Meet Our Patient Care Technicians (PCTs)

In this nursing support role, PCTs ensure the comfort and safety of our patients while inspiring hope in those whose lives have been significantly altered by illness or injury. Our PCTs are active participants in transforming patient care at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Meet some of our PCTs to learn why they love what they do.

Meet RN, Cristi

Cristi became a nurse after her adoptive mother’s battle with colon cancer. She says she saw the incredible compassion, care and commitment of nurses, doctors and other staff who tried to help her mother. It sparked something inside Cristi which made her want to change career paths, go back to school and become a nurse.

Rehabilitation Nursing

Rehabilitation nurses help patients and families with healing, repair, and recovery. Rehabilitation is a lifelong journey and a person with a disability has abilities and many possibilities and the role of a rehabilitation nurse is to nurture those abilities and possibilities in order for our patients to become the best versions of themselves. Learn more about the journey here.

CNO Introduction

The rehabilitation process for patients and families is a journey. The rehabilitation nurse is a vital part of that journey, where we strive to help patients adapt to a new normal. Nurses who are drawn to the field of rehabilitation desire to help people regain the skills and confidence they need to reintegrate into the community and continue living full and meaningful lives. We work to maximize independence, restore function and improve the quality of life for our patients. Simply put, we’re one of the best at getting the patient back to the life they love.

Nurses find a wealth of opportunity at TIRR Memorial Hermann. If you’re a new graduate or are new to inpatient rehabilitation, we provide a solid support structure to help you navigate your first year and gain competency in rehabilitation through the Nurse Residency Program and the Nursing Rehabilitation Academy. If you’re an experienced neuroscience nurse, we’ll help you hone your practice by investing in ongoing education and professional development, and providing support for pursuing advanced degrees and advanced certifications in your specialty. If you’re interested in research, you’ll find opportunities to advance evidence-based practice in our specialty.

We’re fortunate to work at an institution where physicians and leaders are supportive of nursing. We’ve set quality metrics for ourselves and met them, which has instilled a sense of professionalism in our team. If you’re looking for an environment where nurses, physicians and other health care providers have moved beyond traditional practice barriers to true collaboration, who are working together to advance neuroscience, please join us! If you’re looking for an environment where nurses, physicians, therapists and other health care providers have moved beyond traditional practice barriers to true collaboration, and who are working together to advance rehabilitation, please join us!

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Nicole Harrison
CNO, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Clinical Opportunities in Nursing

TIRR Memorial Hermann offers clinical career opportunities in many areas of expertise, including:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Disorders of Consciousness
  • Amputee/Limb Loss
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Orthopedic/Multiple Trauma
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device)
  • Outpatient Services
Martha G, Senior Patient Care Assistant at TIRR Memorial Hermann

Meet PCA, Martha

Martha discusses her long tenure at Memorial Hermann; what makes working at TIRR Memorial Hermann so fulfilling; and what it takes to be a new addition to the TIRR team.

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Claudia Huerta

Meet RN, Claudia

Claudia was named Employee of the Year at TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2020. Her compassion for our patients is what drivers her to be a better nurse and inspires her team to do the same.

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals Badge
Nationally Ranked Rehabilitation

For the 35th consecutive year, TIRR Memorial Hermann is recognized as the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and No. 2 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best Rehabilitation Hospitals" in America.

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