RN Nurse Specialist, Cardiac, Surgery, Operating Room

Danbury Health Systems Danbury , CT 06811

Posted 3 months ago

About Nuvance Health

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.

Summary:

Provides clinical leadership and expertise in area of specialty. Diagnoses human responses to actual or potential health problems related to surgical intervention. Provides supportive or restorative care, health counseling and teaching, case finding and referral, in collaboration with the total heath care regime.

Responsibilities:
1.Provides clinical leadership and expertise in area of specialty. Counsels staff in conformance with Hospital policy.
2.Assesses, monitors and implements supportive nursing care, health counseling and education to patients undergoing cardio-vascular surgery including complete nursing assessment on admission.
3.Assists surgeon/anesthesia provider cardiovascular surgical procedures, Swan Ganz Insertions, Intra-aortic Balloon Insertion, permanent pacemakers & other invasive procedures.
4.Creates and maintains a sterile environment while performing all scubbing and circulating duties. Obtains and documents data collected.
5.Follows ACLS protocol, under the direction of a cardiac surgeon/anesthesia provider, in the event of a complication or code 99. Asseses and monitors patient, establishes IV access, defibrillates and administers drugs as needed.
6.Collects data for research studies, maintains proper levels of medications and supplies in the inventory, assists with the PI Program and coordinates the safety education program.
7.Reprograms permanent pacemakers per physician order.
8.Completes and maintains all cardiovascular specific competencies related to scrubbing and circulation duties including alll competencies related to cardiac specific equipment and instrumentation.
9.Maintains accurate implant records and performs all mandated reporting of implants. Assists with ordering of implants and maintenance of inventory of implants and specialty supplies.
10. Assists in the education of nursing and medical students.
11. Develops and initiates teaching strategies which reflect educational needs of staff.
12. Evaluates staffing requirements and recommends changes as needed.
13. Oversees program compliance. Ensures the delivery of quality and cost effective care through problem solving and implementation of quality assurance/improvement measures.
14. Assists in the technical, radiological, and nursing functions for all on-call procedures after hours, assists in the Performance Improvement Program of the department, and assisting in the training and development of other staff members.
15. Achieve the organization's established expectations with regard to quality service, team work, self-development and community service
16. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required:

Minimum Experience: three years

Desired: BSN preferred. Certification in area of specialty.

Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Org Unit: 220

Department: Cardiac Surg OR

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Credentials:

Essential:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

  • Basic Life Support

  • Registered Nurse

Education:

Essential:

  • Associate's Level Degree

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity

  • Significant occupational risk

  • Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force

  • Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.

Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.


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