Registered Nurse Adult CVOR Open Heart Surgery

Location: Dallas, Texas
Date Posted: 17-07-2018
Job Summary and Duties
The CVOR Adult  (Open Heart) RN (Registered Nurse) performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act, with emphasis on the Open Heart Surgery Patients/Surgical Services.
 SHIFT- M W F 630am-7pm
Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of individual OR patients
Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process
Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care
Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver
Participate in Surgical Services specific initiatives and process improvement
Promote a supportive OR environment
Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistants, vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses and/or nurse externs
Maintain high quality (age specific) care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as assigned
Support the mission, vision and values of the organization
Provides pre and post-surgical care of patients ranging from infant to geriatrics who will have (or have had) general anesthesia, epidural/spinal anesthesia and IV sedation
Monitors all patients for airway and pain management
Proficient in interpretation of EKG changes, lab values and hemodynamic monitoring
Provides care to patients receiving high-risk intravenous therapies and blood components
Performs direct patient care in the peri-operative patient with duties related in developing a surgical plan of care throughout the continuum
Following competency verification; may perform and monitor conscious sedation and blood/blood products administration
Propose the plan of care for pre and post-operative/pre and post-procedure patient
Job Procedures
Ascending Cardiac repairs
Bypass procedures
Left Ventricular assist device 
Heart Transplant
Cardiac lead extraction
Valve replacements

BSN Required within 24 month of hire
Current Texas RN License or valid compact license
Current American Heart Association BLS provider.
Experience/ Skills:
Minimum of two years of prior experience
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