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Cardiovascular ICU - RN Department Director

UMC Health System


Location:
Lubbock, TX
Date:
01/16/2018
2018-01-162018-02-14
Job Code:
6651
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Title: Cardiovascular ICU - RN Department Director
JobID: 6651
Description:
Nursing Departmental Director – Registered Nurse
Cardiovascular/Coronary Intensive Care unit (CV/CICU)
 
Job Location:                         Lubbock, TX
Shift:                                       8a-5p, M-F
Status:                                    Full Time
 
About UMC

UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honoured among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:

Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
 
Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
 
Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety, and Respect

Description / Scope of Service

The CV/CICU is a 24-bed Intensive Care inpatient unit that provides nursing care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The CV/CICU utilizes Evidence Based Practice to provide quality and effective care to our patients daily. Shared Governance allows the staff to integrate core values and beliefs that professional practice embraces, and provides a framework that aligns nursing with UMC’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. Staff engagement and input are significant as we continue on our Pathway to Magnet journey.
 
In the CV/CICU, the nursing care delivery model is Primary Care Nursing. The nurse-to-patient ratio is a goal of 2 patients per nurse and higher acuity patients require 1 nurse per patient. This can be adjusted by the charge nurse according to patient and staffing needs. This delivery care model dictates that the ideal candidate must be able to coordinate needed patient care with all disciplines.
 
Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days each week.
 
Nursing staff includes:
 
• Nursing Department Director
• Nursing Assistant Department Director
• 2 Clinical Instructors
• Registered Nurses
• Nurse Technician
• Nursing Assistants and/or Patient Care Assistants
• Equipment Technician
• Unit Assistant
 
The following nursing diagnostic and therapeutic modalities are used to facilitate nursing care: nursing assessment and individualized care planning, IV therapy, cardiac/hemodynamic monitoring, post-operative care, safety management, skin care, respiratory care, psychosocial care, patient and family education, infection control, and medication administration. Nursing assessments are performed every four hours unless ordered otherwise. Vital signs are performed every hour unless otherwise ordered by Physician. Physician coverage consists of both private and TTUHSC faculty attending Physicians and resident Physicians.
Floating to other units does not occur.
 
A. Admission criteria is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines appropriate for admission to the CVICU/CICU. This list is not all inclusive.
 
1. Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
2. Urgent temporary pacemaker insertion
3. Urgent Cardioversion
4. Balloon pump (IABP) / Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
5. Acute intubation / Mechanical ventilation
6. Nursing interventions at minimum of every 1 to 2 hours
7. Post-surgery / procedure requiring monitoring at least every 1 to 2 hours
8. Pre and Post ACBP
9. Pre and Post Peripheral Vascular Surgery
10. Pre and Post PTCA
11. Pre and Post Cardiac Catheterization with intervention / Post Peripheral Intervention
12. TAVR
13. TEVR
14. ECMO
15. TANDEM Heart Assist device
16. Hypothermia
17. Watchman
 
B. The following are examples of possible diagnoses appropriate for admission to the CV/CICU. This list is not all inclusive.
 
1. Suspected or confirmed myocardial infarction
2. Potential life-threatening dysrhythmias
3. Pacemaker insertion or malfunction
4. Unstable angina
5. Elective Cardioversion
6. Status post coronary angiogram or stent placement
7. Patients who require continuous invasive arterial or pulmonary arterial pressure monitoring.
8. Patient experiencing severe Congestive Heart Failure
9. Patient experiencing cardiogenic shock to include Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) therapy
10. The patient population covers patients over the age of 15
 
A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized in the CV/CICU. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Graduate Nurses, Nurse Technicians, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Pastoral Care, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, Dietary, Patient Services, and Nursing Support Services.
 
ORIENTATION
 
·         New Leader Orientation
·         UMC Hospital Orientation
·         UMC Nursing Orientation
·         Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
·         Electronic Documentation training
 
Individualized Unit Specific Orientation

·         Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
·         Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee, and Clinical Instructor
·         You will have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
·         Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes
·         Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide 
·         Other opportunities include: mentoring and the ability to self-schedule to meet individual needs

Qualifications
·         Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
·         Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure
·         5 years RN experience with a minimum of 2 years in the specific clinical area
·         MSN required
·         Previous leadership experience required.
·         Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in accordance with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
·         Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
·         Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
·         Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
·         Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
·         Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
·         Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
·         American Heart Association CPR certification is required, free course provided.   
·         ACLS certification is required, free course provided.  
·         Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
·         Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
·         Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting, and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required. Safe Patient Handling equipment accessible with training and use
·         All employees must review, sign, and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence
 
Benefits
·         Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
·         Competitive compensation based on education and experience
·         Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
·         Educational Reimbursement for DNP
·         Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
·         Eligible for annual performance appraisal
·         Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
·         Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
·         Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
·         Vision Insurance
·         Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
·         Supplemental Insurance Programs
·         Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
·         Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)
 
 
 
 
Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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