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Title:  Registsered Nurse (RN) - Cardiology
Job Type:  Contract
Posting Date:  2017-03-29
City:  Minneapolis
State:  Minnesota

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiology

Twin Cities Metro Area

  

Position Summary:

 

The registered nurse (RN) is accountable for the provision of nursing care for assigned patients in all phases of care. He/she is responsible for prescribing nursing interventions, and coordination of patient activities, and delegation of the aspects of are that are provided by others. The individual will demonstrate professional accountability through adherence to
standards of nursing care and a commitment to act in an ethical manner. The RN provides care to patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatrics.

 

Expectations:


Provides care to adult patients with complex medical conditions which require close observation, monitoring and interventions, including but not limited to cardiology heart failure patients.


Effective Behaviors

  • Uses the nursing process to provide care for the adult orthopedic, bariatric and cystic fibrosis patient
  • Collaborates with patient, family and healthcare team to develop and execute a plan of care that supports the physical and emotional needs of the patient. 
  • Provides effective and timely patient/family education related to treatment plan.
  • Identifies changes in patient status and anticipates potential events. 
  • Follow up on test results, prep for clinic, patient phone calls and triage, medication refills

 

Specialty Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed, Nursing theory and practice:

 

  • Patient assessment and critical thinking skills as it relates to cardiology outpatient patients
  • Knowledge of patient learning needs and adult learning principles.
  • Knowledge of the physiological or psychological human response to alterations homeostatic condition.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the healthcare team.
  • Knowledge and skills related to care of cardiac medications
  • Knowledge and skills related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed on the unit.
  • Knowledge of ethics
  • Knowledge of transitions in life planning
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Knowledge and skills related to equipment found on the unit.

 

Specialty education/experience requirements needed beyond minimum qualifications:

 

  • Experience working on EPIC, with cardiology patients, and in an outpatient clinic
  • BLS
  • Current Minnesota RN License