Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent
Clin I: N/A
Clin II: 12 to 24 months RN experience
Clin III: 3 years of clinical experience
Clin I: Experience as an LPN, nursing assistant or care partner in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Clin II, Clin III: Academic Health Care Experience; Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Diploma or Associates Degree from a professional nursing program recognized and/or approved by the corresponding state’s Board of Nursing.
All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an approved RN to BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date unless grandfathered under previous requirements.
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (or higher) from an accredited program Clin III: Certification in specialty area
Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards.
All practice is guided by and follows the VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Organizes work and delegates and supervises others (RN's, LPN's, Care Partners, Unit Secretaries, etc.) in carrying out assignments.
Additional position requirements:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Clinicians work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.
Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment.
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment
Coronary Intensive Care Unit is a 14 bed ICU within the Pauley Heart Center Division specializing in the care of patients with heart disease. The patient population includes patients with myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, congestive heart failure, dysrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and other diagnoses requiring advanced monitoring. As a part of a fully acreddited Chest Pain Center and accredited transplant and mechanical assist device program, the unit provides care to critically ill patients requiring specialized care including temporary pacemakers, pulmonary artery catheters, continuous renal replacement therapy, intra-aortic balloon pumps, temporary Left Ventricular Assist Device, and ECMO. As a regional referral center for targeted temperature management, the CICU provides advance care with therapeutic hypothermia post cardiac arrest. Through a highly engaged and collaborative interprofessional team, the unit fosters learning for new and experienced staff, participation in research, and the creation of evidence based practice. The unit supports a positive work environment through the use of shared governance and true collaboration. In 2020, the Coronary ICU was recognized for the second time with a Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN.
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