Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse IV-CCU
ID
3223743
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
HEART-LUNG-VASCULAR

Overview

Regional

 

Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift (6:30am - 7:00pm, 12 Hour Shifts, Some Major and Minor Holidays)

 

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke.  We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

 

In February 2021, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center completed construction on two brand new critical care floors, located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Center for Advanced Medicine. The department’s state-of-the-art rooms feature in-room dialysis connections, eICU telehealth capability and lifting equipment to safely mobilize and move patients. To learn more visit https://www.fsregional.com/ .

 

Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within a designated Critical Care unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines. This is a Clinical Expert that practices in accordance with evidenced-based nursing standards and practices; serves as leader and role model to others; demonstrates advanced clinical skills in caring for complex critically ill patients. Note: Incumbents in this job classification are expected to accept assignments to meet Critical Care needs in other Covenant Health facilities as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Consistently recommends and executes evidence based bundles, protocols, and procedural interventions to promote patient safety and reduction of harm events.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/ physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Formally trained and acts as Coach for new employees/students; reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides six contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • Serves as resource to peers and supervises non licensed care givers. Takes initiative to intervene to improve patient care and safety as needed.
  • Functions as role model to peers by cross training to other departments and serving as resource person.
  • Member of established committee or process improvement team with 75% participation in meetings.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Minimum of four (4) years RN experience, three (3) years of which must have been in an Intensive/Critical Care setting.

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State Registered Nurse licensure and Critical Care Certification (CCRN or equivalent). CPR required.

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