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ACLS, BLS, Pandemic Licensure Approved, Rapid Response Protocol Approved
Unit Cardiac ICU # beds 9 beds Certs BLS, ACLS, PALS required; CCRN & NIHSS preferred Ratios 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 EMR Cerner experience preferred. Make sure to ask if they already have Cerner experience & if so, was this recent? They can comp test out of Cerner training. Charge Nurse Yes - they do not take patients unless absolutely necessary. Nurse Aides No techs, but have patient care support staff/unit clerk/secretary that can set up rooms, answer phones, help answer call lights, etc… Weekend Requirement Every other weekend; however it could be more based on the needs of the unit, however this would be rare if it was more that every other… Holidays 2 out 3 for major holidays (winter holidays) other holidays are as needed & would fall into perm staff rotation. Scrub Color Navy blue. If you wear a scrub jacket it also must be navy. If you wear an undershirt underneath your scrub top it must be navy, white, or black. Tele Phillips central monitors in the nurse station & also hard wired in each room Vents Draeger, Hamilton G5 & Galileo. Transport vent is LVT Hospitalist or Intensivist in house Intensivist in house 7a-5p then on-call after hours IV Team No RT 24/7 Yes Pharmacy 24/7 Yes Shifts 12's: 7 - 7:30. This unit does not do self scheduling. Time off requests need to be requested prior to the contract. Requests made after the assignment has started will need to be approved by the manager when they make the schedule. Block scheduling is not guaranteed, but if it works with schedule they will allow it. Floating Travelers are the 1st to float. Only floating would be to the other ICUs or to ER for inpatient ICU holds Floor specific orientation 1 shift with a preceptor Common diagnosis / Types of patients Impellas, IABP, Pacers, Swanz, defibrillators, temp pacers, cardioversions, cardiogenic shock Additional Notes Must have experience with procedural sedation, higher level than conscious sedation