RNFacility: St Joseph Hospital Location: Bethpage, NY Department: Coronary Care Unit Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time, with Weekend and Holiday rotation Shift: Flex- Hours: 7p-730a ReqNum: 6021381
The Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) is a 12-bed in-patient unit that provides hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery from surgery, sepsis, and exacerbation and treatment of endstage heart failure. The unit is comprised of 12 individual bed pods. Monitoring capability is available at each bedside.
The average bed occupancy is 88.3%.
Monitoring capabilities include Hewlett-Packard bedside cardiac monitor at each bedspace capable of EKG, pulse oximetry, NIBP, 5 invasive hemodynamic pressure signals, cardiac output, and advanced arrhythmia detection. Patients with special requirements are placed strategically to provide optimal nursing care to meet individual needs. The unit remains operational 24 hours per 7 days per week.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelors Degree preferred.
- Licensed and currently registered as a professional nurse in New York State.
- BLS required. ACLS required for PACU, ED all critical care areas. PALS required for ED and PACU
- Physical requirements: ability to stand for extended periods of time, ability to lift or move patients in the course of administering nursing care. Demonstrate good body mechanics. Excellent verbal and auditory skills required for communicating clearly and effectively with patients, physicians, families, care team members, other hospital departments. Manual dexterity required to operate medical/computer equipment. Ability to cope with physical and emotional stress.