Health Unit Coordinator II- Heart- Lung- Vascular
Full time. Night Shift, 6:30pm- 7:00am, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Some major and minor holidays
The Cardiovascular Department is composed of two units: A 6-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) providing care to postoperative open heart patients, complex acute MIs (includes IABP and Impella), complex post-operative surgical patients, post vascular surgery patients and post thoracic surgery. With a 1:2 nurse/ patient ratio this fast paced environment unit provides excellent care to East Tennessee patients and families.
The 9-bed Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit (CVSD) cares for recovering open heart and thoracic surgery patients until discharged, post coronary intervention and complex medical/surgical patients. Nurses are competent in CVP and Arterial line monitoring as well continuous infusion of medications. Staffing ratio is 1:3 nurse/patient. Crossing training to the CVICU side is optional.
Position Summary: Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.
Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.
Minimum Experience: Must be a CNA at the time of hire or be a HUC I, PCA or CNA with six or more (6+) months of experience at a Covenant Health facility and complete the Covenant Health’s Patient Care Assistant training protocol OR For HUC II working in Cardiac Areas- completion of Apex modules 1-6 and/or telemetry class completed prior to hire or placement in a HUC II role. Completion of Covenant Health Unit Coordinator Curriculum within 2 weeks of hire required Certification by National Association of HUCs and COPOE training preferred.
Licensure Requirement: External new hires must have CNA certification.
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