A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
The CSICU Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in CSICU. The CSICU nurse must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients acute or critical status and interpret and response appropriate to the identified information. As Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care unit must be familiar with the care of Pre & Post Coronary Artery Bypass patients, Post Operative Cardiac Valve patients, Acute or Critical Thoracic Surgery patients, and care of patients on Intra-Aortic Balloon pumps. The nurse will provide care as needed per described units policies and procedures.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BLS Certified.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Ability to assess patients, select, develop, implement and evaluate plan of care. Ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
Admission- Data Information Form, Triggers, Multi-disciplinary Education Sheet, Physical Assessment
Patient Assessment & Documentation (per unit standards of care)
Select, Develop, and Individualize Patient Goals and Outcomes
Implement and evaluate Intradisciplinary Plan of Care
Pharmacology (administration and interaction)
Make Patient Assignment/Supervise delegated functions on Acuity
Knowledge of Growth and Development and delivers age appropriate care
Lab Values, Panic Levels, & ABGs, (assess and intervention)
Prioritize patient needs and function effectively in the provision of care of the acute patient
Follows established protocols
Promotes family involvement in patient care
Patient Family interaction
Promote multidisciplinary discharge planning
Maintains neat, clean work environment, leaving areas equipped for next shift
End of shift physician order check every 24 hrs
Defibrillation / External pacer
Sheath Pulling / Femostop
Swan (Regular - CCO/SVO2)
Set up of Hemodynamic lines
Peripheral Nerve Stimulator
Meets 80% compliance of chart audits
Set up and use of rapid infuser /fluid warmer
Blakemore (care and setup)
Attends and / or reads 80% of unit staff meetings
Documents by critical care standards
Documents pain assessment / treatment / response
|Date Posted||January 11, 2018|
|Date Closes||April 11, 2018|
|Located In||Chattanooga, TN|