Registered Nurse (RN), Cardiac Observation Unit

Norfolk, VA
Feb 15, 2019
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time

Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work on the
Cardiac Observation Unit!
Shift: Full Time Day Shift (no holiday nights and no Saturday or Sunday nights required)

Department Overview:
  • 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 the availability to work 12 hour shift. This unit opens Monday at 7AM and closes on Saturdays at 7PM. 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 cardiac surgical patients.
  • Care for specific cardiac patients with clinical pathways to expedite their care and ensure discharges occur within 24 hours.1 year RN experience required, Cardiac, ICU, or ED preferredClick here to learn more about Sentara Heart Hospital!

    Sentara Benefits:

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    Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!
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    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; All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.


    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

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