Catholic Health Initiatives RN Cardiac ICU Full Time Nights in TACOMA, Washington
RN Cardiac ICU Full Time Nights
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This position is responsible for providing care to the patient who is hemodynamically unstable and requires complex monitoring of multiple systems and/or nursing interventions every one to two hours.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.
Provides continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition and intervention.
Initiates and titrates multiple, complex cardiac related infusions at higher doses.
Manages intubated/mechanically ventilated patients.
Manages patients with acute neurological/neurosurgical events.
Manages acute trauma patients.
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.
Previous PCU/ICU experience preferred, or
1-2 years med/surg experience and successful completion of critical care residency program, or
New graduate with completion of senior practicum in a specialty area i.e.: critical care, ED, PACU and successful completion of critical care residency program.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Possession of a BSN degree is preferred.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or attainment within six months of hire.
CCRN/Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
Current Healthcare BLS Certification.
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Primary Location WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule 1900-0730
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Every Other
Req ID: 2018-R0155192