Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Telemetry

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Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 159794-1A
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2020
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.

 

Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.

 

About the Job

Scope of Service Johnson 4 PCU Department

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.

Scheduled Hours

Per diem, hours assigned as needed.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Qualifications

Required:

  • BLS ~required
  • ACLS ~ required
  • BSN ~ preferred
  • PCU Experience ~ Required
  • Progressive Telemetry Competency Education ~ required