182625 Scranton, PA 36 hour, night shifts. E/O weekend, E/O holiday. Can not guarantee blocked shifts. Must be willing to float to units of similar acuity or where otherwise competent. Hours not guaranteed during orientation.
*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
*MUST HAVE STRONG TELEMETRY/CARDIAC EXPERIENCE*Cardiac Medical and Interventional experience including post cardiac cath, post PCI and post ablation, pacemaker and AICD insertion. Experience with TIA and Stroke care, syncope, arrhythmia management. Cardiac Telemetry can see ANY type of patient because all patients have a heart and any patient who enters the building can have a heart issue. Staff must be adaptable and well versed in medical surgical care as well as specialist in cardiac care. Need to have basic 12 lead EKG interpretation as well as expert arrhythmia analysis skills. We are a licensed 35 bed unit which houses 2 negative pressure rooms for rule out TB patients. Our ratio is 4 or 5:1 depending on patient acuity. Nights shift ratio may be 5 or 6:1.
Staff function independently although we try to have a free charge nurse on day and evening shift. We need nurses who are detail oriented, very adaptable and an expert in assessment skills. Looking for enthusiasm as well as energy, compassion and overt friendliness. Telemetry is an extremely fast paced environment turning over about 40% of the patient population daily while admitting the same number back into the unit. Nursing plays a major role in the patients plan of care and is looked to for suggestions and recommendations.
Our team is set composed of an Operations Manager, 2 Clinical Leaders (charge nurses), a Nursing educators , staff nurses and nursing assistants. BLS and ACLS required. Experience with:
Cardiac Monitoring equipment, Multiple gtts Vasoactive as well as antiarrhythmic, Wound/dressing changes
Post pacemaker care, Post Cardiac Cath Care groin/wrist assessment, CVP and PICC line care, Life Vest
Skin Care, IV Therapy, Patient Education in all Cardiac Diagnosis
Job Summary:Assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient and family to achieve the highest level of patient care, promote safety, and maximize patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in their assigned nursing unit. Responsible for ensuring the very best patient and family experience by optimizing all interactions.Job Duties:Completes assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards.Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care.Formulates, coordinates, and provides plan of care as established in unit standards including, patient and family education, family needs and discharge planning throughout hospitalization with members of the interdisciplinary team.Provides direct patient care including, treatments, medications, and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure.Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and revises plan of care based upon patient response to interventions.Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and acts to proactively resolve and facilitate patient needs.Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in the care and handling of equipment.Participates in unit-based decision-making regarding the utilization of evidence- based practice.Actively participates as a team member working toward team goals of the unit and organization and is accountable for unit and system specific metrics.Actively participates in patient quality and safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational quality and safety.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.Position Details:Education:Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)Experience:Certification(s) and License(s):Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA), Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of PennsylvaniaSkills:OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family