OverviewClinical Nurse III, Cardiology UnitFull Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift This is a Cardiac Telemetry unit that cares for cardiac, pulmonary and renal patients; ranging from cardiac drips, various forms of oxygen delivery methods including stable tracheostomy patients (no ventilator patients) and hemodialysis/peritoneal dialysis patients. Earlier this year we moved into our new, larger department, increasing our capacity. The population on the unit is highly varied from self-care patients requiring a work-up on an inpatient unit to total care patients. A majority of our patients have at least 2 co-morbidities. The average length of stay is 4 days, some are admitted for less than 24 hours and some will stay with us for 2+ weeks. You will experience, learn and grow in your clinical skills on this unitPosition Summary:Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.Responsibilities
Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
Assesses needs of patient and family.
Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
Evaluates plan of care.
Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs, and sitters.
Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsMinimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.Minimum Experience: Must possess at least Three (3) years of professional nursing experiece. Licensure Requirement: Valid Tennessee RN license. Fire/security, infection control, and CPR inservices required.ID3072657FacilityParkwest Medical CenterJob LocationUS-TN-KnoxvilleDepartment NameCARDIOLOGY UNIT