REGISTERED NURSE - Advanced Heart Failure Unit

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Closes
Jun 30, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse for our Advanced Heart Failure Unit at Sentara Heart Hospital.

Position Highlights:
    Employee Satisfaction: Hampton Road's nominated Employer of Choice for over 10 yearsStability: 125 plus years of no company layoffs. Our nurse retention turnover rate under 5% - significantly lower than the national average of 14.6%.Career Growth: We offer our employees yearly merit reviews, potential annual performance plus bonuses, and a competitive benefits program.Innovation: Featuring state of the art equipment in our quaternary care facility that is 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 #2 for Cardiology & Heart Surgery center in Virginia and #24 in the nation for best heart programs.Nursing Excellence: We were the first hospital in the region to become a Magnet® recognized hospital. Six out of twelve of our hospitals have Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Provides professional nursing development and recognizes nursing excellence through Employee of the month, Daisy Awards and company-wide ACE award programs. 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.

What you will do:
    Our 24-bed unit is open 24/7 days a week. You can self-schedule on this unit! Must have availability to work 12 hours shifts. Rotating holidays and weekends with other RN staff. Provide high acuity cardiac care to patients with severe heart failure, pre/post heart transplant, the Total Artificial Heart, and pulmonary hypertension.Work with high tech equipment such as mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist devices (LVAD, BiVAD) and telemetry monitors. Environment relies on 24 hours consistent communication and intricate interdisciplinary teamwork skills. Nurses handle 3-4 patients on this unit based on acuity level.

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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