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Registered Nurse - Cardiac Telemetry

Job ID 148012 Date posted 05/25/2018

Position Summary:

In this role, you will assume responsibility to lead our team in providing quality patient care. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care from admission to discharge and you will be responsible to direct, assign and supervise ancillary staff team members in providing the appropriate level of care in the most efficient manner. You will also act as a role model to staff members.

Job Description

Description Johnson 4 is a 28 bed medical/surgical and cardiac telemetry Progressive Care Unit. Johnson 4 has the capacity for 28 telemetry patients. The telemetry central monitors are located at the nurse?s station at each end of the hall. There are 16 private rooms and 6 semi private rooms. There are two negative pressure isolation rooms. All rooms have sufficient oxygen and suction outlets.
Patient Population Johnson 4 generally accepts patients 16 years of age or older with cardiac and Medical/ surgical conditions. Patients cared for on this unit generally range in age from young adult to geriatric.
Common Medical Diagnoses ? Heart failure ? STEMI/NSTEMI ? Acute Coronary Syndrome ? Syncope ? Cardiac Dysrhythmia ? Cerebral vascular accident ? Circulatory disorder ? Chest Pain ? Pre and Post Pacemaker/AICD placement ? Pre and Post Cardiac Catheterization Common Nursing Diagnoses ? Impaired tissue perfusion: myocardial ? Impaired tissue perfusion: cerebral ? Impaired gas exchange ? Dyspnea ? Self care deficit ? Activity Intolerance Nurse Staffing A modified primary care nursing model is utilized on Johnson 4. Each patient has a Registered Nurse (RN) who is assisted by a Clinical Assistant. The nurse to patient ratio is most often 1:4. Each patient is assessed by a RN who identifies nursing problems, and then develops, implements, and evaluates an individualized plan of care. There is an identified Team Leader or Charge Nurse for each shift. The Charge Nurse helps to decide staffing based on patient needs and determines the amount of staff on a given shift. All RNs and clinical associates have American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. All nurses have American Heart Association Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certification. The RNs have demonstrated competency in cardiac dysrhythmias.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license.
BSN preferred
BCLS & ACLS required.

Scheduled Hours

36 hours per week, 12 hour night shifts. Every other weekend & holiday required. This position is on Johnson 4.