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Critical Care 

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Baylor critical care nurses are expert practitioners and valued partners on the critical care team. They improve patient outcomes with evidence-based practice and are recognized for their accomplishments.

With approximately 500 ICU beds across our system, the opportunities for specialization include:

  • ICUs (Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Cardiac Medicine, Trauma, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, General Medicine and Bone Marrow Transplant)
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Trauma

Our system of 13 hospitals and more than 80 clinics allows you to work in your preferred critical care setting including:

  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC) is one of only two Level I trauma centers in North Texas
  • The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano offers Level IV Open Heart Cardiac nursing opportunities. All beds are universal beds.
  • Four of our hospitals have Level III NICUs and one has a Level II NICU.

Shared Leadership

At Baylor, nurses are also empowered to make decisions that improve patient care. We are committed to a shared leadership model that encourages all staff nurses to be actively involved in setting the clinical policies and procedures for their unit.

Nurse Recognition

Baylor nurses are often honored for their dedication and service to their patients and their profession. Learn more about some recent Baylor nursing achievements.

Baylor Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits and a 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5 percent. Learn more about the benefits you'll enjoy with a nursing career at Baylor.

Career Development

At Baylor, you'll enjoy some of the most comprehensive career development opportunities in the health care industry, including:

  • A generous tuition reimbursement program
  • Nearby nursing schools with graduate programs – including one on the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas campus
  • Continuing education classes – most available at no cost
  • Support for certification

ASPIRE Program

Our nurses also benefit from the ASPIRE Program, which provides opportunities for staff RNs to continue their professional growth and development and awards a bonus after successful completion. Bonuses range from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the level.

Flexible Schedules

Baylor has been offering flexible schedules for more than 20 years. We invented the Baylor Plan, which provides full-time benefits and a generous shift differential for working 24 hours during the weekend. Full-time nurses may also work three 12-hour, four 10-hour or five 8-hour shifts.

PRNs can also work the schedule that best suits their needs. If you work at least eight hours per month, you can participate in continuing education classes and contribute to our generous 401(k) plan.

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