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RN (Resource) CVP Svcs / Cath Lab (7AM to 5:30PM // 4 days -10 hour shifts + Call)

Company: University Health Care System
Location: Augusta
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the designated Manager/Director, the CVP Services Resource RN is a self-directed individual who will provide a flexible staffing resource for multiple areas within CVP Services. Areas of expertise will include Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic (echo, vascular, and/or pulmonary), Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab, Cardiac Cath Lab, EP/PPM Lab, CV Care Center, Cardiac Device Clinic, Advanced Heart Failure Center, Structural Heart and Unit Based Educator. The CVP Services Resource RN must possess a strong critical care background, adequate knowledge of cardiac rhythms and ECG interpretation, and the ability to function effectively under stress. Will maintain competency in administration and recovery of moderate sedation. A minimum of 10% of worked hours must be dedicated to each area of expertise to be included toward commitment. Some areas of expertise will require night and weekend call. Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, cultural sensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.

Qualifications

EducationGraduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have appropriate education and/or training to function in designated areas of expertise (i.e., echo, vascular, pulmonary, cath lab, etc.) RN II requires BSN, Baccalaureate in nursing or MSN.Licensure/CertificationCurrent license in the State of Georgia as a professional nurse required. Current BLS and ACLS required. BLS/ACLS instructor, PALS certification desirable. (BLS/ACLS Instructor required if in the Unit Based Educator Role, PALS certification required if working in EP/PPM Lab.) Must maintain registry in additional areas of expertise, based on work commitment.Experience

One year critical care, intermediate care, cath lab, and/or comparable nursing experience required. Experience in additional areas of expertise desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesDemonstrated traits of initiative and dependability required. Demonstrates strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates ability to think critically and prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet the needs of the patients and the department. Demonstrates ability to function effectively under stress and respond appropriately in compromising or emergency situations. Demonstrates strong ability to perform nursing assessments in order to evaluate patient status before, during, and after procedures. Demonstrate adequate knowledge of cardiac rhythms and ECG interpretation in order to recognize, report, and treat compromising dysrhythmias per ACLS protocol. Demonstrates adequate IV skills. Demonstrates knowledge of actions, side effects, and proper administration of medications. Philosophy of health care service is compatible with that of the mission of University Health Care System.Physical DemandsStanding for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours) Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc. Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc. Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89 Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies

Keywords: University Health Care System, Augusta , RN (Resource) CVP Svcs / Cath Lab (7AM to 5:30PM // 4 days -10 hour shifts + Call), Healthcare , Augusta, Georgia

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