REGISTERED NURSE - Noninvasive Lab

Norfolk, VA
Sep 21, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Healthcare, Other
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse for our Noninvasive Lab at Sentara Heart Hospital.

Position Highlights:
  • Employee Satisfaction: Hampton Road's chosen Employer of Choice for over 10 years
  • Stability: 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: Position open due to several internal movements. 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: 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 were the first hospital in the region to become a Magnet® recognized hospital.
  • 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:
  • Unit is open Monday - Friday starting at 6am to 6pm. Must have availability to work 8 hours shifts. Rotates one weekend every 4th week and 1-2 holidays per year. Weekend and holidays are limited coverage, with lab being open 7am to 11am.
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology performs non-invasive testing for outpatient and admitted patients, utilizing the latest technology to diagnose cardiac disease.
  • Supervise exercise or medication administered cardiac stress testing for Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography Lab, and non-imaging stress patients. Performs tilt testing as well.
  • Administration of ultrasound enhancing agents and apply Holter Monitors and Event Monitors.
  • Provide support to the Advanced Imaging Center in providing patient care, medication administration and monitoring, for those patients undergoing Cardiac CTA or Cardiac MRI.

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

Prefers up to 1 year of nursing experience in cardiac, EKG, telemetry, and stress testing OR 2 years of acute care experience. EKG interpretation highly desired.

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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