RN – 6E Cardiology (IMC)

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  • Job #19083

6E Cardiac
38 private rooms
7 are IMC
31 are general
IMC 1:3/4
General 1:5/6 on a rare occasion 1:7
BLS required, ACLS preferred only
Post Cath patients, Post CABG 1-2 days, Cardiac, Vascular, MedSurg overflow, CHF, COPD, Lots of Chest Tubes, transcutaneous pacing, esophagectomies,
Phlebotomist do all lab draws
Transporters available during the day
Pharmacy on the unit during the day and stocks the patients room with their specific medications
Telemetry techs 24/7
Common Drips- Amiodarone, Cardizem, Nitro, Heparin, Lasix.

1. General job duties. Types of procedures required.
team nursing care of medical-cardiac patients including post procedure care. Patients post cath,carotid endarterectomy, teletmetry and titrable, vasoactive IV medications are all part of the patient population. the unit is a total of 38 beds, 7 of the beds are the CCU-Cardiac Care Unit which is an IMC level for patients.

2. Equipment utilized in the unit/dept. (Is there computerized charting, medication systems, etc.)
Computer charting is done per Cerner. Patients may have post op dressings and monitoring requirements.

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?)
Night shift-1845-0715, every other weekend, 36-48 hrs per week

6. Floating to other units/departments. (If so, to which units/departments?)
will need to be flexible to float first to the other cardiac unit in the hosptial then based on needs of the hospital

7. Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept.
38 beds, 7 are CCU/IMC level

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

1:5-6 on the general floor and 1:3-4 in the CCU/IMC

9. Dress Code:
Any color scrubs

10. Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program.
Classroom training for review of computer charting requirements and qualtiy indicators along with 24hrs of orientation on the unit

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