8E Pulmonary/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery is an Intermediate / Progressive Care Unit (PCU) that was awarded a Silver Beacon Award for providing excellence nursing care to patients
· The only Lung Transplant Center in the state of Georgia
· The only unit with staff trained to care for Adult Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Transplant patients
· Staff are trained to provide care to patients who have complex pulmonary, thoracic and vascular surgery needs
· Staff also trained to provide care to Vascular Surgery patients who require life-saving revascularization procedures
· One of the hospital’s highest performers in patient satisfaction
· RN Ratio 1:4 (1:3 New Lung Transplant)
· NT/PCA 1:8
· 24 bed unit at Emory University Hospital
· APP coverage available on unit during day and coverage available on nights
· Interdisciplinary Team of staff continuously collaborates to provide exceptional care to patients
Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to
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. Nursing certification preferred. Completion of formal preceptor training workshop. BLS required and ACLS may be required in designated departments. If promoted internally or hired externally, the incumbent must complete UNE criteria requirements within nine months of promotion or hire, including completion of Enhancing your Communication HLC#6488.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 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.