A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized. Work Schedule: 80 hours per two week pay period on Night Shift (11:30pm to 8:00am with Weekend and Holiday Rotation Requirements 5CN is an acute Medical/Surgical Telemetry Unit that provides complex care to primarily Cardiology and Cardiothoracic patients. The telemetry station in the hospital is located on this unit providing monitoring of the 15 beds on 5CN, as well as remote monitoring on 4C, 6CN/S and 7C. All staff achieves and maintains telemetry competence, allowing flexibility in staff assignment to the telemetry station 24/7. All RN's are ACLS certified. A comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to care is provided for the Cardiology patient in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease processes with emphasis on quality of life and pain management. Patients undergo diagnostic procedures including stress tests, cardiac catheterization with or without interventions, electrophysiology studies as well as placement of implant devices and procedures such as ablations. The Chest Pain Protocol is utilized to allow a patient to be in an observational status providing comprehensive care, including testing and treatment within 23 hours. The top five admission diagnoses are: Atrial Fibrillation Coronary Artery Disease NSTEMI (non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) Chest Pain Atrial Flutter The Cardiothoracic client usually comes to the unit after his initial recovery in the ICU and includes all post op open heart patients as well as any patient having surgery on his lungs or chest. In addition, the unit may have patients from any other service in the facility that has a cardiac condition that requires attention including the overdose that requires cardiac monitoring. The nurses on this unit can administer continuous IV cardiac medications such as Amiodarone, Diltiazem, Dobutamine, Furosemide, Lidocaine, Milrinone, Nitroglycerin and Procainamide, which requires close monitoring. 5CN has a high level of turbulence (admissions, transfers and discharges). In addition to scheduled admissions, patients are admitted to the unit via the ED, Clinics, PACU, ICU, as well as procedural areas. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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