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RN-72 Hour

Overview

Registered Nurse, Cardiology

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced RNs

Full Time, 72 hours per pay period, Night shift

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

+ 283 licensed beds

+ 25 ICU beds

+ 12 intermediate care beds

+ 38 emergency suites

+ 2 cath labs

+ 8 LDRP suites

+ Over 250 active and courtesy physicians

+ Over 800 employees

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Assume direct responsibility and accountability for, and authority of, the nursing care of all patients assigned.

Department Overview:

The Cardiology unit offers 33 inpatient rooms that have telemetry monitoring capability for each room. We care for cardiology, post open heart, peritoneal dialysis, and medical patients. We have a culture of commitment to providing safe, quality care for our patients. We are committed to teamwork in our unit and enjoy mentoring new employees in a patient-centered, fast-paced environment.

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Recruiter: Madeline Fornadel || mmajor1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5387

Responsibilities

+ Assesses and identifies the patient's physiological and psycho-social problems and needs.

+ Develops an individualized plan of nursing care for each patient in which goals, in terms of measurable outcomes, are stated.

+ Ensures that nursing care plan is consistent with the medical plan and adheres to accepted current standards of care and practice.

+ Makes appropriate assignments to team members by utilizing patient acuity data, and maintains accountability for members under his/her direction.

+ Ensures nursing care adheres to current hospital/departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.

+ Demonstrates principles of infection control and collaborates with infection control nurse to ensure safety of patients, staff, and visitors.

+ Participates in the orientation of new personnel.

+ Assists clinical instructors in providing learning experiences for nursing students.

+ Documents review and/or revision of each assigned patient's plan of care at least every 24 hours.

+ NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.

+ HEALTH/SAFETY/COMPETENCE: Cannot pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others. Must provide safe, efficient, competent care to customer or patient population assigned. Must demonstrate competency of the unit specific functions described in the performance continuum, skill lists and/or standards.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have knowledge of:

+ Etiology, pathophysiology and prognosis for illnesses and health problems;

+ The nursing process;

+ The management process;

+ Current developments in nursing;

+ Hospital functions, policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to nursing service.

For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential. Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.

EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience in department specialty preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:

Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, or have a temporary permit to practice. Must be currently certified (or scheduled for certification or recertification training according to department guidelines) in the life support program(s) specific to unit(s) worked (CPR, BLS)

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Job Title RN-72 Hour

ID 3692686

Facility Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge

Department Name CARDIOLOGY UNIT


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