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Registered Nurse, Cardiac

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Overview
The Post Op Cardiac (6B), Registered Nurse will care for cardiac, pulmonary, vascular and thoracic surgery patients and families, including lung volume reduction surgery and esophagectomy patients. They will also share cardiac procedural patients with the Medical Surgical Cardiac Unit, including post cath, stent, ablation and pacemaker patients. Many patients have comorbidities in addition to a primary cardiac diagnosis. All beds have on-site telemetry monitoring. The Registered Nurse will provide assessments, teaching, IVs, dressings, analysis of laboratory values and medication administration and management.

The Medical Surgical Cardiac (6E), Registered nurse will care for medical and surgical cardiac patients; post-cardiac-cath patients; TAVR, ablation and vascular surgical patients; as well as post-open-heart patients. This unit has coronary care unit beds for closer observation of acute MI patients and those requiring IMC care with cardiac/vascular condition. They will provide pacemaker/ICD placements and aneurysm repairs, traditional cardiac cath/stent placements. All beds in this unit have on-site telemetry monitoring. Also provides assessments, chest tubes, temporary pacemakers, teaching, IVs, dressings, analysis of laboratory values and medication administration and management.

The registered nurse is responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of nursing care for a designated group of patients through utilization of the nursing process. They will provide age-appropriate care and will participate in research when appropriate and incorporate research findings into evidence-based clinical practice. In addition, they will contribute to quality improvement processes and adhere to MMC Mission, Vision, and Values, the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act.

A Registered Nurse at Memorial Medical Center means becoming a part of a Magnet hospital that raises the bar for excellence. The MMC environment expects high quality care for patients and RNs who want to advance learning to ensure they can be the best nurse possible. Quality nurses not only understand, but also exhibit, that "care starts with caring." Nursing is about caring for people. Above all else, working at Memorial means we expect you to exceed customer expectations. You can do this by treating each patient as if they are the only one you are caring for that day, being the calm voice for the family, finding the answers when you don't have one, and displaying compassion in all interactions.

Qualifications
Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Licensed as RN in State of Illinois.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification per policy. Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Must be able to position and/or transfer an average adult patient and possess gross coordination sufficient to perform other patient care duties as required. Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of standing. Must be able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as IV insertion and IM injections.
    • Environmental working conditions include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue, contagious diseases and/or radioactive or other potentially hazardous materials.

      Associated topics: cardiothoracic, care unit, maternal, nurse rn, psychatric, recovery, registered nurse, staff nurse, surgery, transitional

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Registered Nurse, Cardiac, Healthcare , Springfield, Illinois

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