Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Observation Unit

7 days left

Norfolk, VA
Feb 14, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
Healthcare, Other
Full Time
Job Description: Sentara Heart Hospital is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work on the Cardiac Observation Unit!
This position is full time, day shift

Unit Description:

  • 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.
  • Candidates for this position must have availability to work 12 hours shifts. Unit opens Monday at 7AM and closes on Saturdays at 7PM. Must rotate Saturday's with existing staff. Closed on Sentara Observed Holidays​
  • Perform competent level of nursing care to cardiac patients in an observation status.
  • The unit will prepare and recover patients for procedures in the Cath and EP labs as well as surgical patients.
  • Utilize nursing processes to assess, diagnose, identify outcomes, plan, implement, coordinate care, educate, and evaluate our patient population Care for specific cardiac patients with clinical pathways to expedite their care and ensure discharges occur within 24 hours.

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

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. All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.

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