REGISTERED NURSE - Cardiac Observation

6 days left

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work flexipool NIGHT shift with our new 12-bed Cardiac Observation unit at our 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%.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 112-bed quaternary care facility with 45 pre- and post-procedural rooms dedicated to improving safety, quality and health every day.Market: Sentara Heart Hospital is the #2 Cardiology & Heart Surgery Center in Virginia and #24 in the nation for best heart programs.Nursing Excellence: The region's first 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:
    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. Closed on Sentara Observed Holidays. This position will provide as needed coverage for the unit. Care for specific cardiac patients with clinical pathways to expedite their care and ensure discharges occur within 24 hours.The unit will prepare and recover overflow patients for procedures in the Cath and EP labsUtilize nursing processes to assess, diagnose, identify outcomes, plan, implement, coordinate care, educate, and evaluate our patient population.

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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