Texas Medical Center
At Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, we want to provide nurses with everything they need to nurture and grow their careers. Many employees go from entry-level nurse to clinical specialist to management in our system. Your knowledge, skill, performance and willingness to learn make the difference.
Memorial Hermann offers nurses many advantages as part of a culture of collaboration, competence, innovation, compassion and opportunity, including:
Our orientation program consists of a well-defined process that helps to educate new employees both on procedures at our hospital and the culture of the system.
Memorial Hermann strongly believes in providing each new employee partner with a timely and quality introduction to the System's culture, history, purpose and values. This is accomplished in part by requiring that each new employee partner spend his or her first day at work in Culture Day. This program brings new employee partners from different facilities together in a central location and exposes them to what makes the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System such a unique and special place.
Following the completion of Culture Day, nurses report to their assigned facilities, where they receive additional orientation related to their specific hospital/division and unit. Nursing orientation is individualized to the nurse's level of experience. Unit-based coaches assist with clinical orientation, focusing on competence, patient care content and unit culture.
The Nursing Clinical Ladder at Memorial Hermann-TMC provides a framework for the promotion and recognition of excellence in nursing practice. Promotion allows for additional clinical, professional and financial opportunities, such as nursing research, classes, leading unit practice councils, and opportunities to advance up the clinical ladder.
Memorial Hermann works closely with The University of Texas, Texas Woman's University and others to expand and enhance their nursing programs. Over a semester, at any given time, 70 to 100 student nurses are gaining valuable training through clinical practicum. Our nursing internships cover a wide spectrum of specialties that enrich the professional practice of nursing in the community.