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Registered Nurse / RN Cardio IMCU

Company: BSA Health System
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewRegistered Nurse RN, Cardio Intermediate Care IMCU, Full Time, Nights GN to experienced RN Sign-on Bonus Options $5,000 to $24,000, ask a Recruiter for detailsThe Cardio-IMCU Department is a 30 bed patient care Department that is broken into two sections based on acuity and patient diagnosis: A 12-bed IMCU (critical care step-down unit) and a 18-bed Cardiology unit. Although this is a single cost center, the two pieces of Cardio-IMCU will contain their own admission/discharge criteria. The admission criteria/patient population will essentially be:Cardiology will be admitting patients with cardiac-related primary and/or secondary diagnosis as well as rule-out chest pain patients including such patients as non-emergent post heart-cath/procedure patients, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, etc. The nurses on this unit will manage some cardiac-related infusions, such as established Amiodarone, Milrinone, Bumex, Lasix, Heparin, etc.IMCU will care for patients who require a level of care higher than the inpatient floors can provide, but who do not warrant admission to the Intensive Care Unit. These patients have a very wide range of diagnosis, and require specialty medication infusion, specialty oxygen delivery devices, and continuous monitoring of vital signs.The staff of Cardio-IMCU will consist of Patient Care Unit Coordinators (PCUC), Staff RN, Shift Supervisors, and a Manager/Educator. Each staff member will undergo an exciting and structured orientation in which they are trained to care for every patient placed on both the IMCU and Cardiology portions of the unit. ResponsibilitiesAccountable for the health status and for health needs of patients based upon interpretation of health data and preventative health practices in collaboration with patients and interdisciplinary healthcare team members. Responsible for the ongoing assessment, care planning and coordination with the multidisciplinary team, advanced treatment, and reassessment of patients. Advanced treatment includes such skills as monitoring of ECG and other parameters and advanced medication infusion and oxygen delivery. QualificationsEducation/Licenses and Certifications:Graduate of accredited School of NursingCurrent License as RN in the State of Texas or GN PermitAmerican Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support CertificationACLS and NIH Stroke Scale Certifications within 6 months (goal) of hire within Cardiology/IMCUQualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Position requires fluency in English language to function in job environment appropriatelyMust exhibit desire to exemplify the BSA culture, including the BSA Mission, Vision and the BSA WayGood interpersonal and customer service skillsGood organizational and follow-through skillsAbility to multi-task constantly and tolerate interruptionsAbility to give directions to othersAssist with the plan of care, evaluate and coordinate care with other disciplinesCommunicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team

Keywords: BSA Health System, Amarillo , Registered Nurse / RN Cardio IMCU, Healthcare , Amarillo, Texas

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