Registered Nurse, RN - 12 Bed Coronary Care Unit/ICU

Location
Richmond, Virginia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Jan 30, 2018
Closes
Feb 17, 2018
Ref
00035-40790
Specialty
Med / Surg
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 Hospital 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.

Coronary Care Unit/ICU:

  • 12 Bed Coronary/Cardiac Unit
  •  Work with Hypothermal  patients
  • Nurse to Patient Ratio: Between 1 and 2 

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 Cardiac 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 Cardiac 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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