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RN Cardiac ICU

Company: St. Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region's most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

Responsibilities
Cardiac Nurse

  • It takes a very skilled cardiac nurse to monitor patients with high acuity heart issues in the CVICU. They care for our patients who've experienced cardiac surgery, MI, heart failure, cardiac dysrhythmias, structural heart disease, hypothermia post-cardiac arrest, vascular surgery and ventricular assist devices for destination or bridge to transplant therapy.
  • We've made sure each of our 24 private room beds are equipped with the capability of NIBP, SpO2, arterial, pulmonary artery, cardiac output, temperature and arrhythmia monitoring. If you are a passionate cardiac nurse ready to work for an organization who champions your skillset, it's time to talk to St Joseph Medical Center!What you'll do
    • Provide continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition and intervention
    • Initiate multiple, complex cardiac related infusions at higher doses
    • Care for patients with invasive lines i.e.: arterial lines, pulmonary artery catheter
    • Monitor intubated/mechanically ventilated patients, acute post cardiac surgery patients, and acute trauma patientsWhy you should choose us
      St Joseph Medical Center's Cardiac Surgery program was honored as a prestigious three star program for CABG and Aortic Valve Replacement procedures by the Society for Thoracic Surgery. Only 33 out of 989 hospitals evaluated in the U.S. received this esteemed rating for both procedures. Normal ratios for cardiac patients are 1:1 or 1:2 and 1:3 for progressive care.

      Qualifications
      Requirements
      • We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with exceptional clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
      • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
      • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
      • Specialty certifications: CCRN/CMC,CSC,CHFN (preferred)
      • Previous Cardiac ICU, Open Heart Recovery, Advanced Heart Failure, Impella, VAD and ECMO experience (preferred)
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or attainment within six months of hire is required.

Keywords: St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , RN Cardiac ICU, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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