Emory University Hospital Midtown is seeking an experience CVICU RN to join our 12-bed Cardiovascular Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). You will be a part of the progression of care of patients from critically ill, post-operative surgical patients to up in the chair the morning after surgery (i.e. CABG, Valves, Aortic Dissection, TAVR,, Trans hiatal Esphogectomy) . Technology including but not limited to Intra-aortic balloon pump, ECMO, CRRT, & Impella.
Building relationships with patients and families during an important time in their lives gives meaning to everything we do here. Our CVICUs offer life-saving, innovative care to medically complex patients, and our teams of critical care nurses are what set us apart from other health care systems
• Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.
• Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.
• Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.
• Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families.
• Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
• Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process.
• Demonstrates developed assessment skills.
• Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance.
• Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, and chart).
• Plans and implements patient care independently.
• Utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care.
• Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate.
• Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs.
• Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice.
• Manages time effectively. Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research.
• Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care.
• Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
• Functions in a developing leadership role. Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned.
• Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor.
• Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a focus on cost containment.
• Demonstrates effective listening skills.
• Reduces barriers to facilitate communication.
• Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills.
• Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family.
• Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition.
• Has awareness of one's own values and how they affect interactions and relationships.
• Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms).
• Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations.
• May seek assistance to resolve complex issues.
• Respects and maintains confidential information.
• Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth.
• Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs.
• Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice.
• Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards.
• Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation.
• Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement.
• Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
• Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. 12 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years or recent completion of a re-entry nursing program.
• Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
• BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments.
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.