Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Surgery Critical Care Unit

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
May 15, 2018
Closes
May 17, 2018
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is hiring a Registered Nurse for our Cardiac Surgical Critical Care Unit! (CSA)
Full Time, Day shift
Employees on this unit qualify for premium shift differentials! Unit Description:
    A new care delivery model will allow the team to admit patients who no longer require or meet critical care criteria but are more acute than a typical IMCU patient. Nurses handle 1-2 patients on this unit based on acuity level. Nurses provide service to any patients that have 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 complete management and titration of up to 2 vasopressors or 2 anti-hypertensives. Nurses manage and monitor arterial and CVP pressure lines. Nurses provide support to patients on High flow oxygen and BiPap. Unit is equipped with hardwire telemetry monitoring in addition to a central monitoring station.

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 Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred. Meets and maintains any requirements defined by specific specialty; Critical Care/IMCU/EP/Advanced Heart Failure Center/SMG Cardiology Practices- 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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