REGISTERED NURSE - Cardiac Observation

Norfolk, VA
Apr 28, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
Healthcare, Other
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse for our new 12 bed Cardiac Observation unit at our Sentara Heart Hospital.

Position Highlights:
    Employee Satisfaction: Hampton Road's nominated Employer of Choice for over 10 years and 125 plus years of no company layoffs.Career Growth: Be a part of opening a brand new 12 bed Cardiac Observation unit at Sentara Heart Hospital located on the campus of our level 1 trauma center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.Innovation: Highly progressive quaternary care facility dedicated to improving safety, quality and health every day.Market: Comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with more than 300 sites of care all throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Sentara Heart Hospital is the #2 for Cardiology & Heart Surgery center in Virginia and #24 in the nation for best heart programs.Nursing Excellence: We are a Magnet® recognized hospital. Six out of twelve of our hospitals have Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Peer recognized Daisy and ACE award program. Year round professional nursing development to maintain CEU's. Location: We are located in the Hampton Roads area surrounded by beaches, historic landmarks dating as far back as the Revolutionary War of 1776, top rated school systems, and seven cities full of life, events, and celebration. Work Schedule: Candidates for this position must have availability to work 12 hours shifts. Unit opens Monday at 7am and closes on Saturdays at Noon. Must rotate Saturday's with existing staff.

What you will do:
    Perform competent level of nursing care to cardiac patients in an observation status. Utilize nursing processes to assess, diagnose, identify outcomes, plan, implement, coordinate care, educate, and evaluate our patient population.Care for specific cardiac patients with clinical pathways to expedite their care and ensure discharges occur within 48-72 hours.

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

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

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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