REGISTERED NURSE - Cardiac Care Unit

Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Posted
May 01, 2017
Closes
Jun 07, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is seeking a full-time RN to work 36 hours a week in our Cardiac Care Unit. We are currently looking for NIGHT shift nurses.

Hospital Information:
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is a 276-bed acute care facility that has a long history of commitment to the city, offering specialized, tertiary services. It is the region's only Level III Trauma Center and home to the Sentara Heart Center. We offer many advanced clinical services. The hospital specializes in orthopedics, neurosurgery, thoracic and colorectal surgery and sleep disorders. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is one of the region's accredited stroke centers.

Unit Information:
The cardiac care unit (CCU) is a 12-bed unit, providing both intermediate and critical care for cardiac patients. Nurse to patient ratio is 1:3 for intermediate care and 1:2 for critical care. Our patient population includes those who have had open heart surgery, acute MI, Heart Failure, and cardiac intervention, including those who may need ventilator or IABP assistance. We are a 24 hours/7 days a week unit that offers 8, 10 or 12 hours shifts. Our unit is open to taking experienced and new graduate nurses. This unit will participate in a Nurse Residency program for new graduate nurses.

Awards & Accolades:
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital was ranked 8th in Virginia in 2014-2015, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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.