RN, Registered Nurse - Cardiac Stepdown
Company: Christus Health
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: September 21, 2022
Cardiovascular Step-Down is a 31-private bed unit that specializes
in cardiac care for patients who have had open heart surgery. We
see cardiovascular/thoracic patients and families that are post
CABG, heart caths, valve replacements, thoracotomies, and other
cardiothoracic surgical procedures. We also see general medical
surgical patients that may have a primary cardiac diagnosis/history
with co-morbidities that may need telemetry monitoring, as well as
those patients needing critical cardiac drips. On Unit 41, we train
our staff to detect medical issues before they become a problem, so
they can respond to those emergent situations quickly and
confidently. We have many opportunities for assessments,
patient/family teaching, IVs, wound care, lab value analysis and
medication administration/ management. Our average nurse to patient
ratio is 4:1. We offer flexible scheduling and promote a team
environment. On Unit 41, we encourage communication and
collaboration in an environment that is engaging and rewarding for
our health care professionals, as well the patients on our
Graduate of a State Board School of Nursing or equivalent.
Six (6) months experience preferred.
Current RN license or permit to practice professional nursing in
the State of Louisiana.
American Heart Association BLS - within two (2) weeks of
Current ACLS certification at time of hire or within 12 weeks of
hire for experienced RNs or completion by the end of the clinical
orientation period for new graduate nurses. Maintain certification
Current Arrhythmia recognition at time of hire or within 8 weeks of
hire for experienced RNs or completion within 6 months for new
graduate nurses. Maintain certification thereafter.
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