Nov 25, 2022

RN, Registered Nurse - Interventional Cardiology A5

  • CHRISTUS Health
  • Corpus Christi, TX, USA
General Nursing Cardiology

Job Description

Description

Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. The Registered Nurse (RN) administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. The Registered Nurse (RN) observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.

The Registered Nurse (RN) participates as primary nurse, associate nurse, a team member or team leader in the planning and implementing of patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic technique and procedures. The Registered Nurse (RN) offers leadership and direction to all support staff within department.

A5 is a 27-bed Progressive Care Unit that provides care for patients that have undergone an interventional cardiovascular procedure. We primarily care for cardiac patients admitted from the Cardiac Cath Lab post stent placement, pacemaker placement & peripheral interventions. We also care for patients admitted for post CABG, Unstable Angina, NSTEMI, STEMI & peripheral vascular occlusions. The nurses run critical drips as well as maintain and pull arterial sheaths. We maintain a patient ratio of 1:3-1:5 dependent on patient acuity.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.
  • One-year experience in nursing preferred. 
  • Current Texas State RN License
  • CPR (American Heart Association)
  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire/transfer date EKG required within 90 days of hire/transfer date

Work Type: 

Full Time