Registered Nurse, RN - 12 Bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit *Come join the team that cares for

Location
Richmond, Virginia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 09, 2017
Closes
Nov 18, 2017
Ref
00035-39720
Specialty
Cardiology
Contract Type
Permanent

As one of the largest facilities in the nations largest hospital system (HCA), Chippenham Hospital provides the full scope of healthcare services. With 466 beds, we specialize in heart care at the Levinson Heart Institute and emotional and mental health services through the Tucker Pavilion. Our ER is also a state-authorized Level II trauma center, and we offer Central Virginias only Pediatric ER staffed 24/7 by pediatric-trained ER nurse and physician specialists. We are a Certified Primary Stroke Care Centers, designated by The Joint Commission, which recognizes our exceptional efforts to create better outcomes for potential stroke and heart attack patients, and are accredited Chest Pain Centers by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

CVICU:

  • 12 bed ICU

  • Specializing in care for immediate post-op coronary artery by-pass patients, valve repair/ replacements, MAZE procedure patients

  • Have begun TAVR program

  • Setting up LVAD program

  • Receive and place ECMO

  • Receive acute vascular patients such as endograft AAAs (abdominal aortic aneurysm)

  • Handle thoracic endograft aneurysm cases

  • Along with aneurysm cases our nurses recover carotid and peripheral vascular cases

  • Our cardiac group also performs VATS procedures and lobectomy procedures

  • As a designated trauma unit we also take all chest trauma patients

Chippenhams Critical Care (CVICU) nurse responsibilities are:

The Registered Nurse-Intensive Care Unit (RN-ICU)
provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of seriously and critically ill patients, in support of HCA ethical principles and values. This includes continuous observation and frequent measurements of relevant indicators of clinical conditions and outcomes.

  • Nurses will provide direct access to patients for major procedures and therapies, including resuscitation.

  • The RN-ICU will consistently maintain competencies in hemodynamic monitoring, dysrhythmia recognition, ventilator management, and other evolving techniques as they are developed.

  • The Critical Care RN will always recognize and be cognizant of the impact that a serious illness projects upon a patient and their family.

  • The RN-ICU is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting all aspects of patient care.

  • The RN-ICU delegates appropriate tasks to unlicensed personnel and provides required supervision.

  • The Nurse works closely with all health care providers to facilitate and coordinate efficient, effective, and quality healthcare.

  • The Critical Care Nurse communicates effectively and maintains therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians, and staff. Evaluates patients signs and symptoms; then records and reports results.

  • The RN sets priorities and modifies patient care in response to changing conditions by utilizing problem solving skills and exhibiting good judgment.

  • The RN-ICU collaborates with physicians regarding patient progress towards the outcome attainment.

  • The RN assists physician during treatment/examination of patient and processes orders.

  • The Critical Care Nurse Makes appropriate and timely notification to physician on patient condition changes.

  • The Registered Nurse is expected to attend Unit Meetings as directed by the Nurse Manager and participate in continuing education programs to maintain competence and gain additional skills.

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