Mar 29, 2020Full-time
Great opportunity for a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse (CVICU) in the the Corpus Christi area of Texas. NIGHTS 7P-7A Responsibilities of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse (CVICU) Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients. Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for the CVICU and managing all assigned personnel, supplies and equipment. Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care. Responds to Code Blue situations and implements life-saving measures per ACLS protocol. Interprets ECG rhythm strips and evaluates 12-lead ECG’s. Monitors and titrates IV vasoactive, antiarrythmic and other special drugs. Assists with insertion of arterial lines, pulmonary artery catheters and IABP. Monitors invasive pressures such as those above. Draws blood from arterial, CVP and other invasive lines. Assesses critically ill patients in an ongoing manner, per protocol. Accompanies and monitors patients going to other department for tests/procedures. May accompany patients in transport during interfacility transfers. Assumes the responsibility of charging the unit as needed Requirements of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse (CVICU) Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Associates degree in Nursing required, BSN preferred TX RN licensure or RN Compact State License Minimum of one (1) year current Cardiovascular Intensive Care / ICU/MICU experience required. Current BCLS certification from the American Heart Association required. ACLS certification within 90 days of hire This area is a great location near the Gulf of Mexico with great beaches.