6E is a 24-bed Cardiovascular Surgical Intermediate/Progressive Care Unit that provides comprehensive health care to adults with cardiovascular illness. Diagnoses and procedures include but are not limited to coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), heart transplantation, heart valve repair or replacement, thoracic aneurysm repair, congenital heart defect repair, and ventricular assist devices (LVAD). The patient population also includes cardiology patients with ICD's, pacemakers, CHF, pre-PTCA, pre or post-cardiac catheterization, EP studies, and CAD. In addition, 6E assists in managing care for patients with non-cardiac diagnoses who need cardiac telemetry monitoring secondary to new-onset cardiac dysrhythmias or patients with worsening cardiac symptoms.
6E is a twenty-four bed primary telemetry unit assisted with telemetry monitoring from a remote location. This unit is proud to be part of a Magnet-recognized hospital, helping define a new standard of care for patients. 6E was recognized in Emory's 2023 re-designation as a Magnet Exemplar for supporting nurses' participation in interprofessional collaborative practices for daily in-person Interdisciplinary Rounds with the physician, social work, occupational/physical therapy, and nutrition.
The nursing staff must complete an orientation program with competency assessments and recertification conducted annually or as needed. Registered nurses provide nursing care with a nurse/patient ratio of 1:4. Patient care assistants provide assistive care with a patient ratio of 1:8. The nursing staff is required to maintain BLS and ACLS certification.
Our staff raises the bar by providing clinical expertise and the highest quality care in the most compassionate way. If you are passionate about helping others, 6E is excited to have you!
MINIMUM Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Two years experience as an RN with a minimum of two years of experience in the area of concentration. Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. Certification preferred. BLS required and ACLS may be required in designated departments. If promoted internally or hired externally, the incumbent must complete UCN/SNM criteria requirements within nine months of promotion or hire, including completion of Enhancing your Communication HLC#6488, completion of formal preceptor training workshop and enrollment in LEAP course.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.