REGISTERED NURSE - Advanced Heart Failure Unit

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Mar 13, 2017
Closes
Apr 18, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Heart Hospital is seeking a Registered Nurse to work in the Advanced Heart Failure Unit. We have a full-time NIGHT shift available.

Hospital Summary:

Sentara Heart Hospital consistently ranks among the nation's top heart programs in U.S. News & World Report. For the 17th year, the Cardiology & Heart Surgery program at Sentara Heart Hospital is ranked among the nation's Top 50 programs in the U.S. News & World Report annual ‘Best Hospitals' edition. The ranking has improved from #44 in 2014 - to #31 in 2015 - to #24 in 2016. Sentara Heart Hospital, on the Sentara Norfolk General campus, offers the Hampton Roads region's only heart transplant program, including total artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices as bridges to transplant and permanent therapy. In 2016, Sentara Heart has introduced two newly-approved cardiac technologies; the world's smallest pacemaker and the world's first dissolvable heart stent. The region's first and only dedicated heart hospital is unlike any facility within hundreds of miles. Sentara Heart Hospital has all-private rooms, including 112 inpatient beds and 45 pre/post procedural rooms for patients undergoing interventional cardiac procedures.

Unit Summary:
We are a 24 bed cardiac intermediate care unit that specializes in the care of patients with severe heart failure, pre/post heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist devices, the Total Artificial Heart, and Pulmonary Hypertension. We are a progressive, fast-paced, high tech unit that thrives on providing quality patient care everyday. Our unit environment relies on 24 hour consistent communication and intricate interdisciplinary team work skills. We are open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We offer 12 hour shifts with rotating holidays and weekends. if you are a self-motivated, energetic, and hard working individual with the passion to deliver excellent care we are looking forward to speaking with you!

The Registered Nursing (RN) is responsible to perform a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The standards of practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, coordination of care- teaching and health promotion and evaluation) along with the standards of professional performance (ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence- based practice /nursing research, quality, evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health) encompass the actions and foundation of professional nursing. The RN possesses clinical knowledge and skills to meet standards as required by specific clinical areas.

Education Level
RN-Associate's Degree OR
RN-Bachelor's Level Degree OR
RN-Diploma (Non-degree) OR
RN-Doctorate Level Degree OR
RN-Master's Level Degree

Experience
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

License
Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

Skills
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
New Hire Education Requirement: All new RN's who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to enrollment in an accredited RN to BSN program within 24 months of hire and successfully obtaining their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred. Meets and maintains any requirements defined by specific specialty; Critical Care/IMCU ACLS within 1 year of hire; Emergency Care - ACLS & PALS or ENPC within 1 year of hire; Oncology Care ONS/ONCC or Sentara approved course Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider Card within 6 months of hire. Women's Care - Perinatal departments; NRP within 6 months of hire. Inpatient Pediatrics. PALS within 6 months of hire. All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.

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