- Full-time - 12 Rotating or straight nights - Rotating - Bachelors degree nursing is preferred - Licensure Required - At least 2 years of experience preferred
BSN preferred. Please confirm BSN is in hand at time of application
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Summary - Travel RN - Cardiac ICU - University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
The 24-bed CICU is a mixed acuity unit that provides advanced cardiac care for critically ill patients requiring intensive and progressive levels of care. The intensive-care level patient population on this unit consists of unstable pre-heart transplants, heart failure requiring close monitoring or vasopressor support, acute MI's, unstable post-interventional cardiology procedures, post-arrest targeted temperature management, and other patients requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Medical devices managed on ICU level patients include intra-aortic balloon pumps, continuous renal replacement therapy, swan-ganz catheters, ventricular assist devices, impella pumps, temporary pacemakers and ventilators. The progressive-care level patient population on this unit consists of patients requiring vasoactive and anti-arrhythmic drips, limited hemodynamic monitoring, pre/post cardio-thoracic surgery (heart transplant, CABG) and post-interventional patients. The CICU provides a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment for nurses seeking knowledge and experience in the cardiology field where teamwork, ongoing education and superior patient care are priorities. Nursing assignments are made on a shift-to-shift basis that takes patient acuity and staff skill level into consideration to ensure each patient receives proper care. Typical nurse to patient ratios range from 1:1 or 1:2 for ICU level patients, and 1:3 for PCU level patients.
Travel RN for our Cardiac ICU
2 years ICU direct care RN experience preferred
Teaching hospital experience
ACLS and BLS certifications required
March/April, 2019 Start Date
we prefer ICU candidates have experience with Swan-Ganz catheters (PA catheters) and pacers. EVD experience is also desirable
As a UCHealth RN Traveler, you will enjoy living and working in one of the most naturally beautiful states in the country. Spectacular wide open landscapes, incredible blue skies, clear mountain streams and, of course, the majestic Rocky Mountains. To be considered as a UCHealth Traveler you must NOT be a current employee, and you must reside more than 75 miles away from the facility in which you will be working. Our UCHealth RN Travelers also reap the rewards and benefits of travel nursing.
* Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
* Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
* Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
* Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse Program if less than three (3) years' experience.
6 months nursing experience (in an acute setting)
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) and any relevant unit specific certification requirement.
BLS and ACLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS and ACLS card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
* Experience in a teaching/academic hospital
* Two years traveling experience
* Two years ICU experience
* CCRN preferred
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.
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Internal Number: 11321
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