Registered Nurse – Cardiology (IMC)

  • Type: Travel
  • Job #31620

Position Title: RN
Dept: 6E Cardiology/ CCU/Med-Surg
Location: SMH
Cost Center: 6250

1. General job duties. Types of procedures required.
6E is a 38 bed medical-cardiac unit focused on the care of a variety of cardiac patients including post procedure care. Patients may be post cath, pacemaker/ICD, stent, aneurysm repair, CABG/open heart surgery, post carotid endarterectomy, require telemetry, on titratable medications and vasoactive infusions. 7 beds are designated CCU and provide cardiac IMC care. All beds have on-site telemetry monitoring. The unit has a telemetry room monitored by tele techs. Most patients range from young to older adults with at times adolescent and geriatric patients. We are a fast paced unit with many surgical patients admitted one day and discharged the next.
Nursing Skills developed on the unit include – Central lines, TPN, pacemaker care, drain care, chest tubes, temporary pacemakes, IVs, dressing changes, NGs, medication management and post-surgical care.

2. Equipment utilized in the unit/dept. (Is there computerized charting, medication systems, etc.)
Pyxis, Omnicell and Nurses servers are used for medication dispensing and supplies
Electronic Health Record – Cerner System and use of bedside bar code administration
Defibrillators, telemetry, external pacemakers, infusion pumps, afterial lines, IV equipment, suction equipment, central lines, CPAP/bipap.

3. Required skills and minimum years of experience.
Prefer 1 year of med-surg nursing; cardiac experience is helpful

4. Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required. (ARRT, CRT, BLS, ACLS, etc)
Current IL license required as well as BLS, ACLS preferred

5. Shift or schedule requirements. (Will the employee ever work alone? Is call required? If so, how often? Are weekends required?)
Shifts are 0645-1915 and 1845-0715
Every other weekend rotation is expected.
No on call requirements
Employee will always work with a team of nurses, patient care technicians, and a unit secretary

6. Floating to other units/departments. (If so, to which units/departments?)
Will need to be flexible to float first, then based on hosptial needs would float to other cardiac unit or other units based on hosptial needs and individual competency.

7. Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept.
38 all private rooms, 7 of the rooms are CCU-Cardiac Care Unit that are an IMC level of care.

8. Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. (nursing only)

1:5-6 on the 31 general area of the unit and ratios are 1:3-4 for the CCU

9. Dress Code:
any color scrubs

10. Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program.
Classroom training for computer charting and quality indicators is provided along with 24hrs of unit specific orientation

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