Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiovascular Recovery Unit (CVRU) - Nights

Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Closes
Nov 12, 2017
Ref
00196-50303
Specialty
Cardiology
Contract Type
Permanent

South Texas Austin Medical Center - Austin, Texas



Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiovascular Recovery Unit



Shift: FT/Night
s



The Cardiovascular Recovery Unit 
is an 8 bed cardiac speciality unit for recovering CABG/OH and other C-V/Cardiac patients.  The nurse to patient ratio is typically 2:1 and the unit averages 240-250 admissions per year.  The unit boasts of specialty equipment such as Datascope IABP/CentriMag VADS/Vigilence II CO/CI monitors.

PICC Services: PICC nurses for insertion of PICC lines/responsible for maintaining all central line dressings. Two of the PICC staff are Sapien competent/proficient

Position Description:

  • The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to direct and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients on an assigned unit in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. 
  • Provides direct patient care based upon South Austin Medical Center Hospital Standards of Care and Standards of Practice, Polices, Procedures and Practice Guidelines. 
  • Provides guidance and supervision to Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Nursing Technicians, Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries. 
  • He/she acts as patient and advocate with the Hospital environment. 
  • Assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities and accepts assignments on other units when necessary.
  • Possess the comprehensive nursing skills to perform triage assessment that shall include rapid systematic collection of data related to the patients chief complaint.
  • Completes and thorough triage assessment is performed and documented using the Nursing process at the time of presentation, based on accepted Emergency Nursing standards, on patient condition and Hospital policy.
  • Differentiates severity of patient problems and prioritizes care, designating an appropriate acuity level.
  • Facilitates the flow of patients through the emergency care system ensuring timely evaluation according to the health care needs of the patients.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the care of all aspects of medical and traumatic emergencies. 
  • Considers principles of Emergency Nursing assessment while formulating appropriate nursing interventions for disease/trauma entity.

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