Cardio Diagnostic Recovery Unit description: PACU Recovery for Post-Heart Cath patients. Exposure to TEEs and Cardioversions. Preferred background experience: ICU, PACU, and/or Cath Lab. On-call is required (may carry into weekend). Premium on-call pay. Monday-Friday 8-hour schedule. Either 5:30 am-1:30 pm or 1:00 pm-9:00 pm. *Opportunity to cross train into the Cath Lab.*
Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. Observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with active RN Texas licensure.
All newly licensed RNs with less than 6 months' experience must participate in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Residency Program. An individualized learning plan will be developed through completion of the Performance Gap Analysis and competency completion will be documented through the program's tracking software.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
Registered Nurse with valid Texas License
BLS Certification required; ACLS certification highly desired/recommended. Current specialty certification as required.
Must have working knowledge of the nursing process as well as in depth knowledge of therapeutic, physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and developmental needs for a select category of patients.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.