Formal Education / Training:
1. Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
2. Licensed in the State of Tennessee.
3. Completion of an approved basic arrhythmia program or competency test.
4. ACLS certification or agree to obtain within 6 months of hire.
5. CPR/BLS within 90 days of hire.
6. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) initial certification (8-hour training) within one year of employment; certification required bi-annually.
Patient Care Delivery
Equipment and Skills Training:
Standard patient care equipment for services provided. The ability to work well under pressure, to function dependently and independently and to be flexible in applying basic nursing knowledge in a variety of settings. Equipment: Network Computer System; Cardiac Bedside Monitor; Telemetry Units and Arrhythmia Computer; Hemodynamic Monitoring; Cardiac Output Computer; Physio Control LifePak Defibrillation; Transcutaneous Pacemaker; Medtronic Transvenous Pacemaker Pulse Generator; Pyxis Medication System; Computerized order entry and documentation.
Two (2) 10-bed Critical Care Units with patient population ranging from one year of age - > ninety-nine years of age.
1. Able to communicate in English verbally and legibly.
2. Able to stand/work for up to twelve hours a day.
3. Able to lift with assistance up to 250 lbs.
1. Performs a comprehensive assessment on all patients within the appropriate time of admission utilizing skills of observation, communication and examination; including data obtained from patient, family and other members of the healthcare team.
2. Plans the patient’s care on an individual basis, identifying problems/needs, nursing diagnosis, standards of care practice, interventions consistent with identified problems and attainable outcomes.
3. Plans for patient teaching, discharge and post discharge needs as appropriate for patient population.
4. Functions independently with treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to areas evidence by adherence to policy, procedure and competency based assessment and no pattern or trend of problem.
5. Handles/ transports/ stores/ prepares/ administers medications/ solutions safely and in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
6. Documents accurately and timely.
7. Reassess patient’s condition, evaluate patient response and modify plan of care accordingly and in a timely manner.
8. Accepts charge responsibilities and assigns staff with consideration of patient condition and care requirement, acuity and complexity of patient’s condition.
9. Maintains healing and therapeutic environment for the patient and family.
10. Maintains position specific qualifications.
11. Facilitates staff development.
12. Demonstrates responsibility for assigned communications.
13. Demonstrates responsibility for cost containment.