Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. Registered Nurse (RN) Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit in North Atlanta Area, Georgia
Registered Nurse (RN) Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit
Department:S2E-Progressive Cardiovascular Care Unit
If you are an energetic RN who enjoys providing high quality and compassionate nursing care, a rewarding career in the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit of Northeast Georgia Health System is the place for you.
More than 10 years ago, Northeast Georgia Health System began offering cardiac surgery and cardiac interventions. Soon after, NGHS rose to elite levels by being named Georgia's #1 heart hospital and being ranked in the top five percent in the nation for cardiac care. Playing an integral role in this leading program is the care that is delivered every day to our patients on the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit by highly skilled RNs. Our unit features 33 beds and RN's typically provide care for up to 4 patients. In addition to RNs, the collaborative team of the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit includes world renowned Cardiovascular Surgeons and Cardiologists, Patient Care Technicians, Case Managers, Respiratory Therapists, Dieticians and Pharmacists. Our team enjoys a collaborative work environment and their mutual respect and passion for providing quality care to those we serve fosters a bond among our team members that is truly special.
Designed for Success
A career with the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit offers RNs the opportunity to work in an environment that provides cutting edge innovations in the industry such as minimally invasive valve reconstruction surgery, robotic angioplasty and transcatheter aortic valve replacements. RNs in the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit enjoy providing care that includes managing critical drips, pulling sheaths after cardiac catheterization, managing arrhythmias and educating patients and families about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Efficient work flow for RN's is made possible through the use of technology such as bed-side charting and bar coded medications.
At the heart of our successful cardiac service line is our highly engaged nursing leadership that is exceptionally responsive to the needs of both patients and RN's. This is shown through consistently high employee satisfaction scores which reveal that RN's in the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit have a strong degree of confidence in the supervisor's abilities, in the belief that employees are treated fairly and that the supervisor cares about them as a person.
Training and Support
Our preceptor-based orientation program is tailored to the needs of every individual. The length of orientation varies with the amount and type of experience each RN brings, but typically lasts 3 months. Our unit features a Unit based Educator who provides continuing educational support for RN's. In partnership with our Educational Services Dept, our Educator has developed a wide variety of classes that provide RN's with in-depth information on topics such as current drug therapies in the treatment of cardiac conditions and the use of technical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Training also includes attending ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation) which was developed by American Association of Critical Nurses (AACN). For those RNs who are not currently certified for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), this course is included during orientation.
Success in this demanding specialty requires that you enjoy the variety that comes from working in a busy Progressive Cardiac Care Unit, that you are able to be flexible and demonstrate compassion for people from all walks of life. When you join our Progressive Cardiac Care Unit, you join a team that really loves what they do.
Applicants to this position must have a minimum of two years recent experience as a RN providing care to adults in a hospital based medical, surgical or cardiac environment.