in ritual fashion. She was made to kneel and beg for forgiveness. It is a “punishment” that the right uses repeatedly. Women in the grassroots of MAS point out that it is their sons who are being paid to join the shock brigades and attack their own mothers.

Massive rejection of the right-wing violence now includes many of those who voted for Mesa, some high churchmen close to the oligarchy, and tens of thousands of women who have marched in the last weeks, first to demand respect for the rural and Indigenous vote and then to decry the cruelties unleashed against those marching women. Bolivia has one of the highest representations of women politicians on earth and putting aside political affiliations, they have urged their compatriots to abjure violence. The rationality of MAS, the United Nations, the vast Indigenous and campesino populations and their urban relatives, and millions of mobilized women is such that the escalating savagery of the right can only be explained by a single factor: U.S. patronage.

Cindy Forster is the Chair of Latin American Studies and a Professor of History at Scripps College.


          

Virtual winnings

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Just because some consider WeWork and Tesla to be houses of Cards, not all technology companies are. On the contrary. The combination of sensors everywhere (IoT), self-improving algorithms (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR / VR) and autonomous transport (drones, FSD) are already about to fundamentally change everyday life.
          

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Anti-Government Protesters

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BEIJING (Sputnik) - Opposition candidates won a majority in the Chinese autonomous city’s legislature last weekend, underscoring the protesters’ demands for justice for those hurt by police during six months of rallies.
          

Anarchists Against the Wall-Fall 2010 Fund Raising Tour call for support.

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This coming fall, members of Anarchists Against the Wall (AAtW) will be touring the US and possibly – thanks to your help – arriving at your closest university hall, info-shop, bookstore or festival. AATW is a direct action group that was established in 2003 to resist the construction of the wall Israel is building on Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank. The group works in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation. Since its formation, the group has participated in thousands of demonstrations and direct actions against the wall specifically, and the occupation generally, all over the West Bank.

This speaking and fund raising tour is meant to inform communities, activists, students and the wider public about the current situation in Israel/Palestine and raise funds to cover AATW's legal expenses which grow thanks to relentless state repression.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are looking for activists in the XXXXXX (TB defined) area, to help organize, publicize and host the tours' events. The main purpose of the tour is to raise legal defense money but we are open to creative suggestions regarding the content and format of events. They could be huge hall lectures, house parties or workshops in activists centers/festivals.

We have a poster design which can be used to promote the event as well as a lot of video materials of various lengths and types which can be used in the fund raising event or a preceding event.

In addition we will have T Shirts and Zines in English and Spanish that could be sold to raise money,If you're willing to give a hand in this collective effort please contact:

aatwtour@gmail.com
We're looking forward to hearing from you!

ABOUT AATW IN BRIEF

In April 2003, three years into the Second Intifada, a small group of Israeli activists, already doing various political work in the Occupied Territories formed Anarchists Against the Wall. The group was established to organize and more efficiently support Palestinian civilian resistance to large scale confiscation of lands and denial of the freedom of movement, caused by the construction of Israel's wall in the West Bank specifically as well as the occupation in general.

Since 2004 AATW activists joined thousands of demonstrations in dozens of villages throughout the West Bank. Starting in Jayyous, which was the first village to rise up against the construction of the wall in September 2002 AATW continued on to many other villages. Those included Budrus, Biddu, Beit Liqqiya, and Bil'in, which became a symbol of the popular resistance to the wall for its relentless, already five year old and still ongoing, weekly demonstrations. Lately AATW has joined the struggle in Ni'ilin, Maasara, Nabi Saleh, and also Sheik Jarah in east Jerusalem.

Standing side by side with Palestinians, the group has also suffered from a sample of what Israeli repression in the occupied Palestinian territories looks like. Clearly, Palestinians are the ones that suffer most from repression, including 19 killed at demonstrations against the wall. but members of the AATW have also suffered several severe injuries and over a hundred indictments were filed against them. Dozens of others suffer slighter wounds such as brain hemorrhages, fractured limbs etc. Despite the physical danger and mental stress involved, AATW activists continue to put themselves on the line in support of the struggle for Palestinian liberation.

AATW cooperates with local popular committees established in villages resisting the wall. These are autonomous non-partisan committees that initiate and coordinate the demonstrations. In addition, the group works with Israeli and international organizations, Such as the International Solidarity Movement, the Coalition of Women for Peace, Gush Shalom and others. While financially AATW is amongst the poorest in the Israeli left, it does the majority of the mobilizing of Israelis to demonstrations in the Occupied Territories.

AATW is structured as a non-hierarchical group, composed of several dozens of dedicated activists and a larger support circle of a few hundreds. AATW does not receive funding from any state or government. For this reason, expenses such as transportation, phone bills, first aid etc. are mainly covered by the activists themselves.

For more information about the ongoing activities of AATW please see their website

http://awalls.org
or contact aatwtour@gmail.com
          

KT launched its AI-enabled hotel service robot in Seoul

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Ολοκληρώθηκε με επιτυχία η διεθνής ωκεανογραφική έρευνα στο υποθαλάσσιο ηφαίστειο Κολούμπος βορειοανατολικά της Σαντορίνης, η οποία χρηματοδοτήθηκε και υποστηρίχθηκε από την Αμερικανική Διαστημική Υπηρεσία (NASA). Μάλιστα, μεταξύ άλλων, ανακαλύφθηκαν από τα αμερικανικά ρομπότ στο βυθό του ηφαιστείου νέες άγνωστες μέχρι σήμερα υδροθερμικές πηγές («καμινάδες»), γύρω από τις οποίες υπάρχουν ανθούσες κοινότητες βακτηρίων.

Η αποστολή, από 30 επιστήμονες από τις ΗΠΑ, την Ελλάδα, την Αυστραλία και τη Γερμανία, δοκίμασε νέες «έξυπνες» τεχνολογίες με αυτόνομα υποβρύχια οχήματα (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles – AUVs), τα οποία στο μέλλον μπορεί να αξιοποιηθούν για την εξερεύνηση εξωγήινων ωκεανών σε μακρινούς δορυφόρους του Δία και του Κρόνου, όπως ο Εγκέλαδος και η Ευρώπη, όπου θα αναζητηθούν υποθαλάσσια ίχνη ζωής σε ακραία και πιθανώς επικίνδυνα περιβάλλοντα.


Οι ερευνητές έμειναν ικανοποιημένοι από τις δυνατότητες των ρομποτικών υποθαλάσσιων οχημάτων να λαμβάνουν εντολές και στη συνέχεια να τις εκτελούν με επιτυχία αυτόνομα σε ένα άγνωστο περιβάλλον όπως αυτό του Κολούμπου. Ο κώνος του ηφαιστείου έχει διάμετρο βάσης τριών χιλιομέτρων και σχηματίζει ένα κρατήρα διαμέτρου 170 μέτρων, ο οποίος υψώνεται από βάθος 504 μέτρων έως βάθος 18 μέτρων κάτω από την επιφάνεια της θάλασσας. Η υποθαλάσσια αυτή καλδέρα βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στην καλδέρα του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης, ενώ διαθέτει ένα σημαντικό υδροθερμικό σύστημα, από όπου εκλύεται σχεδόν καθαρό αέριο διοξείδιο του άνθρακα.

Οι Έλληνες και ξένοι ερευνητές σκοπεύουν να επιδιώξουν τη συμμετοχή τους ξανά σε χρηματοδοτούμενο ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα της NASA, ώστε μελλοντικά να επανέλθουν στον Κολούμπο για νέες δοκιμές και έρευνες. Στο μεταξύ, θα κάνουν μια σειρά επιστημονικών δημοσιεύσεων για να παρουσιάσουν αναλυτικά τα ευρήματα τους.

Στην αποστολή συμμετείχαν το Ωκεανογραφικό Ινστιτούτο Woods Hole της Μασαχουσέτης (με επικεφαλής τον αρχηγό της αποστολής δρα Ρίτσαρντ Καμίλλι), το Ινστιτούτο Τεχνολογίας της Μασαχουσέτης (ΜΙΤ), το Πανεπιστήμιο του Μίσιγκαν, το Πανεπιστήμιο του Σίδνεϊ, το Τμήμα Γεωλογίας & Γεωπεριβάλλοντος του Εθνικού & Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών και το Ινστιτούτο Θαλάσσιας Βιολογίας, Βιοτεχνολογίας και Υδατοκαλλιεργειών (Ι.ΘΑ.Β.Β.ΥΚ.) του Ελληνικού Κέντρου Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛΚΕΘΕ).


Από ελληνικής πλευράς, στην έρευνα συμμετείχαν η επίκουρη καθηγήτρια του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών Παρασκευή Νομικού, η Δρ. Παρασκευή Πολυμενάκου του Ι.ΘΑ.Β.Β.ΥΚ.του ΕΛΚΕΘΕ, καθώς επίσης δύο Έλληνες ερευνητές του εξωτερικού, ο Δρ. Άγγελος Μάλλιος και η Δρ. Μαρία Παχιαδάκη του Ωκεανογραφικού Ινστιτούτου Woods Hole της Μασαχουσέτης.

Η κα Νομικού δήλωσε στο ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ ότι «ο Κολούμπος αποτελεί ακόμα και για τη NASA ένα μοναδικό υποθαλάσσιο εργαστήριο, το οποίο διαθέτει στον πυθμένα του κρατήρα του όλες τις συνθήκες και τις μορφές ζωής που μπορεί να απαντηθούν σε άλλους πλανήτες. Δοκιμάστηκαν με επιτυχία εξειδικευμένα αυτόνομα οχήματα, αλλά και ειδικά λογισμικά που επέτρεπαν αυτόνομα να εκτελούνται δειγματοληψίες στον πυθμένα του Κολούμπου».

«Το υποθαλάσσιο αυτό ηφαίστειο», πρόσθεσε, «πρέπει να παρακολουθείται σε μόνιμη βάση με μηχανήματα που θα εγκατασταθούν στον πυθμένα του, όπως παρακολουθείται και το ηφαίστειο της Σαντορίνης. Αποτελεί πόλο έλξης επιστημονικής έρευνας σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο και οι Έλληνες επιστήμονες πρέπει πάντα να πρωταγωνιστούν και να συμμετέχουν σε κάθε έρευνα στον Ελλαδικό χώρο».

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Ορισμένα αναρτώμενα από το διαδίκτυο κείμενα ή εικόνες (με σχετική σημείωση της πηγής), θεωρούμε ότι είναι δημόσια. Αν υπάρχουν δικαιώματα συγγραφέων, παρακαλούμε ενημερώστε μας για να τα αφαιρέσουμε. Επίσης σημειώνεται ότι οι απόψεις του ιστολόγιου μπορεί να μην συμπίπτουν με τα περιεχόμενα του άρθρου. Για τα άρθρα που δημοσιεύονται εδώ, ουδεμία ευθύνη εκ του νόμου φέρουμε καθώς απηχούν αποκλειστικά τις απόψεις των συντακτών τους και δεν δεσμεύουν καθ’ οιονδήποτε τρόπο το ιστολόγιο.

          

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Accounting, Auditing: Financial Advisor - Taylor, Michigan

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Edward JonesFinancial Advisor Job DescriptionStart a brand new career with support and flexibility. We're looking for professionals with a track record of success to join our growing financial services firm. Ambitious people who don't want their careers to be limited by earning potential or corporate ladders. Driven leaders who are committed to making a difference in our clients' lives and their communities.Your Practice.As a Financial Advisor, you'll build your Edward Jones financial services practice in your community. You'll rely on your personal drive, leadership and relationship-building skills to build a book of business and deliver personalized investment solutions to your clients.Your Skills.Financial Advisors succeed by demonstrating a unique combination of ambition, self-motivation and commitment to establishing long-term client relationships. Financial Advisors are driven by performance, and we ensure that their compensation and earning potential is reflective of their performance. They're confident and possess the ability to think critically, with sound judgment. If you're a successful salesperson, accountant, banker or financial professional, your talents are highly valued in our line of work.Your Support Team.Although our Financial Advisors operate autonomous practices, they aren't on their own. We support our Financial Advisors across the nation with industry-leadingtraining that helps them succeed, no matter how long they've been with us. We also provide Financial Advisors with a firm-provided office and a Branch Office Administrator to help manage client services and marketing activities. For new Financial Advisors, we dedicate extensive professional resources to help you pass your required licensing exams, and provide financial support during your practice's first four years.Your Rewards.We believe hard work should be rewarded. At Edward Jones, we offer unlimited earning potential that's always connected to your practice's growth and your clients' success. Your compensation package will also include opportunities for commissions, bonuses, profit sharing and incentive travel. You'll also reap the benefits of running your own practice: freedom and flexibility to succeed while balancing your personal and professional lives.Committed to Our Clients and to You.You can make a difference by helping clients achieve their financial goals. You can achieve a career with support, autonomy and unlimited earning potential. Bring your ambition and leadership, and we'll help you get started. Take the next step, and take the lead running your own professional practice with Edward Jones. Apply today at .Ranked No. 21 onTraining magazine's 2018 Training Top 125 list.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.PandoLogic. Keywords: Financial Advisor, Location: Taylor, MI - 48180 ()
          

Uber case should prompt tighter AV controls

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The death of an Arizona pedestrian last year in an AV accident raises questions about the safety culture at Uber and should prompt better oversight of autonomous vehicle testing.


          

Real autonomous driving from a passenger's perspective: two experimental investigations using gaze behaviour and trust ratings in field and simulator - Strauch C, Mühl K, Patro K, Grabmaier C, Reithinger S, Baumann M, Huckauf A.

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Trusting autonomous vehicles is seen as crucial for their dissemination. However, research on autonomous driving so far is restricted by using closed training courses or simulators and by comparing behaviour and evaluation while driving oneself (a manual c...
          

Social behavior for autonomous vehicles - Schwarting W, Pierson A, Alonso-Mora J, Karaman S, Rus D.

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Deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads promises increased efficiency and safety. It requires understanding the intent of human drivers and adapting to their driving styles. Autonomous vehicles must also behave in safe and predictable ways withou...
          

SCRUM MASTER | Rockwell Automation

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Katowice, Poland, Essential functions You will be a part of autonomous and self-organizing agile team, as well as leadership team. You are a servant leader who helps the team understand agile principles and uses t
          

Other: Senior Specialist, Resolution - Provo, Utah

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Company Description Qualtrics is the technology platform that organizations use to collect, manage, and act on experience data, also called X-data. The Qualtrics XM Platform is a system of action, used by teams, departments, and entire organizations to manage the four core experiences of businesscustomer, product, employee and brandon one platform. Over 10,000 enterprises worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools, rely on Qualtrics to consistently build products that people love, create more loyal customers, develop a phenomenal employee culture, and build iconic brands. Qualtrics was recently acquired by SAP, and together we will accelerate XM and power the experience economy. Join us on this adventure that can open many doors! Join a company that is dedicated to your ideas and growth, recognizes your unique contribution, fills you with purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment. The Challenge The Resolution Team is at the epicenter of Qualtrics' product operations, positioned between our engineering, product management, operations, and customer-facing organizations. As Qualtrics rapidly scales, the Resolution Team's core responsibilities are to aggregate, analyze, and glean insights on our customers' experience with our software to inform the product roadmap, ensure the quality of our software, and address acute customer pain through prompt escalation and resolution. Expectations for Success Qualtrics' Resolution Specialists are dedicated to optimizing our customers' experience with our software. Resolution Specialists are deeply involved in every stage of the product cycle, from ideation of new products and features, to pre-launch quality assurance, to timely resolution of customer pain points. They play a strategic and critical role in ensuring our software addresses the experience management (XM) needs of Fortune 500 companies. Resolution Specialists are the unequivocal product experts at Qualtrics. In this role, you will leverage that product expertise to provide technical solutions to software challenges and ensure the strategic roadmap for our product reflects the voice of our customers. In doing so, you will build and manage relationships with internal stakeholders who are senior leaders of our product, engineering, global operations, and customer success organizations. This unique combination of technical, strategic, and relational experience ensures professional success for Resolution Specialists along product management, software engineering, and data analytics career paths. A Day in the Life Resolution Analysis - Investigate incidents affecting customers' experience with the software - Collaborate with customer-facing leaders to understand customer program impact - Leverage industry-leading technology to deeply and effectively troubleshoot - Partner with engineering leaders to deploy solutions into the product Product Analysis - Develop and maintain systems to capture meaningful data on our customers' experiences with our software - Conduct rigorous analysis of voice of customer data to glean insights on customer pain points and desires to inform the product roadmap - Interact regularly with product management and engineering leaders to present analysis and proposed product and feature updates Technical Analysis - Enhance product operations through analysis of operational and experience data - Build automated processes to enhance efficiency and minimize error - Create data visualizations and dashboards for operational management Team Member Profile Tyler Karian was the Resolution Team Lead at Qualtrics in Provo. If you want to work at a place where you can have an instant impact and surround yourself with brilliant people in a fast-paced, always changing tech environment at a company that truly cares for its employees, Qualtrics is a perfect fit! Read more about Tyler's story here: Why Qualtrics Minimum Requirements - Bachelor's or Master's degree from a top university - At least 1 year of professional experience in a technical role - Familiarity with software and front-end development - Coding skills (R, Python, VB, Java, CSS, HTML, etc.) - Ability to take on problems and identify the root cause of issues - Skill and a real passion for operational excellence - Ability to concurrently manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment - Comfort working both autonomously and collaboratively - Ability to articulate technical concepts to a non-technical audience - Detail-oriented with an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines - Excellent verbal and written communication skills Benefits - Competitive salary - Semi-annual performance bonuses - Improved qualifications/technical skills (HTML, Javascript, CSS) - 30 paid days off - 15 PTO days + 5 Personal Days + 10 Holiday Closures (additional PTO days after one year) - Qualtrics Experience Program - $1500 every year for an experience of your choosing (eligible after one year) - Relocation assistance for out-of-state applicants - Participation in the SAP employee stock purchase plan - $8500 per year in tuition reimbursement for job-related continuing education - On top of standard benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. for employees and their families) we provide snacks, drinks, and free lunches in our office - Inviting and inclusive work environment in a fun, modern space where you get to collaborate with high-achieving, high-caliber colleagues ()
          

Automated Car DevOps Engineer

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CA-Sunnyvale, Automated Car DevOps Engineer 309 N Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA Full-time Legal Entity: Robert Bosch LLC Company Description “Invented for Life” drives us at Bosch and our vision of future mobility. Autonomous vehicles will change the way we move and at Bosch we are working on making this future a reality. We are now growing our team to solve some of the hardest automated driving proble
          

AWS expands DeepRacer league, intros new Evo autonomous mini race car

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The new DeepRacer Evo car adds more ways to study reinforcement learning with a new stereo camera and LIDAR sensor.
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Neurosurgery Days $10,000 SIgn-On and Referra - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II-Medical ICU-Nights $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - FJob SummaryTHIS JOB QUALIFES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUSAt 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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) NoOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileSince its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II Endoscopy Days $10,000 Sign on and Referral Bonus - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: DaysWork Week: Shifts start times rotate. Call requirement.Job SummaryThe position has rotating shifts that will start at 0615-1445, 0630- 1500, 0645-1515, 0700-1530, 0730-1600. There is call which rotates as well. Daily 1530 -0630Weekend call starts on Friday 1530 and ends Monday moring at 0630.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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) NoOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileHouston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 257 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.-- oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform------------------------------------------ No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved)---------------------- No On-Call*-------------------------------------------------------------------- No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. ------------------------ Travel**---------------- May require travel within-------------- Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside-------- No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of --race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,--national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. --Houston Methodist--is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. --Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Executive: Market Analysis Manager - Houston, Texas

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Requisition Number 19-0410 Title Market Analysis Manager City Houston State TX Job Family Commercial Analytics Shift Days Employee Type Regular Subject to DOT Regulations No Percent of Travel Required 0 Relocation Provided No Location Houston Office Description The person in this role will be responsible for performing fundamental analysis and research on all aspects of the energy industry, answering ad hoc energy industry questions, and creating presentation materials. Relevant Skills and Experience --- Strong verbal and written communication skills. --- Knowledge of US natural gas and electric market fundamentals, including supply and demand, environmental legislation, and regional market structures. --- Familiarity with research tools such as ABB-Ventyx Energy Velocity, SNL, and Bloomberg --- Familiarity with modeling languages such as Python, R, or Matlab --- Knowledge of Power plant operations --- Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point) --- Should be able to work autonomously and accept responsibility; able to excel under the pressure of multiple deadlines. --- Team player who is used to diving into issues, brainstorming solutions, and learning new methods and tools to address; results oriented. Requirements Bachelor's Degree in economics, mathematics, business, engineering, or other quantitative discipline with at least three years of experience in energy sector is required. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II (RN) $10,000.00 Sign on and Referral Bonus - Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAYWork Week: VariesJob SummaryAt 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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookEqual Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileSince its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse Med Surg Oncology $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday with rotating weekends Job Summary Med Surg Oncology Unit seeking Registered Nurse (RN) skilled in quality care of general med surg or oncology patients to work night shift at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. --- 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. --- Provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records. --- Provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. --- 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. --- 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. --- 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. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS --- Acute care experience highly preferred --- Oncology experience highly preferred --- Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS --- Associate's Degree in Nursing CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED --- 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 BLS. --- American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED --- 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 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 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 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-- and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" in 2016. 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. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Endoscopy Days $10,000 Sign on and Referral B - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: Days Work Week: Shifts start times rotate. Call requirement. Job Summary The position has rotating shifts that will start at 0, 0630- 1500, 0, 0, 0. There is call which rotates as well. Daily 1530 -0630 Weekend call starts on Friday 1530 and ends Monday moring at 0630. 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) IMCU Nights $10,000 Sign on and Referral Bonu - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends and holidays Job Summary 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) CVICU - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFIES FOR A$10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse IIB (RN) - OR - $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Varies Job Summary At Houston Methodist, the Registered Nurse (RN) IIB position is a licensed staff nurse, an experienced clinician, functions at the Competent to Proficient stage of Benners model of clinical practice. The RN IIB 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 IIB 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 IIB 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. The RN IIB 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. This job code is reserved for RNs who are dedicated to an OR, ER or Cardiac Cath Lab department. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) II-Medical ICU-Nights $10,000 Sign On and Referr - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) - Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: M - F Job Summary THIS JOB QUALIFES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUS 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o 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. o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line o American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED o 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 o 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 o 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 o Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families o Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act o Demonstrates proficient time management skills o Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide o Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professional No Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II MICU $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7aWork Week: Work days vary between M - F, rotating weekendsJob SummaryMICU seeking an experienced ICU Registered Nurse (RN) at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital--- 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.--- Provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records.--- Provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs.--- 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.--- 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.--- 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.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS--- Preferred experience in any of the following specialties: ICU, CVCU, MICU--- Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS--- Associate's Degree in Nursing. BSN strongly preferred.CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED--- 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 BLS and ACLS.--- NIHSS certification within 60 days of hire/transfer--- American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED--- 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 OutlookEqual Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileHouston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened its doors to Northwest Houston in December 2000. In May 2010, a major expansion on the 52-acre campus doubled the size of the hospital, brining more expertise, more state-of-the-art technology and more specialized care to the community. With 251 licensed beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1,600 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was specifically designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community. ()
          

Briefing - Review of dual-use export controls - 26-11-2019

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Certain goods and technologies have legitimate civilian applications but can also be used for military purposes; so-called 'dual-use' goods are subject to the European Union's export control regime. The regime is now being revised, mainly to take account of significant technological developments and to create a more level playing field among EU Member States. The proposed regulation would recast the regulation in force since 2009. Among other elements, the proposal seeks to introduce an 'autonomous' EU list for cyber-surveillance technology featuring items that are not (yet) subject to multilateral export control. Moreover, the proposal seeks to introduce human rights violations as an explicit justification for export control. Stakeholders are divided over the incorporation of human rights considerations, with the technology industry particularly concerned that it might lose out to non-European competitors. On 17 January 2018, based on the INTA committee's report on the legislative proposal, the European Parliament adopted its position for trilogue negotiations. For its part, the Council adopted its negotiating mandate on 5 June 2019, and on the basis of this mandate, the Council Presidency began negotiations with the European Parliament's delegation on 21 October 2019. Fifth edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.

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Pro-democracy candidates win in landslide after massive election turnout in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Wu Chi-wai, leader of the city’s biggest pro-democracy party,...


          

Daimler starts pilot testing of self-driving Mercedes S-class taxis

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The pilot program, which mainly uses Mercedes S-class sedans, is the first time Daimler's autonomous vehicles have carried members of the public.


          

Autonomous Cloud Sales Representative

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Job description RoleAutonomous Cloud Sales Representative - KuwaitDetailed Description and Job RequirementsSells a subset of product or services directly or via partners to a large number of named accountsnon-named accountsgeographical territory (mainly Tier 3 accounts)Primary job duty is to sell technology software products and related servic
          

Black Friday Madness for Designers & Makers

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Black Friday Madness for Designers & Makers
AoiroStudioNov 28, 2019

It's that time of the year again. It's that much needed time off with your family and friends. Coming with that free time well come also the deals from Black Friday. I guess we all know the concept of what Black Friday is. My email has been hammered and social feeds with outstanding deals that just can't go overlooked. By the meantime, I also took the liberty to add friends who are doing amazing work that needs attention in this roundup, independent artists who are making products to enhance our workflow, inspire us and have all the right reasons to be autonomous. If you have any suggestions, please let us know! Enjoy!

Here are the deals (In their words)

Adobe

All apps 50% off

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Refactoring UI

Refactoring UI - Complete Package at 99$

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Semplice

Save 30% on your Semplice licence

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Books by Radim Malinic

Get the set of Books alonside with his newest 'Book of Branding' by Radim.

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UI8

Hundreds of premium products for up to 90% off

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Design + Code

Get Pro for 50% off

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LS Store

50% discount for all products. Unlimited access for just $49,5/year

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Mujjo

Valid from November 28th through December 3rd. Coupon Code: #25off for all products available on Mujjo.com

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Mission Workshop

Use MW-2020 for 20% off your purchase, plus a $20 digital gift card on future orders. Until Dec. 2nd.

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Moment

New Fisheye 14mm Lens

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Happy Shopping!


          

Hip-hop collective and boy band Brockhampton returns to Detroit with new record

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The idiom “too many cooks in the kitchen” does not apply to self-proclaimed “all-American boy band” and 15-piece autonomous hip-hop collective Brockhampton. In fact, the more the better, especially in the case of the Texas-bred group’s latest record, 2019’s Shia LaBeouf-influenced Ginger.…
          

DOOR Administrator

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MA-Cambridge, DOORS Engineer Contract 6-12 Months M-F 40 hours weekly Engineer will work on a team in systems engineering of first-of-a-kind systems. Systems supported include spacecraft, aircraft, and underwater vehicles, both supervised and autonomous. Candidate must be able to define and implement requirements management best practices using DOORS. ¿ Develop schemas and maintain IBM DOORS® requirements datab
          

Incoming OX Amp Top Box

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I’ve experimented for years with only guitar -> cable -> amp. I mixed up guitars, pickups and amps believing volume and the TMB would get me there. Sure, a screaming amp has tremendous degrees of fun but there’s still that wall I never got past. Now I get it. Those sweet luscious sounds come from more than just the amp. I never realized how a little compression, reverb, delay and simple EQ can wake up an amp – and how deep the sound is impregnated into rock & Roll. Having spent the past couple days with the OX, I’d venture to say this feels like training wheels on a Harley. Most of the presets are marvelous. In as much, the unit also functions as an autonomous driver. It’s fun to change preset and have another wonderous sound – in that way, it keeps you in the fast lane. I’m still a blind dog, searching for a bone. Now that I’ve discovered some, my fervor has drastically increased. Thus far, I’ve stuck with the factory presets – most are glorious. Soon I’ll begin altering settings in order to learn how to control them. Who knows, I may even invest in pedals. Who knew? I have to mention the Boss WAZA. On Saturday I was visited by two well stocked musicians who graciously provided me my first look at the WAZA. Being complete nubes, DBlues and I, didn’t have the understanding to put it through all its paces. Boss put a lot of thought and features in the WAZA. It has an input for pedalboard and midi capability allowing for augmentation and/or switching of WAZA presets, amp channels/effects plus an effects loop in either parallel or series; the OX doesn’t. The feature that I’m most impressed with is that the WAZA will output its effects to a speaker cab; the OX doesn’t. For the OX, it’s only front of house (FOH) or headphones - no effects make it to the cab. The WAZA is also an amp so, if you’re inclined, you can boost the output level of smaller amps to the speaker cab and keep up with a heavy fisted drummer. Where do I go? There’s still a LOT to learn on the OX. It makes the amps sound better than ever - like they should. I’m still considering either a Fryette PS-100 or WAZA. The primary difference being SS (WAZA) vs tube (Fryette) re-amping. Honestly, in this case, I’m leaning toward the WAZA, assuming the SS re-amping may be more neutral. It’ll depend on which has better effects and re-amping. I know the OX is here to stay!
          

China slaps sanctions on US over Hong Kong unrest

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China suspended US warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has frequently blamed on foreign influence.

Last week US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires the president to annually review the city's favourable trade status and threatens to revoke it if the semi-autonomous territory's freedoms are quashed.

The move came as the world's two biggest economies have been striving to finalise a "phase one" deal in their protracted trade war.

"In response to the unreasonable behaviour of the US side, the Chinese government has decided to suspend reviewing the applications for US warships to go to Hong Kong for (rest and) recuperation as of today," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

China had already denied requests for two US Navy ships to dock in Hong Kong in August, without specifying a reason why.

- Behaving 'badly' -

Hua said they would also apply sanctions to a number of US-based NGOs, although failed to give any specifics over the form sanctions would take.

Sanctions will apply to NGOs that had acted "badly" over the recent unrest in Hong Kong, she said, including the National Endowment for Democracy, Human Rights Watch and Freedom House.

There was "already a large amount of facts and evidence that make it clear that these non-governmental organisations support anti-China" forces and "incite separatist activities for Hong Kong independence", Hua added.

She accused them of having "great responsibility for the chaotic situation in Hong Kong".

Protesters in Hong Kong are pushing for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability, but the city's pro-Beijing leadership has refused any major political concessions.

The increasingly violent rallies have hammered the retail and tourism sectors, with mainland Chinese visitors abandoning the city in droves.

The city's finance chief warned Monday that Hong Kong is set to record its first budget deficit in 15 years.

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Nihit Shrestha

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Studied physiotherapy in United Kingdom Nihit Shrestha Male
Driven, highly motivated and passionate msk physio with over 3 years experience in New Zealand and England predominantly in the private sector and NHS. Experience treating a whole host of different clientele from sports, medicolegal, g.p referrals and self funded patients. I pride myself in my ability to communicate effectively and compassionately, this has been honed by working in a range of different environments and settings. I have a proven ability to work autonomously with a large and complex caseload. With many post graduate courses under my belt I have many tools at my disposal to treat and empower my patients Experiences West Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Worthing, England — Band 6 locum MSK Physiotherapist 2019 Roles: Triaging suitable patients to group classes, physiotherapy assistants with exercise programmes and hydrotherapy. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Eastbourne, England — Band 6 locum MSK Physiotherapist 2019 Roles: Managing a full patient caseload; Prioritising patients to different exercise classes, hydrotherapy, time to talk (talking therapies) and pain management North City Physiotherapy, Wellington, New Zealand — Physiotherapist 2018 - 2019 Working autonomously as a physiotherapist in a private practise covering local schools, g.p surgeries, gymnasiums. Roles: Managing and retaining a varied caseload; completing vocational rehabilitation programmes liaising closely with OT; Strength and conditioning programmes for high level athletes; Participating and leading weekly in-service training; Recognise the specific services for Māori health, develop new concepts specialised in New Zealand. Projects Abroad, Kathmandu, Nepal — Volunteer Physiotherapist 2015 Assisting Physiotherapists treating kids under the age of 18 at a community based rehab centre. Kids with varied mental and physical conditions. Physioworld, East of England, UK — Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist 2013 - 2015 Physiotherapist for a variety of different msk settings. Principle duties: manage a large patient caseload consisting of NHS and G.P referrals, medico-legal, private, sports teams; providing manual therapy and exercise based approach; perform a complete biomechanical assessment; vocational rehab programme. VCF Physiotherapy, Peterborough, UK — Locum Physiotherapist 2013 Physiotherapist providing treatment sessions for workers at a Steel factory and a paediatric patient with mental and physical disabilities. PROFESSIONAL COURSES March 2019 Mulligans Concepts, Mobilisation with Movement Part A, The upper extremities, Cervical and Thoracic spine February 2015 Foundations in Acupuncture (ATCHP) July 2014 Sports and remedial massage, advanced soft tissue techniques May 2014 Cadaver course at Coventry University March 2014 Shoulder treatment techniques March 2014 SIJ treatment techniques January 2014 Upper limb treatment techniques December 2013 Introduction to Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation November 2013 Common Knee and ankle pathologies June 2013 Managing Complex patients
Location Preference: London, Brighton. Would consider other parts of UK and Europe for the right opportunity. Assistance with registration would be required.
Available from: A.S.A.P
          

On friday game time country 5 CST the canadian

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The most visited city in the world, Hong Kong has a plethora of attractions for both tourists and residents alike, but exorbitant living costs, as well as the political unrest that has rocked the Chinese autonomous territory since March and shows no signs of abating anytime soon, are causing many residents to consider leaving for […]
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) II - Med/Surg Nights -$10,000 Sign On and Referr - Sugar Land, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHT Work Week: Full Time Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. ..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Neurosurgery Days $10,000 SIgn-On and Referra - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved) No On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________..... click apply for full job details ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II-Medical ICU-Nights $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - FJob SummaryTHIS JOB QUALIFES FOR A $10,000 SIGN ON AND REFERRAL BONUSAt 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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) NoOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileSince its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II Endoscopy Days $10,000 Sign on and Referral Bonus - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: DaysWork Week: Shifts start times rotate. Call requirement.Job SummaryThe position has rotating shifts that will start at 0615-1445, 0630- 1500, 0645-1515, 0700-1530, 0730-1600. There is call which rotates as well. Daily 1530 -0630Weekend call starts on Friday 1530 and ends Monday moring at 0630.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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept. approved) NoOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileHouston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 257 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: NIGHTWork Week: M - F Job Summary 11/2018 JOB SUMMARY 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: -INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. -COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. -ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. -RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. -EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.-- oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS oBachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oEighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements. oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) oOther credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service line oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates 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 oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oStrong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components oAbility to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families oUses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act oDemonstrates proficient time management skills oMaintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide oWorking knowledge of Microsoft products including Outlook SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work AttireYes/No Uniform------------------------------------------ No ScrubsYes Business professionalNo Other (dept. approved)---------------------- No On-Call*-------------------------------------------------------------------- No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs) *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. ------------------------ Travel**---------------- May require travel within-------------- Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside-------- No of Houston Metropolitan area **Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of --race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,--national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. --Houston Methodist--is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. --Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Executive: Market Analysis Manager - Houston, Texas

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Requisition Number 19-0410 Title Market Analysis Manager City Houston State TX Job Family Commercial Analytics Shift Days Employee Type Regular Subject to DOT Regulations No Percent of Travel Required 0 Relocation Provided No Location Houston Office Description The person in this role will be responsible for performing fundamental analysis and research on all aspects of the energy industry, answering ad hoc energy industry questions, and creating presentation materials. Relevant Skills and Experience --- Strong verbal and written communication skills. --- Knowledge of US natural gas and electric market fundamentals, including supply and demand, environmental legislation, and regional market structures. --- Familiarity with research tools such as ABB-Ventyx Energy Velocity, SNL, and Bloomberg --- Familiarity with modeling languages such as Python, R, or Matlab --- Knowledge of Power plant operations --- Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point) --- Should be able to work autonomously and accept responsibility; able to excel under the pressure of multiple deadlines. --- Team player who is used to diving into issues, brainstorming solutions, and learning new methods and tools to address; results oriented. Requirements Bachelor's Degree in economics, mathematics, business, engineering, or other quantitative discipline with at least three years of experience in energy sector is required. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. ()
          

Other: Registered Nurse II (RN) $10,000.00 Sign on and Referral Bonus - Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: DAYWork Week: VariesJob SummaryAt 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.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSo Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.o Focuses on patient/customer safetyo Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standardso Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being meto Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob 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)SERVICE - 25%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)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%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)FINANCE - 10%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)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%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.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environmentCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo 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.o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)o Other credentials and certifications as defined by unit/service lineo American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo 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 checklisto 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 securityo 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 principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familieso Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Acto Demonstrates proficient time management skillso Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guideo Working knowledge of Microsoft products including OutlookEqual Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company ProfileSince its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse Med Surg Oncology $10,000 Sign On and Referral Bonus - Houston, Texas

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Work Shift: 7p-7a Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday with rotating weekends Job Summary Med Surg Oncology Unit seeking Registered Nurse (RN) skilled in quality care of general med surg or oncology patients to work night shift at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. --- 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. --- Provides professional nursing care to a diverse patient population, conducts nursing assessments, assists with exams and treatment, patient education, and maintenance of medical records. --- Provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently which may include patients with varied and complex needs. --- 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. --- 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. --- 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. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS --- Acute care experience highly preferred --- Oncology experience highly preferred --- Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS --- Associate's Degree in Nursing CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED --- 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 BLS. --- American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification in applicable specialty area preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED --- 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 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 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 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-- and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" in 2016. 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. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse II (RN) Endoscopy Days $10,000 Sign on and Referral B - League City, Texas

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Work Shift: Days Work Week: Shifts start times rotate. Call requirement. Job Summary The position has rotating shifts that will start at 0, 0630- 1500, 0, 0, 0. There is call which rotates as well. Daily 1530 -0630 Weekend call starts on Friday 1530 and ends Monday moring at 0630. 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. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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) SERVICE - 25% 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) QUALITY/SAFETY - 25% 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) FINANCE - 10% 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) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15% 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. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS o Bachelor of Science degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS o Eighteen months registered nurse experience in a healthcare environment CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should