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Company: University Medical Center
Location: Lubbock, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Hospitals, Health Care


Graduate Nurse (GN) – Geriatric Trauma Supportive Care Unit

After applying online you must complete the "GN/GVN requirements packet" in order to be reviewed. We anticipate receiving your documents within one week of application submission. Please Click here to get the GN requirements.

Departmental Description

  • GTSCU is a 29 bed Medical/Surgical unit. We have two primary focuses on GTSCU; one on the Geriatric Trauma patient age 60 years or older who has sustained a trauma and the other on the palliative care patient; our goal is to provide relief of suffering that may occur at many points during a disease process. Patients assigned to GTSCU are received primarily from the Emergency Center and ICU's. GTSCU was developed as a result of Best Practice and Research that indicates that a shorter length of stay decreases morbidity and mortality in the elderly hospitalized patient that sustained a trauma. GTSCU also serves a quiet and peaceful environment for patients and families as we care for their loved one who may be at the end of life. The nursing staff on GTSCU are trained to care for patients at the end of life as well as those who will be discharged home or to other facilities.

Job Summary

  • Assesses, implements or delegates, plans, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in accordance with established philosophy, providing and directing patient care for a group of patients. Relates effectively with other shifts/departments for optimal continuity of care.


  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Valid Texas GN Permit or newly licensed RN with no experience
  • BSN required or must be obtained within 3 years of hire
  • Must maintain a current BLS certification from American Heart Association


  • UMC Hospital Orientation & Nursing Orientation
  • Unit specific orientation to be determined by the hiring department
  • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by Director
  • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
  • Cerner electronic documentation training

UMC's Vision, Mission and Standards Include:

  • Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
  • Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow's healthcare professionals.
  • Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

About UMC

  • 501 licensed beds
  • Regions only Level I Trauma Center
  • Regions only Magnet designated hospital
  • DNV accredited
  • Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
  • Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly


  • Sign on bonus and relocation assistance available (if applicable)
  • Educational Reimbursement for pursing BSN/MSN after 90 days of employment (if applicable)
  • Mentor program
  • Nurse Residency program


  • Health Insurance with Low Deductibles, Low Premiums, and Comprehensive Coverage
  • Dental and Vision
  • Paid Time Off (Sell Back Option of Unused PTO over 80 hours Twice a Year)
  • 403b Retirement with up to 8% match with tenure
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Tax Saving Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and/or Dependent Care

Equal Opportunity Employer

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