RN CVICU - Travel Nurse

Parkersburg West Virginia
Sep 23, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Parkersburg, WV. 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.

Must have recent open heart experience with the ability to care for first and second day CABGs (open heart patients). ACLS BLS required TNCC preferred. Special Procedures - Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps Chest Tubes Arterial Lines Rare Sternotomy Special Equipment - Ventilators CRRT Thermoguard Impella Balloon Pump Ekos Chest Tubes. May float the service line

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