Cardiac Intensive Care RN - Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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  • Direct Hire
  • 12
  • Never
  • <2 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Pay Details

Salary Range: $28.55 - 42.82 hourly

Job Description

Registered Nurse RN Cardiac Intensive Care CICU – Richmond, VA (Glen Allen)

SHIFT: Full-time days/nights (Rotating weekends): 7a- 7p and 7p – 7a

Reports to: Clinical Coordinator/Director

Orientation schedule: 4 – 6 weeks

 

About Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

·        12 bed unit.

·        Provides a high acuity level of care to a wide variety of cardiac and medical patients at a 2:1 patient to nurse ratio.

·        The patient population includes diagnosis such as unstable angina and myocardial infarctions, arrhythmias, acute renal failure, acute respiratory failure, arrhythmias, cardiogenic shock, pneumonia, and sepsis.

·        CICU also cares for patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery including cardiac bypass, complex valve replacement/repair, and TAVR. CICU consists of patients who require invasive hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, EKOS (PE and extremities) continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), ECMO, IMPELLA, intra-aortic Balloon Pump, and induced hypothermia. 

 

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*

·        Performs and documents total physical assessment for patients within unit Scope of Care.

·        Analyzes pertinent data, communicates findings and documents information.

·        Utilizes equipment and performs special procedures competently as related to unit Scope of Care.

·        Organizes and prioritizes nursing care for a unit specific patient assignment.

·        Administers all medications utilizing the 5 rights to medication administration.

·        Initiates and documents patient teaching and discharge planning including family and/or significant other in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members.

·        Acquires and maintains current knowledge pertinent to nursing practice in Critical Care.

·        Communicates effectively with peers, supervisors, ancillary department and other customers.    

 

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE
Required - Current Virginia license or license pending results of State Board.
Preferred - One year experience in area of clinical expertise of which applying.

EDUCATION
Required - Graduate of accredited School of Nursing with current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Virginia or compact license.
Preferred - BSN degree or currently enrolled in BSN Program.

 

***ICU experience preferred, will consider strong telemetry experience***

Facility will NOT accept new grads and candidates with no [short-term, acute care] hospital experience.

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