RN, Registered Nurse - Cardiac Progressive Care A6
Christus Health

Corpus Christi, Texas


Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. The Registered Nurse (RN) administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. The Registered Nurse (RN) observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.

The Registered Nurse (RN) participates as primary nurse, associate nurse, a team member or team leader in the planning and implementing of patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic technique and procedures. The Registered Nurse (RN) offers leadership and direction to all support staff within department.

A6 is a 27-bed Acute Cardiac Progressive Care Unit with quick patient turnover. We provide care for cardiac patients who have undergone a cardiac intervention from the cath lab which includes stent placement, pacemaker placement, and diagnostic angiograms. We also care for the patients who have chosen to undergo Watchman and Mitraclip procedures. We manage the patients with congestive heart failure, NSTEMI, STEMI, pre CABG, and peripheral vascular occlusions. We do have patients with Cardiac drips including Amiodarone, Cardizem, Dobutamine, Dobutrex, Primacore, and also take overflow patients from the ER with a Med Surg status. Our ratios consist of 1:3-1:5 based on acuity of the patient. We have a strong working relationship with our cardiologists and hospitalists. A6 has a dedicated team that is known for delivering exceptional high quality patient care together with outstanding customer service.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.
  • One-year experience in nursing preferred.
  • Current Texas State RN License
  • CPR (American Heart Association)
  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire/transfer date EKG required within 90 days of hire/transfer date
Work Type:

Full Time


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