Summary: 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.
Cardiology Medicine Unit (ACMU) is a 22 bed unit that is a recent addition to the
well-established Cardiology Service Line at the University of Colorado Hospital. We care for a
wide variety of patients including heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and stable post
interventional cardiology procedure patients. All of our beds have remote telemetry capabilities.
Our unit works closely with all of our Cardiologists, including Advanced Heart Failure,
Congenital and AMI teams. The ACMU utilizes evidence based practice, a team approach and
collaboration with a multidisciplinary environment. Our commitment to provide high quality
patient care, teamwork as a unit and dedication to empower staff make this unit a great place to
work. Our assignments are made based on acuity of the patient along with the experience and
knowledge of the nurse caring for this specialized patient population
FTE Status: Full Time
FTE: 0.900000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Responsibilities: 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.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Credentials: Essential: * Basic Life Support * Registered Nurse
Other information: Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level. Minimum Experience: 6 months nursing experience.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR 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.)
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Internal Number: 13779
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