RN CVICU - Travel Nurse

Location
Augusta Georgia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 16, 2021
Closes
Jan 23, 2021
Ref
453818
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We're looking for Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Augusta, GA. The right RN should have 1-2 years' recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

As a CVICU Travel Nurse, you will work with a diverse team of caregivers to administer care to patients following specialized procedures including open-heart surgery and heart transplants. Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit RNs should have experience and skill caring for patients in a fast-paced, urgent and critical care environment.

As a CVICU Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:

  • Provide critical care to patients with potentially life-threatening heart conditions.
  • Prepare and administer prescribed medications.
  • Take samples for diagnostic tests; order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests.
  • Apply hemodynamic, phlebotomy and IV protocols.
  • Be called in for emergencies to provide CPR and operate defibrillators hospital-wide.
  • Educate patients and family members on how to manage recovery at home.
CVICU Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. Because of the fast-paced environment, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit RNs must possess good skills for coping with stress and be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.

BLS, ACLS, 2 years exp. required. GA or compact Skills: Swan-Ganz/PA Catheter and A-line experience; Ventilated patients, Patients w multiple IV medication/drips: Epinephrine, Levophed, Vasopressin, Dobutamine, NTG, Milrinone, Neosynephrine, Insulin, Heparin - to name the most common ones used; CRRT and IABP preferred. Must have Critical Care experience - preferably CVICU; Experience with both post Open Heart System and Vascular, Experience with HFOV highly preferred; Impella experience preferred

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