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ER Nurses Week 2021 – Front Line Heroes

Happy ER Nurses Week 2021!  Celebrating our Front Line Heroes

Today we kick off a much-needed celebration honoring those in the front lines, ER Nurses Week 2020.  It takes a special heart to become a nurse, but an extraordinary soul to go into the emergency nurse profession.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  these past two years have been particularly challenging and revealing years for ER nurses across the globe.  More than ever before, the vital role of healthcare professionals including the ER nurses has been acknowledged.  We see them on the news and when we go to the doctor, but we can’t begin to understand the amazing sacrifices they make each day in honor of caring for our health.

Just like you and I, ER Nurses are Real People. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, real people feel fear, get tired, frustrated, anxious, and even depressed.  However, the ER Nurse has to put aside their fears and remain strong and focused to care for their patients.  Armed with their PPE gear, they bravely continue on tirelessly and unite with their healthcare coworkers as a tribe to keep pushing forward.  Yes, they miss their families and their families miss and worry about them but understand the importance of their mission.  Still, this is not their biggest concern during Nurses Week 2021.  Like many other healthcare professions, ER nurses are concerned about patients greatly needing emergency care staying away from hospitals and emergency rooms out of worry that they could become ill.

 

During this year, we have seen a massive surge in hospital overcrowding which has complicated receiving care for every patient in need of ER care.

Some individuals will have chest pains for days before getting treatment.  On behalf of Altus ER Nurses, we want everyone to understand the following:

You will be safe coming to any Altus facility.  We are open 24/7, offering safe private rooms.  We are currently offering low wait times. We offer Free Medical Screening, do COVID-19 testing & accept Medicare. There is no good reason to stay at home when you need ER care.  Do not risk your life. Get ER Care.

Altus is proud to celebrate Emergency Nurses Week along with the most talented and dedicated group of ER Nurses ever assembled. While we are grateful every day for the hard work these professionals do, this week we take special care to honor their dedication and commitment to helping patients.

A Look Back into ER Nurses Day From Previous Years

As you can see, at Altus, we have been celebrating ER Nurses Week since we first opened.  You may recognize some of the smiling faces.  This year, we will be releasing updated photos and videos of our ER Nurses.  The difference may be the PPE gear, the glowing smile underneath will still be the same.  Happy ER Nurses Week 2021!  Now, let’s explore, why these special ladies and gentlemen deserve our appreciation.  We will overcome the COVID-19, but there will always be battles to fight.  May we never forget to honor these brave individuals on the front lines of healthcare.

Why Do Emergency Nurses Deserve Special Appreciation?  

Nurses across the country do exemplary work. However, emergency nurses deserve special recognition because the environment in which they must work requires quick thinking and nerves of steel. 

The Emergency Room staff needs to make split-second life or death decisions. Nurses are often the first person a patient sees when they enter our Emergency Room. These people are often in severe pain, shock, and scared. The reassurance, compassion, and empathy of ER nurses make all the difference to these patients and their families.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Role of ER Nurses

Every day, emergency nurses must tackle diverse tasks with professionalism, efficiency, and above all—caring.

Patient-Care: Working at an emergency center means ER nurses will need to care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Some might be mild emergencies, while others may involve trauma, heart attacks, or traumatic brain injuries. The wide variety of patient conditions requires that ER nurses have specialized training and qualifications. In addition, a strong character that can keep its cool in extremely stressful situations is indispensable.

Education: The nurses at Altus are outstanding members of the communities that we serve. As such, they are always available to help us promote our wellness programs, and educate the public on how to prevent injuries. Additionally, nurses are the most prominent advocates for patients who visit our ER centers. Not only do they assist the patient during their stay at our facilities, but they also explain the care needed to ensure a speedy recovery once the patient goes home.

Leadership: Part of the company culture at Altus focuses on working as a unit. Our nurses are perhaps the best liaisons in our organization. They work closely with administrators, lab technicians, doctors, and of course, patients. Because of this, emergency room nurses must have strong leadership skills that allow them to build solid relationships with every member of our team.

A Special Thank You to Our Invaluable Nurses

At Altus Health which includes Altus ER Baytown, Altus ER Lake Jackson, Altus Lumberton Hospital, and Altus ER Waxahachie, we know the quality of the people that work with us. Moreover, every patient we see gets a chance to meet the most amazing, professional, and caring nurses ever!

Our organization could not provide the care needed by our communities, were it not for the hard work and dedication that our nurses put into every minute of their workday. 

These brave, compassionate angels help us save lives every day, and we could not be more proud and grateful to have them by our side.

To all of you who give so much to both patients and colleagues, “Thank You” from the bottom of our hearts for a job well done!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Employee Spotlight Lauren Frazier, Regional Director of QI/Risk

Employee Spotlight Lauren Frazier, Regional Director of QI/Risk

Tradition is beautiful, especially when it’s about uplifting incredible people from our communities that truly deserve it.  In honor of the wonderful tradition that we have established at Altus, today we are honored to take the time to spotlight Lauren Frazier, the Regional Director of QI/Risk and Project Management for Altus Emergency Centers, and Altus Lumberton Hospital.  If you are ever in an emergency at any of our Altus facilities and enjoy a quality experience, you can thank our wonderful staff including Lauren.  Today we are doing an employee spotlight on Lauren Frazier as we are proud to have her as one of the stars of Team Altus.

 

In an emergency, not only does every second matter, every detail matters. A troubling moment can be agonizing or an incredible relief depending on how the experience is for the patient.  During the current COVID-19 pandemic, everything has been particularly trying to everyone.  During these challenging times, we are ever so grateful to have super troopers on board as we are always looking for the best experience for our patients.  Among our unsung healthcare heroes, Lauren has a good deal to do with the incredible quality within our Altus Emergency and Altus Lumberton Hospital healthcare centers.

Read more to get to know about the Employee Spotlight: Lauren Frazier.

Who is Lauren Frazier?

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Lauren began at Altus through the Fellowship Program under the mentorship of Kevin Herrington, President of Altus Emergency Centers and Altus Lumberton Hospital.

Since then, Mrs. Frazier has been instrumental in the development of the high-quality emergency room experience.   She continues to works with staff and patients to assure that they always receive the very best quality in healthcare.

A Hometown Girl with International Flair

Lauren Frazier, the director of quality improvement, risk, and EOC, studied health sciences and minored in corporate communication and public relations, also obtaining a concentration in Biochemistry at Baylor University.  An adventurous spirit, Lauren has also been involved in international studies and practice in order to expand her perspectives.

I received my MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Administration at Lamar University. My early days were very focused on the clinical side with countless hours in labs and patient care and experience. I have completed countless days of hands-on-experience throughout my studies and career, including spending time in Costa Rica and Panama solely to help administer patient care and  assess the disparity and continuum of care.

The Fellowship Program

“During this time, I was able to lead significant efforts and gain thorough experience in all management departments including Communications and Marketing, Executive Office, Finance, Operations, Private Equity, Billing and Management, and other Regional Services associated with Altus Health. There is no training period for the rigorous program.”

It has been a long road to this point in my career. However, it is one that has been most rewarding.

Greatly respected by all, president Kevin Herrington expressed about her as, Lauren has been a stellar employee and has a great ability to observe, analyze and make sound judgment calls.” 

Lauren is one of our excellent health care executives that has obtained valuable first-hand experience through the Fellowship Program.  

An Interview with our Employee Spotlight Lauren Frazier

We enjoyed a lovely chat with Lauren while she shared about her vision, purpose, family, and becoming a new mom. The following are some highlights of our interview with Lauren and her experience of working with Altus for over five years.

Q: “So, please explain, what is your role at Altus?”

A:  Lauren

I handle Quality/Risk, Governance, and oversee Environment of care/Asset maintenance for all locations together with a team. I also manage organizational projects, as assigned by our President.”

 

Q: “How do you think this makes a difference in patient’s lives?”

A:  Lauren

All my areas of responsibility roll down to patient care, which is the center of all decisions. All decisions have a ripple effect right down to the patient.

 

Q: “Wow this really sounds impacting in all that it encompasses, could you explain a little more about this?”

A:  Lauren

At Altus, we have a patient centered focus, and we’re willing to make necessary moves in a timely manner to benefit patient experience and care.”

“In healthcare, timing is everything. What everyone sees on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg.”

 

“Behind the scenes, there are a lot of moving parts and decisions that allow for that patient perspective and experience the public sees and feels when they walk through our front doors at any of our locations. Our facilities have a local atmosphere that our patients appreciate and the personalized service that makes all the difference during their emergencies.

 

Q: “What is your favorite part about working with Altus?

A:  Lauren

The best part about working for Altus is being a part of a healthcare organization that is able to provide quality healthcare in a comfortable environment for our patients. Our model also offers convenience and increases access to healthcare. Additionally, we have a team dedicated to the organization.”

 

Q: “What do you do when you are not working at Altus?

A:  Lauren

Outside of working at Altus, I spend time with my family, friends, and  support my husband, who is a local high school band director. I am also a grad member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, where I serve and give back to the community.

 

Q: “How does it feel to be a new mom?

A:  Lauren

Being a new mom is such a blessing for me. I am honored to be my daughter Ava’s mother. It is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs I’ve ever had.  It is a journey with lots of learning and twists, but it also has lots of love and laughs along the way.”

“I wear quite a few hats, but in the end you ultimately receive what you give.

 

Thank you, Lauren Frazier for all that you do!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

altus emergency 24 hr ER Texas

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top-of-the-line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

Men’s Health Quotes from Altus

Life Lessons From the Healthy Men of Altus

Men’s Health Quotes from Altus

In honor of Men’s Health Month, we’d like to introduce you to three of the gentlemen from Altus.  At Altus Emergency, Altus Baytown ER and Altus Lumberton Hospital, we not only care about the healthcare of our communities, we try to be an example of health and wellness.  The following are some heart-felt testimonies about how these dedicated Altus staff feel about Men’s Health.

“Being a man is a tough job. Working on your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health is important to be the best man you can for your family, friends and job. My journey started with Obi taking me to the gym. I remember how sore I was after that first workout! I quickly realized I need a professional personal trainer so I hired Travis. Although he thought I would not last 2 weeks, I am still at it all these years later. Running was always my primary workout, then slowly working out in the gym. I trained for my first marathon several years ago and now enjoy running for the enjoyment. When asked about getting into shape, I always say it is literally one step in front of the other. Start slow and build over time. You will never regret having a workout program. You will only regret never starting.”

“I work out to keep up with my 3 year old. Staying fit is a way of life!”

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

Obinna Ononobi MBA, MHA

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Strategy

“I like to keep myself in good shape shape, but i workout more so to keep myself sane. Working out and staying in shape is more mental for me than physical. some days you just don’t want to show up, but mentally you have to push past that. At the end of the day, your health and the health of those around you should be the most important things, so why question taking care of them?”

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Travis Dabel

Marketing Coordinator

As you can see, at Altus good health is a way of life.  Never forget that men’s health matters.  Make time to take care of the health of all of the men in your life through encouraging a healthy lifestyle and prevention.  Part of prevention is knowing where to go during a potential medical emergency.  Please remember that at Altus we are always open and offer free medical screening.  Happy Men’s Health to all from all of us!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Staff Promotions Announced

Important Staff Promotions Announced

We are pleased to announce the staff promotions of our key leadership.  Two staff members are transitioning to new roles to elevate the Altus facilities.

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Strategy
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Richelle Blackburn

Vice President of Operations

Implications of Our Recent Staff Promotions

Congratulations to our all-star, Obinna Ononobi, for your recent promotion to becoming Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Strategy!  The following was his reaction about the recent role change within one of the finest healthcare organizations of Texas:

 

Q:  What does this role change mean?

A:  This means, I am responsible for the business growth and overall brand development for Altus ERs and Hospital.

 

Q: What responsibilities come with this? In other words, what is the different job description?

A:  In my new role, as the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Strategy, I will partner with senior leadership in leading multiple ERs and Hospital. My primary responsibility will be cultivating strategic partnership and developing growth agendas and will be intimately involved in the hospital’s/ERs strategic planning, capital planning, Marketing and physician relations. I will continue to have complete oversight of Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie.

 

Q:   What is a great quote to summarize your reaction to when you first heard this great news?

A:  “Onward and upward”

We are equally thrilled to congratulate the lovely Richelle Blackburn, for her recent promotion to Vice President of Operations.  With twenty nine years in the healthcare industry, this excellent lady genuinely puts her heart into ensuring the care of each patient that comes through the Altus locations.  The following is her reaction to her new role:

 

Q:  How would you summarize your new role?

A:  With the promotion to VP of Operations, I will be responsible for operations at each of our ER’s and the Hospital. 

 

Q:  What type of opportunities do you foresee in the future?

A:  This promotion provides me the opportunity to continue to provide positive leadership at all our facilities.  

Congratuations to both Obi and Richelle for their recent staff promotions.  We are very much looking forward towards witnessing the positive impact your new roles will have on the healthcare of our communities.  At Altus, it is our mission to continuously strive for ensuring the best possible access to healthcare for all ages.  Thank you to all of the healthcare heroes of Altus.  A much deserved round of applause for each and every one of you!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Employee Highlight Shannon Seymour Quality

Employee Highlight Shannon Seymour

Introducting the June 2021 Employee Highlight, Shannon Seymour.  It is truly a pleasure and honor to work with each and every one of our staff members. You are not just coworkers and colleagues but part of the Altus Family.

This month we will be highlighting one of our wonderful staff members, which is Shannon Seymour.

Shannon Seymour is none other than the Director of Quality Improvement.  This means that she is here to ensure that each time you visit an Altus location, you will have the very best patient experience.

What Does Our Shannon Seymour Do?

Our Director of Quality Improvement, Shannon Seymour, oversees the development, management, implementation, and sustainability of all improvement activities and compliance procedures while cultivating exceptional care and services in the healthcare industry.

Let’s Get to Know Shannon Seymour

We sat down with Shannon to ask her a few questions about their work and personal experience working with the Altus facilities. Here is what we learned.

Q/ What do you love about working for altus?

 

A/My co workers are always there for me in patient care.

 

 

Q/ What do you love about quality?

 

A/ “Quality of work never goes out of style!”

 

 

Q/ How does quality help us keep patients safety and overall patient satisfaction in line?

 

A/ “The goal of the Quality Dept is to insure we are always following the most current safety guidelines for our patients and staff. We also monitor patient satisfaction surveys given to improve patient satisfaction and look for potential areas of improvement.”

Thank you, Shannon Seymour, for all that you do to help ensure that our patients come out feeling “all better”.  The complexity of how this takes place is unknown to most but the end success stories fill our hearts with gladness.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Assistant Administrator Job Opening in Waxahachie

Assistant Administrator – Job Opening in Waxahachie

This is an excellent opportunity to work with one of the finest Emergency Rooms in Texas.

Altus is currently seeking to fill the position of an Assistant Administrator – Job Opening in Waxahachie to work at Altus Emergency Center in Waxahachie. Please review the following job requirements and Submit your Resume Now.

Assistant Administrator Position Summary

Aid in general operations of the Center, manage employee personal and health files, participate in the Governing Board, management and review of outside vendor contracts, and aiding in the oversight of the processes of registration.

 

The staffing of the Center is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in other areas of the Center and may be expected to perform duties other than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.

Assistant Administrator Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for maintaining and aiding in the day-to-day operations of the Center.
  2. Aiding in general maintenance of the facility and resolving problems as they occur. Following up and ensuring routine maintenance is completed within the facility.
  3. Management and security of policies and procedures that govern employees of the Center.
  4. Work with management on implementation of quality management plan
  5. Helps in different community marketing event. Acts as liaison to the community
  6. Responsible for managing contracts of outside vendors, making sure contracts are up to date and business associate agreements are signed if needed. Conduct an annual review/audit of pricing and services provided by vendor.
  7. Serves as a member of the Medical Executive Committee, Governing Board, and other committees as necessary.
  8. Creates and maintain the minutes and information provide to the Professional Standards Committee and the Governing Board.
  9. Ensure the proper function of equipment and ordering of office supplies.
  10. Work with management on utilization review to ensure cost-conscious use of all resources.
  11. Aid management with CQI processes to ensure compliance with regulations of governing bodies and accrediting organizations by continually monitoring the facility’s service delivery and initiating changes as required, according to the quality management plan.
  12. Provides basic marketing duties and attends beneficial functions in the community, including events that are after hours.
  13. Abides by and supports established Center policies and procedures.
  14. Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business.
  15. Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors, medical staff members and Center employees.
  16. Organization of facility invoices and assurance of payments to vendors.
  17. Aid management in oversight of registration processes and medical records.
  18. Reconciliation of payments/batching by the registration staff.
  19. Preparing for state and federal audits as well as maintaining good standing and compliance for the facilities state and federal licensing.
  20. Auditing of facility safety program and assurance that proper safety is being maintained. Reviewing that the appropriate safety drills are being performed and documented.
  21. Overseeing of the human resources processes for the facility and maintaining employee personal and health files.
  22. Auditing of the human resource processes for the other emergency facilities.
  23. Assistant to the Administrator, aiding in all functions for all the emergency centers.
  24. Other Jobs duties.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor Degree required and Masters preferred.
  2. Healthcare experience is a plus.
  3. Computer skills
  4. Type minimum of 45wpm
  5. Basic office skills
  6. Knowledge of medical terminology
  7. Must be alert, honest and of good character

Special Skills and Knowledge

None.

Essential Function

  1. Ability to read and write (legibly)
  2. Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively
  3. Ability to respond quickly, physically and mentally as the need arises
  4. Compliance with facility personnel policies
  5. Ability to function independently without constant supervision

Physical/Mental Requirements for Position

  1. Ability to frequently utilize full range of motion, including crouching, stooping, reaching bending and twisting
  2. Ability to constantly utilize manual dexterity
  3. Ability to see and hear
  4. Ability to understand simple written and verbal instructions
  5. Ability to solve simple problems
  6. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks

Bloodborne Pathogen Classification

Category 3-No occupational exposure

The above material reflects the general qualifications considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work required that may be inherent to the position.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

ER RN – Night Shift – Job Opening $10 K Sign On Bonus!

ER RN – Night Shift – Job Opening $10 K Sign On Bonus!

This is an excellent opportunity to work with one of the finest Emergency Rooms in Texas.

Altus is currently seeking to fill the position of an ER RN – Night Shift – Job Opening with a $10,000 Sign On Bonus to work at Altus Baytown ER. Please review the following job requirements and submit your resume to ERjobs@altusemergency.com.

ER RN – Night Shift Job Summary

To act as patient advocate, providing continuity of care designed to meet individual patient needs through collaboration with other members of the health care team. Supports the philosophy, objectives and goals of the organization. The Emergency Room Nurse will assess the needs of individual patients including but not limited to adult, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients.

 

The Emergency Room RN for each shift, shall be responsible for providing staffing the hospital’s emergency room, and as such shall be able to demonstrate skills in basic emergency care to meet the emergency procedures anticipated by the hospital and defined within the scope of services and care for which the hospital is capable of providing.

 

  • Reports To: CNO/Clinical Administrator
  • Supervises: ER Techs and/or LVN’s

QUALIFICATIONS:          

Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas

Demonstrates ability to stand and/or walk at five hours per day.

Demonstrates ability to lift and/carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis.

Demonstrates ability to push/pullover 25 pounds on a regular basis.

Current BLS Certification

Current ACLS Certification

Current PALS Certification

 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Category I exposure to blood borne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and may encounter radiation hazards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

General:

  1. Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychologic and cognitive status.
  2. Formulates a goal directed plan of care, which is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
  3. Implements care in a knowledgeable, skilled, consistent manner in reaching the desired patient outcomes through nursing processes.
  4. Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available center resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.
  5. Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons and documenting events.
  6. Demonstrates applied knowledge base in areas of medical/ surgical patient care, actions of pharmaceuticals and anesthetic agents, laboratory values, safety and legal issues and all emergency equipment.
  7. Demonstrates applied knowledge in the administration of respiratory medications, use of ventilator/BIPAP. Patient education regarding use of inhalers and nebulizers.
  8. Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.

Specific:

  1. Completes documentation duties in the patient record, which is timely, accurate and concise.
    1. Nursing ER Record
    2. Emergency Plan of Care
  2. Works as part of a team in delivering patient care.
  3. Maintains CPR/ACLS/PALS certification.
  4. Attends all mandatory in-services and participates in staff meetings.
  5. Remains flexible, adaptive and able to accept and implement new ideas and approaches.
  6. Treats all patients equally adopting the Facility’s Patient Rights policy.
  7. Reviews and carries out physician orders in an appropriate professional manner.
  8. Counts narcotics with another nurse and replenishes supply as necessary.
    1. Adheres to the facility’s medication management protocols.
  9. Upon patient admission to the emergency room department, conducts initial nursing assessment.
  10. Carries out protocols for written emergency services as defined by the organization through the facility’s Triage Policy.
    1. Assesses and initiates stabilization protocols for care. emergent, urgent ornon-urgent care according the facility’s treatment protocols.
  11. Is knowledgeable about and responsive to emergency situations, i.e. cardiac arrest, drug reaction, fire, disaster etc.
  12. Initiates basic life support measures, if required
  13. Demonstrates knowledge of the hospital’s transfer protocols relating to:
    1. Contacting the physician on duty.
    2. Assisting the physician in the transfer of patient to higher level of care, if required.
    3. Completing the patient medical record documentation required for transfer.
    4. Completing the required transfer forms.
    5. Completing the ER Department Log.
    6. Can verbalize an understanding of the EMTALA regulations
  14. Reports and completes appropriate forms for variance incidents related to patients, visitors, and employees.
  15. Readies the area to receive patients.
    1. Each shift will check defibrillator and crash cart integrity daily.
    2. Check monthly medication outdates
    3. Review for re-stocking for supply
  16. Willingly assists with other duties when asked.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Honoring Nurses Week 2021

Celebrating Nurses Week 2021

The Heart and Soul of Healthcare

Altus Honors Nurses Week 2021

This week we honor those who have proven to be the heart and soul of our healthcare system our invaluable nurses!

Not to brag, but at Altus Emergency we have some of the most impressive nursing professionals in Texas, we are sure our patients will attest to this.

Nursing has been ranked as one of the most honest and ethical professions for the last 16 years, no other field either in healthcare or otherwise has had this type of recognition, and to us that says a lot about the quality of humans that make up this incredible profession.

Nurses are the closest thing to an angel on Earth that anyone of us will ever encounter, and this Nurses Week we celebrate them and their profession.

President Ronald Regan proclaimed May 6th as National Nurses Day, but, one day is simply not enough to celebrate the amazing work that nurses do each and every day in every medical field, therefore the celebration has now been extended to Nurses Week, starting on May 6th and ending on May 12th Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

A Look Back into Nurses Week From Previous Years

As you can see, at Altus, we have been celebrating Nurses Week since we first opened.  You may recognize some of the smiling faces.  This year, we will be releasing updated photos and videos of our ER Nurses.  The difference may be the PPE gear, the glowing smile underneath will still be the same.  Happy Nurses Week 2021!  Now, let’s explore, why these special ladies and gentlemen deserve our appreciation.  We will overcome the COVID-19, but there will always be battles to fight.  May we never forget to honor these brave individuals on the front lines of healthcare.

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Nurses Can Choose from a Wide Variety of Specialties

Nursing is a special calling.  This Nurses Week 2018, we’d like to acknowledge the training and expertise of nurses.  Nursing has many applications and fields of specialty, including:

  • Emergency Room Nurses – Those who specialize in emergency room care.
  • Pediatric Nurses – Those special angels that take care of our children.
  • Geriatric Nurses – Amazing souls who take care of the elderly.
  • Oncology Nurses – Those supporting nurses who help patients during their cancer treatments.
  • Nurse Anesthetist – These assist surgeons during procedures that require anesthesia.
  • Psychiatric Nurses – They asses and care for patients with psychiatric disorders.
  • Forensic Nurses – These incredible professionals asses victims of violent crimes, they are responsible for evaluating and collecting biologic evidence of criminal cases to be presented in court.
  • Holistic Nurses – They advocate for a more wholesome approach to healing, one that integrates traditional medical care, with spirituality and self-reflection.
  • Home Health Nurses – They work directly in patient’s home, often taking care of the elderly or chronically ill patients who need long-term care.
  • Learning Disability Nurses – And invaluable asset for children and adults who have been diagnosed with a learning disability.
  • Managed Care Nurses – Like home health nurses, managed care nurses work with patients who have a chronic or terminal illness and require specialized care for the rest of their lives.
  • Nurse Midwife – They help bring little bundles of joy into this work, they also assist in pre and post-natal care.
  • Neonatal Nurses – These courageous angels work in the Neonatal (newborn) Intensive Care Unit, caring for very sick or premature babies.
  • Military Nurses – A special shout out to those brave souls that help save the lives of our brave men and women in uniform.
  • School Nurses – We are all grateful to these amazing professionals who help keep our children healthy or nurse them back to health during school hours.
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Thank a Nurse Today!

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are honored and blessed to be able to work side by side with nursing professionals who no matter how stressful the situation, is always willing to share a sincere smile, a few encouraging words, and even a joke or two to lighten up the mood.

They hold our hands and those of our patient’s, they inspire all of us to become better human beings.  They are truly the heart and soul of our organization, and for this, we salute and honor you every day.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

African American Healthcare Pioneers: Honoring Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Healthcare

February is Black History Month. A time for us to celebrate the achievements and contributions of countless African Americans in every field. We’re happy to celebrate African American Healthcare Pioneers!

The history of African Americans in health care spans more than 300 years. In the early 1700s, an enslaved man named Onesimus shared scientific knowledge of vaccination procedures from his home in Africa with Cotton Mather, a theologian. This selfless act has helped save countless lives over the years.

The stories of those brave African Americans who helped shape modern medicine in our country comprise the hardship and triumphs of their quest to improve everyone’s healthcare conditions.

We hope you join us as we explore the invaluable contributions of some of history’s most renowned African American healthcare professionals.

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856 – 1931)

Dr. Daniel Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery at Provident Hospital in Chicago, the same hospital he helped found in 1891.

During his time, African American physicians were denied membership in the American Medical Association; this injustice prompted Dr. Williams to create the National Medical Association in 1895.

In 1913, he became a charter member of the American College of Surgeons; regretfully, he remained the only African American member for many years.

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Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950)

Have you ever wondered how blood banks came to be? Well, we can all thank Dr. Charles Drew, a pioneer researcher in blood plasma for transfusion.

During WWII, Dr. Drew developed innovative methods of storing blood plasma for later use in life-saving transfusions. He also organized the first large-scale blood bank in the United States.

After the war, Dr. Drew developed a blood storage program at the American Red Cross.

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Marilyn Hughes Gaston, MD (b. 1939)

Dr. Gaston became the first African American female director of the United States Public Health Bureau. She’s received every award that the Public Health Service bestows.

Dr. Gaston is best known for her groundbreaking 1986 Sickle-Cell Anemia study, which led to implementation of a national sickle-cell disease screening program for newborns.

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Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Patricia Era Bath, MD (b. 1942)

Dr. Bath is the first African American to complete an ophthalmology residency in the United States. She is known for conducting a study that found twice the rate of blindness among African Americans when compared to whites.

Additionally, she was the first African American female physician to receive a medical patent for the Laserphaco Probe, an instrument used in cataract surgery.

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Leonidas Harris Berry, MD (1902 — 1995)

Dr. Berry was the first African American physician on staff at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Although a renowned gastroenterologist, he faced racism at the workplace for many years.

He became a trailblazer by fighting for an attending position for decades. In 1963, he became a member of the attending staff at Michael Reese Hospital, where he remained a senior attending physician for the rest of his career.

During the 1950s, Dr. Berry chaired a Chicago commission whose goals were to make hospitals more inclusive for black physicians and increase healthcare access in underserved areas.

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Louis Wade Sullivan, MD (b. 1933)

Dr. Sullivan was the only African American student in his class at Boston University School of Medicine, yet he made an impact. He served on the faculty from 1966 to 1975 when he became the founding dean of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. Today the institution is known as Morehouse School of Medicine, the first predominantly black medical school in America.

Dr. Sullivan served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he contributed to the creation of the Office of Minority Programs in the National Institute of Health’s Office of the Director.

Over the years, Dr. Sullivan has chaired several influential groups and institutions, including the President’s Advisory Council on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the National Health Museum.

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Dr. Mae C. Jemison (b. 1956)

In 1987, Dr. Mae Jemison made history by becoming the first female African American astronaut for NASA. But this would not be her only historical achievement. In 1992, she became the first African American woman in space, serving as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

As a physician, Dr. Jamison worked with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) researching vaccines. She continued her medical research on the space shuttle conducting experiments in materials processing and life sciences in space.

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At Altus Emergency Centers, we are proud to celebrate the many achievements and valuable contributions to healthcare advancement by all African Americans throughout history. We know there will be many more leaders and trailblazers to come in the near future. We encourage everyone to support and cheer for the new generation of African American medical professionals.

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Baytown December Employee Spotlight – Robin Permenter

An Interview with the Baytown Rad Tech, Robin Permenter

Baytown December Employee Spotlight

In December, our employee spotlight for Altus Baytown ER is Robin Permenter our ER Rad Tech.  Emergency radiology is an important subspecialty of medicine that has helped save countless lives in our emergency centers.

Here are a few details about what Robin Permenter is like:

Our Baytown December Employee Spotlight is the latest in the series of Altus Staff articles dedicated to the amazing people behind what is #TeamAltusER.

Baytown December Employee Spotlight - Robin Permenter

Q.  How long have you been a rad tech?
A.  I have been a rad tech for twelve years.

 

Q.  What is your Favorite Restaurant?
A.  My favorite restaurant is Tia Juanitas.

 

Q.  What can you not resist?
A.  Chocolate.

 

Q.  An ability you wish you had?
A.  I wish I had the ability to see into the future.

 

Q.  Favorite Movie?
A.  My favorite movie is Tombstone.

 

Q.  Favorite music?
A.  Anything with a good beat that makes me want to dance along or catchy lyrics.

 

Q.  Favorite part of working at Altus?
A.  My favorite part of working with Altus is the family-like atmosphere and the way everyone looks out for everyone.

 

Q.  What are you thankful for?
A.  I’m thankful that Hadlee is thriving and happy and healthy.

 

Q.  Do you have any New Years’ resolutions?
A.  My new year’s resolution is to travel and make more memories, to find myself again.

 

Thank you, Robin Permenter for all that you do!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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