RN UNIT COORDINATOR - CERT

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Aug 28, 2017
Closes
Oct 03, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse Unit Coordinator for our 20-bed Cardiovascular Surgery ICU/Cardiac Recovery Room at Sentara Heart Hospital.

Position Highlights:
    Employee Satisfaction: Hampton Road's chosen 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%.Award-winning: Third place recipient of 2016 Virginia Patient Safety Summit for early extubate ventilation initiative in 2015. Market: Sentara Heart Hospital, a quaternary care facility, is the #2 for Cardiology & Heart Surgery center in Virginia and #24 in the nation for best heart programs. Sentara is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with more than 300 sites of care all throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Nursing Excellence: First 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 24/7 days a week. We ask our RN's to rotate day or night shifts. Must have availability to work 12 hours shifts. Rotating holidays and weekends with other RN staff. Nurses provides service to any patients that has undergone open heart surgeries such as CABG, Valve repair or replacement, aneurysm repair, TAVR, ablations, Heart Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support devices including the Total Artificial Heart and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and various lung surgeries.Nurses manage critically ill patients that require intensive hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, multiple drug infusions, IABP therapy and CRRT. Nurses handle 1-2 patients on this unit based on acuity level.

Demonstrates proficiency in nursing practice for assigned specialty area and provides clinical leadership for the delivery of nursing care in a department. Under the direction of the department manager leads safety and quality initiatives, focuses on and simplifies workflow, and contributes to the development of staff. Increase staff satisfaction and promotes excellent (Gold Standard) customer service.

Education Level
RN-Bachelor's Level Degree OR
RN-Doctorate Level Degree OR
RN-Master's Level Degree

Experience
Required: Nursing - Previous experience

Preferred: 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
18 months nursing experience required. BSN required; Master degree preferred, if the graduate degree is not in nursing then the BSN is required. Meets any requirements defined by specific specialty. BLS required within 90 days of hire. Professional Specialty Nursing Certification preferred.

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